Nicholas Kristof

06/29/2016 - 8:00am

    Cristóbal, a 16-year-old Honduran refugee fleeing a drug gang that wants to kill him, has never heard of anyone named Barack Obama. Neither can he name the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto.

    But Cristóbal, along with many others,...

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.

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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...

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