I'll confess this doesn't happen very often -- actually, never before, for me. An article receives complementary mentions on the same day from Fox News and the Berkeley Daily Planet.
I'll confess that Fox News (actually, Radley Balko) has won my heart with this quote, though: "What I think is the single most important article written since Sept. 11." Roger Ailes, all is forgiven!
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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.