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Achenblog: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

The Mountain View

When working it's important to take a break and do a little hiking. South Mountain Park has excellent trails, though you don't really need a trail at all in the desert, just decent boots. The rocks invite scrambling. Watch...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 26, 2008; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
 
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Sledgehammering the Planet

[Logistical note: Having found rain in Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas, I've finally fled to the desert southwest, and now type in one of the finest motel rooms in Phoenix, with a small porch that boasts an excellent view...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 25, 2008; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (276)
 
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Bill Clinton: "Shame on you"

Did someone recently tell Bill Clinton to tone it down? I think he didn't listen. Today he threw a roundhouse right at the news media for being controversy-obsessed (uh, ya think?) and said Obama put out a "hit job"...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 23, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (359)
 
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My Campaign Photo Diary

Mostly I drive, and listen to the lady in the GPS device, who is constantly saying "Recalculating." I am sure a lot of the candidates are saying the same thing these days. John McCain's South Carolina Truth Squad headquarters,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 23, 2008; 7:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
 
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A Speech by MLK (and one by Obama)

About to jump on a plane again, I'll post this speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, sent to me by my friend Clyde: Check it out. Via boodler frostbitten, here's the text. Excerpt: The time has come for America...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 21, 2008; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
 
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