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Alec MacGillis

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Covering politics and government for ProPublica. Former senior editor at The New Republic, covering domestic policy and national politics; former national political reporter for the Washington Post.

Alec MacGillis on KCRW

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is touring the storm devastation in Texas.

No one's home at HUD?

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is touring the storm devastation in Texas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Immigration has been one of the most contentious issues this election season. The nation is starkly divided along party lines when it comes to the issue.

Did the collapse of immigration reform give rise to Trump?

Immigration has been one of the most contentious issues this election season. The nation is starkly divided along party lines when it comes to the issue.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The images coming out of Ferguson in the past few days show police in riot gear, atop tanks, and holding what look like sniper rifles.

Militarization of Police

The images coming out of Ferguson in the past few days show police in riot gear, atop tanks, and holding what look like sniper rifles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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