Allen McDuffee

Part journalist, part investigative reporter, part blogger

Allen McDuffee is a New York-based politics writer. Part reporter, part investigative journalist, part blogger, he has written on Middle East politics, American foreign policy and military affairs for The Nation, Mother Jones, AlterNet, Huffington Post, In These Times, Truthdig, Raw Story, Truthout and the New York Observer, among others. Allen's articles are often covered in the blogosphere, including noted blogs such as The Daily Kos and The Huffington Post. In 2008, he launched his blog governmentality.

Allen was awarded funding from The Nation’s Investigative Journalism Fund to research the growth of Pentagon-funded public military high schools in poor and minority saturated American cities and is currently working on a book project, No Child Left Unrecruited, about recruiting America’s youth for military service. Allen has been a fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and, for more than seven years, he worked at Washington, DC think tanks and private political consulting firms.