Joe Nocera

07/17/2015 - 12:10am

            On Thursday, the office of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., released a letter from Kevin M. Kennedy, an executive vice president at Takata, the company whose defective air bags have killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.

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07/16/2015 - 11:26pm

            At the Aspen Ideas Festival — an annual summer gabfest in Colorado that presents all sorts of interesting ideas, from the improbable to the important — one of the big themes this year was jobs. How will America close the skills gap? Where will...

06/25/2015 - 10:44am

    This is the second column I've written about Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the dean of the University of Michigan's School of Education. Ball believes the training that teachers get while they are in school needs to be drastically improved. Last year, I...

06/19/2015 - 12:03pm

    Anticipating a Republican presidential bid by Scott Walker, the two-term governor of Wisconsin, both The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Monthly recently published lengthy articles about him. (The Times feature, which is in the magazine this...

06/19/2015 - 10:01am

    Well, that didn't last very long, did it?

    It was only December when Dr. Ray Watts, the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, announced that after a strategic review, the...

06/10/2015 - 2:27am

    On Wednesday morning, during Google's annual meeting, a shareholder named John M. Simpson stood up to question the company's top executives about its self-driving car program. They were not friendly questions.

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