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Achenblog: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Guantanamo: The Movie

Such a strange event, this trial at Guantanamo Bay. It's great theater, and questionable law, which means it's like something out of a Hollywood movie. The detainees are kept in solitary confinement and then, in the courtroom, allowed to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 6, 2008; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (427)
 
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Robert F. Kennedy

From a speech he gave in 1966 (repeated by his younger brother at RFK's funeral): "... surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 5, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
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48 Million Votes to Go

Sixty-five million: I'm guessing that's the absolute minimum number of votes a candidate will need this November to win the presidency. (This number is pulled out of my ear, of course, but just consider that Dubya got 62 million...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 4, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (321)
 
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Bill Clinton Loses It

Who's the nicest guy in journalism? Todd Purdum. This is the one thing I know for a fact after several decades in the business. If you've ever met Todd, you know he's the Platonic ideal of the Perfect Gentleman....

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 3, 2008; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why Hillary Lost

From the get-go I thought HRC was an impressive candidate who knew what she was doing out there. Her candidacy was historic. No one can accuse her of phoning it in. Few people have ever campaigned harder. And lest...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 2, 2008; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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