Cora Currier


Cora Currier was a reporting fellow at ProPublica and previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorkerâs website, The European, Letâs Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

Hurricane Sandy drew attention to the importance of cell service during an emergency. But cell companies say voluntary efforts, not regulation, should govern emergency response.

Why the U.S. Won’t Allow a Dying Iranian Sociologist to Join His Family

Dr. Rahmatollah Sedigh Sarvestani, suffering from late-stage cancer, has been denied a visa to the U.S., where doctors say he could receive potentially life-saving treatment. The U.S. cites "espionage," and offers no more details.

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Reading Guide: Where Romney and Obama Actually Stand on Global Warming

We've looked beyond the candidates' rhetoric — or lack thereof — to find out where they actually stand on climate change.

Reading Guide: Segregation in America

What continues to drive housing segregation? What are the consequences? We rounded up some of the best reporting on the subject.

Why Florida is Sitting on $300 Million Meant to Help Homeowners

Nearly eight months after a $25 billion foreclosure settlement was announced, Florida is one of the only states yet to decide what to do with its funds.

Still Classified: Terror Suspects’ Own Accounts of Their Abuse

Revising its stance on presumptive classification, the government doubles down on its position that detainees’ observations and experiences of their time in U.S. custody are classified.

Gitmo Detainee's Body Being Held in Secure, Undisclosed Location

The body of Adnan Latif, the Guantanamo detainee who died last month, has not yet been sent back to his home country, Yemen. And it’s not clear when it will be or where it is now.

11 Key Reads on the Economy Ahead of Tonight's Debate

With the economy on the debate schedule tonight, we've rounded up some of the best coverage of the critical economic issues in the presidential election.

Freddie Mac Didn’t Set Out to Profit from Homeowners Trapped in High-Rate Mortgages

Federal watchdog says mortgage giant had no coordinated plan to bet against homeowners, though Freddie held billions of dollars of investments that paid off if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans.

Timeline: A Guantanamo Death Foretold

Where Obama and Romney Stand on The War in Afghanistan

The two candidates snipe at each other, but they’ve articulated few big differences.

The Bush Administration’s Oft-Repeated (and Now Challenged) Waterboarding Claims

A new report contradicts the official claim that only three detainees were waterboarded by the CIA. We lay out the Bush administration officials who have repeated the claim over the years.

Interactive: Stacking Up the Administration's Drone Claims

How the government talks about a drone program it won't acknowledge exists.

How the Gov't Talks About a Drone Program it Won't Acknowledge Exists

The Obama administration still doesn’t officially acknowledge the CIA’s drone program, a stance that helps shield it from discussing the program’s most controversial elements.

Happy Labor Day. Here's the Best Reporting on Worker Safety

A roundup of the best accountability journalism on dismal workplaces in the U.S.

Mitt Romney's Tax Mysteries: A Reading Guide

We lay out the questions raised by Romney's tax disclosures, and what we still don't know.

A Scorecard For This Summer’s Bank Scandals

Heat Wave: The Best Reporting on Our Rising Temperatures

A roundup of accountability journalism on the local effects of rising temperatures around the country and the world.

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