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Achenblog: October 2, 2005 - October 8, 2005

Maureen Dowd Samizdat

    Last night a friend handed over two pieces of paper containing words that I quickly recognized to be one of the most precious commodities in the current information marketplace: The Maureen Dowd column. A black market printout. This...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 6, 2005; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (390)
 
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Finding Truth in a Whirlwind

  There's a must-read in The Post today by Robert Pierre and Ann Gerhart, looking at all the unfounded rumors of murder, rape, gunfire on helicopters and whatnot that emerged during the chaos of Katrina (as someone really smart said...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 4, 2005; 10:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
 
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Adventures in Auto Repair

    I have to take the car to the shop. By the end of the day I'll be out 500. There will be something wrong with the car that only the people in the shop can perceive, using special...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 4, 2005; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (166)
 
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Harriet Miers: More Than Just a Bush Crony?

    Crony is an ugly word, and we abjure it this morning, even though the definition of "cronyism" ("favoritism shown to close friends, esp. in political appointments to office") might conceivably be applicable to the current situation. Nor is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 3, 2005; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
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Bush Nominates Totally Random Person for Court

    The president carefully and deliberately selected as his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court position the first person he ran into in the hallway this morning. He has been up front about this technique all along, what he...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 3, 2005; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Looking Back on the Gas Age

   A thousand years from now, if anyone is still alive, they'll call this the Gas Age. The Petroleum Period. The Oil Epoch. We'll be known by what we burned.    These humans of the future, gliding to work on...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 2, 2005; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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