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Entries by Harry Shearer from 10/2008

What's Made the Price of Oil Take a Swan Dive?

| Posted 10.09.2008 | Politics

When homes and jobs and the whole damn economy seems at stake, the pump has stopped, at least in the media's focus, appearing to be such a threatening object.

Forget the Yanks, Here Come the Dutch

| Posted 10.17.2008 | Politics

New Orleans may be, according to the old slogan, "the city that care forgot", but, judging by this campaign, it's certainly the city America forgot.

Design Flaws: The Other (Minneapolis) Shoe Drops

| Posted 10.27.2008 | Politics

Both liberals and conservatives would prefer not to confront an uncomfortable fact: something in our system of providing for major infrastructure has gone terribly wrong.

If You Like FEMA, You'll Love HUD

| Posted 10.30.2008 | Green

The Kafkaesque mobius strip of bureaucratic delays and excuses in New Orleans contrasts interestingly with the long-ago Jackson Square promise by the president to cut through red tape.