Robert Scheer, a contributing editor to The Nation, is editor of Truthdig.com 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.
Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue.
They will get away with it, at least in this life. “They” are the Wall Street usurers, people of a sort condemned in Scripture, who have brought more misery to this nation than we have known since the Great Depression.
It is unfathomable that yet another Texas blowhard governor has emerged as a front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.
The economy is a shambles, saved from a free fall only by the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented promise of free money for banks for at least two years.
The die has been cast. Obama’s deal to raise the debt ceiling is a disaster in the making.
This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns.
Obama's gutless decision to abandon Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.
How deceptive for politicians to stress “entitlements” when they talk about gutting Social Security and Medicare, two programs long paid for by their beneficiaries.
Face it. We live in two nations, sharply divided by an enormous economic chasm between the super-rich and everyone else.
The unspoken answer that runs through Scalia’s opinion, and that of the Court down though the ages, is that violence is normal, while sex is obscene.