Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

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?
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?
June 12, 2013

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

Edward Snowden: Exemplar of the Beltway's Economic Boom
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
June 07, 2013

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

In Virginia, Another Sign of the Shifting Politics of Gun Control
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
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
May 28, 2013

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

Apple's Tax Hypocrisy
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
May 16, 2013

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