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2006 Stories by Nat Hentoff

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  • Putting God in His Place

    published December 26, 2006

    Shortly after school began in September, the teacher told his students at the [public] Kearny High School in New Jersey . . . that only... More >>

  • See You Annan

    published December 19, 2006

    The principles of the [United Nations] are holier than the policies of any single nation.—Former U.N. secretary-general... More >>

  • Our Own Nuremberg Trials

    published December 12, 2006

    During the mutual-admiration hearing before the Senate Committee on Armed Services—which led to the unanimous confirmation of former CIA... More >>

  • Bush's War Crimes Cover-up

    published December 5, 2006

    They are the best-trained, most vicious killers on the face of the earth. —former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, describing... More >>

  • Spying on Big Brother

    published November 28, 2006

    American Civil Liberties Union documents show . . . the Pentagon . . . keeping tabs on nonviolent protestors . . . including Quakers and... More >>

  • What the Democrats Must Do

    published November 21, 2006

    In both their outsourcing of interrogation and the use of enhanced methods, CIA officers knew torture was involved. . . . From the beginning,... More >>

  • Keeping Jazz Musicians Alive

    published November 14, 2006

    He played with Harry James and Sinatra and now was traveling 76 miles each way, four nights a week, with stage-four cancer just to make $100 a... More >>

  • Bush Revives Espionage Act

    published November 7, 2006

    Persons who come into unauthorized possession of classified information must abide by the law. That applies to academics, journalists, professors,... More >>

  • Mugging the Minutemen

    published October 31, 2006

    If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if law forbids it. But if public opinion is... More >>

  • Treason: Who Decides?

    published October 24, 2006

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and... More >>

  • Hillary Clinton Wakes Up

    published October 17, 2006

    The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty—and the destiny of the republican model of government—are justly considered as deeply,... More >>

  • Congress Bows To Bush

    published October 3, 2006

    We will not allow the enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. —George W. Bush, September... More >>

  • A Question of 'Compromise'

    published September 26, 2006

    Our government is the potent, omnipresent teacher of the whole people by its example. . . . If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds... More >>

  • A Marriage Made in Hell

    published September 19, 2006

    There is no obstacle in the way of implementing agreements between Iran and Iraq. —Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad The New... More >>

  • Stoning Women to Death

    published September 12, 2006

    On . . . June 29, 2006, a court in the Islamic Republic of Iran sentenced Malak Ghorbany, a 34-year-old mother of two, to a brutal death by... More >>

  • Daughter of the Constitution

    published September 5, 2006

    Anna Diggs Taylor never intended to become the first black woman to serve as chief judge of the U.S. District Court in eastern Michigan. .... More >>

  • Arlen Specter's Sellout

    published August 29, 2006

    It is within the court's duty to ensure that power is never condensed . . . into a single branch of government. —Chief Federal District... More >>

  • George Bush: Recidivist

    published August 22, 2006

    Public interest is clear in this matter. It is the upholding of the Constitution. . . . It was never the intent of the framers to give the... More >>

  • Supreme Court Strikes Fear

    published August 15, 2006

    The interrogations of prisoners now condemned by the Supreme Court were ordered by policy makers at the highest levels of the... More >>

  • Bush's Invisible Ink

    published August 8, 2006

    The Constitution is not what the President [alone] says it is. —American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing... More >>

  • Brutal Chain of Command

    published August 1, 2006

    [The detainee] was stripped naked, put in the mud and sprayed . . . with very cold hoses in February. At night it was very cold. . . . He was... More >>

  • "Hate Crimes" Trap

    published July 25, 2006

    If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free... More >>

  • Supreme Court Obscenity

    published July 18, 2006

    "Obscenity" is a bag of smoke used to conceal one's dislikes with regards to aspects of sex. - The late Ralph Ginzburg, First... More >>

  • Rabbis Against Torture

    published July 11, 2006

    On behalf of Rabbis for Human Rights—North America, we write out of a deep sense of concern about the erosion of America's longstanding... More >>

  • Blind to Torture

    published July 4, 2006

    The United States does not condone torture, does not practice torture. Furthermore, we will not agree to send anybody to a nation or place that... More >>

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