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.
We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.
A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.
If Mitt Romney wins, the upside will be that I get to be taxed at the same rate he has enjoyed as one of the nation's most skillful hedge fund hustlers.
Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.
Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.
Wall Street backed Obama in 2008, but now they’re ticked off because the president hasn’t completely rolled over.
Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.
Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
The interest rate scandal surrounding England’s Barclays Bank is corruption like we’ve never seen it before.
Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.