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Achenblog: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Japan earthquake is a seismic curveball

This is looking like the Big One for Japan. But it's in the wrong place, seismically and bureaucratically. Here's what I typed up earlier this morning -- I'll update it soon. The gist is, Japanese geologists have long forecast...

By Joel Achenbach  | March 11, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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David Broder

If there were a more decent and generous journalist in our business than David Broder, I've never met the person. Broder ("David" to everyone in the hallway, the elevator, the campaign filing center, of course) remained the consummate collegial figure...

By Joel Achenbach  | March 9, 2011; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
 
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The pigeon at the table (cont.)

This is the Financial Season (Mud Season, climatologically), and so I'm buried in forms and documents and bank statements and receipts and trying to figure out how I can persuade college financial aid officers that I cannot actually afford...

By Joel Achenbach  | March 9, 2011; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Beware the Green Room generals

The easiest job in the world is to call for a military intervention in a foreign land when you're five minutes removed from the danish tray in the TV studio's green room. It's much harder when you're the actual...

By Joel Achenbach  | March 8, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
 
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