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Joe Nocera Columns
November 19, 2012 Hacking General PetraeusSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
We are now entering the second phase of the David Petraeus scandal. The first phase began on Nov. 9 when Petraeus revealed that he had had an affair and resigned as C.I.A. director. For the next week, the press scrambled to keep...
November 13, 2012 A Texas Prosecutor Faces JusticeSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
In just about a month from now, Texas will witness a rare event: a former prosecutor is going to be held to account for alleged prosecutorial misconduct.
November 12, 2012 No Heat Till Christmas?Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
On Friday morning, I drove out to the Rockaways with Nan Shipley, a 48-year-old real estate broker and mother of three. Though we barely know each other, she had been sending me e-mails all week, updating me about the problems...
November 4, 2012 The Mayor’s BarrierSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
One of my enduring childhood memories is going with my mother to the lobby of The Providence Journal, where she had once worked, to see the high water mark of the fearsome 1938 hurricane. It was the worst storm that had ever been...
October 24, 2012 Where the Candidates AgreeSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Judging by the first two presidential debates — I’m writing this on the eve of the third — there is one area where Mitt Romney and President Obama are in at least quasi agreement: the need for serious tax reform.
October 23, 2012 Why Syracuse Isn’t Penn StateSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
On Nov. 17, 2011, less than two weeks after a grand jury indicted Jerry Sandusky, thus igniting the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, ESPN broke the news that a second big-time college assistant coach had been accused of abusing...
October 10, 2012 Buying the Election?Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Do you remember that moment in the first Austin Powers movie when Dr. Evil, back in action after being cryogenically frozen for 30 years, gets his hands on a nuclear warhead? “If you want it back,” he snarls to a group of world...
October 2, 2012 How Punch Protected the TimesSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
In 1969, shares of The New York Times Company began to be listed on the American Stock Exchange. The driving force behind the listing was the company’s chairman and chief executive, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who was then 43 and...
September 25, 2012 Romney and the Forbes 400Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Last week, sandwiched between Monday’s leak of the video in which Mitt Romney dismissed “the 47 percent” and Friday’s release of the Romneys’ 2011 tax returns — showing that they had paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent —...
September 24, 2012 Has Apple Peaked?Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster? Interesting question, isn’t it?
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