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Entries by Harry Shearer from 05/2008

After the Festival, the Celebration

| Posted 05.06.2008 | Politics

New Orleans made the good kind of news this past week -- what didn't make national news, though, was a new court decision.

The Military Analyst Scandal Dies -- Even on NPR?

| Posted 05.08.2008 | Media

Maybe we're not surprised anymore when hidden motives paraded before us are ignored by the corporate media. Have we also moved beyond public radio being held to a higher standard?

In New Orleans, the Road Home Adds a New Bump

| Posted 05.14.2008 | Politics

When people outside New Orleans ask, "what happened to all the federal money?", the question is echoed by those in the city. Here's one answer.

Who Are We To Lecture the Burmese?

| Posted 05.22.2008 | Politics

Gee, I wonder how a government gets to the point where it's more interested in the preservation of its own power than in relieving the suffering of its people in the wake of a disaster.

The New Orleans Recovery Continues, Feds Welcome to Jump Aboard

| Posted 05.24.2008 | Politics

I've realized just how false the national media's depiction of the Lower 9th ward is as dead, derelict and devastated. The recovery by homeowners continues despite the lack of leadership.

Connecting the Absence of Dots

| Posted 05.26.2008 | Politics

It's probably not escaped your attention that the administration has Iran in its sights, but efforts to show that Iranian weapons are in Iraq have come up short.

935 Lies

| Posted 05.30.2008 | Politics

Just in case Scott McClellan wasn't keeping count, the Center for Public Integrity was: at least 935 falsehoods told by the president and his aides in the runup to the war.