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Achenblog: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Spring Break

The view from the balcony. I could get used to this. OK, I'm planning my retirement now. [Or are others already doing that for me? Don't answer that.]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 28, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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Newspapers Without Words

[Bulletin: We're off on vacation for a couple of days -- Spring Break!!! -- so any blogging will be sporadic at best. Back in the groove on Monday.] I am loathe to criticize the hard work of colleagues in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 26, 2009; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (278)
 
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The Professor President

After Obama's presser, I clicked on Fox News, where Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove were huffing and sniffing and snarling and wheezing, emphatically unimpressed by the president's performance. Fox needs to go with a different team there. The double...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 25, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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I'm Ready to Invest

Okay, I'm ready to put my money out there, like a good patriot, to buy up one of those thingamabobs laced with toxic, malodorous, mephitic assets. I'm ready to put my money where my revulsion is. Tim Geithner wants...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 24, 2009; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
 
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Obama the Decider

First, that "swing set." Newly installed on the White House lawn, bristling with accessories, the swing set -- really more of an amusement park -- stole the show when Obama's interview aired on "60 minutes" last night. The president...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 23, 2009; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
 
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Outrage Week in the Capital

[My story in today's paper.] History will record the third week of March 2009 as Outrage Week in Washington. The initial outrage outbreak followed revelations of million-dollar bonuses at bailout beneficiary American International Group. Like a spring fever, outrage...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 22, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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