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Achenblog: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Baseball vs. literature

The other day I asked my baseball-fan friend John M. if he'd seen the ballgame the night before, and he said he'd only caught the tail end of it. "There's something wrong with me," he said, clearly ashamed of...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 23, 2010; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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The evapo-day

I typically wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and, after brushing my tail, make a cup of strong coffee and compile a list of Things To Do that is Napoleonic in its ambition. Some people reach for the stars, but...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 21, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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The Obama makeover

I hate the opportunistic punditry that uses a politician's troubles as an excuse to tell him or her how he or she should behave differently, as though the politician really needs this advice, and hasn't already pondered these precise...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 19, 2010; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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