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Achenblog: March 4, 2007 - March 10, 2007

Springing Ahead

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Daylight saving time is here already, weeks ahead of the normal schedule, rousting us from bed, speeding up an already accelerated existence. By government edict, the sun does not rise when it should, and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 10, 2007; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
 
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Budgets Gone Wild

[Tiger Woods for president.] -- Before you read my story on the federal budget, consider this observation, from a certain Mr. Pendleton, testifying before the U.S. Senate's committee on civil service and retrenchment: "No single human being, however great...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 7, 2007; 9:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Apology Crisis

Remind me to write a screed someday about how we've lost the knack for apologizing. It's a dying art. We're forgetting -- as a culture -- how to say "I'm sorry" in a way that doesn't immediately then retract...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 7, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
 
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The Fall Guy

Back in my day, when we had a big political scandal it would bring down the ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION -- sorry, lately my left hand lurches toward the Caps Lock key whenever politics comes up -- and you'd see everyone...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 6, 2007; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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