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Achenblog: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Outlook Sausage

As noted yesterday, the New Guy at dot.com wants me to blog about the upcoming Outlook section. I can't imagine that this is a good idea. Let us say, hypothetically, just as a kind of rambunctious mental experiment, that I...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 29, 2007; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Allergic to Nature; Pulp Non-Fiction

One of the treasures of the Mid-Atlantic region is the C&O Canal, which runs for 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Md., and was once called the Great National Project (now it's the central element of the C&O Canal...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 28, 2007; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dick Cheney: No Fish Left Behind, Or Alive

That Dick Cheney: He's not exactly John Muir. Not exactly Henry David Thoreau. The final installment of the Gellman/Becker series shows us a man who loves the smell of rotting salmon in the morning. When he sees a photo...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 27, 2007; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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People Pressure

Once a year I head down to Mount Vernon to give a talk to schoolteachers, and then repair to the mansion for cocktails on the piazza. It's a great two-fer: First I pretend to be a historian, and then I...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 26, 2007; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rogue Operative

The Cheney series shows a man who is not so much a shadow president as a rogue operative in the White House. He functions outside any normal chain of command. He has no accountability. Everything about him is Classified....

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 25, 2007; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
 
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