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Entries by Harry Shearer from 12/2009

Taking the Fall in Crashergate

| Posted 12.01.2009 | Politics

Is the White House asking the Secret Service to take the fall for the crash? If so, isn't the Secret Service likely to resent it, as the CIA resented, and leaked back against Cheney?

Hey, Tiger, Lack of Privacy Is Part of the Deal

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Sports

Memo to Tiger: if you really wanted your privacy, maybe you should just have played championship golf, lived on the prize money, and gone home.

New Tiger Woods Ad Campaign

| Posted 12.04.2009 | Comedy


New Tiger Woods Ad Campaign (Part 2)

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Comedy


The Missing Word in Obama's Nobel Speech

| Posted 12.10.2009 | World

Obama's Nobel speech boasted of ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison, but left unsaid the name of the American prison where our detainees have not only been mistreated, but have been killed.

You're a Student of History, And I'm Not

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Media

For a crystalline example of what's wrong with American journalism, and the American political conversation, go no farther than Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with President Obama.

To Call Blair Bush's Poodle Is An Insult to Poodles

| Posted 12.14.2009 | World

Something rather interesting is going on in Great Britain these wintry days: an official inquiry, broad-ranging in its declared scope, into the way that country got involved in a little conflict in Iraq.

Airport Security: Everything but Accountability

| Posted 12.28.2009 | World

If employees at the TSA see that there are no career consequences for catastrophic screwups, they will have learned a regrettable lesson: there is no price to be paid for failure.

Cheney's Game

| Posted 12.30.2009 | World

Cheney uses the case of underpants bomb attempt to accuse Obama of "pretending that the United States is not at war." However, pretending we're at war is what weakens us.