Allen McDuffee


Allen McDuffee is a politics and policy reporter, investigative journalist, blogger and podcast host. Allen is currently working on a book about the 2020 elections and is developing a new podcast, Politically Curious. He also writes and hosts a podcast about power, politics and ideas at governmentality. Previously, Allen wrote about national affairs for The Atlantic. He also covered national security for Wired, where he wrote about the Pentagon, military affairs and the defense industry. From 2011 to 2013 he covered policy, politics, think tanks and the ideas industry for The Washington Post, where he broke the story about the Koch brothers suing for control of the Cato Institute, reported on the 2012 elections and covered Google’s international gathering of 80 former violent extremists in Dublin, Ireland. Allen has also written for The New Republic, The Nation, The American Prospect, Timeline, OZY and the New York Observer, among others. He has been awarded funding from The Nation’s Investigative Journalism Fund and has twice been a fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.