Akela Lacy is a Politics Reporter at The Intercept. She was previously The Intercept’s inaugural Ady Barkan Reporting Fellow; prior to that, she was a Politics Fellow in the D.C. Bureau.
She has also worked at Politico, covering breaking news and immigration. She produced Politico’s flagship newsletter, Playbook, and co-authored the afternoon newsletter, Playbook PM. Prior to that, Lacy worked in international reporting at the Pulitzer Center. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in sociology and Italian. She is based in New York.
Philly DA Larry Krasner: In Midterms, Democrats Went “Republican-Lite” on Crime
The embattled progressive district attorney said election victories show how Democrats can win big — by leaning into criminal justice reforms.
The Dangers of Democrats Boosting MAGA Republicans
The midterm strategy to fund Republican extremists in the primaries worked. Some fear it will strengthen the far right in the long term.
Pennsylvania GOP House Leader Blessed Larry Krasner Impeachment Vote After Heated Caucus Meeting
Right-wing Republicans in the state House, who have been threatening Kerry Benninghoff’s leadership, demanded a lame-duck vote in a caucus meeting.
New York Democratic Party Chair Takes No Responsibility for Elections. So What Does He Do?
“I know that there are lots of people that think I’m the worst person in the world,” Jay Jacobs said, “but the truth is I’m probably only in third or fourth place.”