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Entries by Harry Shearer from 11/2008

How to Come Down From Euphoria

| Posted 11.05.2008 | Politics

President-Elect Obama is clearly a very smart guy and a very good politician. Unlike the last Dem with those credentials, he's also exceedingly disciplined. Those qualities will come up against a couple of very major problems.

President Elect Obama: Denounce and Renounce

| Posted 11.06.2008 | Politics

This question needs to be asked of the president-elect: do you plan to denounce and renounce these extra-Constitutional ways of doing business, and the illegal policies that resulted, before you take office?

You Save Us, We Redeem You

| Posted 11.10.2008 | Politics

New Orleans and Colin Powell -- the pairing of a wounded city seeking national empathy and a fallen hero seeking redemption seems to me sort of perfect.

The Difference Between Show Business and Business

| Posted 11.17.2008 | Media

In show business, Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel excoriates not only his time-slot rival Keith Olbermann, but the execs of NBC. In truth, the two networks have been virtual lovers for more than a year.

From "No Doubt" to "Is That a Yes?"

| Posted 11.24.2008 | Politics

When the Bush administration -- yeah, they're still in office, and they like it when we're not paying attention -- first trotted out its marketing cam...

Fixing The Responder, Ignoring the Cause?

| Posted 11.25.2008 | Politics

FEMA was the poster child for federal incompetence, according to the consensus media narrative of the New Orleans flooding disaster. But the true poster child was and is the US Army Corps of Engineers.