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Achenblog: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

What McCain Should Have Said

In his excruciating press conference this morning, John McCain missed a golden opportunity to turn the story of his Special Friend into a boost for his campaign. He should have said something like this: "The New York Times, the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 21, 2008; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Weird Science Getting Weirder

[Lava tube in Hawaii. Photo by ScienceTim.] Years ago I had to give a talk at a gathering of physicists in Minneapolis -- this is when my aliens book came out -- and the science editor here at The...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 20, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
 
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Any Given Tuesday

We like to think of the presidential campaign as a chain of events, a more or less linear process in which, if all goes as planned, chaos will inexorably give way to order. Pundits attempt to impose some narrative...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 19, 2008; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (294)
 
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Crawford, Texas

At the southern entrance to town. Note the "artsy" angle on the photo. Very creative. The photo of the Bushes has yellowed in the sun over the past couple of years. The same photo can be seen at the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 18, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (423)
 
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