Joe Nocera

12/18/2014 - 3:24am

    I asked Marty Peretz the other day whether his goal during the nearly four decades that he had owned The New Republic was ever to make a profit. "Absolutely not," he bellowed. "I think we were profitable maybe three or four years." One year, he said, the magazine's staff threw a...

11/27/2014 - 6:54pm

    This week marks the fifth anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's death in a Russian prison. He was 37 years old, a member of the emerging middle class who worked as a lawyer for a man named Bill Browder, the leader of the largest Russia-only investment firm...

11/20/2014 - 2:30pm

    Is there anybody out there who opposes net neutrality?

    Net neutrality, of course, is the principle that calls for the Internet to remain free and open - with no "fast lanes" that would...

11/13/2014 - 4:04pm

    Mike Weisser is my favorite gun dealer. The longtime proprietor of the Ware Gun Shop in Ware, Massachusetts, Weisser, 70, estimates he has sold more than 40,000 guns in his career as a wholesaler and retailer. He also has a nice little business teaching a...

11/13/2014 - 3:30pm

    The day after the midterm elections, I met up with a man named Ira Glasser, the former longtime head of the American Civil Liberties Union. For days, the media had been full of news about the enormous sums of money likely to be spent by special-interest...

11/06/2014 - 5:59pm

    Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab is a Syrian man who has been a detainee at the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, since 2002. In 2009, the Guantánamo Review Task Force ruled that he was not a threat to national security and could be released. Yet here...

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