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Achenblog: December 21, 2008 - December 27, 2008

Opportunity Knocking

[Popped into the office and clearly this is a day made for chair surfing in the aisles. Are they ticketing out there on the street, or is this a kinda-holiday? Normally I eat lunch alone, usually at the neighborhood...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 26, 2008; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (459)
 
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The Right Stimulus

Every year at this time, I like to count my blessings, embrace my loved ones, drink a little eggnog by the glowing hearth and ponder my inexorable degeneration and complete dissipation. When you have a nice annual tradition, it's...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 24, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
 
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Obama as Gym Rat in Chief

Most American men at the age of 47 do not have what are known, in the body-building trade, as "abs." Indeed, the very anatomical existence of "abs" was unknown until about 20 years ago, when various commercial entities and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 23, 2008; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
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What $850 Billion Will Buy

For those of you impoverished souls who didn't see the print edition today, there's a great graphic on the front page showing the relative cost of big-ticket items in our nation's history. It's a way of trying to get...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 22, 2008; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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