As pilots seek to understand the Boeing crash, many are discussing the "human factors" involved.
James FallowsAirlines in some parts of the world have become exceptionally safe. In other parts of the world, they haven’t.
Data and some hypotheses about the differences, from @TheAtlantic readers, here
Pilots in the U.S. filed detailed complaints about the aircraft over the past year.
James FallowsWhat US pilots had said about the 737 Max, via NASA’s confidential reporting system, before the Ethiopian crash.
(TL;DR at least four US pilots complained about unwanted pitch changes. They then disabled the automatic system. )
James FallowsRe-upping: here are reports US airline pilots filed over the past year, regarding 737 Max.
Main point: three or four had complained about unwanted pitch changes by new Max MCAS software.
These pilots disconnected MCAS and continued the flights.
How a small group of activists (our correspondent among them) got leaf blowers banned in the nation’s capital
James FallowsRe-upping: this bill actually has made it all way through the DC legislative process. Nation’s capital taking a step for environmental justice and public health: phase-out of gas-powered leaf blowers.
How and why? Read here
No one knows for sure—but here is where experts will be looking for clues.
James FallowsNo one knows what happened in the Ethiopian Air tragedy.
But here are the kinds of questions the investigators will be asking (and the clues they will be looking for):
This reader email from Joseph Britt, who's worked for many Republican politicians, wins my great respect. I'm still absorbing the psychological and intellectual effects of what our country has just done to itself.
Decades after aiding the Democratic presidential campaigns of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Patrick Caddell began to advise conservatives including Stephen Bannon.
James FallowsLong before he was a regular on Fox News, Pat Caddell had been wunderkind pollster / advisor for Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, Gary Hart.
Those three remain active, in 80s and (Carter) 90s. RIP Pat Caddell at age 68
72 Likes, 4 Comments - Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) on Instagram: “This evening I traveled down to Washington DC for a party honoring Charlie Peters, my boss at The…”
James FallowsWonderful celebration this evening in DC for Beth and Charlie Peters, who 50 years ago put out the first issue of @washmonthly
Post about it from @nxthompson , one of many alums and supporters honoring Charlie and Beth.
Please join AEI for a discussion of this survey, featuring responses from Scott Winship from the Joint Economic Committee and James Fallows and Deborah Fallows, coauthors of national bestseller “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of...
James FallowsThis new AEI report is full of interesting and surprising data. Discussion in DC on Tuesday morning (@FallowsDeb and I will be among discussants)
New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter hosts "Innovating the Future" Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS, part of a partnership between Arizona State University and New America that highlights stories about blending technology and public policy...