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David Weigel is a national reporter for The Washington Post. From 2014 to 2015, he helped launch the new Bloomberg Politics site as a roving reporter, covering everything from the decline of Southern Democrats to the reasons why some practitioners of transcendental meditation support Rand Paul. From 2010 to 2014, he was a reporter for Slate, where he ran a political blog and hosted an interview podcast.
From 2006 through 2010, David’s reporting focused on the American conservative movement. He covered the Ron Paul and Bob Barr campaigns for Reason, and covered the remaking of the right for the Washington Independent. He is an occasional commentator on cable news, and has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air and PRI’s This American Life to discuss his reporting. His Slate blog, the curiously-named “Weigel,” was named one of Time magazine’s best blogs of 2011.
Weigel is a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University whose work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, GQ, Esquire, USA Today, Campaigns & Elections, Time.com, Washington City Paper, The Guardian, The American Prospect, The Daily Beast, The American Conservative, The American Spectator, The Washington Monthly, Democracy, The Columbia Journalism Review, Rolling Stone, Politico, and The Nation. He currently lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C, and is finishing a history of progressive rock, to be published by W.W. Norton, based in part on this 2012 Slate series.