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Achenblog: September 18, 2005 - September 24, 2005

GOP to Audit the Poor?

   When I go to the Hill later I'll try to ferret out, or weasel my way into, the answer to the burning question of how we are going to pay for Katrina relief. Give the House Republicans some credit...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 22, 2005; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (818)
 
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Competent Person Finally Sighted

    Last night the Jet Blue pilot not only made a beautiful landing at LAX, he instantly made himself the top candidate to be the Katrina Czar. Finally, a competent person has been found in America!     We...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 22, 2005; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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Koko Blog Doesn't Monkey Around

    In the future all news will be delivered by blogs, most of them nonverbal -- just images, punctuation, random colors, sound effects, and most of all, mysterious symbols that evoke a reaction in the "reader," much like the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 21, 2005; 10:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Chinese to Pay for Katrina?

   Went to the Senate yesterday to see the mad political scramble. Reporters jammed the corridors outside the Republican and Democrat policy lunches. The Democrats are trying to figure out the Roberts vote: They don't want to roll over meekly,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 21, 2005; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
 
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Miracle Skins Victory Over Dallas

    As you know, newspaper people talk obsessively about the decline of circulation. We wrack our brains for some way to keep ink-on-paper a necessity in an information-saturated society where the latest news is just a click away. One...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 20, 2005; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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Good Stuff: Pastor Brinton on Evolution

   Here's a refreshingly intelligent treatise on religion and evolution by Henry Brinton, a Presbyterian pastor, in today's Outlook section. He believes religion and science ask different questions (why and how, respectively), and he has no troubled [sic] reconciling evolution...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 18, 2005; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Going Hollywood, plus Gene on JW

   [From today's Rough Draft column:]    During my trip to California I spent some time in Hollywood, which is not really a place, but an industry, a concept and, specifically, an illness. It is a contagion of diabolical virulence....

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 18, 2005; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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