Thomas Friedman

10/30/2014 - 1:33pm

    Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you'd want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn't want. One holds sway over 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the other...

09/18/2014 - 4:42pm

    There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we're about to do No. 3. Should we?

    President Barack Obama clearly took this...

09/18/2014 - 4:39pm

    With millions of students returning to school - both K-12 and college - this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace...

09/11/2014 - 2:54pm

    I don't know what action will be sufficient to roll back both the Islamic State militant group and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, but I do know what's necessary. And it's not "leading from behind," which didn't really work...

09/11/2014 - 2:11pm

    President Barack Obama has been excoriated for declaring that "we don't have a strategy yet" for effectively confronting the Islamic State group. In criticizing Obama for taking too much time, Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the...

08/28/2014 - 3:49pm

    The United States is swamped by refugee children from collapsing Central American countries; efforts to contain the major Ebola outbreak in West Africa are straining governments there; jihadists have carved out a bloodthirsty caliphate inside Iraq and Syria...

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