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.
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Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Officials leak secrets to advance careers or justify wars and weapons programs, but Edward Snowden’s the criminal?
Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.
But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer.
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.