Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

Obama Understands the Border Crisis Better Than Rick Perry. His Child-Migrant Plan Proves It.
July 25, 2014

A humanitarian crisis demands a humanitarian response—not more guns on the border.

America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis
The unwanted traffic between the U.S. and Central America goes both ways
July 20, 2014

The unwanted traffic between the U.S. and Central America goes both ways.

Where Are Putin's American Admirers Now?
Let's not forgot those who praised the "brilliant" Russian president
July 18, 2014

Let's not forgot those who praised the "brilliant" Russian president.

The Border Crisis Is Not "Obama's Katrina." Not Even Close.
July 08, 2014

The comparison is so absurd, it's almost not worth disproving. Almost.

Black Voters Saved Thad Cochran and the GOP Establishment. Here's What Republicans Owe Them In Return.
June 25, 2014

A modest proposal for establishment Republicans to do right by their saviors.

What Rush Limbaugh Got Wrong About My Scott Walker Cover Story
Addressing his and other criticisms of the controversial article
June 24, 2014

Our latest cover story seems to have struck quite a nerve.

Scott Walker's Conservative Bubble Shielded Him. Now It Might Sink Him.
June 19, 2014

Boast-filled emails to Karl Rove are never a good idea.

A Guide to Scott Walker's Hyperpolarized Home Base
June 15, 2014

Scott Walker’s home turf has racial and political divisions that are more extreme than those of nearly any other Midwestern or Northern city.

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker
A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star
June 15, 2014

A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.

Dave Brat's Win Over Eric Cantor Exposed the Unholy Tea Party-Wall Street Alliance
June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor's loss was a much-needed clarifying moment. Here's why.

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