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Achenblog: October 1, 2006 - October 7, 2006

Kevin Costner Full Employment Act

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] I flew cross-country on United out of Dulles on the eve of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and to make sure everyone was feeling safe and relaxed, the airline showed the disaster movie "Poseidon."...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 7, 2006; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

I went to see my friend Michael Lewis last night at Politics & Prose (you remember him from our journey to see Hunter Thompson), and in the course of discussing his new book, "The Blind Side," he pointed out...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 6, 2006; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (384)
 
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A Lazy Sun and a Harvest Moon

What one notices about this particular dawn is both the gentleness of its breakage -- the way it's taking its jolly time to get light outside (which we can interpret as a sign that we're getting into the months...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 4, 2006; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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It Would Have Been Disastrous

"Had we gone into Baghdad -- We could have done it. You guys could have done it. You could have been there in 48 hours. And then what? Which sergeant, which private, whose life would be at stake in perhaps...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 2, 2006; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bad Information Run Amok

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] It's dangerous, living in the Misinformation Age. So much of what you hear and read is incorrect, stupid, crazy. Thanks to the Internet, nonsense has been accelerated and globalized. To survive, you need procedures...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 1, 2006; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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