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Achenblog: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Vodka: It's Just Industrial Ethyl Alcohol and Water

What a glorious morning! A fine start to September in the nation's capital. And I've got vodka on my mind. What happened is, I ran into my neighbor Eric Felten, who, in addition to being a famous silky-voiced bandleader,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 1, 2007; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Is America Rome? Plus Fukuyama vs. Huntington

The prospect of thermonuclear war had a way of clarifying the mind; anyone seeking a framework for thinking about the destiny of humankind could start with, at one extreme, Armageddon.

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 30, 2007; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (303)
 
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Achenblog to Take Over Washington Post Radio Studio?

The WaPo radio studio is, no kidding, only five steps from my desk. The radio station goes off the air in just a few weeks and I'm going to snap up the space faster than a frog can tongue-snag...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 29, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
 
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Larry Craig: "I have never been in a restroom in Union Station having sex with anybody"

The 40-year-old man reported having oral sex with Craig at Washington's Union Station, probably in 2004.

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 28, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (263)
 
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August Resignations; Back to School

Next to resign: Laura Bush. She'll announce that, although she's enjoyed her tenure as First Lady, she is stepping down so that she can spend less time with her family. The Alberto Gonzales bulletin this morning was not exactly...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 27, 2007; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
 
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