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Achenblog: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

Demographicoguery

This morning on CBS someone was talking about "white women over 40 making less than $50,000 a year" (or words to that effect) as the core of Hillary's support. That's how we discuss this campaign -- as a battle...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 7, 2008; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
 
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Grand Canyon Older Than We Thought?

[Image courtesy of Victor Polyak.] There's a new study out, published in Science, saying the western part of the Grand Canyon may be 17 million years old, which is about three times older than the orthodoxy. Here's my story....

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 6, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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Flunking Charlotte Allen

An online column by a two very fine writers of the distaff persuasion [seen above, Manteuffel on left and Gibson on right with Gene in betwixt], posted in response to the Charlotte Allen screed in Outlook. By Caitlin Gibson...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 5, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
 
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On to Guam!!!

[Cross-posted to The Trail.] Get ready for Guam. Circle the date on your calendar, book your flight. On May 3, Guam - which increasingly looks like the New Hampshire of the Mariana Islands - will hold its presidential primary,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 5, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Earth and Moon from Mars

[This is cool. It's the Earth and moon seen from Mars -- where Off-Planet Democrats are holding a caucus in just two weeks!!]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 4, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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"Lush Life"

If the primary season comes to an end today (and it probably won't -- see previous item), I plan to devote myself to purely literary pursuits henceforth [thenceforth??]. I'll do intellectual stuff like read books, and will be "bookish"...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 4, 2008; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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The Permanent Campaign

Yet another Super Tuesday, and I'm sorry to say, I'm about Super Tuesdayed out. Or is this Critical Tuesday? Judgment Day? Rivalry Week? March Madness? In difficult times, people love to say, "This too shall pass." But maybe this...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 4, 2008; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Signs of Spring!

Spot the bee. [Wildlife photography at its finest!] Another thrilling action shot. The birds are also feeling festive, even this normally melancholic raven. PORCH SEASON FORECAST: Every year right about this time, people ask me, "How much longer until...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 3, 2008; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
 
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