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

For Newsweek, I investigated the case of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive in Pakistan from July 2009 until May 2014. For Harper's, I have reported on Ron Paul's libertarian youth movement, as well as the conservatives pushing for criminal justice reform. Long ago before facial hair was hip, I wrote a book about international beard and moustache competitions

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

Safe travels and thanks for reading,

-- michael