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Nicholas Kristof

04/17/2014 - 4:48pm

    For decades, Ukrainians have been starved, oppressed and bullied by Russians, and, with Russia now inciting instability that could lead to an invasion and dismemberment of eastern Ukraine, plenty of brave Ukrainians here say they've had it and are ready to go bear-hunting.

    If they could just equip themselves....

02/27/2014 - 1:23am

    Johnny Weethee, a beautiful and beaming child who at the age of 3 still struggles to speak, encapsulates the shortcomings of our approach to poverty.

    As an infant, Johnny was deaf but no one noticed or got him the timely medical care he needed to restore his hearing....

02/20/2014 - 2:52pm

    Emily, a 15-year-old ninth-grader, ran away from home in early November, and her parents are sitting at their dining table, frightened and inconsolable.

    The parents, Maria and Benjamin, both school-bus drivers, have been searching for their daughter all along and...

02/20/2014 - 2:28pm

    Some of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don't matter in today's great debates.

    The most stinging dismissal of a point is to say: "That's academic." In other words, to...

02/13/2014 - 4:30pm

    We in journalism tend to cover airplane crashes, corrupt officials and loathsome criminals with gusto, but let's take a break and applaud a hero.

    Catherine Hamlin, an Australian gynecologist who has spent most of her life in Ethiopia, is a 21st-century Mother...

02/13/2014 - 3:24pm

    The largest mental health center in America is a huge compound here in Chicago, with thousands of people suffering from manias, psychoses and other disorders, all surrounded by high fences and barbed wire.

    Just one thing: It's a jail. The only way to get treatment...

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