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Achenblog: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

Jon Stewart Thwaps Jim Cramer

In exposing Jim Cramer last night, Jon Stewart precisely summarized -- better than anyone I've heard before -- the dark heart of the financial calamity: There was a fake market and a real market. The market we thought we were...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 13, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (326)
 
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Updike's Ultimate Page

Updike is still filing copy from beyond the grave, this time a sequence of poems written in the final months of his life. He was not ready to go, not happy about it at all, ransacking his memory for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 12, 2009; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
 
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Cosmic Thoughts Roundup

Blast-off scheduled for tonight. -- In the same way that there's are Political Browsers and Aggregators and Cheat Sheets, there ought to be a morning roundup of huge cosmic thoughts. You know: Epistemology Daily. The Meaning of Life Digest....

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 11, 2009; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
 
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Information Wants To Be Stolen

In a new personal low, the other day I found myself trying to discern the Google rankings of a story I'd written on a newsy topic. Yes: Even more pathetic than checking one's Amazon ranking. But I was curious because...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 10, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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If We Find Another Earth

I have a little story today about Kepler, the planet-finding telescope that launched Friday night. I keep wondering what we'd do if we actually found a pale blue dot out there somewhere. It strikes me as rife with possibilities for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 9, 2009; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
 
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