John Cassidy

John Cassidy has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995. He also writes a blog on The New Yorker’s Web site, entitled “Rational Irrationality.” His latest book, “How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities,” was published in November, 2009, by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace
Early on Wednesday afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, had a fire drill, an eleventh-grader named Gabriella Figueroa told MSNBC’s Brian Williams. “Then we heard gunshots,” Figueroa said. “Then it went to code red. And then it was crazy.” An individual with deadly...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Demonizing Edward Snowden: Which Side Are You On?
As I write this, a bunch of reporters are flying from Moscow to Havana on an Aeroflot Airbus 330, but Edward Snowden isn’t sitting among them. His whereabouts are unknown. He might still be in the V.I.P. lounge at Sheremetyevo International Airport. He could have left on another plane.
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