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Achenblog: April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Australopithecus sediba: Not the "Missing Link"

The headline at the CBS news website: "2 Million-Year-Old Skeletons Reveal Man-Ape Link." This comes after AOL News on Sunday ran a headline, "Scientists to Unveil Possible Missing Link Between Man and Ape," and the Telegraph of London ran with...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 8, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (582)
 
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Civil War revisionism

First I would like to thank Bob McDonnell for reading my blog yesterday and realizing that my reasoning was unassailable, and then issuing the apology for his mistake. He did the right thing, and he did it within a single...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 8, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Confederates in the statehouse [Updated w/apology]

Bulletin: McDonnell apologizes, The Post reports. Excerpt: "The proclamation issued by this Office designating April as Confederate History Month contained a major omission. The failure to include any reference to slavery was a mistake, and for that I apologize...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 7, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (457)
 
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Bet on America (cont.)

As you know, I'm Mr. Sunshine when it comes to America's future, with the one proviso that I fear we are hurtling toward fiscal meltdown. Oh, and that we're becoming a nation of dunderheads due to crumbling schools and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 6, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
 
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Obama in Southeast, etc.

[Busy day. Some quick takes...] HUGE day for sports fans. This is the moment we've been waiting for. No, not the NCAA championship game in Indianapolis. Yeah, that's tonight, and it should be a rough-and-tumble, low-scoring, sharp-elbow, ankle-biting affair...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 5, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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