Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof (born April 27, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since November 2001 and is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:32pm
Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?
President Obama and Mitt Romney seemed determined not to discuss climate change in this campaign. So thanks to Hurricane Sandy for forcing the issue: Isn’t it time to talk not only about weather, but also about climate?
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Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 10:22am
Pay Teachers More
From the debates in Wisconsin and elsewhere about public sector unions, you might get the impression that we’re going bust because teachers are overpaid. That’s a pernicious fallacy. A basic educational challenge is not that teachers are raking it in, but that they are underpaid. If we want to compete with other countries, and chip away at poverty across America, then we need to pay teachers more so as to attract better people into the profession.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:12am
Escaping from Poverty
Before I ask for a drumroll and reveal "the secrets" of fighting poverty, a bit of background: For a quarter-century after World War II, the United States made great progress against poverty. Then in the 1970s, we fumbled. Over the last 35 years, our economy has almost tripled in size, but, according to the United States Census Bureau, the number of Americans living below the poverty line has been stuck at roughly 1 in 8.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 9:25am
America’s Defining Choice: Endless War or Healthcare?
President Obama and Congress will soon make defining choices about health care and troops for Afghanistan. These two choices have something in common - each has a bill of around $100 billion per year. So one question is whether we're better off spending that money blowing up things in Helmand Province or building up things in America.
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