Joe Conason is founder and editor-in-chief of The National Memo, a daily political newsletter and website, and Editor at Large for The Investigative Fund. For 18 years he wrote a weekly political column for The New York Observer, where he formerly served as executive editor, and for 12 yeras he wrote a weekly column for Salon. He previously served as investigative editor of The American Prospect and editor-at-large for Conde Nast’s Details. Before that, he worked for The Village Voice as a columnist, staff writer and national correspondent. He is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hunting of the President (2000) and Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth (2003).