James Fallows

Atlantic

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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.

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