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.
Warren Buffet makes sense in rebuking Prop. 13--but the politicians jump up to save this sacred cow.
Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds--don't play along.
In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.
Even censored, 9/11 report shows the focus was on the wrong nation.
In England, they're shooting the messengers--and at least one man is dead already.
Does the President not read? Does his national security staff, led by Condoleezza Rice, keep him in the dark about the most pressing issues of the day?
A former US ambassador says Cheney and others knew the alleged Iraq uranium purchase was baseless long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech
His daddy, his appointees at FERC and his old buddies at Enron screwed the state, but good.
Whatever happens in Iraq, lying to Americans and the world about the reasons for war is not acceptable.
The Case of the Phantom Uranium raises questions about the President that could lead to legitimate calls for impeachment.