Harry Shearer has been writing about Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast for The Huffington Post since the day the storm first hit the Crescent City and South Mississippi. As the nation marks the second anniversary of the storm's passage across the Gulf Coast, The Huffington Post has assembled Shearer's observations in one post, so our readers can revisit his observations on New Orleans and the recovery effort.
-- Links assembled by Huffington Post editorial intern Nicholas Graham
Katrina and the Waves Of Fear
This Really Just In...
Nagin's Charge Denied...
Gov. Blanco Chimes In
Fantasy Assignment Desk--Katrina
The Sandbag Story, Cont.
Budgets Are Soooo Boring
Manning the Breach
Flowers in the Flood
Five Little Words
N.O Jail Rumors Denied
Martial Law in N.O.
Sandbags? Not Yet
It's Still Not Just New Orleans
Restore or Rebuild?
Another Cute Comparison
The Guard Was There
Does Anybody Care About Slidell?
"I'm Tired of Being Diplomatic"
Shuffling the Race Card
The New Newsman Needs a Map
The Corps to the Fore
Newspaper of (Broken) Record
The Numbers Game
A Paean to Print
Brownie: Still a Heck of a Job
Still Trying to Nail it Down
Another Brick in the Floodwall
Not So Natural a Disaster
"They Can't Tie Their Shoes Straight"
Where the Facts Lead, Does the Checkbook Follow?
Not Enough Navel Gazing
The Future of New Orleans
Never Too Busy to Spin
"This Could Never Work"
"60" vs. New Orleans?
Louisiana vs. "60"
"What is New Orleans Worth?"
The National View, and the Local
New Orleans--a Tale of Two Companies
Required Reading on New Orleans
The Hole in the Narrative
Costliest Engineering Mistake in American History
Oh, Yeah, NPR's Different
The Corps Clears Part of Its Name
Never Too Late
CSI New Orleans
Picking on Kerry, Again
Maybe We Should Organize a J-Tour
Half-Burying the Lede
FEMA--The Rest of the Story
The Next Best Thing to Covering the News
Katrina's Smoking Gun Appears--Does Anybody Notice?
What Was in Nagin's Noggin?
Nagin--The Last Word?
What's the Road to Hell Paved With?
Goodbye, A.C., Brian's Back in Town
What Brian Isn't Reporting
Tow Out of Three Ain't Bad
Just Leave Out the Newsy Part, Brian
Just in Case You Missed It
What Kind of Carnival?
A Carnival Diary, Part One
Carnival Diary, Part Two
Don't Be Corrupt, Leave That to Us
Correcting the Record, Again
Carnival Diary, Part Three
The Tip of the FEMA-berg
More Corps Follies
Carnival Diary, Part Four
Carnival Diary, Part Five
Carnival Diary, Part Six
More Vanilla, Less Chocolate
Carnival Diary, Part Seven
They Don't Get It, Continued
Carnival Diary, Part Eight
Carnival Diary, Part Nine
New Orleans: The View From Mid-City
Fantasy Assignment Desk--the Federal Katrina Money
Where the Money Went--A Followup
Where the Katrina Money Went, Cont.
The Last Word on the Levees--Maybe
Two Different Worlds
And a Third Different World
The Red Cross, Busted
Anybody Covering Why NO Can't Rebuild?
New Orleans: Another Witness
The Nation Goes to the Crescent City
The City Laughs at Its Problems, Cont.
Covering the NO Mayor's Race, One Kook at a Time
Rotten at the Corps
A Jazzfest Diary, Part One
Suing the Corps
A Jazzfest Diary, Part Two
A Jazzfest Diary, Part Three
A Jazzfest Diary, Part Four
A Jazzfest Diary, Part Five
Cornering the Corps
A Surprise a Day
Two Surprises a Day
A Jazzfest Diary, Part Six
Holding Up a Cracked Mirror
An ACE Up Their Sleeve
Ready For the Next One?
Someone Else Notices That the Corps Is Rotten
Dr. Seed Plants One on the Corps
NYT Says Levees Are Front-Page News, as Long as It's Good News
Whaddaya Know? A Big Corps Oops.
A Week on the Brink
The Corps Report: Was Lack of Media Strategy the Strategy?
Left, Right, and Nowhere
Reasons to Trust the Corps, Cont.
