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Achenblog: October 29, 2006 - November 4, 2006

Guest Kit: My Turn To Be In a Bad Mood

This is by my friend Lauri Menditto, who writes a column for the Columbus (Ga.) Community News: There is an unwritten rule in my marriage that my husband and I can't be in a bad mood at the same...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 3, 2006; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What Will the Democrats Do?

First, in medical news, this story on red wine is cause for celebration among the Obliterati. We're not merely going to be healthy. We're going to be immortal. Politics: So let's say the Dems actually take control of the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 2, 2006; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (345)
 
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Strategy: Misdirection

Voters should hide the last couple of weeks before an election. They should sprint for cover, put on a disguise, stick their fingers in their ears and go nee-nee-nee-nee-nee. (In other words, what I do year-round.) This is the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 1, 2006; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (233)
 
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Hacking Amazon to Save the World

Via Bill McKibben in the NYRB, we learn of a new book from the people at the WorldChanging website, a kind of community blog devoted to solutions for global environmental problems. It appears that these folks have also come...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 31, 2006; 6:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Standard Time At Last

That extra hour this morning: priceless. We'll pay for it later today, when the afternoon is truncated brutally. But the failure of the sun to come up at a reasonable hour in recent weeks had become irritating. I don'...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 30, 2006; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
 
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