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Kristof: Biden Making the Right Move to Curb Immigration

New York Times columnist wrestles with his 'conflicted' feelings, but sides with president

(Newser) - President Biden's new move to restrict the number of migrants from crossing the border has drawn flak on the left, with critics saying his policies are similar to those of then-President Trump. In a New York Times op-ed, Nicholas Kristof writes that he has "reluctantly" concluded that Biden...

It's Time to Prepare for War With North Korea
It's Time to Prepare for
War With North Korea
OPINION

It's Time to Prepare for War With North Korea

Nicholas Kristof writes that experts' judgment is that Kim Jong Un is now on the war path

(Newser) - The chilling rhetoric and missile tests from North Korea may sound like more of the same, but two highly regarded experts on the country conclude that "Kim Jong Un has made a strategic decision to go to war." That judgment comes from Robert Carlin, who's spent five...

Nicholas Kristof: Too Many Children Are Dying in Gaza

'New York Times' columnist writes that Israel's indiscriminate bombing is wrong on all counts

(Newser) - "We can and should despise Hamas," writes Nicholas Kristof, who describes the Oct. 7 assault on Israeli civilians as pure "savagery." What's more, Hamas is now using Palestinian civilians, including children, as human shields. But in a New York Times essay, Kristof makes the case...

What the Left and Right Are Saying About Trump
Trump Indictment May Be
Pandora's Box
OPINION

Trump Indictment May Be Pandora's Box

'Wall Street Journal' editorial board is worried about the precedent

(Newser) - We know former President Trump has been indicted , though we don't know the exact charges just yet. Still, the unprecedented move to indict a former president has given political observers across the political spectrum plenty to consider:
  • Worth the worry: Columnist Nicholas Kristof is worried that a failed prosecution
...

China's Xi Is Battling a Potent Weapon: Mockery

Nicholas Kristof weighs in on the China protests

(Newser) - Nicholas Kristof was the New York Times bureau chief in Beijing when the Tiananmen Square protests erupted in 1989, but he's not pretending to know how China's current unrest will end. His advice? "Run from anyone who predicts confidently where China is headed," he writes in...

Court to Kristof: No, You Can't Run for Governor

Former 'Times' columnist doesn't meet residency requirements in Oregon

(Newser) - Update: Nicholas Kristof's attempt to segue from journalism to politics hit a giant roadblock on Thursday, when Oregon's Supreme Court declared him ineligible to run for governor, reports the Hill . The court agreed with a decision made by state election officials last month that the former New York ...

Governor Kristof? Times Columnist Explores a Run
Kristof Leaving Times,
Prepares Run for Office
UPDATED

Kristof Leaving Times, Prepares Run for Office

2-time Pulitzer winner is gearing up for governor's race in Oregon

(Newser) - Update: Nicholas Kristof is shifting from columnist to politician. The longtime New York Times opinion writer is leaving the newspaper as he considers a run for governor in Oregon, per the Times . "This has been my dream job, even with malaria, a plane crash in Congo and periodic arrests...

America's Biggest Threat Isn't China or Russia
America's Biggest Threat
Isn't China or Russia
OPINION

America's Biggest Threat Isn't China or Russia

It's America itself, writes Nicholas Kristof, ticking off the way we lag other nations

(Newser) - President Biden likes to exclaim that "America is back," but Nicholas Kristof begs to differ in his latest New York Times column. He ticks off example after example of how the US is lagging other nations in crucial ways. "Greeks have higher high school graduation rates,"...

Readers Reach Out to Help Teen in Pornhub Exposé

Nicholas Kristof shares an update on the reaction to his work

(Newser) - Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times wrote an exposé of Pornhub that is resulting in real changes . The site, while denying any wrongdoing, is promising reforms to make it harder for people to post videos of underage girls and for such videos to proliferate. "I don’t trust...

After 'Flagrantly Untrue' Report, Pornhub Makes Changes

Related to user uploads, downloads

(Newser) - In the wake of a scathing and lengthy New York Times report by Nicholas Kristof that alleged rape and child abuse videos are rampant on Pornhub, a change to the site. While maintaining the claims are "irresponsible and flagrantly untrue," the site says it has amended the rules...

