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2006 Stories by Nat Hentoff

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  • Global Spiderweb

    published June 20, 2006

    After 9-11 the gloves come off. Cofer Black, director, CIA Counterterrorism Center, 1999–2002 More >>

  • Congress and Judges Gagged

    published June 13, 2006

    Arlen Specter, a Republican and an unusually independent chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been publicly and insistently charging... More >>

  • Closing Our Courts

    published June 6, 2006

    "We have long made clear that a state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of American citizens." Justice... More >>

  • Justice Department's Black Site

    published May 30, 2006

    The president has already made clear that his definition of what is legal applies to virtually anything he chooses to authorize in the name... More >>

  • General Hayden in Bush's Pocket

    published May 23, 2006

    The CIA must be out of the news—as source and subject. General Michael Hayden, at his confirmation hearing to become CIA director,... More >>

  • Kofi Annan's Confession

    published May 16, 2006

    Having spent some 10 years reporting here on the government of Sudan's terrorism against black Christians and animists in the south of the... More >>

  • Europe Shames U.S. Congress

    published May 9, 2006

    After 9-11, within the frame-work of the fight against terrorism, the violation of human and fundamental rights was not isolated, or an... More >>

  • CIA Secret Prisons Exposed

    published May 2, 2006

    CIA officers soon learned one thing for sure—prisoners sent to Bright Light and [other CIA secret prisons] . . . were probably never... More >>

  • Third American Revolution

    published April 25, 2006

    My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. More >>

  • Learning Why We're Americans

    published April 18, 2006

    The Constitution needs renewal and understanding each generation or it's not going to last. Supreme Court Justice Anthony... More >>

  • Mutiny at the Supreme Court

    published April 11, 2006

    The preservation of liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distinct. James Madison, ... More >>

  • Supreme Court Judges Bush

    published April 4, 2006

    Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any... More >>

  • Holocaust in Plain Sight

    published March 28, 2006

    [U.N.] official Jan Pronk told the Security Council that killings, rapes and armed attacks on Darfur villagers [are being] committed by armed... More >>

  • Rabbi Meets Genocide's General

    published March 21, 2006

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

  • To Gays: Don't Mourn, Organize!

    published March 14, 2006

    Students and faculty are free to associate to voice their disapproval of the military's ["Don't Ask, Don't Tell"] message. —Supreme... More >>

  • The Torture Judge

    published March 7, 2006

    Essentially you have a judge saying that assuming that U.S. officials sent Mr. Arar to be tortured, a judge can do nothing about it. Georgetown... More >>

  • Gitmo: The Worst of the Worst?

    published February 28, 2006

    Four years ago, the president was assured by his lawyers in the Justice and Defense departments that, as commander in chief, he had the ultimate... More >>

  • The CIA's 'Black Sites'

    published February 21, 2006

    The CIA's top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons... More >>

  • The Cartoons Conspiracy

    published February 14, 2006

    The spreading violence—including deaths—ignited by cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper ... More >>

  • The War on Privacy

    published February 7, 2006

    There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system the Thought Police... More >>

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    published January 31, 2006

    In the introduction to the recently released 532-page Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 (available in book form from Seven Stories... More >>

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    published January 24, 2006

    There is no instance in American history where we've been exposed as being so deeply involved in actually conducting torture on a routine and ... More >>

  • The Ultimate Spiderweb

    published January 17, 2006

    Then and there the child Independence was born. — John Adams, in a Boston courtroom, 1761, hearing the argument of James Otis against... More >>

  • No Place to Hide

    published January 10, 2006

    I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see... More >>

  • George Bush: Master Spy

    published January 3, 2006

    The pursuit of terrorism does not authorize the president to make up new laws. Thomas G. Donlan , "Unwarranted Executive... More >>

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