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Nicholas Kristof
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Obama’s Death Sentence for Young Refugees: My column on a pretty shameful aspect of US policy http://nyti.ms/28UymAa
A U.S.-Mexico deportation policy can mean death for youths targeted by the gangs they fled.
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Very misleading title. This kid's desperate circumstances are equivalent to that of thousands of Black & Latino kids throughout the U.S.
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My column notes that just since 1970, more Americans have died from gun violence than died in all the wars in American history. Read!
Firearms have their valid uses, but we should keep them out of the hands of violent people.
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it is impossible to fire a semiautomatic anywhere close to that of an automatic.......get real
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Our allies in Bahrain force a peaceful pro-democracy protester, Zainab al-Khawaja, into exile.
In her first interview since leaving Bahrain earlier this week, campaigner Zainab al-Khawaja calls for the country's king to face trial
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thank you sir?

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What's the most common "vegetable" served to American children? Read my column and weep.
To get more kids to college, invest in infants.
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Wow, so nice 
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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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My column pays tribute to my murdered friend Jo Cox. RIP, Jo, and may Britain remember your wisdom. http://nyti.ms/28K2Stg
A united Europe would be a fitting legacy for a woman no longer able to influence the world in other ways.
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This is a disgrace: In 2016 in America we're locking up poor people, basically because they're poor. Read my report from inside jail.
The modern equivalent of debtors’ prisons lock people up if they cannot pay.
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Mr. Kristof I just shared this excellent piece with a client and dear friend of mine - we actually have a large announcement to make regarding The Innocence Project is there an email that I can reach you at, I would love for you to consider doing an editorial piece on our announcement if at all possible. My email is westlevypr@gmail.com Thank you!
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This is simply the most inspiring education story I know, a tribute to the power of a girl and a book. Read and share!
An Afghan girl’s hunger for knowledge is stronger than the threat of an acid attack.
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If she can not locate to the US, we are aware of a canadian family, living in a university town, that are willing to offer her free room and board in their home as she attends university. They have done it for others and have more than enough room in their house.
you have my contact imformation
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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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As for this second article - well, you're still wrong, +Nicholas Kristof. Scholars "cluster on the left" because they are intelligent enough to realize that it makes sense to hold inclusive, leftist, progressive views. They also like to do things in society that, you know - WORK. The right wing policies are literally destroying the world and the US, because they are just not rooted in reality.

Academics don't cluster to the left because they're in some conspiracy against the right wing, they examine their own views and their knowledge of what will probably work and realize that the only place they can be is to the left.

It's not bigotry to not hire someone who openly claims to be against facts and reason for a position that requires primarily fact and reason. Evangelicals are openly claiming to be against facts and reason. They are pro belief, and if reality clashes with belief, they go with belief. They even suppress real world data to maintain belief.

I seriously think you're trying to just bend over backwards to be fair. But that sort of thinking only makes sense to a point. You can't let torturers in a concentration camp just torture, say, half of the prisoners, because not torturing any would just not be inclusive...

Conservatives don't pursue academic careers in fact driven fields not because they're afraid of being excluded, they don't pursue academic careers in social sciences because they cherish their ideology far more than they actually accept facts and any science. They may pursue careers in math and economics, because those are not in conflict with right-wing politics. If anything, economics is a very right wing thing - "how can we screw over more widows and orphans today?" is very much a conservative mindset...
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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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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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