Nicholas Kristof

07/21/2014 - 1:28am

    With Israeli troops again invading Gaza and the death toll rising, some of the rhetoric from partisans on each side is oddly parallel. Maybe it's time to correct a few common misconceptions among the salvos flying back and forth.

    - This is a struggle between good and evil, right and wrong. We can't relax, can...

05/18/2014 - 11:16pm

    As long as I live, I'll never forget the rickshaw driver, tears streaming down his cheeks, rushing a gravely injured student to a hospital - and away from the soldiers who had just gunned him down.

    That rickshaw driver was a brave man, a better man than I, and he...

05/15/2014 - 4:14am

    It was in 1931 that the historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase "the American dream."

    The American dream is not just a yearning for affluence, Adams said, but also for the chance to overcome barriers and social class, to become the best that we can...

05/12/2014 - 5:31am

    When terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn't target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls' school.

    That's what extremists do. They...

05/08/2014 - 9:14pm

    When Boko Haram fanatics attacked a girls' boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, kidnapping several hundred girls whose only offense was to dream of becoming doctors, teachers or lawyers, the Nigerian authorities' initial response was to lie.

    The military...

05/04/2014 - 11:38pm

    Speaker John Boehner blasts "job-crushing regulations." The House majority leader, Eric Cantor, prefers a variant: "job-destroying regulations." That mantra has been repeated so much that we might think that all regulations do is crush, destroy, annihilate, maim, gut, crucify and extirpate...

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