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Achenblog: January 7, 2007 - January 13, 2007

How To Get Filthy Rich

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] If you're like most people, you are content to live a modest, middle-class existence, built around the small pleasures of home, family, friends and civic duty, even as your long-term plan is to become...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 13, 2007; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (262)
 
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Your Thoughts, Please, on the "Surge"

Am seeking thoughtful thoughts, observations, analysis, even factual data-points and random empiricisms on the escalation of the war, or the surge, or the "new strategy" that is, of course, a tactical adjustment in what amounts to a stay-the-course policy....

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 11, 2007; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (518)
 
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Does Global Warming Cause El Nino?

As you know, my weather story in Style the other day was in the noble journalistic tradition of breaking fluff, which is to say, it was a rapidly produced piece of piffle meant to serve as a "section-rounder." Ideally...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 10, 2007; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
 
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All Gators All The Time

Before anyone objects, let me explain my reasoning for the decision to devote the A-blog for the rest of the month to last night's epochal Gator victory. I just want to do my part as a citizen, as an...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 9, 2007; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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Entering Gator Country

For the huge game I made a pot of chili, and because of the immense importance of tonight's contest -- the pageantry of it all -- I eschewed canned beans and made beans from scratch. [Wailing offstage: "He's talking...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2007; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Know when to hold 'em, and...

[Bulletin: Mysterious unpleasant odor swamps Manhattan. Best bet: It's just New Jersey.] FUBAR dept.: This week the president will tell us why he's going to surge, which is to say, escalate in Iraq, rather than draw down, redeploy, get...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2007; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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Global Warming January

Never has good weather felt so bad. Never have flowers inspired so much fear. Never has the warm caress of a sunbeam seemed so ominous. The weather is sublime, it's glorious, it's the end of the world. January is the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 7, 2007; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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