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Achenblog: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Why Obama Won

Pretty cool: Ice on Mars. -- I said I'd report back on the panel discussion yesterday at my old school, but a student blogger, Jennifer Epstein, from the Daily Princetonian, has already done a great job reporting on who...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 31, 2008; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (598)
 
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Bush's John Dean?

For years now, the allegation against the Bush White House has been that the Iraq war was unnecessary, ill-advised, and sold to the public through lies and media manipulation; that the president is incurious, inflexible, and incapable of admitting...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 29, 2008; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (374)
 
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A Culture of Bluster

Women, speak up! And men: Turn down the volume. Or at least learn to listen. Show a little intellectual humility, just as a stunt. And everyone: When the blowhards blow, change the channel. Vote with your thumb. You saw...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 28, 2008; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (129)
 
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Support Your Local Newspaper

For years The Post has had an ad campaign built around the slogan: If You Don't Get It, You Don't Get It. It always sounded to me a little mocking and in-your-face, but maybe I just don't get it....

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 27, 2008; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Multiple Worlds and Black Holes

Mars, May 2008 -- You can count on boodler bc to think the big thoughts: Here on his blog he's discussing black holes as information storage devices: 'What if there was a secret plan for the LHC to actually...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 26, 2008; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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