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Entries by Harry Shearer from 08/2009

The New Orleans Mental Health Crisis, Exposed

| Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

The Washington Times ran an admirable piece about the post-Katrina mental health mess, yet there is a remarkable lapse: a failure to explain why the disaster happened, why the city was inundated.

Torture: How the Good Guys and Bad Guys Handle It

| Posted 08.10.2009 | World

This weekend brought two different statements from representatives of two different governments about the notion of torture being used or condoned by their regimes.

Health Care: Two Countries, Two Stories

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Politics

I have two family members, one in America and one in England, each of whom has had a recent experience with the local health system. I offer their experiences for your consideration.

Playing the Inside Game -- A Cautionary Tale

| Posted 08.24.2009 | Politics

New Orleans is watching a second consecutive president trash his promises to "rebuild it better." Obama won't even do the obligatory photo-op in the city on Saturday's anniversary. It's more of the same.