Ian Urbina is a reporter for The New York Times,
based in the paper’s Washington bureau. He has degrees in
history from Georgetown University and the University of
Chicago, and his writings, which range from domestic and
foreign policy to commentary on everyday life, have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian,
Harper’s, and elsewhere. He lives in Washington, D.C.,
with his wife, son, stepdaughter, and a nuisance of a dog.