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Entries by Harry Shearer from 01/2008

"The Whole Thing Strikes Me As Very Unusual"

| Posted 01.01.2008 | Politics

That's the quote of a shock trauma expert, puzzling over the ever-more-puzzling case of the assassination -- or bumping into the sunroof lever -- of Benazir Bhutto.

Does SAG Know About This?

| Posted 01.01.2008 | Entertainment

Has Donald Trump been disingenuous about his SAG membership?

The Dots Remain Unconnected

| Posted 01.06.2008 | Huffington Post

The chief proliferator of nuclear knowhow and technology over the last 15 years has not been Iran, or Iraq, or Russia; it has been Pakistan.

Three Little Words: We Moved On

| Posted 01.09.2008 | Politics

There are stories of hope and progress, and of delay and betrayal in New Orleans. None of them worthy of a mention as candidates left and right outlined their visions for the future last night.

Fool Me Once, Won't Get Fooled Again

| Posted 01.09.2008 | Media

After a period in which the administration's credibility on matters foreign has been tattered, why is the "incident" with Iran being reported totally out of Pentagon press releases?

Just Say No...To Pollsters

| Posted 01.09.2008 | Politics

Give it up. Go cold turkey. If you're approached at a voting location, tell 'em your ballot was secret and it's going to stay that way.

Keeping Our Eye Off the Ball

| Posted 01.18.2008 | Politics

Pakistan has lingered at the outer edges of our awareness, even though that country did indisputably meet the three criteria Bush invoked for the invasion of Iraq.

A New Orleans Diary -- Two Kinds of Craziness

| Posted 01.20.2008 | Healthy Living

The decorations on the houses in my neighborhood have gone from green and red to purple, green and gold, the annual signal of the transition from "your" holiday season to "ours".

Why Does Rupert Define This as News Only in Britain?

| Posted 01.21.2008 | Media

The theft of US nuclear secrets, the diverting of them to Pakistan and possibly Saudi Arabia, the involvement of Israel in the scheme -- all of these would justify as jaw-droppingly newsworthy in a rational journalistic universe.

The New Orleans Trailer Story Gets Worse

| Posted 01.28.2008 | Politics

FEMA opted to spend far more money on last-minute purchases of trailers, some of which were delivered before their interiors were allowed to "cure", thereby dissipating the formaldehyde fumes within.

Bush Sets the Bar Low, Still Nobody Gets Over It

| Posted 01.29.2008 | Politics

The president's one paragraph about New Orleans in his State of the Union was one more than has been uttered by any of the presidential candidates in any of the debates thus far.