Nicholas Kristof

01/30/2015 - 12:20am

    The funeral for my high school buddy Kevin Green is Saturday, near this town where we both grew up.

    The doctors say he died at age 54 of multiple organ failure, but in a deeper sense he died of inequality and a lack of good jobs.

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01/29/2015 - 11:41pm

    Since the end of the 1970s, something has gone profoundly wrong in America.

    Inequality has soared. Educational progress slowed. Incarceration rates quintupled. Family breakdown accelerated....

01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and...

01/23/2015 - 2:18am

    As one group of Islamic militants was waging war in Paris, another was slaughtering vast numbers of civilians in Baga in northern Nigeria - as many as 2,000, according to Amnesty International; "only" 150, according to the Nigerian government....

01/15/2015 - 4:59am

    Welcome visitors to New York City! This has been the best time ever to urinate on a street, sneak onto the subway or run a red light, for the police force has been on a virtual strike.

    Police...

01/15/2015 - 4:33am

    The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo skewers people of all faiths and backgrounds. One cartoon showed rolls of toilet paper marked "Bible," "Torah" and "Quran," and the explanation: "In the toilet, all religions....

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