Nicholas D. Kristof

To really undermine America, keep present health-care system

Critics fret that health-care reform would undermine American family values, not least by convening somber death panels to wheel away Grandma as if she were Old Yeller.But peel away the emotions...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

American kids are raised far too disconnected from nature

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. - While backpacking here with my 11-year-old daughter, I kept thinking of something tragic: So few kids these days know what happens when you lick a big, yellow banana slug.My...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Pakistani girl's experience gives her fury to fight, not shame

MEERWALA, Pakistan - After being kidnapped at the age of 16 by a group of thugs and enduring a year of rapes and beatings, Assiya Rafiq was delivered to the police and thought her problems were...

DATE: July 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Blasé attitude about maternal health has dire consequences

KARACHI, Pakistan - She is an illiterate woman from the tribal areas of Pakistan who almost died in childbirth a year after marrying at the age of 12. She suffered a horrific injury during labor...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Nightclub promoter's life transformed to clean water charity

People always ask, "What can I do to make a difference?"So many people in poor countries desperately need assistance. So many people in rich countries would like to help but fear their donations...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Best children's books ever can keep kids' IQs up over summer

So how will your kids spend this summer? Building sand castles at the beach? Swimming at summer camp? Shedding IQ points?In educating myself this spring about education, I was aghast to learn that...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Rise in deformities should trigger action on endocrine disruptors

Some of the first eerie signs of a potential health catastrophe came as bizarre deformities in water animals, often in their sexual organs.Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians began to sprout...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Industrial agriculture is endangering the health of Americans

Growing up on a farm near Yamhill, Ore., I quickly learned to appreciate the difference between fresh, home-grown foods and the commercial versions in the supermarket.Store-bought lettuce always...

DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Failed drug war needs new language, focus to be effective

This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's start of the war on drugs, and it now appears drugs have won."We've spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs," Norm...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Successful groups show achievement is not in our genes

In the mosaic of America, three groups that have been unusually successful are Asian-Americans, Jews and West Indian blacks - and in that there may be some lessons for the rest of...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tips for avoiding travel trouble should encourage 'gap year'

One of the great failures of American universities is that they are far too parochial, rarely exposing students to worlds beyond our borders.If colleges provide credit for dozing through an...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Malnutrition an unglamorous but cheaply solvable problem

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau - The most heartbreaking thing about starving children is their equanimity.They don't cry. They don't smile. They don't move. They don't show a flicker of fear, pain or...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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