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2004 Stories by Nat Hentoff

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  • Hoaxing the Supreme Court

    published June 1, 2004

    For the president to claim power to lock up Americans on executive say-so for an indefinite period of time without charges or legal... More >>

  • Patriot Act Besieged

    published May 25, 2004

    The objective of the Patriot Act [is to make] the population visible and the Justice Department invisible. The Act inverts the constitutional... More >>

  • U.N. Disgraces Itself

    published May 18, 2004

    UN to Sudan: Continue Killing - editorial, The New York Sun, May 10 No... More >>

  • The Sudan Genocide

    published May 11, 2004

    The government of Sudan is engaging in genocide against three large African tribes in its Darfur region. . . . Some 1,000 people are being... More >>

  • Is Bush the Law?

    published May 4, 2004

    In situations where the government is on a war footing, you have to trust the executive.—Deputy Solicitor General Paul Clement,... More >>

  • Mike Wallace v. Charles Schumer

    published April 27, 2004

    When George W. Bush placed embattled Federal District Judge Charles Pickering on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on January 16 through a... More >>

  • Mike Wallace, the Redeemer

    published April 20, 2004

    On March 28, the 16.7 million viewers of CBS's 60 Minutes saw Mike Wallace engage in one of the most valuable acts of journalism. Too... More >>

  • The Hidden Supreme Court

    published April 13, 2004

    On April 28, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in two cases that New York Times reporter David Stout noted... More >>

  • Bloomberg's Accountability?

    published April 6, 2004

    Yes. They may cry a little bit. But children in the third grade cry a lot, and it's part of the growing up. - Mayor Bloomberg,... More >>

  • High-Stakes Tests

    published March 30, 2004

    As the city's increasingly apprehensive third-graders were being drilled by their teachers for the fateful April reading and math tests, the... More >>

  • The Puppet Chancellor

    published March 23, 2004

    The total centralization of control of the school system has created a new culture of lackey behavior. . . . The system does not have the... More >>

  • Castro strikes again

    published March 16, 2004

    William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, has written a penetrating analysis of the relationship between global terrorism... More >>

  • Jew vs. Jew vs. Mel

    published March 9, 2004

    For many years, I have not seen a division among American Jews so bitter as the civil war about how they should react to Mel Gibson's passionate... More >>

  • Cuba Cages Librarians

    published March 2, 2004

    A drive is under way to gather a million signatures by May 4 in support of bills in Congress to amend Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. The... More >>

  • The Rumsfeld-Bush Legal Black Hole

    published February 24, 2004

    "[After the American Revolution], there was to be no king. . . . Allegiance would go, not to a man with a crown, but to the law. . . . It was to... More >>

  • Fred Korematsu v. George W. Bush

    published February 17, 2004

    [With] no indictment; no jury; . . . no examination of the witnesses; no counsel for defense; all is darkness, silence, mystery, and suspicion.... More >>

  • The Diminishing of John Ashcroft

    published February 10, 2004

    When I read some of those descriptions [of me in the press] I get scared of me. —Attorney General John Ashcroft, U.S.... More >>

  • Who Speaks for Liberty in Cuba?

    published February 3, 2004

    The Cuban people are the freest people on Earth. —Ignacio González Planas, Cuban minister of information and... More >>

  • The Abandoned Librarians

    published January 27, 2004

    As I've been reporting in this column, there has been a fierce civil war within the American Library Association as to whether that body—the... More >>

  • Supreme Court's Gag Rule on Us

    published January 20, 2004

    In covering the Supreme Court's historic cutting down of the First Amendment right of individual Americans who belong to independent organizations... More >>

  • First Amendment Treats for the Rich

    published January 13, 2004

    [The] Supreme Court . . . upholding the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law . . . is cause for celebration. —New York Times... More >>

  • Bill Moyers—Practicing Dissent

    published January 6, 2004

    In previous columns on the media's often belated and fragmentary coverage of the Bush-Ashcroft-Mueller-Rumsfeld war on the Bill of Rights, I've... More >>

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