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Achenblog: July, 2011

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Conservatives fighting the last war

The role of government is more settled than the shouters think

By Joel Achenbach  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Roughing it again

Though you can’t get a properly chilled pinot there

By Joel Achenbach  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Just hit my debt-limit limit

I am moving someplace fiscally stable, like Greece.

By Joel Achenbach  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Anders Behring Breivik’s medieval crusade

We’re all Norwegians now.

By Joel Achenbach  |  06:15 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/22/2011

The Big Bake

It’s hot now and you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet

By Joel Achenbach  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Baseball’s downsizing

In which I deftly connect baseball to breakfast cereal without reference to Wheaties

By Joel Achenbach  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Facebook narcissists

Not that I needed any boost in that department.

By Joel Achenbach  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Women’s World Cup: Everyone gets a trophy

Beats the pants off of watching baseball.

By Joel Achenbach  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/15/2011

A guy’s guide to haberdashery

Hope this helps some of you guys who are a bit sartorially challenged.

By Curmudgeon  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Annual futile tomato gardening/pandering update

At my current rate, I'll plant around Halloween.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:33 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Final shuttle spacewalk: sublime, and yet a little dull

Sublime, and yet a little dull.

By Brian Vastag  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Post-launch letdown

Florida’s Space Coast is headed for hard times.

By Brian Vastag  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Unimaginable horror, gone viral

A dad dies catching a baseball for his son.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:52 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Joel Achenbach on the ‘loser patrol’

The angst of a young reporter.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011

A last chance to live the space dream

A space nerd covers the last shuttle launch.

By Brian Vastag  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/06/2011

From before the Wayback Machine

Joel Achenbach circa 1985.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Space shuttle: some physics of spaceflight

Hard to go up, hard to come down.

By Joel Achenbach  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Space shuttle final flight: This stuff ain’t for wimps

Remember, folks, these are still experimental spacecraft

By Joel Achenbach  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/01/2011

The last space shuttle

Critics pummel space agency as shuttle prepares for final flight.

By Joel Achenbach  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Can’t imagine John Lennon as a Republican

Stop asking me dumb questions.

By Joel Achenbach  |  08:26 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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