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Achenblog: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Charge Them, and They Will Pay

Newspapers have to start charging online. Maybe magazines too. It's all about timing and the Sherman Act. And I guess what they call the Prisoner's Dilemma, no? There's short-term advantage in letting the other guy go first. But the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 29, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (372)
 
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Terrorists to Obtain Flying Monkeys?

As everyone knows, I'm all in favor of science -- I'm scientistic -- with the prominent exception of situations in which science completely subverts human nature and/or destroys the planet outright. That's when I get jittery. Today's Post has...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 28, 2009; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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Sotomayor: Not Lost in the Meritocracy

The Sotomayor nomination, like all Supreme Court nominations, offers politicians and pundits a golden opportunity to make total arses of themselves. Something about these nominations brings out the worst in people. Here's the National Review: "Judge Sonia Sotomayor is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 27, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (208)
 
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A Farmer's Work Is Never Done

Got the corn in. And the mayters. Didn't quite get the beans planted before the deluge. But I can survey my work and feel a great sense of satisfaction from knowing that from the earth I shall wrest my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 26, 2009; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
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