Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

Welcome to South Carolina, John Roberts
June 25, 2013

Two days before Christmas in 2011, Dr. Brenda Williams, who together with her husband runs a small family-physician practice in Sumter, S.C., was on the road with him and their daughter when they got word that the U.S.

Ratting Out Washington's Tiresome Anti-Baltimore Contempt
June 24, 2013

As someone who just moved back to Baltimore, where I lived for five years before spending the following six bouncing around greater Washington, I was glad to hear that the Washington Post, my former employer, had a big piece in its magazine about my

Bobby Jindal, Meet Strunk And White
June 18, 2013

Barely had the executive jets departed Boston's Logan Airport filled with disappointed Mitt Romney backers after the 2012 election than Bobby Jindal was out of the box declaiming on what the Republican Party needed to do to win back the White House.

No Father's Day: A Retort to the Second-Guessers on Gun Control
June 13, 2013

Neil Heslin’s Father’s Day custom with his son Jesse (who preferred to call it “Daddy’s Day”) was to go to the local historical society for an antique car show where, for the holiday, dads and their kids would get in free.

Could Fighting Ex-Con Discrimination be a Conservative Cause?
Employers are screening ex-cons. This could be a bipartisan issue.
June 12, 2013

We’ve read a lot the past few years about how disproportionately African-Americans have been hit by the recession and weak recovery – the unemployment rate for blacks is still around 13 percent, far above the national average.

Should the Newtown Victims Get Their Emmett Till Moment?
The dangers of a new Connecticut law that seals crime-scene photos
June 12, 2013

The dangers of a new Connecticut law that seals crime-scene photos.

Edward Snowden: Exemplar of the Beltway's Economic Boom
Washington is full of high-earning contractors just like him
June 10, 2013

Edward Snowden is ready for his Rorschach test. Is he Benedict Arnold or Tom Paine, Daniel Ellsberg or Bradley Manning (or Aaron Swartz)?

The NSA Uproar Is Good for America—And Obama
Is our post-9/11, permanent-war mindset finally fading?
June 07, 2013

Is our post-9/11, permanent-war mindset finally fading?

In Virginia, Another Sign of the Shifting Politics of Gun Control
Competing candidates for lieutenant governor are bashing the NRA in its home state
June 04, 2013

Competing candidates for lieutenant governor are bashing the NRA in its home state.

Peabody Energy's Coal Train Has Hauled Health-Care Benefits Away
A judge approves a whole new way to cheat U.S. workers
May 30, 2013

When I drove to southern West Virginia a few weeks ago to watch Senator Joe Manchin defend his role in pushing gun-control legislation, I was struck to find that at the first of two town hall meetings he held, at the high-ceilinged Wyoming County Cou

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