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.
Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes.
Now that the Arab Spring has been turned into a totally owned subsidiary of the Saudi royal family, it is time to take note of Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Sixty years ago this week, the CIA successfully staged a coup to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.
When Obama announced a review of surveillance practices, he was compelled by Snowden’s heroic actions.
August 6 marks sixty-eight years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.
Appointing Summers to head the Federal Reserve would only rub salt in the wounds of the disappearing middle class.
The guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Washington again displays its hypocrisy by failing to label the arrest of Egypt’s freely elected president by the military a coup.
Our government is treating Snowden as the most dangerous global outlaw simply because the information he released does not make us look good.
US politicians should check their history before going after whistleblowers for daring to challenge the excesses of state power.