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.

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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.

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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.

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The Santa Barbara City Council voted to require landlords to provide one-year leases to tenants. It also took a big step toward approving a "just cause" eviction ordinance.

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Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, talks about his new book “Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport.”

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More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change.

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President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act  in a long international drama.

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Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.

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This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

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All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

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There’s still much to discuss.

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