Alec MacGillis,

Alec MacGillis

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Alec:

Settling with Kushner Companies was hard. Getting money to former tenants may be harder

Westminster Management agreed to pay millions to settle allegations of maintenance horrors and excess fees. → Read More

Revealed: What Fortune 500 companies said after Jan. 6 vs. what they did

Corps proclaimed they were suspending donations — then resumed giving to the very politicians they had sworn off. → Read More

Can Tim Ryan save Democrats? 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. → Read More

Kushner company to pay $3 million settlement after Maryland AG alleged "miserable living conditions"

The financial restitution to some 30,000 tenants could swell well beyond $3.25 million. → Read More

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. → Read More

The Cause of the Crime Wave Is Hiding in Plain Sight

When the speed of repercussions drops, society loses a key deterrent against unlawful behavior. → Read More

Two Cities Took Different Approaches to Pandemic Court Closures. They Got Different Results.

Did closing courts contribute to the resurgence in violent crime that began in 2020? What happened in Albuquerque and Wichita may provide clues. → Read More

Trial Diary: A Journalist Sits on a Baltimore Jury

Could 12 strangers agree on justice in Baltimore, a city riddled with killings and distrust of the police, in a shooting case where the victim was an actor on the legendary drama “The Wire”? → Read More

Democrats used to see Amazon’s good fortunes as linked to their own. Not anymore.

The pandemic has been good for the tech firm — and less so for its onetime allies in Washington → Read More

What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge

There are many explanations for the rise in killings in U.S. cities, including the pandemic and the choices made in response to it. In Philadelphia, the causes, the human costs — and the suffering — are particularly stark. → Read More

Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws in Massive Tenant Dispute, Judge Rules

The Kushner-owned management company charged "deceptive" fees to thousands of tenants. → Read More

Lessons From Bessemer: What Amazon’s Union Defeat Means for the American Labor Movement

Did the failed vote in Alabama deliver a fatal blow to employees’ union efforts, or is it just a temporary setback? History offers a few clues. → Read More

Opinion | Amazon and the Breaking of Baltimore

Regional inequality has deepened across the country. → Read More

The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers —

In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. → Read More

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. → Read More

The Loneliness of One-Click Shopping

How did it become a patriotic duty to buy online? → Read More

The Loneliness of One-Click Shopping

How did it become a patriotic duty to buy online? → Read More

The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning —

Has a desire to keep the coronavirus out of schools put children’s long-term well-being at stake? → Read More

How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing —

Discount chains are thriving — while fostering violence and neglect in poor communities. → Read More

Rent is still due in Kushnerville

A resident at one housing complex talks about being pressured for rent, even during the pandemic → Read More