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Alec MacGillis @AlecMacGillis Baltimore via Pittsfield, Mass

@ProPublica, ex-WaPo, BaltSun, TNR. Author of THE CYNIC and forthcoming FULFILLMENT: Winning and Losing in One-Click America (FSG) alec.macgillis@propublica.org

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Joined Twitter 12/14/11


The French prime minister looking for his glasses, which are on his face, is all of us who have ever worn glasses https://t.co/nyGV5Z9Ny1
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisReally embarrassing that California is doing this again. https://t.co/HpGeFcsozt
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisBig question in Maryland: will Dems finally go for the jugular and draw an 8D-0R map? The gerrymander below would a… https://t.co/J0IThSfZi4
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisI’m beginning to think the restaurant and bar owners will lead the next to the barricades moment. https://t.co/wbTtdsd38F
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisthe concept is enraging, but the comments here are a delight. once again the internet buoys my ambivalence about hu… https://t.co/bENtfKv1Rd
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12/5
2020
This is bad. There are reports that two Amazon staffers may get top jobs in USTR — the agency that negotiates trade… https://t.co/rXKHuAT9X1
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisStadium seating for cans... https://t.co/U6rc8qUUzK
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisLocal journalism is in the ICU. Despite the heroic efforts of local reporters. https://t.co/TB1hcZBE85
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisHome schooling is different in Florida. https://t.co/Lrs83O0e5r
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisPrecious #School message to Florida parents https://t.co/rNfNAuIVWZ
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisI’ll make you a deal - I’ll get out of your classroom when you get out of my house. https://t.co/LaTjZYLK2a
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisAs someone who grew up reading the Hartford Courant, let me say that this is absolutely, mind-bogglingly terrible. https://t.co/pARPNTSV2F
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe Courant is also -thee oldest- continuously published newspaper in the United States, since 1764.... repugnant,… https://t.co/yw094Z3pLL
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisthe oldest continuously published newspaper in the country. They outsourced printing to a company in Massachusetts… https://t.co/qycTvAlRGW
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @AlecMacGillis @jasoncherkis Courant is so short staffed they've mashed "City Hall, schools and neighborhood issues… https://t.co/VIUmpowlkS
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisI really never understood private equity’s interest in publications if they’re just going to do this... https://t.co/uuveUMhUtl
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @jasoncherkis Exactly. It's like a bar that doesn't serve beer.Thankfully, the Boston Globe came through, big-time: https://t.co/OO4VHBGjbrThis is the same newspaper that informed me recently--very kindly--that they would not run an obit about my dad, wh… https://t.co/LjaUXxRofh @maggieNYT Agreed. But it should be noted that the USA's income inequality applies to journalism as well. The… https://t.co/zUZ4JrYsft
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe largest newspaper in Connecticut, in the state capital, no longer has a newsroom. https://t.co/CE1PyrQ3GS"stadium seating for cans" https://t.co/NLsKihvPHP
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @HotlineJosh Could just translate Loeffler's name, Ellis Island-style, and call her Spooner instead.Here's a really good Cabinet Watch scoop from @rkuttnerwrites. Will Big Tech Take Over Trade Policy? https://t.co/PNzOo5wRK2
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisHard agree. Given a choice between my kid being (a) a 15-year-old who goes out and dates and does things with frien… https://t.co/801nteMIWh
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @pgreenberger @WisVoter They were winnable in some places--see Biden reclaiming crucial ground in Scranton, Allento… https://t.co/AIieOaQSz2On today's front page. https://t.co/0omWKj7es1 https://t.co/ECoJKCJDdI
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisthere were 536 (mostly small) WI communities that voted for Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016 what did they do in 20… https://t.co/OMU83HeFQd
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisWrote a little something for the Dave Dayen Gazette https://t.co/EmjRLTU1qi
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @jbouie Hey, it worked like a charm in 2009-10, so why not try again.Here’s one way to think about our gerontocracy: Americans born in 1947 have only ever had one president who was you… https://t.co/Q1lFUIbqH7
