Category Archives: Opinion Writers and Journalists

Opinion | What if Trump Could Explain as Well as He Inflames? by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

“Unfortunately, we have a president who wants to spend $5.7 billion on a wall to fix his political problems with Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. When what we need is a president who wants to spend $5.7 on … Continue reading

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Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 29, 2019 A demonstration using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in a crowd at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this month.CreditCreditDavid Mcnew/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Around the end of each year major … Continue reading

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Opinion | Kindness Is a Skill – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist Jan. 28, 2019,  419 c CreditCreditNick Shepherd/Ikon Images, via Getty Images I went into journalism to cover politics, but now I find myself in national marriage therapy. Covering American life is like covering one of … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Embargo on Cuba Failed. Let’s Move On. – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Jan. 23, 2019, 244 c American and Cuban flags flying from a balcony in Havana.CreditCreditIvan Alvarado/Reuters HAVANA — It has been 60 years since Fidel Castro marched into Havana, so it’s time for both Cuba … Continue reading

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Opinion | More Schools and Fewer Tanks for the Mideast – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 22, 2019,  180 c Tunisians last week celebrated the anniversary of their 2011 revolution. Credit Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images “President Trump’s sudden announcement that he’s pulling U.S. troops out of Syria … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hold a Second Brexit Referendum – By Roger Cohen – The New York Times

By Roger Cohen Opinion Columnist Jan. 15, 2019,   651 Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. Credit Neil Hall/EPA, via Shutterstock “A democracy that cannot change its mind is not a democracy. The people may do that when presented … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Prime-Time Bludgeon – By Ross Douthat – The New York Times

By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist Jan. 9, 2019,  675 c President Trump made his first prime-time Oval Office address on Tuesday night. Credit,  Joshua Bright for The New York Times “The people who didn’t want television networks to cede a … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Green New Deal Rises Again – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 8, 2019,  30 c A technician monitoring turbines at a wind farm in Glenrock, Wy.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York Times “Back in 2007, I wrote a column calling for a “Green New Deal,” and … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hope for a Green New Year – by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

Let’s be honest with ourselves: The new Democratic majority in the House won’t be able to enact new legislation. I’ll be astonished if there are bipartisan deals on anything important — even on infrastructure, where both sides claim to want … Continue reading

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Opinion | My Biggest Duds – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

A roundup of the columns that no one, except maybe my mom, read. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Dec. 19, 2018,  330 Photo:   Suffering in Yemen. “Good thing my mother is a loyal Times subscriber. She was just about the … Continue reading

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