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Achenblog: April 23, 2006 - April 29, 2006

Return of the Achenbro

[Faithful readers will recall that some weeks back I visited the Achenbro in Boulder during a reporting trip, and prepared for a weekend barbecue that promised to be the all-time Big Smasher. The events of that day and evening are...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 29, 2006; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (471)
 
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Truth Still Matters Part 37

Little, Brown has yanked from bookstores all copies of "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life," by Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan. She says she unconsciously copied passages from two books by another author. Meanwhile Paul Farhi...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 28, 2006; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (235)
 
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Bush the Worst President?

Being of a generous nature I am reluctant to declare that this presidency is done, over, kaput, defunct, inoperative, dead in the water, or, as we used to say down South after a few too many beers, "obsolescent." But...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 27, 2006; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (407)
 
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Trains Are Better Than Planes

The train, a 19th century invention, is superior to the plane, a technology of the 20th. I had this thought at the Trenton Train Station, which in all candor is not the most sublime transportation hub on the planet,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 25, 2006; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (409)
 
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The Sagan File

We moved offices, and I began to purge files, stuff I don't need and haven't looked at in years. Digging deep, I came across a fat file marked "Sagan." The astronomer died in December 1996. Save? Throw away? From...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 23, 2006; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
 
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