I am a reporter covering American politics, environmental issues and corduroy for publications including Harper’s Magazine, NewsweekTheNewYorker.com, and The Daily Beast

For Penguin Press, I co-authored American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan. Based on our combined 15 years of reporting, former U.S. Army infantryman Matt Farwell and I present the full history of Bergdahl’s life, his decision to leave his combat post, and the five-year international ordeal that followed. American Cipher publishes on March 12, 2019, and is available for pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller.

For Harper's, I have reported on Ron Paul's libertarian youth movement, as well as the conservatives who led the push in Washington for criminal justice reform.

Personally, I believe in paper maps and unplanned road trips.  

Safe travels and thanks for reading,

-- michael