Alec MacGillis
Senior Editor

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.

Too Hot for K Street?
Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason
April 26, 2013

Africa's first "narco-state" loses its fancy D.C. lobbying firm—but not for the obvious reason.

The Pulitzers Honor a Smear Artist
Bret Stephens played the anti-Semitism card against Chuck Hagel—and is rewarded for it
April 24, 2013

Bret Stephens played the anti-Semitism card against Chuck Hagel—and is rewarded for it.

The Gun-Vote Backlash Has Only Just Begun
April 23, 2013

Some liberals shrugged at the legislation's defeat, but there could be serious consequences for those who opposed it.

Fatal Fatalism
Stop making excuses for senators. Start blaming them.
April 18, 2013

Stop making excuses for senators. Start blaming them.

A Dark Irony: Boston Is Our National Hub of Explosives Detection
April 17, 2013

When two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring 176, the Department of Homeland Security’s designated “center of excellence” for developing explosive detection technology was closed for

Did Our Founders' Lack of Foresight Doom Gun Control?
The tyranny of small states in the undemocratic Senate
April 16, 2013

The tyranny of small states in the undemocratic Senate.

Meanwhile, Inside Andrew Cuomo’s Head...
It’s Mario vs. Bubba, again
April 12, 2013

It’s Mario vs. Bubba, again.

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