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Achenblog: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007

John McQuaid: Rebuttal of Outlook Rebuttal

John McQuaid, author of "The Can't Do Nation" story in Outlook, has obliged us with an excellent rebuttal to my rebuttal (McQuaid's comments in italic): It's nice to be so amusingly fisked. Here are a few thoughts in response....

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 10, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Outlook Rebuttal: America Still Can Do

America isn't so much a Can't-Do Nation as a Won't-Do Nation.

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 9, 2007; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Home Run Champion of the Steroid Era

I watched the first two at-bats, a double and a single, both smashed hard, and you didn't have to be Kreskin to know that Bonds was going to break the record momentarily, but I went to bed and missed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 8, 2007; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pleistocene Megafauna Re-wilding Makes Me Nervous

Now comes a new, and I think rather rash, suggestion: Replace the extinct megafauna that once roamed the American West, back in the Pleistocene. We're talking lions, camels, elephants, cheetahs, and so on.

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 7, 2007; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
 
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Hank Aaron: Unsurpassed

Baseball is an easy game: All you need is an open field, a bat, a ball, a couple of gloves, a syringe, some Deca Durabolin, some Winstrol, some human growth hormone, some testosterone decanoate, some norbolethone, some trenbolone and some of the fertility drug Clomid.

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 5, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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