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.
With their lock-step vote against extending unemployment benefits, the Republicans are indelibly marked as not only heartless but also frivolous.
Billionaires and corporate moguls are claiming Obama is anti-business. Think again.
At this point, the only way the economy is going to turn around is if Obama's economic hotshots grant professionally damaging interviews to journalists who won't paper over their mistakes. Perhaps then the president would have the gumption to fire the misleaders of his economic team.
Peace has descended on the most contentious point of conflict between East and West for the past six decades, the standoff between Taiwan and mainland China—but don’t expect the folks at the Pentagon or their military contractors to celebrate.
Firing McChrystal is not nearly as important as doing away with his counterinsurgency policies.
What's with the president's war analogy on the oil spill? And why be surprised that the oil conglomerates are also in bed with their pretend Washington regulators?
The media tirade against the veteran White House reporter is as illogical as it is hysterical.
If nothing else, this assault on decency by the Israeli government was clearly intended to derail the peace talks that President Barack Obama has encouraged.
Rand Paul is a distraction. The real question is: why did Clinton leave responsibility for the poor to the states while letting the federal government maintain a lavish welfare system for bankers and corporations?
Count me as one lefty liberal who is not the least bit unhappy with Rand Paul's victory in Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary.