Kristof: Death row case reveals broken justice system

The first sign that something was wrong was a continuous busy signal on the home phone of Doug and Peggy Ryen. Bill Hughes, who lived nearby, wasn’t initially concerned that morning. His...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: Trump vandalizes the Iran deal

President Donald Trump’s attempt to blow up the Iranian nuclear deal isn’t foreign policy. It’s vandalism. Trump is abandoning the Iran deal, with nothing to replace it, even though his own...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: Our addiction to Trump

We in the commentariat complain about President Donald Trump, but we’re locked in a symbiotic relationship with him. News organizations, especially cable television channels, feed off Trump — like...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: Trump treats immigrant kids cruelly because he can

A lifetime ago, Anne Frank’s family applied for visas to the United States to escape Hitler, but we rejected the Franks and other desperate Jewish refugees. We thought: This is Europe’s problem,...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: The nation will pay if Trump fires Mueller

President Donald Trump resembles a Geiger counter: When he emits increasing howls, he is signaling that we’re approaching some radioactive or explosive truth. Trump is said to be near a “meltdown”...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: Choosing animals over people

BAYANGA, Central African Republic — The cutest primates on earth may be Inguka and Inganda, gorilla toddler twins who playfully tumble over each other here in the vast Dzanga Sangha rain forest,...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: The rise of God’s spokeswomen

Ever since Eve bit into an apple in the Garden of Eden, God has been rough on women. Or, more precisely, the men who claim to speak on behalf of God have routinely disparaged women or discriminated...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: Conflict is more profitable than peace

BAYANGA, Central African Republic — Perhaps the most devastating blow any human can suffer is to lose a child, and Julienne Moada has already lost three. A Pygmy living on the edge of the jungle in...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

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