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Achenblog: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Art Museum Attacks

We drove to Ithaca, NY, to pick up one of the critters at a camp, and while on campus at Cornell this huge scary art museum came loping across a vast lawn and tried to squash me. I think...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 31, 2008; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (278)
 
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Aliens R Us

[Goin' fishin'...Why is it so hard to get out of town? (One problem is that, in my case, "herding cats" isn't just a metaphor.)] [Here's a guest kit from Nick Mott, a young journalist working at National Geographic.] By...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 30, 2008; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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Karl Rove's Playbook

Name those mountains! Hint: They're not the Appalachians. Or the Ozarks. Or the "Florida Ridge." [Photo by Angus Yates.] -- The title of this item is in homage to the Craig Stoltz blog rule of having catchy headlines. Not...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 30, 2008; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
 
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A Vast Criminal Enterprise

Once in a while you put down your morning paper and think: My government is just a vast criminal enterprise. It's the Mob, only with taxing authority. [And I wrote this even without seeing the latest bulletin. More here.]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 29, 2008; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (205)
 
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Funny Money

[Unbelievable: On Romenesko we see this letter about HuffPo's "Unearthed: News Of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report." Once again this column is filled -- saturated! -- with stories that were, in fact, reported by the mainstream...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 28, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
 
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