Allen McDuffee is a politics and policy reporter, investigative journalist, blogger and podcast host.
Most recently, Allen wrote for The Atlantic. Previously, he 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, ideas and think tanks 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, Huffington Post, 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.
Allen is currently working on a book about the power and influence of think tanks in Washington and he blogs at governmentality, where he also hosts a podcast. With msnbc producer John Flowers, Allen is co-host of the podcast and monthly live show, Politics & Pints.
For more than seven years, Allen worked at Washington, DC think tanks and private political consulting firms. He has also spent time in Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine for work and for pleasure. He lives in New York and Washington, DC.
- "Can Bernie Sanders Save Socialism?" OZY.com. July 2, 2015.
- "Who Really Crosses the U.S.-Mexico Border?" The Atlantic. December 31, 2014.
- "U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo," The Atlantic. December 20, 2014.
- "Cheney: 'I'd Do It Again in a Minute,'" The Atlantic. December 14, 2014.
- "Ted Cruz Angers GOP as Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill," The Atlantic. December 14, 2014.
- "Police to de Blasio: Don't Attend my Funeral," The Atlantic. December 13, 2014.
- "Former CIA Director Braces for 'Torture Report,'" The Atlantic. December 7, 2014.
- "De Blasio: Giuliani 'Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality' of Race," December 7, 2014.
- "Six Guantanamo Detainees Are Released to Uruguay," The Atlantic. December 7, 2014.
- "Giuliani: Michael Brown's Death Shouldn't Have Gone to a Grand Jury," The Atlantic. November 30, 2014.
- "Israel's Foreign Minister Wants to Pay Israeli Arabs to Leave," The Atlantic. November 28, 2014.
- "Giving Faces to Turkey's 1.6 Million 'Temporary' Syrian Refugees," The Atlantic. November 23, 2014.
- "Romney: Obama 'Needs to Lear That He Lost' The Midterms," The Atlantic. November 16, 2014.
- "Egypt Won't Admit Homosexuals Exist, but It Will Imprison Them," The Atlantic. November 1, 2014.
- "'No Second Thoughts' About an Ebola Quarantine in New Jersey," The Atlantic. October 26, 2014.
- "Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage: Now Matching Public Opinion," The Atlantic. October 25, 2014.
- "A Brief (and Recent) History of Sexism in Tennis," The Atlantic. October 19, 2014.
- "The NSA's Moonlighting Problem," The Atlantic. October 18, 2014.
- "ISIS Is Now Bragging About Enslaving Women and Children," The Atlantic. October 13, 2014.
- "Tomorrow's Super Soldiers Will Wear Night Vision Contact Lenses," Wired. April 1, 2014.
- "The Navy's Plan to Beam Down Solar Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels," Wired. March 17, 2014.
- "All the Immigrants in the World, in One Addictive Interactive Map," The New Republic. March 12, 2014.
- "DARPA's Tiny Lasers Will Soon Hunt for Biochemical Weapons," Wired. March 6, 2014.
- "DARPA's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course," Wired. December 19, 2013.
- "DeMint marks a new, sharper image for Heritage," with Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post. December 6, 2012.
- "Special Ops Uniform Will Transform Commandos Into an Iron Man Army," Wired. October 11, 2013.
- "DARPA's Plan to Flood the Sea With Drones, Carrying More Drones," Wired. September 13, 2013.
- "As Tensions Rise in Syria, Israel Conducts 'Routine" Missile Tests," Wired. September, 3, 2013.
- "How to Fix The Army: Sack All The Generals," Wired. August 12, 2013.
- "$2 Billion in Arms Sales to Iraq: Is it the Right Stuff?" Wired. August 1, 2013.
- "The Drone Gender Gap: Big Difference in How Men and Women View Strikes," Wired. July 26, 2013.
- "Afghanistan Audits Reveal Billions of Dollars in Taxpayer Waste," Wired. July 25, 2013.
- "Think tanks getting new generation of leaders," The Washington Post. June 3, 2012.
- "Koch brothers sue Cato Institute, president," The Washington Post. March 1, 2012.
- "Think tanks take on debate role," The Washington Post. November 21, 2011.
- "Cheney at AEI: Waterboarding under Bush still keeps us safe under Obama," The Washington Post. September 9, 2011.
- "Google Ideas think tank gathering former extremists to battle radicalization," The Washington Post. June 24, 2011.