Alec MacGillis is a reporter at ProPublica, covering government and politics. He formerly was on staff at the New Republic, Washington Post, and Baltimore Sun. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, and Harper’s. He is the author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell. He was a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan in 2010-2011. He lives in Baltimore.