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Achenblog: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

Cows Fleeing Blogger and Other Texas Pictures

Roundabout Jarrell, Texas, two tractor-trailers collided on I-35 and shut the entire freeway. I escaped through a grassy ditch and found a parallel road and then headed east toward route 95, and along the way paused to take a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 15, 2008; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (286)
 
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Of Politics, Physics and Stamp Collecting

It bothers me that we devote so many journalistic resources to covering the presidential campaign but very few resources to covering stuff like ... you know ... Earth. The planet, the environment, science, the long-term challenges of operating a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 14, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (267)
 
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Bat News Roundup

We don't have enough bat news. Thus I was thrilled to see the Nature bulletin this morning: "The near-complete skeleton of the most primitive bat known is presented in this week's Nature. The newly discovered species has fully developed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 13, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (811)
 
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Who's the Underdog?

[Barack Obama, Baltimore, Feb. 11. Photo by J.A.] [Cross-posted from The Trail.] Is Hillary Clinton now the underdog? So says her husband. "It is now in some ways the underdog campaign, even though it has received hundreds of thousands...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 12, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
 
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Checkmate and Stalemate

[View from my nosebleed seat at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, where Obama is supposed to speak shortly. I'm guessing there are at least 15,000 people here. There were thousands waiting in the cold as of 2:45 p.m. I...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 11, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (301)
 
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