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThis pandemic is an inequity accelerant in every freaking way. #openschools https://t.co/BB5h6IEtfH
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisIn STL City the toll of this trifecta of depression is devastating. 246 Covid-19 deaths 245 homicides 11 proposed… https://t.co/GXWmzDJrwj
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisBlack schoolchildren are disproportionately enrolled in districts that are doing remote learning. And so: https://t.co/jUV4PGnqO4"Economists worry the pandemic’s outsize impact on women could set back years of gains in female labor force partic… https://t.co/YvxMcjDKUT"stadium seating for cans" https://t.co/WNiQpA5oH5
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisAs God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it… https://t.co/aoG3Qw6yHV
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThis WSJ article is so out of touch. In Boston, $1.5 mil won’t even get you a walk-in closet. https://t.co/L27CHAT6fO
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisOh gosh. Poor thing, how dreadful. https://t.co/a1iJR0aluv
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @AlecMacGillis "Ms. Boger’s home organizers, Brandie Larsen and Ryan Eiesland, prepared a vision board with options… https://t.co/SsYBWxkqnN
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisMansion owners are discovering “stadium seating” for cans. 😩 https://t.co/eUqd1qz1PX
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis"When Tara Jenson began planning a $1.5 million home there was one dream she wouldn’t compromise on: a walk-in pant… https://t.co/WTfcgnRSEE
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThis pantry costs more than the bottom 90 percent make in a year. https://t.co/10BFMDmYrE
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @adup512 Yup. I get it too. How To Spend It is amazing.If only. If only. https://t.co/I0tOTr5Pei
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis"When Tara Jenson began planning a $1.5 million home there was one dream she wouldn’t compromise on: a walk-in pant… https://t.co/WTfcgnRSEEIs this the American remake of Parasite? The Boxcar Kids are living in your pantry! https://t.co/wxRSWM36MC
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @eric_hontz Walk-in Pantry, meet Food Pantry.50 million people (including 17 million children) are considered food insecure. The Mansion section of the WSJ is j… https://t.co/QmfqvyJYPy
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @sarahkendzior @capitolwatch Every Friday. Some of us live for it.Also, what the heck is "stadium seating for cans"???? https://t.co/n9vdxL8wSm
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisIf you're trying to get through the pandemic without a giant, deluxe walk-in pantry, you're apparently doing it wro… https://t.co/kBxiPdWGapToday’s @nytimes front page. Zero Trump stories. https://t.co/reqjpqakKy
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe average US Senator has 34 staff members. Why on God's green earth would the city council president need 37 memb… https://t.co/csatnm15BA
Retweeted by Alec MacGillispolicies that counterintuitively backfired: closing low-risk businesses like bookstores and limiting gatherings to… https://t.co/pKtLAz9anf
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisNew research out of Yale SOM looked at covid restrictions county by county in the U.S. and covid deaths down the li… https://t.co/SOo8k74psp
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisIs this real? If so, I want to move to Boca and hang with the “joints as big as cigars” moms. Evanston’s wine moms… https://t.co/YKHdD4zlqc
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @DrEricDing “I was completely asymptomatic and felt OK”. Why are you needlessly scaring people with super rare even… https://t.co/3XOSAmeirL
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisI can not scold the parents as they have been stuck home with kids. https://t.co/Lpf9MnOHY1
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisBoca Raton, home of the world’s biggest joints https://t.co/UnfOjE6jRE
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @elsenorrocket @deed_doer This is a really good report from a couple years ago about the growing economic gap betwe… https://t.co/g3EQJdoL8P @1stgenPatriot Nope that's not what this map shows. This is presidential vote, 2008-2020. Has nothing to do with gerrymandering."Joints as big as cigars." (via Harpers) https://t.co/r4BJ7Xq8GWP.S. Biden said that there has to be $$ to do this, but Betsy DeVos release a dashboard last week showing states ha… https://t.co/VtXhBvpTox
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe pathway to Columbus runs RIGHT through Appalachia, my friends!! https://t.co/jkuTsNm267
