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Nicholas Kristof
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My column notes that lead poisoning of children is not just in Flint, but in every state in the country--indeed in many places, it's much worse than in Flint. What happened should be a wake-up call for the entire nation--and world.
The lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., is a tragedy. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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Humans who are intellectually impaired are easier to manage and manipulate. So, they are entirely consistent with the agenda of humans who lust for power over their own kind. The culture of obedience does not appreciate people who question authority.
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I admire Bernie Sanders in many ways. But I still have two tough questions for him. My column  www.nyti.ms/1nOK3xe Comments welcome! 
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The track record of similar positions taken in a wide range of countries is worrisome: Venezuela, Cuba, India, the erstwhile USSR, and many other countries all had socialist politicians who promised kind-heartedness and fairness via socialism, but all that those countries got was pathetic infrastructure, joblessness, weak purchasing power, corruption...the list of problems goes on. 
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GOP Presidential candidates should read this!
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It also helps to prevent acne.
It also helps women whose periods are debilitating to regulate them.

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In 1937, one-third of Americans said they were willing to vote for a woman for president. Now, 92 percent are willing. Hillary Clinton's campaign--running as a feminist--shows that plenty has changed. But not enough. Read the column and share your thoughts.
It’s a measure of progress that Hillary Clinton is able to run for president as a feminist. But not everyone has evolved.
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I have not " evolved". 
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Let's hope that climate-deniers feel the heat!
The bulk of the record-setting heat, NASA and NOAA say, is from long-term planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Greed and bad management destroy our earth.Luke 21:11,25-26.                  11  and there will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another pestilences and food shortages; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.     25,  “Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and [its] agitation, 26  while men become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.      
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How much should you sacrifice to save your husband's life? My column on Jano's story, and the Rohingya of Myanmar. Is it genocide? I don't know, but it is  stain on all humanity.
A woman in a camp for Rohingya was forced to weigh what her son should sacrifice for her to save her husband’s life.
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Here's my take on the Democratic debate tonight, in the form of collected tweets--spiced with a bit of humor, i hope.
The big winner in Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders’s first one-on-one debate? It was the voters.
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My column tells the story behind an Oscar-nominated film, about a girl who tried to prosecute her father for attempting to murder her. And there are lessons here for all of us!
The brave young woman who is the focus of an Oscar-nominated documentary tried to stand up to a culture that allows “honor killings.”
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That males feel so insecure they have to dominate the females of their own species suggests they have evolved little from their predatory past. It used to be argued that the knowledge of death would make humans appreciate life. Not so. The knowledge of death prompts some humans to inflict it unnecessarily or use it as a threat to get what they want. Apparently, man being born of woman is not considered a boon. Yet, they don't want to be unborn either. Instead, they threaten and torture the life-giving gender. And their male cohorts, glad perhaps not to be the object of wrath, turn away. 'Tis a shameful display.
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Okay, my column today will irritate readers on a bipartisan basis! And that's a challenge: www.nyti.ms/1ORdJCg 
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You can't simultaneously have a system that implicitly encourages you to be a villain, because being one gets you the most money and power at the expense of everyone else, and then expect the people who have gotten rich that way to turn around and help others. The problem is systemic, it's called "capitalism" and "competition" and trying to come up with compassionate solutions by ineffectually flailing at symptoms is never going to work and is a stupid waste of time and energy. You can slightly mitigate the horror, which is worth a little bit I guess, but unless you cure the disease, you still kill the patient eventually. 
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America the Unfair? My column on channeling the grassroots anger into something positive and constructive: I welcome your thoughts! http://nyti.ms/1noXZhl
We need to leverage populist frustration into constructive postelection policy. It’s been done before.
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Great piece, but I found that one big solution for repairing our democracy was missing: amending the Constitution. Transparency and disclosure aren't going to cut it. Making it constitutional (again) to regulate billionaire and corporate spending in elections is essential. movetoamend.org is one organization doing that work.
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My (Tweeted) Take on the Democratic Presidential Debate nyti.ms/1OrhvlO 
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+Arthur Small Even more scandalous that if it's an attempt to help Clinton then it seems to have backfired and hurt her.  Is incompetence worse than conniving?
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Liberal strategies against guns haven't worked. Conservative strategies haven't worked. We need a new evidence-based public health approach to reduce the toll of gun violence in America.
Some policies pushed by advocates of gun safety laws don’t reduce gun deaths. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try; we just need a new approach.
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+Lewis Young Thank you Lewis, I think you've simplified the case you cite, but let's say your are substantially correct. If you are looking for a process that works without fail, there isn't one. If you wish to markedly reduce the instances of targeted violence, threat assessment works. Allow me to mention that the the term threat assessment is thrown around a bit. I'm suggesting universal use of the process that the USSS, FBI, etc. uses to protect the US leadership. You can Google it to read up if you like.
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    government, 1978 - 1981
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