Nicholas Kristof

07/20/2016 - 5:00pm

    Elena was 11 years old when a gang member in her home country, Honduras, told her to be his girlfriend.

    “I had to say yes,” Elena, now 14, explained. “If I had said no, they would have killed my entire family.”

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...

06/07/2016 - 5:00pm

    Of all the students preparing to go to college this fall, perhaps none have faced a more hazardous journey than a young woman named Sultana. One measure of the hazard is that I’m not disclosing her last name or hometown for fear that she might be shot....

06/04/2016 - 7:00am

    First,  a quiz: What’s the most common “vegetable” eaten by American toddlers?

    Answer: The french fry.

    The same study that...

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