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Entries by Harry Shearer from 08/2010

K Plus 5 -- What We Know, and What We Don't

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Politics

How many of the evacuees who were bused, helicoptered, or otherwise transported away from danger during that week in 2005 are happy in their new locales and how many want to come back home?

The Katrina Bookshelf

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Books

As we approach the 5th anniversary of the flooding of New Orleans, it's clear that, though the city has seen a profusion of "Katrina" art and music, the major enduring presence of the catastrophe has been on the bookshelf.

The Terror Babies Debate (AUDIO)

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Comedy

The trouble with the proponents of this premise, that immigrants are coming to this country to have babies that will get automatic citizenship and grow up to be terrorists, is that they're not making the case strongly enough.

What Obama Should Say in New Orleans This Weekend

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Politics

Since Obama's got a big Iraq speech coming up, I've taken the initiative to write a short version of the speech I hope he delivers to New Orleans and the nation.

NPR -- the Initials Stand for Nothing

| Posted 08.27.2010 | Media

NPR announced recently that its initials no longer stand for National Public Radio. What the network itself stands for at this moment sounds a lot like censorship.

President Obama Speaks to New Orleans From Planet Zarg

| Posted 08.29.2010 | Politics

The President has left New Orleans now, once again, as last October, finding it inconvenient to spend more than a few hours here. Probably a good idea. He'll get a better night's sleep back on his home planet.