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Achenblog: March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Bluebell Season

[My story in today's Weekend section.] The officially iconic harbinger of spring in Washington is the sudden blossoming at the Tidal Basin of thousands and thousands, perhaps millions, of tourists. Somewhere in that mass of humanity are a bunch...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 20, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (223)
 
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Spare Me Your Natterings

[Bulletin: Looking mighty equinoctial out there. We're in the countdown, less than 24 hours until the astronomical start of spring. This means a massive wardrobe change. Out: Dark clothes, bulky sweaters, woolly garments. In: Nudity. Wearing nothing but a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 19, 2009; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
 
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Perils of Sanctimony

Repeating myself: The recovery will be painfully slow as long as no one knows what the federal government will do next. This is the problem with government riding to the rescue every 24 hours, forklifting money into the private sector....

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 18, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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Going to End Badly????

So this anonymous character in today's AIG story in The Post says: "It's going to blow up...I have a horrible, horrible, horrible feeling that this is going to end badly." First, that strikes me as one too many horribles. The...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 17, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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Follow the Money (Abroad)

My hackles are on fire. My dander is sizzling. I'm THRASHING in my comfy chair as I read the morning paper. Not to make it all about me, but, hey, I bust my keister in the salt mines day in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 16, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (228)
 
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