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Achenblog: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Haiti: The bodies

What we're seeing in Haiti is an unmitigated disaster -- and I picked that adjective carefully. Relief is on the ground but in some cases not exactly on the way. We're seeing, at the airport, a tragic bottleneck, as...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 15, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (236)
 
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Haiti earthquake search and rescue

There are disasters and then there are catastrophes. This looks like the latter. Lots of people are still trapped in the rubble. The cavalry is on the way but it needs to hurry. I heard on the radio that...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 14, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (181)
 
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Haiti earthquake: Send in the reinforcements [updated]

What a tragedy. Haiti didn't need an earthquake. It's a great blow to the poorest nation in the hemisphere, and without the disaster relief infrastructure the chaos of the coming days could be its own form of aftershock. Obviously...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 13, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (218)
 
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Looking for a truly Earthlike "Earth"

[My story in today's paper on the search for an "Earth" out there somewhere in the galaxy. See also Seth Borenstein's AP story on the same topic. Keep an eye out for a new book by James Kasting, "How...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 12, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (243)
 
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Inside Sarah Palin's brain

I've peeked at "Game Change," the new anonymous quotefest on the '08 presidential campaign by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Do I have to read the whole thing? I know it has saucy bits that we're supposed to gobble...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 11, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
 
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