Alec MacGillis

reporter for ProPublica

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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.

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With state governments largely abdicating any role in getting kids back into classrooms, some schools have turned to private companies for a reimagined version of the truant officer.

Chronic absenteeism crisis: Quarter of kids miss 10+ days per year

With state governments largely abdicating any role in getting kids back into classrooms, some schools have turned to private companies for a reimagined version of the truant officer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro talks with panelists Christine Emba and Megan McArdle about the outlook for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act amid a horrific attack aimed at Asian women…

Tragedy in Georgia

Josh Barro talks with panelists Christine Emba and Megan McArdle about the outlook for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act amid a horrific attack aimed at Asian women…

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump has unleashed another round of racist tweets, this time attacking Baltimore and the district represented by Maryland Democratic Congressman and House Oversight…

Trump says Baltimore is rat-infested, but some of those rats are in apartments his son-in-law owns

President Trump has unleashed another round of racist tweets, this time attacking Baltimore and the district represented by Maryland Democratic Congressman and House Oversight…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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New Hampshire holds its "first in the nation" primary election this coming Tuesday, January 23.

California will spend $2 billion to address learning loss, settling a lawsuit that alleged it violated children’s rights to equal education during the pandemic.

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Some activists want Orange County officials to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, while others say it’s a foreign problem and shouldn’t be handled locally.

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American historian, writer, professor and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz uses her studies on indigenous peoples’ history and her work with Palestinian diplomats and the United Nations…

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The revelations of people like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and John Kiriakou have allowed the world to know about the sly and insidious turn Western governments took following 9/11.

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The one-day Cal State LA faculty strike is the third of four planned statewide this week.

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Are Nikki Haley and Ron Desantis running for 2028? Plus, looming changes to Title IX are sparking intense debates over the future of women’s sports.

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