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Achenblog: February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr.

Lurking in the many tributes to William F. Buckley Jr. is a nostalgia for a time when political discourse was a merry affair, when rhetorical triumph came from intellectual rigor and wit and not from volume and hostility. Buckley...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 29, 2008; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Window Seat

Iffy travel conditions. Discuss. [Minneapolis airport, and Hwy 93 south of Kalispell, Montana. Feb. 28.]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 28, 2008; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Montana Bureau Open For Business

My Montana photo album, Part II.

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 27, 2008; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (357)
 
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Blogger Menaced by Bears in Saloon

The only thing that takes the edge off your terror is the reflection in the glass of the neon beer signs. This guy needs another round, and is trying to get the attention of the waitress. They get cranky...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 26, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (201)
 
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Scary Night at the Oscars

The only thing we know for certain about this year's presidential race is that the Democratic nominee will adopt the campaign slogan "It's No Country For Old Men." Some years ago the Oscars got into a phase in which...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 25, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obamabots Skewered on Saturday Night Live

[Cross-posted to The Trail.] [Very slow day in the newsroom -- I keep meaning to break a story that will change life as we know it, or at the very least bring down the government, but instead I've mostly...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 24, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
 
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I've Got Tim Pawlenty Fever!

The second question incited by mention of Tim Pawlenty's name, after "Who???," is surely "How many Sunday morning talk shows will the governor be appearing on today?" The answer is two: Fox, already over at this point, and CNN,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 24, 2008; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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