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Achenblog: July 10, 2005 - July 16, 2005

Submerged in DC

     Thomas Jefferson refused to live in Washington during July and August. Today is one of those days when we see why. The place isn't just humid, it's submerged. I drove to work under skies that weren't cloudy so...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 15, 2005; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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Countdown to Lunch Drama

    Noon is just minutes away and you know what that means: The lunch drama is about to begin. How I envy the people who pack a lunch! They know exactly what they're getting. They don't have to choose...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2005; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Best Turkey Sandwich in DC

   Subway is fast and efficient, but the turkey is that pressed, reformed, reconstituted stuff that sometimes seems to be no more closely associated with an actual turkey as it is with an actual cardboard box. I just don't Feel...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2005; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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Obligatory Karl Rove Item

   [Yesterday I tried to post this item about Karl Rove, but the blogging tool went haywire. I'm going to try again, DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT IS NOT LOCAL NEWS. Actually I guess it is local news if you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2005; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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HUGE BREAKING GOLF NEWS

     Tiger is 7 under after 12 holes??? Guess the wind ain't blowing at St. Andrews. When the wind doesn't blow on the Old Course, it's a putt-putt operation for Tiger. [I can't seem to find it on TV....

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2005; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Seeking Viewers Under 70, CBS Discovers "Internet"

    I have no doubt a blogger can make CBS News hip again....

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 13, 2005; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Commander Collins

    I interviewed the shuttle commander, Eileen Collins, about six months ago when she was already training like a demon for today's flight (there's a set piece about her in my recent story on the dreamers in the space...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 13, 2005; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Not Inhaling at Georgetown, Etc.

Here's a good yarn from a reader named Andy, too good to let it languish near the bottom of yesterday's Comments queu:   "A little background about the "inhale" comment: I went to Georgetown about 5 years after Clinton graduated....

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 12, 2005; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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How'd the White House Know?

    I know, the blog used to be fun when it was all about stogies on the porch and the Meaning of Life and my inexorable psychological breakdown. But I have to post on Rove -- we have to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 12, 2005; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Karl Rove: National Treasure or Spawn of Satan?

    There are people for whom hating Karl Rove is a full-time job. That's crazy. I can see it as a hobby, maybe. [Though not as enjoyable as growing tomatoes.]      In any case, here's what I wrote...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 12, 2005; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (166)
 
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Rove Didn't Inhale

    I'm thinking that Karl Rove has taken some rationalizing lessons from Bubba. Rove's defense is that he didn't NAME Valerie Plame. Rove apparently merely mentioned to Matt Cooper that Mr. Wilson's wife worked at the CIA. And Rove...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2005; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
 
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Adventures at Chez Costco

   (Rough Draft column, July 10)     When you walk into Costco you immediately wish you had a family with eight or nine kids. I see all the bargains and, even though I'm a guy, start ovulating. I want...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2005; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Difference Between "Blog" and "Chat Room"

    The other day when Tom was blogging, Bostonreader asked for someone to explain the diff twixt a blog and a chat. Bostonreader wrote:     "I have a relative who hangs out in a lot of chat rooms,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2005; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Who's Been Eating My Porridge?

     I don't think it would be too dramatic to say that, in my absence, this blog has been defiled. You know that feeling you get when you come home to find your house ransacked, your best bottle of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2005; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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