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Nicholas Kristof
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My column on "The Two Israels." I'm bracing myself!
Both sides of the nation were visible on a visit to the Bedouin in the Negev Desert. One, a shining democracy. The other, a hard-line oppressor.
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Sorry to disappoint, Mr. Kristof, but I found the piece, and the video, powerful, and spot-on. Thank you! 

I had never heard of Rabbis for Human Rights, but I checked out their web site (http://rhr.org.il/eng/). They sound great! 

Good luck with the trolls. May you cross over their bridge when you come to it!
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Excellent piece by  George Clooney on Sudan’s Rape of Darfur http://nyti.ms/17WZQkF
There is disturbing new evidence that Khartoum is using sexual violence as a tactic to terrorize civilians.
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death to the rapist!
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My column: Did you know that students rate a course more highly when they believe the teacher is male than when they believe the same teacher is female? It's part of the tailwind that white men enjoy in life, and are often oblivious to.
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+James Bond I totally agree with John Williams. He has complete freedom  of jis opinion on himself ;)
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Mostly, we in journalism write about villains. Today for a change I focus on some heroes: After enduring torture, they are now focusing on saving others' lives. Bravo to them!
Side by side with the worst of humanity you often see the best. In Syria, the best is an extraordinary group called the White Helmets.
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I don't believe this guy is a real writter
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In Alabama, defiance of court orders to allow gays to marry. In North Carolina, the murders of three Muslim students. Let's take this as an occasion to reflect a bit on religion, atheism, marriage and bigotry. My column....
The murder of Muslims in North Carolina and upheaval over same-sex marriage in Alabama are reminders of the importance of combating intolerance.
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I am sorry the above readers didn't get the intent of this article. When we allow our differences to separate us, when we react with hate, judgment, discust, violence, or any other form of superiority, we lessen our nobility as a human being. Our journey here with one another is so brief, why do we spend so much time trying to be right at the expense of others?

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Foreign policy debates in the US largely exclude women--which is bad for women, but also bad for foreign policy! Thoughts?
U.S. foreign policy, and media representation in general, needs to be disrupted beyond the gender fault-line — ethnically, racially and geographically.
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+James Bond: there was a woman in Philly once.
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My column from the West Bank, on what even a senior Israeli official calls a "brutal occupation force," arising from an illegal settlement policy
Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends with its naked land grab in the West Bank.
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Thank you for writing this article.  I trekked through the West Bank 4 years ago and saw much of what you describe, and was threatened by settlers.  The simple fact is that an overwhelming military presence and funding from the US, allow Israel to do pretty much as it pleases and that means more settlers stealing more land.
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If you know what's good for you, put down that fruit juice! And pick up a coffee!
When the nation's top nutrition panel did something it had never done before: weigh in on whether people should be drinking coffee. What it had to say is pretty surprising.
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el professors one of this and she was out - frm que`!//stalkher tootter; true right there, love
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In which I make a rare confession for a columnist:  I was wrong about something truly important....
As unions wane in American life, it’s increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining the middle class. 
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There is a union that is strong, supported by the Right, and its members are the least productive and cost the tax payers the most money.  It is not seen as a union but as a "sacrilege" to point out its flaws.  But I see it every day where I am. It called "Vets". Most of which never saw combat, had no other real options coming out of school, went from suckling the public teet of public schools that tole them where to be, when to be there, what to eat, what to do with their free time, and all at the sound of a bell and an authoritative figure, to a life where they were told where to be, when to be there, what to eat, what to do with their free time, and all at the sound of a bell and an authoritative figure, so the other boob. Their work ethic is that of high school children, because that is all they have ever known.  Where you find abuse, you will often find the cronyism associated with this undeclared "union".  They are given first dibs on lucrative public sector jobs and private sector is coaxed into employing them over a non-vet.  
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A fund started by one of the murdered Muslim students in North Carolina, to provide emergency dental assistance to the needy, has already raised $300,000. So bittersweet.
The international spotlight on the deaths of three Muslim students has sparked donations of more than $300,000 in three days to a fund that one of the shooting victims, UNC-Chapel Hill dental student Deah Barakat, had set up to for a dental aid trip to Turkey
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im pakistani but my tears came out when i saw this news, Allah ... my three young innocent muslim brother and sisters :(
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It turns out that smoking is even more deadly than we thought!
A new analysis suggests that an additional 60,000 deaths a year in the United States are linked to smoking.
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+Jo Ann Hernesmaa
Funerals are educational gatherings.

My dad's best friend at work smoked, had his lung cut out from being ruined by smoking, kept smoking, and eventually died from it.

I could tell my dad was hurt that his close friend wouldn't listen, scared by what it meant that his friend couldn't stop, and sad for what it meant would happen to him years too soon.

One of my local neighbors was a teacher at the local Catholic private school  He seemed friendly.

He smoked a pipe. One day, when I think he was probably about 50-55, he stopped me to ask me something.

I couldn't make out at all what he was saying. I asked him to repeat his question. The same thing; unintelligible. Just noise.

I think I may have been the last person he thoroughly taught about a subject.  I still have no idea what he said.

And I will never forget it.

Oh, he'd had his tongue cut out, my mom explained to me when I got home and told her what had happened. The tobacco smoke from his pipe landing on his tongue where he sucked it in had given him cancer there. The doctors had to remove the school teacher's tongue to save his life.

And with that, I think they—ultimately smoking, that is—had taken away his way of living his life. I think he enjoyed teaching a lot.

His home was directly next door to the home of the principle of his school.

These are things that make you even more sad as you grow to understand them better.
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My column argues that Bruce Jenner, making preparations to come out as a transgender woman, is again a champ. Put Jenner back on the Wheaties box! www.nyti.ms/1EIds1m 
The 1976 Olympic gold medalist is showing a champion’s mettle in preparing to come out as a transgender woman.
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who would want to date your daughter; key food don't need nothing his pretty; wright saying fellaz ??? yah!  
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