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Achenblog: September 3, 2006 - September 9, 2006

Believing is Seeing (Part 61 in a Series)

I love the no-planers in the Michael Powell story on 9/11 conspiracy theorists: For an hour he's shown videos of planes hitting the towers. If you note the glinting sunlight and angle of wings and you're honest about vectors...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 8, 2006; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Question Scientific Authority

News is out today of research suggesting that Earth-like planets may be common: "We now think there is a new class of ocean-covered, and possibly habitable, planets in solar systems unlike our own," says Sean Raymond, one of the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 7, 2006; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
 
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KatieNews

I'm on record predicting that Katie will take the Tiffany Network back to Number 1 in the evening network news competition. But it's worth remembering that popularity is not the sole measure of virtue. Her decision to deliver the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 6, 2006; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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The Achievement Season

You have to be ready to say no, and say no repeatedly, and say no inflexibly and incontrovertibly, if you want to survive the Achievement Season. The Achievement Season begins the morning after Labor Day. This is the time...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 5, 2006; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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