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Achenblog: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

Why I'm So Lame

My foot hurt like a bastard and I went to the foot doctor, who, about three or maybe four seconds into my spiel, said, "Turn around and look at the poster on the wall behind you. That's your problem."...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (432)
 
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NASA and Europe Team Up

Interesting announcement just now from NASA and the European Space Agency: They're teaming up to send two probes to Jupiter's moons. They're also proceeding, though at a more leisurely pace, with a joint mission to Saturn's moons. A lot...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 18, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (298)
 
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Unwanted Cars

From Harold Meyerson's column this morning he writes: "If the emblematic image of the Great Depression was that of Americans lined up for bread or living in urban shantytowns, the signature image of the current collapse is the acres...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 18, 2009; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Trick Question for Palin

Great scene in today's Sarah Palin story by Michael Leahy in the Post: Alaska senator: Governor, would you like to share your ideas for the upcoming legislative session? Gov. Sarah Palin: "I feel like you guys are always trying...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 18, 2009; 6:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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What's That Worker Worth?

Here's a typically excellent and thought-provoking sports/business piece by Michael Lewis in the Times Magazine. As with Moneyball, Lewis explores new metrics in professional sports. His protagonist is Shane Battier, a brainy but unflashy Houston Rocket who specializes in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 16, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (268)
 
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