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Achenblog: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

Review: In the Shadow of the Moon

Now, finally, we know what it was like to walk on the moon: unbelievably cool.

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 14, 2007; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Debris Fields

Surveying the full sweep of my life I see an array of debris fields. Some are, of course, intangible and symbolic, the result of human error, miscalculation, and the propensity of so many people to fail to appreciate my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 13, 2007; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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The More Things Change ...

The serene don't survive. The complacent get eaten alive.

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2007; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
 
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An Endless War

When the U.S. invaded Iraq in March 2003, Petraeus said to Rick Atkinson, "Tell me how this ends." We're still waiting for the answer.

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 11, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (214)
 
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Most Hyped Congressional Hearing Ever? [Updated]

Petraeus-Crocker will start their all-week national briefing today at 12:30 at the House, and go all afternoon and then pop up on Fox tonight. Senate testimony is tomorrow. Mike Allen of The Politico gives you the full run-down of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 10, 2007; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
 
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Frisky Geezers

[My article in today's Outlook section. I'll annotate tomorrow if possible (I also plan to go to the big shindig on the Hill).] When Larry Craig was accused of playing footsie in a men's room, the ensuing political foofaraw tended...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 9, 2007; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
 
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