Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

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

This Is How the NRA Ends
A bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived
May 28, 2013

The bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived.

Apple's Tax Hypocrisy
Tech says there's a shortage in homegrown talent—but tax avoidance only makes it worse
May 23, 2013

Tech says there's a shortage in homegrown talent—but the sort of tax avoidance practiced by Apple only makes it worse.

Big-Government Liberalism Is Not to Blame for These Scandals
The IRS case shows that bad laws can have conservative roots, too
May 16, 2013

The IRS case shows that bad laws can have conservative roots, too.

The Real Scandal Behind the IRS Controversy
It wasn't the agency's targeting of conservative groups, but which of those groups it targeted
May 13, 2013

It wasn't the agency's targeting of conservative groups, but which of those groups it targeted.

Fiscal Scolds: The Next Generation
Cash prizes, a date with Bill Clinton: Pete Peterson recruits collegiate centrists
May 08, 2013

Pete Peterson's long game to reduce the national debt involves wooing college kids with cash prizes and a visit to Bill Clinton's conference.

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