Nicholas Kristof

09/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    With presidential debates approaching, we in journalism are locked in a fierce dispute: How should we report on a duplicitous demagogue?

    Traditionally, U.S. reporters respond to a controversy by quoting people on each side and letting the public decide. Some of us have argued that this approach...

09/26/2016 - 2:00pm

    The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease and violence.

    That’s about the only thing Americans agree on; we’re...

09/22/2016 - 10:00am

    When representatives from the United States and other countries gathered in Evian, France, in 1938 to discuss the Jewish refugee crisis caused by the Nazis, they exuded sympathy for Jews — and excuses about why they couldn’t admit them. Unto the breach stepped a 33-year-old woman from...

09/19/2016 - 11:00am

    One of the mental traps that we all fall into, journalists included, is to perceive politics through narratives.

    President Gerald Ford had been a star football player, yet somehow we in the media developed a narrative of him as a klutz — so...

09/13/2016 - 1:00pm

    One of Donald Trump’s 100 wackiest ideas is that climate change is a hoax fabricated by China to harm the United States.

    “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing uncompetitive...

09/10/2016 - 1:00pm

    Once upon a time, in New York City in the 1950s, a little boy didn’t like his second-grade music teacher, Charles Walker. So, the boy later boasted, he slugged Walker, giving him a black eye.

    “When that kid was 10,” Walker recalled...

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