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Joe Nocera



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Big money wins polls again in a romp

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which issued a report just days before the midterms, nearly $4 billion was expected to be spent, in toto, on the midterms. ...

Detainees' force-feeding at the Guantánamo Bay

It turns out that the government has videotapes of Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab enduring the forced cell extraction and the force-feeding...

Are the US courts for sale?

Hudson, 62, is not a congressional or Senate candidate. Rather, she is a State Supreme Court justice in North Carolina, seeking her second eight-year term. ...

Brazil is abuzz about Snowden

When I visited China in June, my trip happened to coincide with the discovery that Edward Snowden was hiding out in Hong Kong. ...

That spineless gun vote

Finally, a woman answered their frantic knocking. “Are you all from the high school?” she asked. When they said yes, the woman invited them in. That is where they learned that two of their fellow students at Columbine High School had gone on a murderous spree, killing 13 and wounding 21, before turn...

A real carbon solution ...

Sometime this summer, in Odessa, the Summit Power Group plans to break ground on a $2.5 billion coal gasification power plant. Summit has named this the Texas Clean Energy Project....

Two very fateful days in September

Anniversary No. 1: Four years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection. In the days and weeks that followed, we saw the unfolding of the dramatic — and ultimately successful — effort by the federal government to rescue the banking system. But, once the dust settled, we began to see s...