Nicholas Kristof

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.

    "I may not believe in God, but I do believe in nuns," writes Jo Piazza, in her forthcoming book, "If Nuns Ruled the...

06/19/2014 - 1:04am

    The debacle in Iraq isn't President Barack Obama's fault. It's not the Republicans' fault. Both bear some responsibility, but, overwhelmingly, it's the fault of the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.

    Some on the left suggest that President...

06/12/2014 - 3:12am

    Here's a riddle: Why would a Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than an identical Hurricane Alexander?

    Because females don't get respect. Not even 100 mile-per-hour typhoons, if they're dubbed with female names.


06/09/2014 - 1:02am

    When politicians have trouble spinning their own glories, that's a problem.

    So it was bizarre that Hillary Rodham Clinton, asked at a forum in April about her legacy at the State Department, had trouble articulating it. That feeds into a narrative - awaiting her...

06/05/2014 - 3:26am

    Few people have fought as courageously for human rights as Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize-winning democracy advocate who stood up to the generals here in Myanmar.

    Suu Kyi should be one of the heroes of modern times. Instead, as her country imposes on the Rohingya...

06/02/2014 - 12:23am

    As we hiked on a bamboo bridge over a river, past a police checkpoint, by water buffalo, over abandoned rice paddies and past a hamlet where 28 Muslim children had been hacked to death, word raced ahead of us. Farmers poured out to welcome us from two besieged villages that for two years have been mostly cut off...

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