Best Year in Human History? That Would Be 2017
Best Year in Human History?
That Would Be 2017
OPINION

Best Year in Human History? That Would Be 2017

Nicholas Kristof calls for some perspective

(Newser) - Columnist Nicholas Kristof looks back on the state of the world in the year that just ended and arrives at a conclusion likely to surprise many: "2017 was probably the very best year in the long history of humanity," he writes in the New York Times . It's...

This May Be 'Best Year in the History of Humanity'

Nicholas Kristof explains

(Newser) - Need an antidote to the doom-and-gloom stories about, well, pretty much everything? Nicholas Kristof delivers one in the New York Times , with his first paragraph asserting that 2017 "is likely to be the best year in the history of humanity." He acknowledges this might sound a little crazy....

NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof Stops 'Wimpish' Hotel Thief

He fought with the suspect and held him down for police

(Newser) - New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof fought with and restrained an intruder he found in his Philadelphia hotel room early Saturday, the AP reports. Kristof said in a message on Twitter that there had been "big excitement" when he "interrupted an intruder" in his room at the Franklin...

Dylan Farrow: Allen Abuse 'Haunted Me'

Adopted daughter recounts sex assault, blasts Hollywood for celebrating director

(Newser) - After last month's Golden Globes tribute kicked up controversy over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen, his accuser—adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, now 28 and living under a different name in Florida—is stepping forward to give her side of the story. In an open letter to...

Ted Turner Made Philanthropy Cool Again

 Ted Turner Made 
 Philanthropy 
 Cool Again 
Nicholas Kristof

Ted Turner Made Philanthropy Cool Again

Kristof: Billionaires have taken up the cause, except for Donald Trump

(Newser) - Fifteen years ago, Ted Turner announced he was giving away $1 billion to UN causes such as fighting poverty, clearing landmines, and helping refugees. While that was one of the largest philanthropic giveaways ever, more important was the example it set for America's richest, helping to revive the tradition...

We Need a Center-Right Party

 We Need a Center-Right Party 
Nicholas Kristof

We Need a Center-Right Party

Republicans have to adapt, for everyone's sake

(Newser) - Democrats didn't win this election: Republicans lost it, mostly because of demography. "A coalition of aging white men is a recipe for failure in a nation that increasingly looks like a rainbow," observes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times . But nobody should cheer the ongoing decline...

Yes, Uninsured People Deserve Compassion
Yes, Uninsured People Deserve Compassion
Nicholas Kristof

Yes, Uninsured People Deserve Compassion

Nicholas Kristof responds to critics of his dying friend

(Newser) - In a recent column, Nicholas Kristof told the story of his friend Scott, who chose to save money by not buying health insurance, and wound up getting prostate cancer. "I was taken aback by how many readers were savagely unsympathetic," he writes in today's New York Times...

Taliban Knows the Power of Girls' Education; Do We?
Taliban Knows the Power of Girls' Education; Do We?
Nicholas Kristof

Taliban Knows the Power of Girls' Education; Do We?

Nicholas Kristof and Laura Bush sound off on the shooting of Malala Yousufzai

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the Taliban shot 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai in the head for no other crime than loving school and speaking out about it. "Let this be a lesson," her attackers said. And indeed, there is a lesson here. "The Taliban clearly understands the transformative power of girls'...

Let's Grade Obama's First Term

 Let's Grade 
 Obama's 
 First Term 
Nicholas Kristof

Let's Grade Obama's First Term

Nicholas Kristof rates most of his policies a 'B', but an 'F' in explaining them

(Newser) - Democrats are currently busy praising President Obama to the heavens, while Republicans are heaping scorn upon him. Nicholas Kristof thinks both sides are being over the top, and in today's New York Times , he grades the president thusly:
  • The economyB. When Obama took office, the US economy was
...

Iran Nuanced, Not 'Crazy'


 Iran Nuanced, 
 Not 'Crazy' 
Nicholas Kristof

Iran Nuanced, Not 'Crazy'

US needs to nurture progress, not stereotypes

(Newser) - Nicholas Kristof may be mad at President Obama for protecting "odious" regimes such as Syria and Sudan, but Iran—despite its nuclear weapons program and terrible human rights record (and having accused Kristof of being a spy back in 2004)—deserves "a dollop of humility and nuance,"...

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