The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
Over the years my wife Deb and I have frequently mentioned the remarkable Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. You…
Over the past two years my wife Deb and I have reported frequently on the remarkable Mississippi School for Mathematics…
Over the past few years we’ve mentioned many of the positive developments underway in the three counties of northern Mississippi…
Inspiring young writers connect with their literary legacy
Mississippi schools come in #49 in many national rankings. Read these essays and poems by high school students from Columbus, Mississippi. Then tell the folks who make up the rankings that they need a different algorithm.
"It indeed is an oasis, but the passion and commitment are replicable elsewhere." A Kenyan-born man working in Mississippi on some of the things the state has done right.
It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place that has historically lacked opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people qualified to fill them. A local answer to a national question.
Can the media avoid a freak-show tone?
High-school science projects from Mississippi
"Actually, the children live very well."
"Live every second as if your ASS is on fire," and other words of wisdom.
Images that illustrate the challenges and opportunities Americans face region-by-region
"When Eurocopter came here, people started walking upright a little bit." Why has this part of Mississippi pulled ahead of some others?
The origins of this weekend's holiday, linking Mississippi and The Atlantic
"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."
“I am so happy to be here. I have so many opportunities. I am so fortunate.”
"It's not a black thing. It's not a white thing. It's an American thing."
Does America still "make things?" Come take a look ... in Mississippi.
A heartening surprise of our travel so far: the breadth, seriousness, and—in some places—success of the effort to revitalize small-town downtowns. Or, what 3 programmers from Uzbekistan taught us about America.