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Achenblog: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Obscure blogger gets big break from Rush rant

On his radio show yesterday, Rush Limbaugh expressed some disagreement with my item about the Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. My only problem with what he said was the part at the beginning about me being an...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 21, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (476)
 
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Are Americans total numbskulls?

God help us. Could so many Americans really be that dumb, ill-informed, paranoid, gullible and goofy? It must be tricky being Barack Obama, winding down the U.S. presence in volatile Iraq, trying to keep Afghanistan from degenerating, pondering war...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 19, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (915)
 
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In defense of Pepco

Everyone's hatin' on Pepco, the local power company here in the D.C. area. For those of you who don't live here: A recent batch of storms knocked out power for 300,000 people, and Pepco struggled to restore electricity. People...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 18, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (249)
 
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Sloth management

As I've long noted in this space, August is a great time to work in Washington, because the standards of employers diminish by the day as the city empties out. By about mid-August the bosses consider the ideal employee...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 16, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
 
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