From the daily archives:

Friday, August 31, 2012

#535: 1974, Randy Newman, Louisiana 1927

August 31, 2012

The last song I posted was in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac hitting Louisiana. Now it is over, and New Orleans is girding its loins to put things in order. The investment in the levee system did its work: without that, this could well have been an other Katrina. Not because of the strength of the […]

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The Crisis Within Our Criminal Justice System

August 31, 2012

In the last few days, in the course of conversations with various people, I’ve heard a number of rather worrying anecdotes – first, a solicitor from the Crown Prosecution Service told me about the massive cuts that have been made to the organisation that prosecutes crimes – over a third of all staff are being […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Nostalgia For The Light

August 31, 2012

I was hoping while on holiday to post my reviews of all four films I saw but that I hadn’t managed to do in the hectic weeks before going away.    Unfortunately the wifi connection in my hotel in Greece has proven to be every bit as iffy as the Greek economy.   As a result this […]

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