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Entries by Harry Shearer from 06/2008

Rendition Gets a Little More Extraordinary

| Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

As with most legally questionable practices in the administration's war on the Constitution, this ER hasn't been cancelled, either.

New Orleans and China -- Not So Different

| Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

In each, nature had a part, but man-made engineering failures created catastrophic results. And in each, the response has been the same.

Some Light Weekend Reading--Chris Hedges on the Nature of War

| Posted 06.07.2008 | Huffington Post

Hedges, onetime NYT Baghdad bureau chief, writes what sounds like prose that could have been lifted wholesale from Vietnam dispatches, almost as if th...

Vetting the Veeps: One Question to Ask

| Posted 06.09.2008 | Politics

There is a question Dick Cheney probably would have answered, had he been asked, in 2000, and it would have predicted much that's transpired since.

Bush's July Deadline for A Permanent Presence in Iraq

| Posted 06.09.2008 | Huffington Post

It's not widely known, at least in this country, but it was front-page news last week in the UK: the agreement the Bush Administration is pushing for ...

New Orleans: The Corps Gets It Wrong Again, and Charting the Bumps in the Road Home

| Posted 06.16.2008 | Politics

Two new reports, two more confirmations that New Orleanians are not yet out of the federal woods.

George Carlin

| Posted 06.23.2008 | Entertainment

One of the unalloyed joys (really) of being in show business is getting to meet and know people you've admired. While his comedy was dark, his spirit with his peers was generous.

Congress' (and the President's) Priorities: ABNO

| Posted 06.27.2008 | Politics

That would be "Anything But New Orleans", as reflected in the whopping bill, ostensibly to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with a number of other domestic "priorities."