Allan Ryskind is the son of Hollywood screenwriter Morrie Ryskind, who co-wrote many screenplays on the Marx Brothers and many Broadway musicals. His father, along with Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Walt Disney, and many others, led the charge against the Communist movement in Hollywood.
Mr. Ryskind, who covered Capitol Hill during much of the Clinton presidency, has been a reporter and editor with Human Events since 1959. He currently serves as editor-at-large for the online publication. He is also the author of a well-regarded biography of Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic challenger that narrowly lost the presidency to Richard Nixon in 1968.
Mr. Ryskind resides in the D.C. metro area with his family.