Nicholas Kristof

07/21/2014 - 1:28am

    With Israeli troops again invading Gaza and the death toll rising, some of the rhetoric from partisans on each side is oddly parallel. Maybe it's time to correct a few common misconceptions among the salvos flying back and forth.

    - This is a struggle between good and evil, right and wrong. We can't relax, can...

06/23/2014 - 3:37pm

    Readers often ask: Why do I travel to places like Sudan or Myanmar when we Americans have so many challenges at home to worry about?

    As Janessa put it on my Facebook page: "Shouldn't we take care of the issues within our own borders BEFORE we try and fix...

06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Is this 2014 or 2003?

    I'm flinching at a painful sense of déjà vu as we hear calls for military intervention in Iraq, as President Barack Obama himself - taunted by critics who contend he's weak - is said to be considering drone strikes there....

06/19/2014 - 1:04am

    The debacle in Iraq isn't President Barack Obama's fault. It's not the Republicans' fault. Both bear some responsibility, but, overwhelmingly, it's the fault of the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.

    Some on the left suggest that President...

06/12/2014 - 3:12am

    Here's a riddle: Why would a Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than an identical Hurricane Alexander?

    Because females don't get respect. Not even 100 mile-per-hour typhoons, if they're dubbed with female names.


06/09/2014 - 1:02am

    When politicians have trouble spinning their own glories, that's a problem.

    So it was bizarre that Hillary Rodham Clinton, asked at a forum in April about her legacy at the State Department, had trouble articulating it. That feeds into a narrative - awaiting her...

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