Americans Have Hearts and Minds, Too
Why Didn't They Think of This Last Year?
HUD Drops the Third Shoe
A New Orleans Diary, Part One
A New Orleans Diary, Part Two
Not Getting Quite as Much Attention as the Fraud...
A New Orleans Diary, Part Three
A New Orleans Diary, Part Four
A New Orleans Diary, Part Five
Keeping Anderson Honest
The Corps: Forced to Back Away?
It's Now Embedded as MSM Wisdom...
What Do You Mean, You Don't Need Your Trailer Any More?
The State of the Hurricane-Warming Debate
Yes, You Can Sue the Corps--Twice
Why Wasn't Brad Pitt Prepared?
Don't Call FEMA in a disaster, Call USDA
Remember New Orleans?
New Orleans: Not Waiting for the Plan
New Orleans--the Books You Should and Shouldn't Read
New Orleans: A Journalist Becomes the Story
More Irony Than You Can Stand
FEMA to new Orleans: Shrink This
Finished? It's Just Starting
New Orleans--Bush Minimizes the Anniversary
Reasons to Trust the Corps, Continued
Levees Fail. Stuff Happens.
Katrina: Something Besides Emotion
Hard Habit to Break
New Orleans--Trying Not to Look Back
Mr. President, Can We Count the Dead, Please?
A Portrait of New Orleans, One Year On
A New Orleans Diary, Year Two
A Katrina Metric
A New Orleans Diary--Saints Day
The Corps Scores Again
Why Can't the New Orleanians in Houston, Atlanta, etc. Come Home?
New Orleans: Misplaced Priorities?
New Orleans: A Call for Volunteers
New Orleans: the Feds Drowneth and Then Taketh Away
A Democratic Post-Katrina Agenda? Maybe
New Orleans: A Columnist Faces the Abyss
Rand--Studying Everywhere but Here
The Corps Report: Take Two?
An Election Post-partum--What A Dem Agenda Should Include
New Orleans News: We Sit on It Till It Hatches
A New Orleans Diary--The Blues Come Home
The Road Leads Where?
The Corps Concedes Without Conceding
New Orleans: The Stories Buried by Christmas
Edwards Uses New Orleans as a Backdrop
New Orleans: the Numbers Tell the Story
A New Orleans Dispatch--the Dark and the Light
Covering a Story the 21st Century Way
Reasons to Love Joe Lieberman, Cont.
Sea Level Wasn't the Problem
Dig a Little Deeper Now
The T-P Digs Where the WSJ Didn't
You Mean USA Today Gets It Wrong, Too?
Brian in New Orleans--Mainly Pluses
Clearing the Growth--and the Record
A New Orleans Diary--the Two Faces of Carnival
Calling Out the Dems on New Orleans
New Orleans: Guess the Motive
A New Orleans Diary--In the Rest of the Country, It Was Tuesday
In the Rest of the Country, It Was Tuesday--Part Two
Next Time a Levee Breaks, Be a Veteran
Hurricane Newt Blows In
The Times-Picayune Predicts the Future, Again
"How Are Things Down There?"
The Corps Is Found Guilty, Again. And Again.
Some Good News From New Orleans--A Blog to Cherish
The Corps: Slipping and Sliding in Sacramento
All the News That Fits--Eventually
Proof: Bush Is Worse Than Nagin
Bad News in New Orleans: the Corps Says "Trust Us" Again
A New Orleans Landmark Moment
New Orleans: "A Lot of People Want to Come Home"
New Orleans Diary: Catching Up
The Template Dies Hard
How's New Orleans Doing? Some Facts
How to Torture New Orleans: the Road Home Program
Keeping "Keeping Them Honest" Honest
How About Keeping This Honest?
Thanks for the Lip Service
It's Accountability If We Like It, Finger-Pointing If We Don't
First Question: Is It the Good Kind of Sloughing?
What Keeps New Orleanians From Seceding
New Orleans: the Health Care Story
New Orleans: the Anniversary Stories Begin
"Too Many Weak Links"
Suggested Homework for Dem Committee Chairmen
Why New Orleanians Feel Nervous
The Feds Won't Let Us
So Visiting Isn't Enough
An Aha! Moment
New Orleans' Medical Crisis, and the Solution
The Flooding Didn't Destroy Enough Houses