Category Archives: Thomas Friedman

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 | 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 | 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 | The End of Europe? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018,  573c Yellow Vest protesters clashed with the police in Paris on Saturday.CreditCreditVeronique De Viguerie/Getty Images PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom … Continue reading

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Opinion | We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

There are now more climate refugees, economic migrants searching for work and political refugees just searching for order than at any point since World War II, nearly 70 million people according to the International Rescue Committee, and 135 million more … Continue reading

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Opinion | How to Make America America Again – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

What is there left to say about the terrible murder of moderate Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath? Only one thing, and I have said it before, but I feel it even more strongly now: In the midterm elections, … Continue reading

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Opinion | America’s Dilemma: Censuring M.B.S. and Not Halting Saudi Reforms – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“I have three thoughts on the Jamal Khashoggi saga. First, I can’t shake the image of this big teddy bear of a man, who only wanted to see his government reform in a more inclusive, transparent way, being killed in … Continue reading

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Opinion | ‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

That’s the anonymous-G.O.P. credo today: We know Trump is a jerk, but you’ve gotta love the good stuff — you’ve got to admit that his tax cuts, deregulation, destruction of Obamacare and military buildup have fueled so much growth, defense … Continue reading

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Opinion | Can I Ruin Your Dinner Party? (Italy Libya and the EU) – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

But the European pillar of this community of democracies has never been more under assault — so much so that for the first time I wonder if this European pillar will actually crumble. From Italy you can see all the … Continue reading

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