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Achenblog: January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007

Awash in SAT Words

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] One of the great traditions and cultural hallmarks of Western civilization is reading in the bathroom. In my house, this has taken on a dramatic new element with the acquisition of a shower curtain...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 27, 2007; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
 
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McCain-Levin Steel Cage Death Match

At the Armed Services hearing yesterday McCain and Levin got highly dyspeptic and seemed ready to take it to the next level (Steel Cage Death Match). They were seated right next to each other but didn't really look at...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 26, 2007; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
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SOTU: What did you think?

What did you think of the president's speech? All opinions welcome here. Heresies eagerly embraced. Non-sequiturs tolerated. Puns viewed askance. Palindromes revered. This may be apostasy for a Washington journalist, but I'm wondering if the State of the Union...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 24, 2007; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (440)
 
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Suggestion for Bush Speech

I'm somewhere called Naperville, Ill., which is one of those boomtown suburbs with an aging central district thoroughly transformed into Bethesda. That's my impression, though the heavy cloud cover and sunlessness has disoriented me and it's possible I'm actually in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 23, 2007; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (171)
 
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On "Hillary" vs. "Sen. Clinton"

I spent the day at Fermilab talking to physicists about sub-atomic particles that no one can see but whose interesting theoretical properties have compelled them (the physicists) to build an enormous accelerator for smashing together protons and anti-protons and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 22, 2007; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
 
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