Alec MacGillis

Senior Editor, The New Republic

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Write for New Republic. Ex-WaPo & BaltSun reporter. Proud native of Pittsfield, Mass. & resident of Baltimore. Father of two sports maniacs. amacgillis@tnr.com

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Cologne's for sissies. Real men use l'eau du pine tar.
RT @NickTimiraos: The idea that the median American is wealthier than the middle class in all other parts of the world is history http://t.…
@CaptDavidRyan @mattfrost Forget meth. In southern WV, the real scourge is prescription painkillers.
@MrDanZak If he'd thrown in a "zaftig" it would've been worth a fiver.
@dceiver @tripgabriel @hollowthefilm Sure. But no harm in NYT readers being confronted with this out-of-sight, out-of-mind reality again.
Also: its population has dropped from 100K in '50 to 21K today. And its poverty rate surged by 15 pts in the '80s. And only 1/3 adults work.
Among the stunning stats in @tripgabriel's McDowell County, WV piece: 46% of its kids live w/o any biological parent. nytimes.com/2014/04/21/us/…
@maggiepolitico Interesting. Remember what issue he blamed above all for '94 R sweep, thus leading many D's to stay away from it for years?
RT @mikiebarb: Why might Jeb Bush skip 2016? He's making tons of money, would have to dismantle a business network that employs son: http:/…
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