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Entries by Harry Shearer from 05/2007

New Orleans Diary: Catching Up

| Posted 05.17.2007 | Politics
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A major national news organization finally recognized, at this late date, that it had not yet reported "the story" in all its triumphs and betrayals -- the resilience and self-reliance of the citizens of the battered but unbowed city.

The Template Dies Hard

| Posted 05.19.2007 | Media
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The idea that the flooding chose favorites, on the basis of either race or class, is a persistent canard, and somebody in the "New Orleans bureau" should have had the time and opportunity to know better.

How's New Orleans Doing? Some Facts

| Posted 05.21.2007 | Huffington Post

A friend in the city administration passed on to me the latest assemblage of empirical data about the state of post-flood New Orleans and environs. No...

The Congressional Democrats: Only a Best-Case Scenario?

| Posted 05.24.2007 | Politics
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What this sad spectacle teaches us, I think, is that the Democrats, in their pathetic excuse for strategizing, have replicated one of the basic flaws of the Bush regime.

"He's Hiding, and We're Looking"

| Posted 05.24.2007 | Politics
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That's President Bush, from today's news conference, answering a question on the whereabouts of Osama bin Ladin. He repeatedly defended the Iraq War ...

A Challenge to Political Journalists: Tell Us What We Need To Know

| Posted 05.28.2007 | Media
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It would seem incumbent on political journalists to bend every effort to tell us what we need to know about the agendas and goals that lie beneath and behind the speeches and ads and polls.

How to Torture New Orleans: The Road Home Program

| Posted 05.30.2007 | Politics
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One of the persistent myths of the post-Katrina story is the "the federal government sent all this money to New Orleans". Well, yes and, really no.