Nicholas Kristof

06/25/2015 - 12:40pm

    The eight children in the Shanta family lived in a village of grass huts and had never turned on an electric light or worn a watch, never ridden a car or even a bicycle, never spoken on the telephone.

    Their first real interaction with the 21st...

06/04/2015 - 6:33pm

    Let's start with a quiz.

    Which consumes the most water?

    A) a 10-minute shower.


06/04/2015 - 6:10pm

    I've admired the Clintons' foundation for years for its fine work on AIDS and global poverty, and I've moderated many panels at the annual Clinton Global Initiative. Yet with each revelation of failed disclosures or the appearance of a conflict...

05/28/2015 - 5:08pm

       Brian Banks was one of America's best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape.

       The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said Banks had forced her into a stairway at their high school in...

05/28/2015 - 4:46pm

    An awkward truth for bleeding hearts like myself is that there has never been much rigorous evidence that outside aid can sustainably lift people out of poverty.

    Sure, evidence is overwhelming...

05/21/2015 - 4:18pm

    This is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with...

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