Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

Hypocrisy for Sale: Craigslist Founder Invests in Journalism Ethics Book
August 12, 2013

Here’s a fun little trip through an era of “disruption” in the media industry:February 2, 2010, Silicon Valley Watcher:Rick Edmonds, over on Poynter Online, notes that the classified ads sector dropped to $6 billion in 2009.

Mitch McConnell's New Ad Makes Him Look Like Hendrix at Woodstock
August 09, 2013

Mitch McConnell may be having troubles on the campaign manager front—you'd rather have someone in that role who isn't telling people he is "holding [his] nose" working for you. But say this for McConnell—he's got an ace ad-maker at his side.

Washington Post Editor to Staff: Don't Expect to See Bezos Around the Newsroom
August 08, 2013

Reporters and editors at the Washington Post have been doing their best to learn as much as they can about their new owner, but Amazon founder Jeff Bezos seems to be in no rush to get to know them.

Even Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Can't Stand Him
August 08, 2013

It’s not easy for many coastal liberals to understand how it can be that Mitch McConnell is facing a conservative challenge in the Republican primary for his Senate re-election.

The Issue That Could Take Down Mitch McConnell
August 07, 2013

It’s been noted several times since Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her challenge of Senator Mitch McConnell that she is doing her utmost to present herself as the most moderate of Democrats, the sort who would get no cl

Mitch McConnell Has A Fight (Or Two) On His Hands
August 05, 2013

MAYFIELD, Ky. – That Mitch McConnell really does have a reelection fight on his hands was apparent to me even before I got to Fancy Farm, the glorious western Kentucky combo of county fair and old-fashioned political hoedown.

Jeff Bezos Is Bad News: Why the Washington Post Should Worry
August 05, 2013

Sometime in the summer of 2009, back when I still worked as a reporter at The Washington Post, I found myself chatting over beers at the Post Pub, the unvarnished establishment cater-corner from the paper, with a business-side employee who mentioned

The Media's Shameful Role in the Phony IRS Scandal
August 02, 2013

Earlier this week, I noted that it was odd for conservatives to be lamenting that the IRS scandal had been allowed to slip away, when in fact they had won this whole round.

A Revealing New Look Inside the Nixon Bubble
July 31, 2013

Before there was Tammy Haddad prowling This Town with the camcorder, there was H.R. Haldeman roaming the White House with the Super 8.

Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan Is Short on Details
July 30, 2013

Ah, the rush of having the ear of the President of the United States. A few weeks ago, for the magazine’s package of suggestions for Barack Obama to resuscitate his second term, I wrote the following: