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Achenblog: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

Why Does This Bun Taste Like Cardboard?

I'm writing a story about China, contaminated imports, the mysteries of the grocery store, the incomprehensibility of modern life, the Cuisinarting of the planet, and the repercussions thereof. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times:...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 13, 2007; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
 
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McCain's Face-Plant

On the stump, John McCain often says, "I'd rather lose an election than lose a war." He has said it so many times, and in so many ways, that you can almost hear the note of political fatalism. Like...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2007; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (392)
 
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Farm Report: Green Bean Conundrum

Steamy. Feels like the Deep South. The skeeters have finally roused themselves after being mysteriously low key for months. My crops are coming in nicely. But I must confess that I am not entirely pleased. First, there is the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 10, 2007; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (235)
 
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The Boy On The Bus: Annotations

Today at 1 p.m. I'll do an online chat about my story on busing and school integration. You can send in a question in advance. Here's the article. I'm going to pull out a few graphs here and there...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 9, 2007; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
 
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The Boy On The Bus

[My story in the Outlook section.] Every morning when I was in fifth grade, I walked a mile down the road to Stephen Foster Elementary, my neighborhood school. Then I got on a yellow school bus and rode across town....

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 8, 2007; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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