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 United States has dropped millions of cluster bombs on other countries that continue to kill today.
Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.
As The New York Times worries about the difficulties of preparing vegan food for Seder, what about the difficulties of celebrating a plague that killed all firstborn Egyptian children and animals?
Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.
The tax savings of 19 US companies that park their money abroad would be more than enough to cover the $85 billion sequester cuts.
As cuts in services for struggling Americans go into effect, nine Wall Street executives who are profiting off the recession just received $1 billion in bonuses.
The feel-good portrayal of the agency in 'Argo' glosses over its role in previously overthrowing Iran's democratically elected leader.
Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?
A new Open Society Foundations report details just how far down the river we've sold this country's democratic values in our overreaching response to terror.
Those responsible for the crisis continue to be rewarded, as Timothy Geithner’s Treasury Department approves tens of millions of dollars in bonuses for Goldman Sachs executives with ties to the Obama administration.