Nicholas Kristof

06/25/2016 - 5:00pm

    As I listen to the stormy debates here in the run-up to Thursday’s vote on whether Britain should exit the European Union, my thoughts keep drifting to my friend Jo Cox, a member of Parliament assassinated last week.

    Jo was a leader who fought for...

06/23/2016 - 12:00am

   In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a controversial compromise bill for welfare reform, promising to “end welfare as we know it.”

    I was sympathetic to that goal at the time, but I’ve...

06/19/2016 - 3:00pm

    Over the past two decades, Canada has had eight mass shootings. Just so far this month, the United States has already had 20.

    Canada has a much smaller population, of course, and the criteria that...

06/13/2016 - 8:00pm

    In the 1830s, the civilized world began to close debtors’ prisons, recognizing them as barbaric and also silly: The one way to ensure that citizens cannot repay debts is to lock them up.

    In the 21st...

06/09/2016 - 9:28pm

    Bernie Sanders has had a stunning impact this year, helping set the political agenda and winning the passionate embrace of a demographic a quarter his age. A socialist, Jewish, non-pandering candidate who didn’t kiss babies but lectured their parents on social...

06/07/2016 - 5:00pm

    Of all the students preparing to go to college this fall, perhaps none have faced a more hazardous journey than a young woman named Sultana. One measure of the hazard is that I’m not disclosing her last name or hometown for fear that she might be shot....

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