Alec MacGillis

Alec MacGillis

@AlecMacGillis

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@ProPublica, ex-BaltSun, WaPo, TNR. Author of The Cynic. Header: Baltimore mural by Michael Owen on photo by I. Henry Phillips Sr. alec.macgillis@propublica.org

Baltimore via Pittsfield, Mass
Joined on December 14, 2011
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For more than a year now, I've been reporting a piece on the heartbreaking unraveling of the city I live in. Here it is, in partnership between @propublica and @NYTmag:

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I saw Harm to Ongoing Matter at Ottobar once, they were great.

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Quoted @joshtpm

Bummer

Bummer

Buy shares in Sharpie.

I'm not an expert on this stuff, but this seems like an interesting part on page 18 of the PDF that I haven't seen other people point out, where Mueller says his conclusions could conceivably be different if not for witnesses lying, invoking privilege, etc.

I'm not an expert on this stuff, but this seems like an interesting part on page 18 of the PDF that I haven't seen other people point out, where Mueller says his conclusions could conceivably be different if not for witnesses lying, invoking privilege, etc.

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Trump always wanted an attorney general who would “protect him” and he got one in William Barr.

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After my piece on Baltimore's unraveling, some boosters said I was overstating things. My response was: 1) the city needs candor. 2) Just wait til next census #'s. Here it is: the largest 1-year drop since 2001, just a few yrs after city was gaining again:

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Quoted @justupthepike

🚨dog whistle alert🚨 “those kids in apartments are filling up *my* school, which I paid lots of money for a house near”

🚨dog whistle alert🚨 “those kids in apartments are filling up *my* school, which I paid lots of money for a house near”

This person comes off very, very favorably in this story and their view is treated as worth preserving.

Everything in this story makes me want to scream.

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This passage, oh man.

This passage, oh man.

Really liked this reappraisal of Nelson Algren by Jonathan Dee.

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Congratulations to @elizagriswold for her well-deserved Pulitzer for Amity & Prosperity. Here's my review of the book:

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

You mean to tell me that well-meaning white progressives of DC aren't racing to send their kids to neighborhood schools with Black and brown kids?! *Feigns Disbelief*

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

Thankful for this article and how it presents the decision making for a pro-neighborhood school family when their daughter gets into prestigious "application" high school. Also, Eastern HS sounds like a great neighborhood school! Hats off to their leadership.

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

Wow

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

How is this America?

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

I've said that THIS is the real #AdmissionsScandal, the private schools in DC, NYC, elsewhere.

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Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/they-believe-more-students-should-attend-neighborhood-schools-but-what-happens-when-its-their-child/2019/04/13/8e797690-3ed6-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?utm_term=.df70c390d14b …

The hypocrisy of the white liberal ruling class. Now do Manhattan.

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The above is a great piece by @PerryStein, focusing on the decision facing a white 8th grader in gentrified eastern Capitol Hill whose father's a big booster of DC's neighborhood schools, but who is leaning toward instead attending a highly selective high school downtown instead.

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Astonishing: in DC, which is 45% white, "only 3 of 15 neighborhood middle schools in the traditional public school system have a white student enrollment exceeding 2%. Only one of nine neighborhood high schools has a white student enrollment exceeding 1%."

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Found on my crew's latest #trashtag Baltimore clean-up today: not one but two empty cash-register drawers (hmm...) and this fantastic dollbaby head. Healthy Holly meet Filthy Dolly! h/t @fernshen

Found on my crew's latest #trashtag Baltimore clean-up today: not one but two empty cash-register drawers (hmm...) and this fantastic dollbaby head. Healthy Holly meet Filthy Dolly! h/t @fernshen

New York State gerrymandered a map to qualify Hudson Yards for $1.6 billion in financing meant for low-income areas—by threading it to public housing in Harlem. (@CityLab obtained the map info through FOIA.) http://bit.ly/2U9uGit 

New York State gerrymandered a map to qualify Hudson Yards for $1.6 billion in financing meant for low-income areas—by threading it to public housing in Harlem. (@CityLab obtained the map info through FOIA.) http://bit.ly/2U9uGit 

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