James Fallows

James Fallows is a national correspondent 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. His latest book is China Airborne.

Third-Party Watch in Maine

In most states, independent candidacies are pipe dreams. Maine is one of the rare states in which they can and do win. Here's what this year's race for the governorship shows.

Hugh Calkins

An example of applying energy, abilities, and leverage to the public good. We can't have enough of these examples.

Barefoot Running: The Videos

"The collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system." Scientists on what can happen when you run.

Interesting News on the Finger-Shoe Front

The company at the center of recent lawsuit news has a plan to get more people to try its unusual shoes. Run in them for six weeks, and if you don't like them, you can get all your money back.