And -- in a big change from the time when I lived in Texas and the range was from Pearl to Shiner to Lone Star -- the best new (to me) beers I encountered on a recent great visit to Houston, about which I'll eventually say more.
The election is at hand. The blog-a-palooza is over. Nothing more in this space until after the results are in -- and then I'll probably get back to airplanes, Foxconn, and software. Thanks for joining in today.
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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.