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Entries by Harry Shearer from 02/2010

In Obama's Budget, a Trickle of Money for Louisiana's Disappearing Coast

| Posted 02.03.2010 | Politics

The $35.6 million requested for South Louisiana is one-tenth the money requested in the budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Great Lakes? Are they dying?

Wait a Minute -- If It's a War, Aren't You Supposed to Kill Them?

| Posted 02.14.2010 | Politics

If it's a war and you find an enemy on the battlefield, you kill him. Opting in the first instance to detain and interrogate someone, on the other hand, is what you're doing if you're running a criminal investigation.

The U.S. Has Been Torturing. Case Closed -- Literally

| Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics

Defenders of "enhanced interrogation techniques" have continually insisted that the treatment does not cross the line into the forbidden land of torture. But now we have some hard evidence that it does.