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.
A president has only so much capital to expend, and Barack Obama is dangerously overdrawn.
What if eight years ago the World Trade Center had been leveled by a small nuclear bomb that took out most of lower Manhattan as well?
The way he's headed on Afghanistan, Barack Obama is threatened with a quagmire that could bog down his presidency.
The light has gone out, and with it that infectious warm laugh and intensely progressive commitment of the best of the Kennedys.
Was Phil Gramm truly unaware of the widespread efforts at UBS to defraud the US Treasury?
The average American is paying for the banking debacle not only in taxes for the bailout but with lost jobs and homes.
By now everybody must know that the top banking executives responsible for our economic meltdown have no shame.
The Marxists bankers of Beijing are worried about their assets invested in our banana republic.
The news that Congress might terminate production of topline fighter jets comes as a considerable victory for President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates.
Since most of the increase in the federal deficit is due to bailing out the banks and salvaging the greater economy they helped destroy, why is the top investment bank doing so well?