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Achenblog: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Macondo blowout: Where was the government?

Just a quick bulletin from New Orleans. Been in hearings all week. Rumor has it the weather has been nice; I'm going to check that out before I fly home. But in the meantime, I'm rummaging through a 10-page internal...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 8, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Suddenly, high-maintenance

Somewhere along the line I became high-maintenance. It has been a long journey to this point, this station, this condition. As a child I could subsist on air, water, dirt. Feral, unwashed, I was sustained by life forces alone,...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 6, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (532)
 
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Grand Isle, offseason, after the spill

Yesterday I flew to New Orleans and drove down to Grand Isle to see what's left of the oil spill. Hardly a soul around. It's offseason, and, moreover, it's the offseason after the no-season, or barely-a-season. The beach is...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 4, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
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