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Achenblog: March, 2011

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Best oil spill book of all time

Ace explainer strikes book gold, enviro scribe opines.

By Joel Achenbach  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Japan Tsunami: Katrina times 10

The scale of destruction is hard to believe.

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Disaster management plan on hold

First I need to finish my non-emergency plan.

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/21/2011

The next mega-quake

Disaster brings out the pseudoscientists; ask them to show you the footnotes.

By Joel Achenbach  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Black swan disasters

Welcome to the age of natural and technological calamities.

By Joel Achenbach  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011

The Japanese emperor’s speech

Akihito tells his people to share the burden.

By Joel Achenbach  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Japan and the next Big One

This is the Big One for Japan. When’s our turn?

By Joel Achenbach  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Japan earthquake is a seismic curveball

This looks like the Big One. But it’s in the wrong place.

By Joel Achenbach  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/09/2011

David Broder

The most decent and generous journalist.

By Joel Achenbach  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/09/2011

The pigeon at the table (cont.)

Why did I make such sensible financial decisions?

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Beware the Green Room generals

It’s easy to call for military intervention from a TV studio.

By Joel Achenbach  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 03/02/2011

A drug called Charlie Sheen

Great piece today by the always-excellent Greg Jaffe on the disconnect between military families and the country at large. Jaffe tells the story of Lt. Gen. John Kelly, whose son, Robert, stepped on a mine in Afghanistan in November...

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:39 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Spring cleaning vs. spring training

Small children in their solipsism believe they can make problems go away by merely covering their eyes. As we age we move beyond such naivete, and eventually, in maturity, we understand that the best way to deal with difficult...

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Slog lit

Stories of people hacking their way through a wilderness.

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:56 AM ET, 02/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 AM ET, 02/17/2011

What I’ve missed

Most of all, chances to discuss the nation's fiscal situation.

By Joel Achenbach  |  02:17 AM ET, 02/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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