A president with no shame, a party with no spine

If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: Becoming Ugly America will make us less secure

First Donald Trump remade the Republican Party in his own image, and now he is trying to remake America the same way ‑ into a selfish, dishonest country with no close friends, totally...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: The U.S. and China are finally having it out

With the arrival in Beijing this week of the United States’ top trade negotiators, you might think that the U.S. and China are about to enter high-level talks to avoid a trade war and that this is...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: Is Putin a CIA agent?

President Donald Trump’s steadfast reluctance to say anything negative about Russia is so striking that a former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, once observed that Vladimir Putin...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: Facebook’s problem – and ours

There is so much news these days that it’s hard to distinguish one big story from another. But for me the most consequential story of late was that a self-driving car operated by Uber – with an...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: Get me back my Turkey

Many years ago, the Israeli Bedouin expert Clinton Bailey told me a story about a Bedouin chief who discovered one day that his favorite turkey had been stolen. He called his sons together and told...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

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