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There will be time later on for challenging news of finance and politics. Right now, here is some wonderful news of local interest. Please welcome Jack Fallows, making his debut in the early morning hours of August 6, in Los Angeles.

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Jackson Scott Fallows, at 8 pounds and 14 ounces, first child for Annie Kaufman Fallows* and Tad Fallows, first grandchild for us. Everyone involved is doing well. It's always good to have new talent for the fray, and of course we are particularly delighted by this arrival. Congratulations to mother, father, and their handsome new son.
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*The link above, to the NYT story three years ago about the wedding of young Jack's parents,  is behaving oddly. Often on first click it will say "page not found," and then if you hit refresh, it comes up just fine. I have no explanation, but FYI it actually is there, again at this link.

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne. More

James Fallows is based in Washington as a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for nearly 30 years and in that time has also lived in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. In addition to working for The Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot. He is also now the chair in U.S. media at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in Australia.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation. His recent books Blind Into Baghdad (2006) and Postcards From Tomorrow Square (2009) are based on his writings for The Atlantic. His latest book is China Airborne. He is married to Deborah Fallows, author of the recent book Dreaming in Chinese. They have two married sons.

Fallows welcomes and frequently quotes from reader mail sent via the "Email" button below. Unless you specify otherwise, we consider any incoming mail available for possible quotation -- but not with the sender's real name unless you explicitly state that it may be used. If you are wondering why Fallows does not use a "Comments" field below his posts, please see previous explanations here and here.
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