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2005 Stories by Nat Hentoff

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  • The Orange Revolution's Message

    published December 27, 2005

    After the fraudulent November 2004 election in Ukraine, a mass democratic protest electrified the world and, in a second election, made Viktor... More >>

  • McCain's Retreat

    published December 20, 2005

    Now we can move forward and make sure that the whole world knows that, as the president has stated many times, we do not practice cruel, inhuman... More >>

  • Bush's Spin Doctor

    published December 13, 2005

    Around the world we are talking to people about the importance of the rule of law, and so we have to also live . . . under the rule of law.... More >>

  • CIA War Crimes

    published December 6, 2005

    Nothing in the [Geneva] Conventions [on the treatment of prisoners of war] precludes directed interrogations. They do, however, prohibit... More >>

  • Prisons of Darkness

    published November 29, 2005

    Terrorism suspects need to be prosecuted not tortured. Headline, Financial Times, November 23 More >>

  • Bushwhacking the Constitution

    published November 22, 2005

    These are weighty and momentous considerations that go far beyond the detainees at Guantánamo. . . .[This amendment] . . . takes away... More >>

  • Is This Your America?

    published November 15, 2005

    Jumah Dossari has been imprisoned at Guantánamo for nearly four years without charges or access to his family, in nearly complete... More >>

  • Cheney's 'Dark Arts'

    published November 8, 2005

    Vice President Cheney is the man who unleashed torture and promoted it within our military and our intelligence service. —Scott... More >>

  • On Rumsfeld's Watch

    published November 1, 2005

    Laws, like the spiders' webs, catch the small flies and let the large ones go free. — Balzac La Maison Nucingen More >>

  • The Danger After Miers

    published October 25, 2005

    Harriet Miers's withdrawal from her nomination to the Supreme Court may repair some of the serious cracks in part of Bush's Republican base, but... More >>

  • In Praise of Personal Journalism

    published October 18, 2005

    I arrived at The Village Voice in 1958 in urgent need of a wide-ranging forum because for years I had been typed by editors as only... More >>

  • Liberty Beat: Stain on the White House

    published October 18, 2005

    The use of torture by our own government is a huge setback for human rights advocates and for the rule of the law around the world. . . . Truth... More >>

  • John McCain v. Bush

    published October 11, 2005

    For 17 months, I tried to determine what specific standards governed the treatment of detainees by consulting my chain of command. . . . I... More >>

  • The Broken Constitution

    published October 4, 2005

    The outlook of Richard Nixon was that he was above the law. Watergate disabused him of the notion. The position of George W. Bush is that he is... More >>

  • Killing a Dream

    published September 27, 2005

    As William Faulkner said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." . . . I fear that if John Roberts is confirmed to be chief justice of... More >>

  • John Roberts v. Thurgood Marshall

    published September 20, 2005

    On the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning of John Roberts—who is a strong supporter of the sanctity of adhering to the... More >>

  • Excluded From the High Court

    published September 13, 2005

    The reason judges sit on courts is to do justice. Yet unless you've experienced life outside the rarified circles in which most of our... More >>

  • John Roberts v. One French Fry

    published September 6, 2005

    An evening I spent in 1987 at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York taught me a lot about judging judges—very much including the... More >>

  • The Real John Roberts

    published August 30, 2005

    With the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., President George W. Bush now stands on the verge of a lasting legacy as a president who changed... More >>

  • Stain on the White House

    published July 26, 2005

    The use of torture by our own government is a huge setback for human rights advocates and for the rule of the law around the world. . . . Truth... More >>

  • Doctors Assisting Torture

    published July 19, 2005

    Military doctors at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have aided interrogators in conducting and refining coercive interrogations of detainees,... More >>

  • Who Sent the CIA Thugs?

    published July 12, 2005

    A half-dozen agents wearing hoods that covered their faces stepped down from [the CIA Gulfstream V jet] and hurried across the tarmac to take... More >>

  • CIA Criminals

    published July 5, 2005

    Extraordinary rendition is illegal under Article 3 of the United States Convention Against Torture, which the United States signed and... More >>

  • Bush Averts His Eyes

    published June 28, 2005

    Refugees fleeing . . . from a village called Saleya described how nine boys were seized by the janjaweed, stripped naked and tied up, their... More >>

  • FBI Turned Loose

    published June 21, 2005

    [Since 9-11] the Constitution has gone from an objective to be satisfied to an obstacle to national defense. . . . As these changes mount, at... More >>

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