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  •  sorry to see Bob Herbert go (2+ / 0-)
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    Virginia mom, ItsSimpleSimon

    Any word on his replacement?  

    U. S. Chamber of Commerce not working for US. Stop outsourcing American jobs!

    by MJ via Chicago on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 08:58:58 AM PDT

    •  Joe Nocera? (2+ / 0-)
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      ItsSimpleSimon, MJ via Chicago

      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      Great column.  It should have its own diary.  At the end he says:

      This is my last Talking Business column; as you may have read I will soon be moving to the Op-Ed page. It has been a joy and a privilege to be entrusted with this space each Saturday, and what has made it especially rewarding has been interacting with so many passionate, thoughtful readers. I look forward to re-engaging with you when my Op-Ed column begins next month.

      "YES WE CAN!." Barack Obama Update: Well, apparently we can't.

      by Time Waits for no Woman on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 10:16:03 AM PDT

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      •  "Money" quote from that Nocera column (2+ / 0-)
        No. Charlie Engle wasn’t a seller of bad mortgages. He was a borrower. And the “mortgage fraud” for which he was prosecuted was something that literally millions of Americans did during the subprime bubble. Supposedly, he lied on two liar loans.

        “The Department of Justice has made prosecuting financial crimes, including mortgage fraud, a high priority,” said Neil H. MacBride, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a statement. (Mr. MacBride, whose office prosecuted Mr. Engle, declined to be interviewed.)

        Apparently, though, it’s only a high priority if the target is a borrower.

        Pithy writing, for sure. That said, I'll hold acclaiming Nocera an adequate Herbert stand-in till we see his work in the less constrained venue of the NYT Op-Ed pages.

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