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Robert Scheer

Contributing Editor

Robert Scheer, a contributing editor to The Nation, is editor of and author of The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street (Nation Books), The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America (Twelve) and Playing President (Akashic Books). He is author, with Christopher Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhry, of The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq (Akashic Books and Seven Stories Press.) His weekly column, distributed by Creators Syndicate, appears in the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • Film March 10, 2010

    An Oscar for America’s Hubris

    What a shame that the one movie about the Iraq war that has a chance of being viewed by a large worldwide audience should be so disappointing.

    Robert Scheer

  • Politics March 3, 2010

    Don’t Blame Bunning

    How convenient that seemingly everyone in the liberal blogosphere, and even at many points to the right, got to use Senator Jim Bunning as a scapegoat.

    Robert Scheer

  • Economic Policy February 24, 2010

    No Banker Left Behind

    Banks do have a license to steal. There is no other way to read Tuesday's report from the New York state comptroller that bonuses for Wall Street financiers rose 17 percent to $20.3 billion in 2009.

    Robert Scheer

  • Economy February 17, 2010

    It’s Greek to Goldman Sachs

    "What is this Goldman Sachs and why has it caused us so much grief?" is a question they must be asking in even the most remote of Greek villages, as they are throughout much of this economically troubled world.

    Robert Scheer

  • Business February 10, 2010

    Wall Street Wants a Refund

    "Buyer's remorse" is the way John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' fundraiser, gleefully refers to Wall Street moguls' current disenchantment with the US president they thought they had bought.

    Robert Scheer

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  • Business February 3, 2010

    Volcker Rules

    Obama's endorsement of what he calls the 'Volcker Rule' for once puts him squarely on the side of ordinary Americans as opposed to the banking bandits who have so thoroughly fleeced the public.

    Robert Scheer

  • Political Figures January 27, 2010

    The Sorry State of the Union

    The state of the union is just miserable, no matter how President Obama sugarcoats it.

    Robert Scheer

  • Campaigns and Elections January 20, 2010

    What Massachusetts Got Right

    Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.

    Robert Scheer

  • Regions and Countries January 13, 2010

    Don’t Blame China

    In the great American tradition of finding foreign scapegoats for our problems, the hunt is on to somehow hold China responsible for the misery that Wall Street financiers inflicted upon the world.

    Robert Scheer

  • Economy January 6, 2010

    McCain Gets It, Obama Doesn’t

    Although Obama has blasted "fat cat bankers on Wall Street," it is time for those who elected him to ask for more than rhetoric.

    Robert Scheer