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Entries by Harry Shearer from 07/2009

Another Stimulus? Who Needs It? Not New Orleans

| Posted 07.06.2009 | Politics

The Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a plan the Corps' own staff has critiqued as less effective at preventing flooding than an alternative plan in New Orleans.

Lessons Not Learned: Forget About Disaster Housing from FEMA

| Posted 07.09.2009 | Politics

If you think of humans as the creatures most capable of learning from past mistakes, the ongoing saga of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans after the federal levees breached should give you some pause.

Why the Birthers?

| Posted 07.24.2009 | Politics

It's easy to understand why some opponents to a still-popular president would be drawn to a cause that once again allows the suggestion of illegitimacy to trump disagreement with policy.