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Achenblog: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Is God Love?

Bob and I get deep in the teleological weeds (after much banter and swine-flu alarmism)....

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 8, 2009; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (307)
 
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Bulletin: NASA Human Space Flight Review

Major doings at NASA: They're going to review the entire human spaceflight program. It'll happen fast, in just 90 days, so it's hard to imagine that they'll suddenly announce that NASA will launch a starship to the Andromeda Galaxy...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 7, 2009; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Swine Flu Is Not Done With Us Yet

News is viral, too. It gets passed around, it inflames the national conversation, and then one day the fever breaks and it's forgotten and life returns to normal. So it is with swine flu. The story is falling off...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 7, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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The Hunt For Pig Zero

[My story in today's paper. I'll post some additional material on this topic -- outtakes -- later today.] Somewhere out there, somewhere along the way, a single creature got all this started. A pig, presumably. Pig Zero. Scientists suspect...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 7, 2009; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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I Live For Hockey

I'm not one of these Johnny-Come-Lately hockey fans in Washington who are suddenly deciding that they're Caps fans. No, I was fanatical about hockey back when I was a kid and we played it on snowshoes fashioned from tennis...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 6, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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These Kids Today!

Got a couple of great emails on my Outlook piece that I want to share, published here with permission (the second asked for anonymity however). From Margaret Eckel, 22, a James Madison University graduate: I very much enjoyed your...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 5, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
 
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No Fraternizing With Swine

If you're like me, when you saw Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's edict this weekend -- "As a precaution, people with flulike symptoms should not interact with swine" -- you immediately thought, "There goes my social life." Because we're all...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 4, 2009; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (300)
 
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