James Fallows

National Correspondent for the Atlantic Magazine

James Fallows appears in the following:

What Age is "Too Old" to be President?

Friday, September 15, 2023

Two potential nominees over 75 have the press bickering about age.

The Politics of Indicting Trump

Friday, June 16, 2023

How politics factored into the indictment of Trump. 

Where Political Reporting Goes Wrong

Friday, November 18, 2022

The business of predictions is hurting elections coverage.

The Party Convention, Reimagined

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Republicans and Democrats took two very different approaches to their virtual party conventions.

Understanding Leadership by Traveling to the Heart of America

Thursday, July 05, 2018

After a 100,000 mile journey into the heart of America, Deborah and James Fallows say you learn what people want in American leadership, when you step away from national politics. 


What Does Civic Success Look Like?

Friday, June 29, 2018

James and Deborah Fallows's five year expedition through American towns reveals that civic success is possible and happening more than we think.  

Getting to Know America, Town by Town

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A five-year journey through America's small towns.

Trump Doubles Down: Blames 'Both Sides'

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On Tuesday President Trump said "there's blame on both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, a remarkable reversal from comments he made one day prior. 

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The Once-In-A-While Maverick

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Atlantic's James Fallows discusses McCain's long tenure in the media spotlight — a story of dualities, cozy jokes, and the occasional, genuine maverick choice. 

The Inauguration Play-By-Play

Friday, January 20, 2017

James Fallows previews Inauguration Day events and rides along as the ceremonies begin.

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China's Spin on a Trump Presidency

Thursday, November 17, 2016

What does a Trump Administration mean for U.S.-China relations?

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The Trump Time Capsule is Ready to Open

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Atlantic's James Fallows has been recording all of Donald Trump's most unusual and unprecedented moments. He talks about how looking back helps us look forward.

Candidates Prep for The Presidential Debates

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The debates are coming up! We examine the candidates' chances, the archaic debate format, and if the system is "rigged."

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Trump's Attempt to Pivot

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump delivered a scripted speech at last night's convention with the same pizzazz and snarl as his off-the-cuff remarks.

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Who Are Trump Supporters?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Outright racists? The disaffected working class? Astute political subversives? The media struggles to explain the Trump insurgency. 

Great American Cities Have These Common Traits

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Why focus on making America great again, when there's so many successful cities in the U.S. we can look towards? A list of the shared traits these prosperous cities have in common.

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A Three-Year Exploration of American Values

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Atlantic's James Fallows discusses his three-year trip across the U.S. and shares his stories of witnessing American ingenuity and resolve on the ground.


The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Goes To...

Friday, October 09, 2015

Learn about the winners of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize: four groups that make up the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia.

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The Wrong Hypothetical Question

Friday, May 22, 2015

In interviews over the past two weeks, 2016 hopefuls are facing a bad hypothetical question on Iraq: "knowing what we know now" would they have authorized the 2003 invasion?

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Our Loved And Estranged American Armies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Americans love and revere our armed service members. But the military makes up less than 1% of the population, and it's become poorly understood by the public and political leaders.

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