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Norman Lear (1922-2023)

On December 5, 2023, Norman Lear died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 101.

On June 16, 2015, I met up with Lear, who is the proud owner of a rare Dunlap broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence, to talk about voting rights… READ MORE

Power outage in New Orleans: Is Ida or Entergy to blame?

In the 1980s, I lead an investigation of Entergy, which runs the Louisiana power system. After Katrina, I investigated their failure to get the lights back on in over a year. This past week, Entergy lost 2000 miles of high-voltage line, which doesn’t happen in Bangladesh after a typhoon. Entergy of Little Rock Arkansas, became a protected political juggernaut, even… READ MORE