You have your make-up chance in Seattle tonight, at Town Hall. Hey, I'm the proud husband, I can't help myself. (Also, droll podcast interview with Patrick Cox, of The World in Words, here.) While I am in this vein, thanks to my usually-based-in-Amsterdam niece Maia for being in Portland to send this picture, and congrats to my sister, Katie, on a big birthday.
Back to Serious Policy Issues, plus aviation and beer, forthwith.
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James Fallows is a staff writer 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. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.