Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

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.

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.

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