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Nicholas Kristof
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In which I betray my own and write about "The Liberal Blind Spot" http://nyti.ms/24dG5fn
When I called for my fellow progressives to welcome conservative academics on campus, readers were in agreement that I was dead wrong.
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People have a tendency to put everyone on the other side in one box to make it easier to throw away. But there are many issues and resultingly many degrees between far left and far right. It's essential that we learn to see these things rationally and become open to trying to understand why people hold an opposing view and acknowledge that they have the right to believe it.
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If you usually like my columns, you'll hate today's, about liberal intolerance.
We’re big on diversity, but not when it comes to conservatives in academia. That’s wrong.
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I agree with your comments about HRC. What I don't understand and no one seems to explain is how it was possible for Hillary Clinton to receive e-mails or send them from the State Department.

I serve periodically as a medical consultant for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City. The security is so tight I kid that it would be easier to break into the Pentagon than to look up something in the electronic medical record.

Anything practitioners want to add in terms of access has to be approved through the security IT people. It is not possible to send patient records elsewhere. I would have expected that
even HRC would have had to have State Department IT people advise her about the use of the internet and whether it was possible to have a private server. I doubt she would have been able to gain access on her own.

Thomas A. Weingeist, MD, PhD
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My column on what Donald Trump doesn't get about women. Read! http://nyti.ms/1r6vd67
Now he’s attacking Clinton and misses the point about a woman’s card: It’s less than worthless.
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A lovely story: A Few Miles From San Bernardino, a Muslim Prom Queen Reigns http://nyti.ms/1r3cUPq
Zarifeh Shalabi received the ultimate symbol of teenage acceptance when her non-Muslim friends campaigned for her by wearing hijabs in solidarity.
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Thanks! I've just hit 100,000 subscribers to my email newsletter. If the newsletter were a newspaper, it'd be among the 100 biggest in the US. So sign up: 100k people do it, and you should do!  http://nyti.ms/24awZBI
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Happy birthday 🎂🍷
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Obama in Saudi Arabia, Exporter of Oil and Bigotry http://nyti.ms/1T0f8FY Read my column and share your thoughts!
The Islamophobia festering in the U.S. is fed by extremism fostered by the Saudis.
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+James Bond Not all of them are. My hairdresser is a Muslim, originally from Iran. Escaped there because there was no freedom for women, and is a citizen here now. Couldn't be a nicer person. Doesn't care what religion her clients are. She's pretty secular herself. Celebrates Christmas. My pharmacist is also a Muslim, originally from Syria, but has been here for decades and is a citizen. Wonderful loving guy, gives me a hug when he sees me, prays for me, wishes me Merry Christmas, knows I'm a Christian and has nothing but joy in his eyes when he sees me. Fearing all Muslims is irrational. I have yet to encounter one who is dangerous or a xenophobe. There are quite a number of them wandering around in my city whom I don't know, but they all seem like decent contributing citizens and not the type you're describing.

But...I do agree with Nicholas Kristof that Saudi Arabia is a backwards nation.
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My advice: Go take a hike!
A backpacking trip provides both an escape from life’s distractions and an annual bonding experience for father and daughter.
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I commend you Nick for this adventure. Good to know you hiked in our beloved Eagle Creek Trails, one of the best I've encountered.
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As Mothers Day approaches, spare a thought for moms with pelvic organ prolapse--a horrific disorder that is all too common in the developing world.
Hadas Birhane, 36, suffered from a severe pelvic organ prolapse, a painful condition that poses a risk to mothers undergoing obstructed and prolonged delivery.Credit Joni Kabana
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Some struggling LGBT kids complained that Caitlyn Jenner wasn't helping the cause. Then she dropped in. My column on what happened next: www.nyti.ms/23rrzQF 
The students at a Brooklyn school criticized Ms. Jenner for not doing enough for trans people — then she showed up.
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great tell it to your own Notification not mine cause he has Four kids and 2 wives and I do not believe him?
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A woman dies in the US of cervical cancer every two hours. A majority of US women experience an unplanned pregnancy. A woman is assaulted in the US every 9 seconds. So, candidates, can we have a conversation about women's health that isn't just about abortion?http://nyti.ms/1qWKHcT
A crucial issue — a matter of life or death — is missing from the presidential race.
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+Scott Carpenter    I shall overcome.
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Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest? Here's my take: http://nyti.ms/1T5Kye7
The “Crooked Hillary” narrative is fundamentally unfair.
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Shifting positions by focus group ought to register somewhere on the basic honesty analysis. 
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Put down that chicken sandwich and read my column about why we intervene on behalf of abused dogs, but shrug at a billion abused chickens.
For some reason, dangling a dog by the scruff of its neck is mistreatment, but sometimes scalding a chicken alive is accepted as agribusiness.
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I'm glad you report animal abuse in your columns, but I'd be more admiring of your work if you stopped eating animal flesh from creatures that may well have suffered for your dining pleasure.  
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    government, 1978 - 1981
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    law, 1981 - 1983
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