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.
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.
Does Bill Clinton still not grasp that the current economic crisis is in large measure his legacy?
Not one of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination who debated Monday night rose to a point of seriousness in addressing the nation’s grievous problems.
How I wish that Ben Bernanke would get caught e-mailing photos of his underwear-clad groin.
What was Timothy Geithner thinking when he decided to give Goldman Sachs a $30 billion interest-free loan as part of an $80 billion secret float to favored banks?
Perhaps the main value of Too Big to Fail is the instruction it provides on the limits of mainstream journalism in the decade that led up to the global financial meltdown.
The fix was in to let Wall Street off the hook once and for all... until last week when the attorney general of New York refused to go along.
Beating up on Medicare won’t cut it as a platform when you don’t have the specter of bin Laden to scare voters.
Three decades after we first decided to use Osama bin Laden and other imported Muslim zealots for our Cold War purposes, we feel cleansed by his death of any responsibility for his carnage.
Why indeed is Bradley Manning the one behind bars and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies?