Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

In America Today, a 9-Year-Old Girl Can't Play Alone in a Park But She Can Play With an Uzi
August 28, 2014

Parents can be locked up for the former, but not the latter. What a double standard.

This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism
August 25, 2014

A Wisconsin seat is likely to shift from a NAACP member to an MLK Day-condemner.

This Is a Cop. In America.
The disturbing trend toward secrecy in American policing
August 14, 2014

The two reasons for this trend are equally depressing.

Those War-Ready Cops in Ferguson Are 9/11's Awful Legacy—and Your Taxes Are Paying for It
August 14, 2014

Local police departments have been given an insane amount of money and military-grade weaponry.

Guess Where the Gangs Get Their Guns?
The ATF’s man in El Salvador will be glad to tell you
August 12, 2014

This is his story.

Scott Walker Is Desperate. He's Attacking His Democratic Challenger—From the Left.
July 31, 2014

What the heck is going on in the Wisconsin governor's race?

McDonald's Workers Were Just Handed a Huge Victory by the Obama Administration
July 30, 2014

A rare bit of good news for millions of low-wage, fast-food workers.

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.