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Entries by Harry Shearer from 09/2010

Who Is Terry Jones?

| Posted 09.08.2010 | World

The American media seem spellbound by Terry Jones (who has threatened to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11) as a stuntmaster. The only thing it doesn't seem fascinated by is Terry Jones the person.

Got Change?

| Posted 09.09.2010 | World

LONDON--Thursday's NYT puts it plainly enough: the divided appeals court ruling against victims of CIA torture abroad was: "... a major victory for ...

Gulf Coast Restoration: Where Does Obama Stand?

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Green

In the context of the encouraging words the president spoke in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, it would be refreshing to see the federal government helping to make things better along the Gulf Coast, instead of worse.

"Sacrificial Steel": Is the Corps Dooming Eastern New Orleans Again?

| Posted 09.20.2010 | Politics

Corps higher-ups have authorized the refusal to rust-coat the steel "sheet piling" being driven to anchor floodwalls in the eastern half of the city. This is where your $14 billion is going, America. Into "sacrificial steel."

NPR vs. The Big Uneasy: A Question of Fear?

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Media

NPR Legal would not approve the language "documentary about why New Orleans flooded" in my ad, allowing only "documentary about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina." The difference is crucial.