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Achenblog: April 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006

Gore in 2008?

Why not Al Gore in '08? The XXII Amendment to the Constitution states, "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice," which, as I read it, means Gore still has one election to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 21, 2006; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (309)
 
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Curmudgeon on Naval Signal Flags

How Naval Signal Flags Were Invented or The Bosun's Bustiere Encompassing a Tale of Wooden Ships, Iron Men, and Scandalous Undergarments, and Other Divers Matters of Interest to Gentlemen of Refined Discernment and Ladies of Gentle Breeding. Or Not. By...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 20, 2006; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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Lessons of 4/18/1906 and 9/11/2001

The San Francisco Earthquake began just before dawn a hundred years ago today, nucleating in the crust beneath the water off the Golden Gate. The fault broke for 300 miles. If you coud have watched it take place, you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 18, 2006; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (459)
 
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Washington Post Wins Four Pulitzers

Maybe Jay Rosen is right and The Washington Post really has become the best newspaper in America. It's not perfect, and occasionally the paper makes a mistake (once in a while, if you can imagine this, we get an...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 17, 2006; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Those Competitive Easter Egg Hunts

We canceled the traditional backyard Easter Egg Hunt this year as a way of protesting the decision by the Ivy schools, Stanford, Caltech and MIT (the so-called Group of Eleven) to start reviewing the Easter Egg Hunt scores of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 17, 2006; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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