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Achenblog: March 19, 2006 - March 25, 2006

Bring Me the Head of Ben Domenech

It's March Madness for the blogging wing of the Washington Post. Excuse me if I shed no tears over the elimination, in the first round, indeed practically at the opening tip-off, of the new social-conservative blog, Red America, written...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 24, 2006; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
 
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Predicting the Next Big Earthquake

A quick note from the road, where I'm about to talk to some climate scientists, and will almost certainly become confused, and be forced to admit that I don't understand what anyone is saying. I've spent more than two...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 23, 2006; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (303)
 
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What the Democrats Stand For

As Rick Hertzberg points out in The New Yorker, the buzz in the news media and in political circles is that the Democrats are in "disarray." Supposedly they are struggling to find a unified voice, they don't really stand...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 22, 2006; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (292)
 
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George Mason and George Mason University

George Mason is the Founding Father who never gets enough respect. He was hugely influential at the Constitutional Convention (though he refused to sign the Constitution), was practically the father of the Bill of Rights, played a key role...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 21, 2006; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
 
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A Universe With Untold Hundreds of Stars

[Implausibly, I was the keynote speaker Friday night at the annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner of the National Space Club, an event also known as the Space Prom. Lots of industry, government types, space buffs, generals and admirals....

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 20, 2006; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (155)
 
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