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James Fallows

10 articles

Jerry Brown's Political Reboot

A profile of the California governor.


Why Americans Hate the Media

An explanation of enduring distaste.



A tale-of-the-tape breakdown of the 2012 presidential debates.


Obama, Explained

Taking the measure of the president, with a view to history.


The Fifty-First State?

A prescient take on what the US invasion of Iraq would mean for both countries.


Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media

Is it time to end the mourning period for old media?


"We'll Never Eliminate Risk"

A interview with John Pistole, head of the TSA.


Dirty Coal, Clean Future

America, China, and the case for coal as a vital weapon in the war against climate change.


How to Save the News

Yeah, you’ve seen that headline before. The difference? This time it’s not journalists trying to do the saving. It’s Google.


Living With a Computer

Advice from 1982 on how and why one should buy a computer. “I can hardly bring myself to mention the true disadvantage of computers,” Fallows writes, “which is that I have become hopelessly addicted to them.”