Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

Eric Cantor's Bold New Vision for America: No Medical Device Tax
His speech at the American Enterprise Institute was hardly what the press promised
February 05, 2013

His speech at the American Enterprise Institute was hardly what the press promised.

Goodbye to the Scott Brown Era
The blue state Tea Party was short—and traumatic
February 01, 2013

Brown's election was supposed to be the beginning of the end for Obama. It turned out to just be the end of the beginning.

Scenes from the Conservative Bunker
The National Review summit's message: Obama is out to "annihilate" the GOP
January 27, 2013

The message to the several hundred disconsolate attendees: Obama is out to "annihilate" the GOP.

Is Obama's Coal-Country Nemesis Hiring Again?
January 24, 2013

The coal-mine CEO who made a big show of laying off workers and blaming it on Barack Obama may have started quietly hiring some back.

Time To Bid Farewell To "Big Labor"
Unions have shrunk. The vocabulary we use to describe them should, too.
January 24, 2013

Barely 10 percent of American workers belong to unions. Could we please stop referring to "Big Labor"?

Is the Emergency Committee for Israel on a Losing Streak?
January 16, 2013

Schumer's support for Hagel seems like another setback for the pro-Israel lobby. Or is it?

The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013

Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

The Washington Post's Confused Anti-Hagel Crusade
January 11, 2013

WaPo's editorial board has given two completely opposite reasons for disliking Hagel.

Is Christie Abandoning His True Base?
January 11, 2013

His biggest boosters, a coterie of Wall Street conservatives, have lost their love.

Can Chuck Hagel Cure the Military's Health Care Problem?
January 09, 2013

One of the military's biggest threats is from within: its soaring health care costs.