Nicholas Kristof

03/05/2015 - 7:54pm

    For generations, Americans and others have been donating trees to Israel through the Jewish National Fund.

    "Planting a tree in Israel is the perfect way to show you care," the fund says on its website. An $18 donation buys a tree,...

02/12/2015 - 5:59pm

      In a few backward parts of the world, extremists resist universal childhood vaccinations. The Taliban in tribal areas of Pakistan. Boko Haram militants in Northern Nigeria.

    Oh, yes, one...

02/12/2015 - 4:50pm

    When I was a growing up, yearning with my pals to be a track star, one of our heroes was Bruce Jenner. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in the decathlon, and he adorned our Wheaties boxes. We all wanted to be Bruce Jenner.

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02/05/2015 - 7:32pm

    One of the great heroes of the 20th century was Auschwitz prisoner No. 4859, who volunteered to be there.

    Witold Pilecki, an officer in the Polish resistance to the Nazi regime, deliberately let...

02/05/2015 - 7:00pm

    In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died at the age of 54. The column was a call for empathy for those who are struggling, but, predictably, scolds...

01/30/2015 - 12:20am

    The funeral for my high school buddy Kevin Green is Saturday, near this town where we both grew up.

    The doctors say he died at age 54 of multiple organ failure, but in a deeper sense he died of...

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