Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

A Hard Film to Swallow
The anti-drug documentary that West Virginians refuse to watch
July 10, 2013

The anti-drug documentary that West Virginians refuse to watch.

Careful Whom You Call a Hypocrite, Washington
July 09, 2013

One of the entertaining parts of the rollout of This Town, Mark Leibovich's characteristically perceptive and well-turned expose of self-dealing and self-importance in official Washington, has been watching reviewers attempt to attach Larger Meaning

Is The Fiery Quebec Train Crash Another Setback For Keystone?
July 08, 2013

It was overshadowed by the fatal plane crash in San Francisco, but don't be surprised if the horrific runaway train accident in eastern Quebec, where oil tanker cars derailed and exploded, killing at least five and wiping out the downtown district of

He’s Handsome, He’s Progressive, He’s a Rocker...
And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate
July 02, 2013

And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate.

The Real Problem With GOP’s “Hillary Is Old News” Strategy
July 01, 2013

Jonathan Martin, newly arrived at the Grey Lady from the Tiger Beat on the Potomac, caused quite a stir with his piece yesterday noting the emerging outlines of the Republican case against Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016: to pai

Why Obama Should Embrace the IRS Scandal
... and pray Max Baucus helps him
July 01, 2013

It’s finally time to reform the corporate tax code.

Why Did Democrats Cede So Much Ground on the IRS "Scandal"?
June 28, 2013

When news broke last month that the IRS had targeted for extra scrutiny conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status, politicians wasted no time in jumping on it.

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.

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