Category: News

New Documents Raise Ethical and Billing Concerns About the N.R.A.’s Outside Counsel

This article was published in partnership with ProPublica and The Trace. In 2018, accountants for the National Rifle Association began cataloguing for its board of directors questionable financial arrangements that had led to millions of dollars in payments to a group of the organization’s top executives and consultants. The N.R.A. was experiencing cash-flow problems, and…

By JohnValbyNation July 31, 2019 0

Trump’s Message to U.S. Intelligence Officials: Be Loyal or Leave

This past Wednesday, during Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Representative John Ratcliffe, a Republican from Texas who was previously a federal prosecutor, accused the former special counsel of illegally smearing President Trump. Ratcliffe demanded to know why Mueller had stated in Volume II of his report—which investigated whether the President had obstructed…

By JohnValbyNation July 30, 2019 0

Tana French on “The Witch Elm”

Listen with: iTunes WNYC Stitcher TuneIn Tana French was an actor in her thirties when she sat down to write a novel, about a mystery that takes the lives of two children, which became the global blockbuster “In the Woods.” With her subsequent books about the Dublin Murder Squad, French became known as “the queen…

By JohnValbyNation July 30, 2019 0

Olimpia Zagnoli’s “A Taste of Summer”

In her second cover for the magazine, Olimpia Zagnoli presents a pastel portrait of summer—and of a technique some people use to beat the heat. We recently talked to Zagnoli, who lives in Milan, about her thoughts on the season. You were born and raised in Italy. Do you prefer ice cream or gelato? Gelato!…

By JohnValbyNation July 29, 2019 0

Don’t Worry About the Democratic Presidential Polls

Exactly twelve years ago, on July 29, 2007, national opinion polls declared the front-runner for the Republican Presidential nomination to be one Rudolph Giuliani, the bombastic former New York City mayor. In second place, seven points back, was a retired Tennessee senator and actor, Fred Thompson. Languishing in third place, another five points behind, was…

By JohnValbyNation July 29, 2019 0