Alec MacGillis, formerly a staff writer at Slate, covers politics for ProPublica. MacGillis previously spent three years covering national politics for the New Republic and five years as a national reporter for the Washington Post, where he was part of the team whose coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
How Mitch McConnell Helped Shape the Future of the Supreme Court
The Republican senator has made it his primary goal to help the GOP continue winning elections, and by laying the groundwork for the Trump presidency, he's done just that.
Despite Campaign Promises, Republican Tax Legislation Avoids Closing a Major Loophole
President Trump promised that he would end the carried interest loophole, but the most recent Republican tax reform bill leaves it intact.
Baltimore Tenants File a Class Action Against a Jared Kushner-Owned Property Management Firm
Tenants allege that a property management firm controlled by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's real-estate company has unjustly charged them fees and threatened eviction to make them pay up.
In Baltimore, a Stealth Operation Against One of America's Darkest Legacies
The city's removal of Confederate statues in the dead of night was Baltimore's latest attempt to make peace with the ghosts of the Civil War.
Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?
A bill that would speed up approval for medications and medical devices shows how a major initiative can get traction even in the midst of Washington gridlock—but critics say all the lobbying is drowning out some warnings about patient safety.
The Disturbing Reason Higher Education Lobbying Groups Are Supporting For-Profit Colleges
Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.