Nicholas Kristof

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 rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears....

04/16/2015 - 5:21pm

    The United States is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.

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04/08/2015 - 11:05pm

    To prove that Americans can be every bit as crazy as Iranians, I took my daughter along on my last trip to Iran, in 2012, for a road trip across the country.

    Iranians were stunned to see a 14-...

04/02/2015 - 3:04pm

    One sign of a landmark shift in public attitudes: A poll last year found that Americans approved more of gays and lesbians (53 percent) than of evangelical Christians (42 percent).

    That's...

04/02/2015 - 2:25pm

    There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries.

    One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. In a hospital here in Angola, nurses pointed to a little girl named...

03/26/2015 - 8:44pm

    This is the tale of two women, each an emblem, in her own way, of one of the world's most corrupt and dysfunctional nations.

    One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman...

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