Thomas Friedman

02/19/2017 - 1:00pm

    Dear President Trump:

    These are the moments that make or break a presidency.

    First you were tested by a rival — Russia — and utterly failed to appreciate the corrosive impact on our democracy of your indulgence of Russia’s...

01/01/2017 - 9:00am

    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire...

12/21/2016 - 9:00pm

    Maybe it will all turn out OK. If it does, put me down as promising to applaud.

    But my fellow Americans, whatever mix of motives led us to create an Electoral College majority for Donald Trump to become president — and overlook his lack of...

12/17/2016 - 7:00pm

    Good for Al Gore for meeting with Donald Trump on Monday. Good for Ivanka Trump for inviting Gore to come in for a talk on climate change, and good for President-elect Trump for embracing the encounter.

    Alas, though, a single meeting does not an...

12/01/2016 - 12:00pm

    Well,  that was interesting ... Donald Trump came to lunch at The New York Times. You can find all the highlights on the news pages, but since I had the opportunity to be included, let me offer a few impressions of my first close encounter with Trump since he declared for the presidency.

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11/27/2016 - 2:00pm

    Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union followed by Donald Trump’s election in the U.S. constitute a single giant political event — one that makes 2016 a vintage year in history that will long be studied. Big political events have big causes. For the last three years I...

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