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Entries by Harry Shearer from 03/2009

Is It too Late for a Sense of Urgency?

| Posted 03.06.2009 | Huffington Post

The causes of the erosion in Louisiana are clear. The means to reverse the process are equally well known. All that's missing is... a sense of urgency.

"I'll Consider It Criminal"

| Posted 03.14.2009 | Huffington Post

Here comes confirmation that a money shortage may be inclining the Army Corps of Engineers toward building a technologically inferior solution to New Orleans' Category 3 hurricane protection.

New Orleans: Where Did the Money Go?

| Posted 03.17.2009 | Politics

The State of Louisiana has just replaced the previous private contractor, ICF, in charge of the program to renovate or rebuild affordable rental housing in New Orleans.

Who Is Ed Liddy, and What Did He Do Before AIG?

| Posted 03.20.2009 | Business

Mainstream media have portrayed Ed Liddy, currently the $1-a-year head of embattled AIG, as a good guy who gamely took on a bad job, unwinding the trillions in bad deals that the Financial Products guys devised.

Why the War Crimes?

| Posted 03.31.2009 | Politics

The reporting that Abu Zubaydah wasn't the feared number 3 of Al-Qaeda, was -- or should be -- the last step in removing the scales from the eyes of all but the Cheney retainers.