The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
The end of my current story in the magazine, on “How America Is Putting Itself Back Together,” explores…
One reader urges me to embrace my inner conservative. Other readers say: Not so fast!
Balancing substance and symbolism in the movement toward cleaner energy sources
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can’t predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."
You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.
"Bad, bad, bad," and other critiques
People in Los Angeles and San Francisco often say that the initial links in a proposed north-south system would be "trains to nowhere." People from nowhere weigh in.
A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from messy political half-measures? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.
For your reference, a detailed pro-and-con about the most ambitious current attempt to change America's transportation infrastructure
The regional differences, and similarities, in the long struggle to come to terms with racial injustice in the United States.
Can the media avoid a freak-show tone?
Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, grapple once more with the question of "what's the worst we will put up with?"
"Should the people in Mississippi stay poor? I would suggest taking a serious look at the answer 'yes'." So says a reader who lives elsewhere.
How to talk, in the 21st century, about the war that divided the country in the 19th century, and the racial patterns set up by slavery long before
"MSMS is often referred to as the most diverse square mile in the state of Mississippi, alluding to academic interests, ethnicities, belief systems, aspirations, and much more," a high school senior writes. "It's true."
Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.
East is east, and west is west, and the twain can meet -- sort of.
A familiar voice in a new location
The curious geography of American greetings
By Deborah Fallows