Mike Allen

This Dinner Party Explains How Engineers And Lobbyists See The World Differently
POLITICO’s Mike Allen sheds light on the evolving relationship between the valley and the swamp
July 21, 2014

POLITICO’s Mike Allen sheds light on the evolving relationship between the valley and the swamp.

What If POLITICO Had Covered the Civil War?
Playbook, Emancipation Day Edition
October 28, 2013

Playbook, Emancipation Day Edition

The Pointless Pursuit of “Tax Certainty”
December 12, 2012

Very Important People say America needs more tax certainty, and therefore tax reform. Those people are wrong.

Five People Politico Should Have Called for Its Terrible Article on Fixing the Economy
December 11, 2012

When Politico declared a consensus on how to fix the economy, they forgot to call some folks—say, economists. So, we made the calls for them.

The Liberal Media, in Love With Our Narrative
October 23, 2012

When Mitt Romney won the first debate, it was trumpeted as an epic event; when he lost the next two, not so much. What gives?

Since When Is Swimming in the Sea of Galilee Scandalous?
August 21, 2012

Swimming in the Sea of Galilee is not scandalous or sacrilegious. It's refreshing.

Manufactured Outrage, Religious Edition
April 17, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long. You had to figure it would just be a matter of time before Team Romney alleged anti-Mormon bias by its opponents or the press, and bingo, today we had two separate instances of the charge being raised. And in both instances, it was groundless. There will surely be moments in months ahead when the accusation is merited.

Politico Heart Fox News
February 01, 2012

The scrupulously nonpartisan Politico has been under sustained attack from Fox News for being too left-wing. Today, Politico hits back, hard, with "How Fox News Has Stayed On Top," a fanzine-style puffer by Mike Allen. That'll show 'em! I'm sure there's a strategy at work here. I just can't figure out what it is. As for the Allen story, it's an unalloyed embarrassment--one of the worst things I can ever recall reading by a first-rate journalist.

How Are Dems Winning the Payroll Tax Cut Fight?
December 21, 2011

At first glance, it’s not at all clear that the Democrats should be dominating the PR fight over the payroll tax-cut extension that's stalemated Congress. When the music stopped on the congressional debate, the GOP-controlled House had passed a year-long extension of the tax cut while the Senate had only passed a two-month extension, and the White House had endorsed the latter.