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Army Corps of Engineers

Still Fiddling While New Orleans Drowns

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Time after time, various government agencies have responded haphazardly, doing just enough to make people in New Orleans feel safe again, but not enough to prevent the next big disaster.

Playing the Inside Game -- A Cautionary Tale

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

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.

Another Stimulus? Who Needs It? Not New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a plan the Corps' own staff has critiqued as less effective at preventing flooding than an alternative plan in New Orleans.

Stimulus Funds Going To Key Lawmakers' States

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most of the $2.2 billion in economic stimulus money for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects will be spent in the home districts of members o...

"I'll Consider It Criminal"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

Here comes confirmation that a money shortage may be inclining the Army Corps of Engineers toward building a technologically inferior solution to New Orleans' Category 3 hurricane protection.

Is It too Late for a Sense of Urgency?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

The causes of the erosion in Louisiana are clear. The means to reverse the process are equally well known. All that's missing is... a sense of urgency.

What's Missing From Obama's Infrastructure Plan

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Friends of mine assure me that this is a stealth priority -- New Orleans is an issue that Obama cares so deeply about he dare not mention it yet.

Fixing The Responder, Ignoring the Cause?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

FEMA was the poster child for federal incompetence, according to the consensus media narrative of the New Orleans flooding disaster. But the true poster child was and is the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Deployed to Afghanistan and in need of soap

Bil Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bil Browning

I wanted to be sure HuffPo readers saw my post on The Bilerico Project about the Great Bilerico Soap Drive! One of our readers is a lesbian deployed t...

New Orleans: Nobody Asked, Why Not Sooner?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Is money the reason New Orleans has to wait three more years before even the semblance of protection is in place? What's the city supposed to do in the meantime?

What Bush Said in New Orleans Today, and What He Didn't Say

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The president's speechwriters found it advisable to ignore three independent forensic engineering studies and the Corps of Engineers' own 6000-page report.

The NBA's David Stern Does Doo-Doo Diligence

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Shearer

Pardon the George Bush 41-inspired wordplay, but what can one think of the NBA's attempt to get a P.R. handle on the refereeing scandal in the league?

Floods: Update, New Orleans Examining Levee Seepage

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Corps engineers in New Orleans maintain that the seepage is not cause for alarm.

Fear of a $25 Corndog: If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

As the rivers converge and and the crest moves south, national efforts to shore up our levees ought to look like someone is building the pyramids. The...

Oops! Just a Little Leak

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Yesterday, the Times-Picayune carried a very restrained story about a potentially inflammatory subject: the Corps of Engineers has discovered a persistent leak in the 17th St. Canal floodwall.