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.
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.
Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit.
Snowden’s leaks not only revealed the immense spying capabilities of the NSA PRISM program but also the private contractors at the helm of these databanks.
China did not participate in the Iraq war, but is still reaping the benefits of its prize—oil.
The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.
Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.