Nicholas Kristof

01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and pulled out a handgun that she legally carried. He...

11/20/2014 - 2:21pm

    When I write about racial inequality in America, one common response from whites is eye-rolling and an emphatic: It's time to move on.

    "As whites, are we doomed to an eternity of apology...

11/13/2014 - 3:52pm

    Let's face it: The American political system is broken.

    The midterm elections were a stinging repudiation of President Barack Obama, but Republicans should also feel chastened: A poll last...

11/13/2014 - 3:26pm

    President Barack Obama hasn't even begun his state visit to China and he has already been mocked.

    "U.S. public opinion has downgraded Obama," a state-run Chinese newspaper, Global...

11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    If prostitution of children is illegal, why is it that we allow an estimated 100,000 underage girls and boys to be sold for sex in America each year - many on a single U.S. website, Backpage.com?

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10/30/2014 - 2:28pm

    The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken.

    We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American...

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