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Archives for August, 2009

Well here you go. An 11-year-old interviews Obama — and if I may say so, does quite a bit better than some of his journalistic elders. Here’s the vid, and some apt commentary from Tapped: Hey, remember Damon Weaver, the 11-year-old who interviewed Joe Biden back in September? Well, he finally scored a sit-down session…

Massive feature finished, should be in print this November … but more on that later. By way of returning to blogdom, a few of the few notables I’ve had time to read lately: Effect Measure, usually quite restrained about predictions, joins quite a few others in predicting the swine flu will hit us pretty hard…

I just finished reading Erica Goode’s Times story on the suicides of four soldiers who served together in a small North Carolina-based Guard unit in Iraq from 2006 to spring 2007. This is a witheringly painful story. Goode, who has done quite a bit of science writing as well as substantial reporting from Baghdad, tells…