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Our Transformational President: A Mixed Legacy Thus Far

Glen Browder | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Regardless of how he originally defined his mission as a transformational leader, President Obama has yet to transform America, and there are serious questions about how he will be remembered in history.

New Documentary Illuminates Perils of U.S. China Policy

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The connection between the irresistibility of cheap Chinese-made products and the loss of America's manufacturing base -- along with the threat to peace on earth -- is at the heart of Death by China.

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

Is 'He Said-She Said' Journalism Starting To Disappear?

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

Over the years, and recently in a few posts this month, I've mentioned signs that the mainstream press is adjusting to the realities of "post-truth po...

WATCH: Colbert Discusses China's Aviation Future With James Fallows

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

Stephen Colbert welcomed James Fallows onto The Report on Tuesday night to discuss Atlantic National Correspondent's new book China Airborne, which ex...

Beijing's Little-Visited Aviation Museum (PHOTOS)

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.09.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

With those comfortable shoes, you can walk rather than ride and get some exercise in the wonderfully cool, 2,000-by-131 foot three-story-high mountain cave that now serves as the indoor exhibit space.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

TSA Blues During Holidays

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.25.2012 | Travel
Steve Clemons

(photo credit: TSA)James Fallows is one of the least rufflable people I know -- and yet, this cryptic criticism of TSA people-handling made it into on...

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

China's top-down energy gigantism and a bottom-up American alternative

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

Green Coal

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Unless techniques for sequestering carbon dioxide are both thorough and economical, the price of continuing to burn coal would be very high.

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

Will Okinawa's Voice Be Heard in Washington?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Many Japanese feel throttled by their American ally and feel that they have less and less choice in the security relationship -- constrained both by regional realities and an overlord that doesn't understand their problems.

Is Jim Fallows Crazy for Google...Or Just Crazy?

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

James Fallows, normally a cogent and insightful journalist, takes leave of his senses for the cover story of June's Atlantic magazine, delivering an u...

When the Political System Breaks, Other Stuff Breaks Too

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

A political system that runs on point-scoring and gaming the news cycle cannot anticipate problems. It cannot even clean up messes and fix stuff that's already obviously broken.

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

On Health Reform, George F. Will Just Threw a Spitball

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will's column is a mashup of disparate declamations. As is often his style, he offers quotes that are very enjoyable, but only loosely related to the topic at hand.

The Next Cold War?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

International law notwithstanding, the United States has long treated the Pacific as an American lake and China as beachfront property that we have to keep a special eye on.

James Fallows in New 'Atlantic': Obama, in Debates, Has to Treat McCain Like Alan Keyes!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The lengthy take reviews past Obama and McCain performances with an eye to predicting what will happen this fall.