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisWhen Sars cov 2 is over, we will have to deal with the damage done to school kids-- disproportionately poor and min… https://t.co/dS1PBUN7VQ
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisTime for the media to get out of the bubble and talk to some Trump voters in New York City. https://t.co/sjDrElrqVY
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisOh? https://t.co/mtH9HeNRIB
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe extent of Democratic decline in the small towns and cities of Ohio in just a dozen years is stunning here: https://t.co/zvkVE16jm2
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @PamelaADavid Yes, Ohio is very gerrymandered but that's not what these maps show. This is presidential vote from 2008 to now. @TaylorInSEOhio Yup. That's where the shift happened, there and rural northern Ohio. @PowerRev22 Yes, Packer's October 2016 piece is mandatory reading. At risk of tooting my own horn:… https://t.co/FvMnlCk6NhThe extent of Democratic decline in the small towns and cities of Ohio in just a dozen years is stunning here: https://t.co/zvkVE16jm2 @pamelacolloff Not only could I use it, but I was required to!Don't encourage them, @TheEconomist. https://t.co/DkBH5HL7ggThe story is pretty clear in NYC: Biden gained ground among whites, Trump gained ground among minorities. Pro-Trump… https://t.co/Iwf0Woo4ao
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisA given tomboyish girl might be gay or might be straight or might end up identifying as male -- there's no way to k… https://t.co/olkkOgxmnE
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12/4
2020
The struggling, heavily Hispanic small city of Holyoke MA wanted to use its unspent CARES Act $$ for direct cash pa… https://t.co/66PTMYWQEx @ryangrim Thanks, Ryan.The phrase “but more on that later” is a failure of editing and organization and trust in your reader and should not appear in your book.
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisThe fundamental distinction should be outdoors vs indoors (and then ventilation, etc) but the economic realities ha… https://t.co/8Ak8hF1K5r
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisYep. They’re going to end up making YouTubes where Kamala Harris and Bill Gates get vaccinated. And everyone who ha… https://t.co/UqHxARf1WE
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis🚨🚨🚨@ProPublica is hiring! 🚨🚨🚨 6 reporters to cover the South, focusing on Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina,… https://t.co/vbxjQgAyFH
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @mnolangray San Antonio or San Diego. Both Top 10 in population, barely ever on the national radar. @PerryStein Yup. True even in many schools that are doing in-person instruction, which have stopped using physical… https://t.co/UdTz1OFn5PSomething that really struck me while reporting this: So many little kids are not touching or reading physical book… https://t.co/F5GcpE2LDH
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @HeerJeet @MKupperman This is why we in Baltimore are so fortunate to have @BeyondVideo_ ! @ryangrim Just save it for her 2024 presidential campaign.What a horror. https://t.co/LxrUtvvbqkAs I understand it, the whole point of California is that the weather is good and you can do things outside…. https://t.co/Ign9S6P6VS
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisNot that I had a particularly high opinion of it before, but the irrational and not-very-science-driven regime of C… https://t.co/DXlRC0eUrG
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisWhat in the world? https://t.co/v9a48MH8Dk
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis @AlecMacGillis Maybe Theranos, Harvey Weinstein and the rest of its roster of top shelf clients didn’t pay their bills? #sarcasm
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisWhy in the world did Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most powerful law firms in the country, collect the maximum… https://t.co/Y7LvheKSD3This @cduhigg on the degradation of venture capitalists is so good and damning. We hear so much about the wild exce… https://t.co/7LS6GjzK2LThis claim from @sendavidperdue was just a flat-out lie and he knew it. Details here: https://t.co/N4g0l3id7V https://t.co/g7p8FRBxG7
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisAmerica’s Pure Socialists https://t.co/urUodyPfqS
Retweeted by Alec MacGillis"Parents of graduates from Spelman College, a historically Black school in Atlanta, borrowed a median $112,000—more… https://t.co/kB4IEGpMq6“Literacy is just an artificial construct” https://t.co/GD6Q5NDXtt
Retweeted by Alec MacGillisI can’t tell you the number of times I have thanked God for the opportunity to send my kid to in-person school this… https://t.co/4LI8wQXQW6
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12/3
2020

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