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The Cocaine Coast

January 28, 2010

South American cocaine is ferried to Europe through West Africa. Along the way, FARC, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda all get a cut.

On the Ground Report from Haiti

January 15, 2010

The assistant director of UVA's Creative Writing Program was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when the earthquake struck. He provides video and his impressions of the aftermath of the quake.

WSJ Joins in Calling Out Bloomberg

December 11, 2009

It's now clear that it's not true that Goldman Sachs executives arming themselves against an uprising. But neither the news outlet nor author Alice Schroeder are talking.

9 Counties? 8 Bridges? 7 Million People?

November 23, 2009

The biggest problem with The New York Times' new Bay Area section is that it acts like a foreign desk, treating the region like a surprisingly cosmopolitan colonial outpost.