Alec MacGillis

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Alec MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica. MacGillis previously reported for The New Republic, The Washington Post, and the Baltimore Sun. He won the 2016 Robin Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, the 2017 Polk Award for National Reporting, and the 2017 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic, New York, Harper's, and New York Times Magazine, among other publications.

Private Schools, Public Money: School Leaders Are Pushing Parents to Exploit Voucher Programs
Voucher expansions have unleashed a flood of additional taxpayer dollars to the benefit of families already enrolled in private schools. In Ohio, some schools are now “strongly encouraging” parents to apply for vouchers, regardless of need or income.
The Working-Class-Jobs Candidate In The Era Of Resentment
Democrat Tim Ryan has long emphasized manufacturing jobs, a stance his party has lately begun to embrace. How he fares in his Senate race in Republican-dominated Ohio could reveal a lot about his party’s future prospects.
Kushner Company Agrees To Pay At Least $3.25 Million To Settle Claims Of Shoddy Apartments And Rent Abuses
At Liberty University, Veterans’ Complaints Keep Coming
The evangelical school earns substantial revenues from former members of the military whose tuition is supported by the GI Bill, but it continues to generate complaints from aggrieved vets.
Screenshots from videos posted to Parler showing the unfolding events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (ProPublica) Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal
The trove of more than 500 videos recovered from a largely pro-Trump social platform provides a uniquely immersive account of the violence and confusion as seen from inside the insurrection.
How Germany Saved Its Workforce From Unemployment While Spending Less Per Person Than the US
The pandemic has cost jobs around the world. Comparing people who lost the same position in the two countries reveals that the U.S. government is spending more on unemployment — but its citizens are getting less.
Rent Is Still Due in Kushnerville
Government stimulus checks and a temporary ban on evictions are tiding over the suddenly jobless residents of housing complexes owned by Jared Kushner’s company. But what will happen when both soon run out?
One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt Collection
U.S. hospitals are in the spotlight for being on the frontline of fighting the pandemic. But in the shadows, debt collection operations continue, often by the same institutions treating coronavirus patients, all while unemployment and uncertainty soar.
LYNCHBURG, VA - JULY 19: A cross sits at the Jerry Falwell Memorial at Liberty University on July 19, 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971. (Photo by Marlena Sloss/The Washington Post) What’s It Like At Liberty University Right Now?
Liberty University president and Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr. caused a stir by keeping the campus of the evangelical university open. Now, a place known for banning premarital sex, alcohol, smoking and cursing is in a sense the most permissive.
Kushner Cos. Loses A Key Motion In Class Action Filed By Baltimore Tenants
A state judge declined to dismiss the suit filed by apartment residents who claim they were charged inappropriate and excessive fees.
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