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Achenblog: September 11, 2005 - September 17, 2005

Bush's Great Society

  In his speech from the French Quarter, Bush decided not to mention that his party wants to make cuts to Medicaid, or that he has championed and enacted tax cuts that benefit the richest Americans. He didn't mention that...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 15, 2005; 9:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
 
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Bush To Resign?

  The president will address the nation tonight from the Gulf Coast. He will probably repeat what he said the other day: That he takes "full responsibility" for what went wrong with the federal response to Katrina. The obvious follow-up...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 15, 2005; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cold Beer Solution for New Orleans?

    On the radio this morning Ray Nagin was saying he was tired of hearing choppers in the air: "I want to hear some jazz." You can sense that, for all the predictions that New Orleans will be shut...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 14, 2005; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John Robertszzz

   I'm trying to do my duty and watch some of the Roberts confirmation hearing. Teddy's on, talking about Brown v. Board of Education. Roberts seems knowledgeable, quick, but you'll know he's made a huge mistake if he says anything...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 13, 2005; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Don't Wait for the Cavalry

    You may have spent the weekend reading about what went wrong with Katrina, and then watching documentaries on TV about what happened on 9/11, and if so, you probably had a rather sober thought: In crunch time, you're...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2005; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hearst's Castle

   Through the magic of the magazine production schedule, here's my latest column, capturing a slice of life back in August, pre-Katrina, when I was galavanting around California:    The Jolly Rancher    SAN SIMEON, Calif. --    On vacation,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2005; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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