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Achenblog: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Bulletin From the Corn Patch

So pathetic: My corn is as high as an aardvark's eye. Maybe a tad higher, but it is certainly a sad little corn patch, barely more impressive than a clump of crab grass. It radiates none of that "amber...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 7, 2009; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (348)
 
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The Search for the Demigod Particle

Because you want more physics! The Large Hadron Collider continues to have problems and now CERN says it will have to run on half power for the time being. It's only going to be able to find the Demigod Particle,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 6, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Senators From Nowhere

The six senators pushing for a compromise deal on health care -- and meeting today with President Obama -- apparently aren't going to be spending a lot of time meeting constituents in "town hall" gatherings back home. This is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 6, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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Clinton to the Rescue!

There are many enduring images from the last 24 hours of high-stakes diplomacy: Two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, embracing their families (including one adorable four-year-old girl who hadn't seen her Mommy since March); Bill Clinton and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 5, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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What Things Cost

A while back I had a medical test that cost $400. It wasn't covered by insurance, though that's a technicality since I forget to file the insurance claims anyway. But the point is, it was $400 out of pocket....

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 4, 2009; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
 
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August Journalism Standards

New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt explains why a Times piece on Cronkite contained seven errors. The article was written in July, and seven errors is certainly too much for that time of year. But I think seven...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 3, 2009; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
 
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