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.
That Friedman’s self-serving feints at the truth still earn him a place of high journalistic regard is a sad commentary on the profession.
The defense authorization bill that Congress passed and President Obama had threatened to veto will soon become law, a fact that should be met with public outrage.
The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory.
Count the liberal mayor of Los Angeles as one of those apologists for suppressing truth in the name of civic order.
On this Thanksgiving we have been cheated of the bounty of the harvest as one in three Americans descends into poverty.
Sometimes, a villain can be more energizing than a leader to a movement.
There is no three-strikes law for crooked bankers, who usually get off with a fine and a promise not to do it again, and again and again.
Can we all agree that a $1 billion swindle represents a lot of money? So why isn't former Citigroup Chairman Robert Rubin breaking a sweat?
Those three decades of rampant upper-crust greed unleashed by the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s will be well marked by future historians recording the death of the American dream.
Funny, he doesn’t look like Marie Antoinette. But former New York Times Executive Editor Keller displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.