How Trump Made a Writer of Thrillers Stick to Facts

WEST TISBURY, Mass. — Over four decades and nearly two dozen thrillers, the novelist Richard North Patterson has used current events as scaffolding for his imagination. Late-stage abortion, conflict in the Middle East, genocide in Africa, gun control, the death penalty — the thornier the issue, the better. But nothing […]

Columbia Inquiry Found Plagiarism in Monica Crowley’s Dissertation

WASHINGTON — Monica Crowley, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, committed “localized instances of plagiarism” in her 2000 Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University found in an investigation that ultimately concluded she did not commit research misconduct. As part of the university’s review of Ms. Crowley’s work, she was required […]