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Achenblog: November 5, 2006 - November 11, 2006

Roving On Mars

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Recently, the Mars rover "Opportunity" completed a long, slow journey across the surface of the planet and reached the rim of a crater. What it beheld was a stunning vista that looked like the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 11, 2006; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Canvassing the Votes: A Paperwork Fandango

[My story in today's Style section.] The interested parties are crammed into Room 315 of the Fairfax County Government Center. It's a sprawling structure with lots of glass and big atriums and spacious offices, but somehow all the action...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 9, 2006; 7:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Shellacking

That was Russert's word this morning. Which seems about right after the pundits spent the night arguing over whether it was a tsunami or a wave or just a trickle. I would go so far as to say that...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 8, 2006; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stand Up and Be Counted, Maybe

[4 p.m. update: My exit polling shows that voters overwhelmingly miss Ed Muskie. You read it here first!] [I voted in the District, a decidedly underwhelming event this year. We don't have thrilling November elections here; it's all decided...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 7, 2006; 6:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

Yesterday I exercised my adult prerogative to do whatever I wanted to do. Sadly, I didn't actually know what I wanted to do -- directionlessness and its hideous cousin ennui chose this day to intrude upon my schedule --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 6, 2006; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Walnuts Disaster of 2006

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] The other day, my wife, who is the kind of person who believes there is a right way and a wrong way to do things, or, more specifically, a perfect and an imperfect way,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 5, 2006; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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