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James Fallows

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James Fallows is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy and China Airborne. He was the chief speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter.

James Fallows on KCRW

While thousands of firefighters were out battling the Thomas Fire in southern Santa Barbara County back in December, a historic gift of pristine coastline was taking place upshore.

A newly protected stretch of coastline in Santa Barbara

While thousands of firefighters were out battling the Thomas Fire in southern Santa Barbara County back in December, a historic gift of pristine coastline was taking place upshore.

from The 805

America's mass shootings are getting deadlier, and Sunday's atrocity in Las Vegas was the deadliest yet; it involved automatic weapons.

Guns: prayer or politics… or both?

America's mass shootings are getting deadlier, and Sunday's atrocity in Las Vegas was the deadliest yet; it involved automatic weapons.

from To the Point

So many of his Department's top jobs are still unfilled that Rex Tillerson seems like a lonely Secretary of State, and as a diplomat, he's an amateur.

Is America's "pivot to Asia" a thing of the past?

So many of his Department's top jobs are still unfilled that Rex Tillerson seems like a lonely Secretary of State, and as a diplomat, he's an amateur.

from To the Point

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Was it conspiracy or idiocy that led to the failure of U.S. intelligence agencies to detect and prevent the 2001 terror attacks?

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The president of Santa Barbara City College announces his retirement as students fume about how he handled disputes over race and gender.

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President Trump today declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall. California Gov.

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President Trump asked for unity from a newly divided Congress--which has more women than ever before.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind."

Tensions flare in the town of Carpinteria over the smell of pot.

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