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Nick Kristof and the Failure of Welfare and Education Reform

John Thompson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
John Thompson

Back before school reform killed so many of the opportunities to teach meaningful subject matter in a holistic manner, my inner city high school stude...

Who Is To Blame for President Trump?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.29.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The television news business is a business (and so are newspapers). The idea here is to sell advertising, first and last. And advertising responds to big audiences. The bigger the audience, the more you can charge. That's all there is to it.

Debunking the False Family Structure Narrative

Ben Spielberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Wanting children to grow up in stable households is of course a laudable goal, but the evidence indicates that achieving that stability isn't about culture or a particular type of family structure. It's about a broad social justice agenda that addresses economic and social barriers to equality.

Want to Fight Human Trafficking? Volunteer.

Susan Danish | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

Let's take as a given that an important piece of the solution to this seemingly intractable problem has to be creating awareness at the community level, where the traffickers actually make their money.

NY Times Columnist After Newsweek Expose: I Wish I 'Had Never Written About Her'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is now expressing doubt about the backstory of Somaly Mam, an anti-human trafficking advocate whom he's writ...

Is Benghazi Really a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Last week, convergence on Nader's new book. This week, divergence as Matalin and Lamarche clash over party beliefs, the GOP shrugs at warnings about extreme weather and Dems question need for a Select Committee on Hillary.

Howard's Daily: The Worse Things Get, the More Cautious Experts Become

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Nick Kristof's essay last weekend bemoans the growing distance between academic thinkers and the world of public policy. One point that rings true to ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Feckless' Obama Zig-Zags to Success on Syria

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErickson & Reagan debate the deus ex machina of Putin salvaging Obama's Syrian policy after the chemical attack. Looks like 44's smart audibles worked better that 42's "resoluteness" on Iraq and that McGovern's 'come home' approach has prevailed over McCain's more-war.

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

Stress and the Cuddle Deficiency

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

A dad who just rode three buses to put in a job application, only to be told the position is filled, might not be in a cuddly mood. A mother suffering with a toothache because she can't afford to go to the dentist is less likely to take a child in her lap and read aloud.

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Kristof: The False Debate About Attacking Iran | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

I wonder if we in the news media aren't inadvertently leaving the impression that there is a genuine debate among experts about whether an Israeli mil...

Why Your Passion Is Not Enough

Marianne Elliott | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Marianne Elliott

passion, perseverance and innovation are sometimes highlighted at the expense of professionalism. When Nick Kristof, for example, told Maggie Doyne's story, he highlighted her youth and her passion.

The Value Behind "Value-Added"

John Merrow | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Because evaluating teachers using student achievement scores is here to stay, it's in teachers' interests to argue for better measures of achievement. We need better ways of assessing the value that teachers add to the lives of the children they teach, beyond test scores.

Nick Kristof Detained In Bahrain

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof was detained by police while covering a protest in Bahrain on Friday. Kristof and his videographer, Adam Ellick,...

Being There: Kristof's Game Changing View from Egypt's Streets

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Proof there's hope. Nick Kristof walked the streets of Cairo for days, and writes of the needed paradigm shift in the attitudes of Americans regarding the Middle East.

Liberals, Conservatives, Spanking and the NY Times

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

Nicholas Kristof had an interesting column about liberals, conservatives, and brain wiring. Unfortunately, he misunderstands the idea of "hard wiring," taking this to mean that liberals and conservatives are "born that way."

Fearless Predictions for 2010 and Other Magical Thinking

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Tom Friedman will realize that he's losing his success rate to the average stopped clock and retire to focus on writing non-political travel books. They will be very short. But somehow still turgid.

Nicholas Kristof Talks About Sex Trafficking, Rape and Raising Kids

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mona Gable

"People always ask, how do you do all this and stay married?" he said to the audience. Let's just say the books are easier to put to bed than the kids. "Books don't play you against each other."

Nick Kristof, George Clooney Share A Guest House In Chad

New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

So I'm bunking with George Clooney in a little room in a guest house here in eastern Chad, near Darfur in Sudan. We each have a mattress on the floor,...

Nick Kristof: Don't Confuse Me With Bill Kristol

New York Times | Nicholas Kristof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From the Salt Lake Tribune this evening: Kristof: Think twice about moving to small-government conservatism Nicholas D. Kristof Sound famili...