Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

Oregon author, journalist and farmer, still sorting things out.

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Governor Abbott and others may object to drawing lessons in the immediate aftermath of a shooting. But they also refuse to address gun deaths at other times. So let's not just lower flags and offer thoughts and prayers. Let's take evidence-based steps to save lives.

Heartbreaking story of a teacher who gets by financially only by selling blood plasma twice a week. This should not be.

Read a new history about a town, Gaston, 4 miles from our farm--and learned that Japanese-American farmers were a major presence there in the 1930s. Then they were incarcerated in WWII and lost their lands, and this history erased. The book is "Rise and Fall of Wapato Lake."

Biden Says U.S. Military Would Defend Taiwan if China Invaded

This doesn't happen in other countries, and it shouldn't happen in the U.S. "She Was Told Surgery Would Cost About $1,300. Then the Bill Came: $229,000."

Searing column by @MJGerson ⁩ about a culture of misogyny that covered up sexual assault in the Southern Baptist Convention, with implications for the larger faith community. Gerson is a critically important voice in the evangelical world and beyond.

Puberty starts earlier than it used to, particularly for girls, and many experts suspect endocrine disrupting chemicals are a factor: Meanwhile, the chemicals industry fights safety testing of these chemicals.

Here's my essay, "How to Reduce Shootings," first published in 2017 and, tragically, still applicable today. We won't reduce killings to zero, but we have the means to reduce shootings by many thousands a year -- if only we can summon the political will.

A powerful statement by @SteveKerr  about school shootings, and the paralysis in Washington to take even simple steps like universal background checks -- backed by 90 percent of Americans. "It's pathetic. I've had enough. "


Hmm, Nikki Haley should examine poverty in America. She'd find that 3 million US kids live in "extreme poverty"--less than $2 per person/ day, the same standard for extreme poverty in Congo or S Sudan. Some US kids have worms and other parasites. Happy to take Haley to show her.

I just heard that Navajo Nation, which has done a heroic job wrestling the coronavirus to the ground, is now donating extra PPE to India. The Navajo have been a model of resolve in fighting the pandemic, and are now a model in supporting others worldwide who need help.

Remember Tani Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid I wrote about 2 years ago who won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter? Now well housed (thanks to you readers!), he just won a championship and is officially a National Chess Master as a 10-yr-old 5th grader!

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I'm flabbergasted by the RNC insistence that Pres. Trump's handling of the pandemic is so brilliant and so successful. How can you say that with a straight face when the US has 4 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's Covid deaths?

Clinton has the patient look of any woman listening to a man lecture her about things he doesn't know anything about.

Saudi Arabia is not only starving Yemenis, but it is also barring journalists (including me) from getting to Yemen to document the hunger.

GOP effort to simply repeal Obamacare is like a heart surgeon saying "I can't do a transplant, so I'll just remove your heart. Cool?"

I've spent lots of time reporting in countries where winners do imprison losing candidates. Believe me, we don't want to go there.

So it seems that the result of Trump's assassination of Soleimani will be: The ouster of US forces in Iraq; a possible regrouping of ISIS; a reprieve for the Iranian regime from protests; inability to support US forces in Syria -- and we haven't even gotten to the retaliation.