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Achenblog: April 22, 2007 - April 28, 2007

Mike Gravel is Howard Beale

I watched the debate last night and have a couple of thoughts, starting with the obvious fact that Mike Gravel is the Howard Beale of the race -- mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. At...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 27, 2007; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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College Rejections; Mad Bee Disease

As the parent of a high school sophomore, with a couple more critters beyond that lined up for takeoff, I'll be spending the next six years or so preparing my progeny to apply to, and be rejected by, institutions...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 26, 2007; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (169)
 
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Gliese 581c: Nothing To Sneeze At?

Reading this story about the discovery of a potentially habitable planet 20 light-years away, I thought: Oh no, more pollen. Already my black Honda has turned green from the tree-schmutz. Spring brings with it certain special obligations, such as...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 25, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Boris Yeltsin

History will judge Boris Yeltsin the right man at the right time, until he became precisely the opposite. I called David Remnick, who covered the collapsing Soviet Union for the Post, and asked him to advise us on how...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 23, 2007; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (354)
 
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