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.
If you believe President Bush, Kenneth Lay--one of his top financial backers and his "good friend"--was merely an equal-opportunity corrupter of our political system, buying off Democrats and Rep
Talk about the politics of class struggle. George W. Bush now is apparently willing to give his life to make the rich richer.
Enron's Ken Lay is no stranger to not only the Bush family, but the Bush administration. Finally, reporters are starting to take notice and ask questions.
In rebuilding Afghanistan, lessons should be learned from Turkey and Egypt when it comes to the separation of church and state.
The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.
America's enemies are not uniquely 'evil,' and it's naive to think of them as such.
Ronald Reagan celebrated them as "freedom fighters" for upholding "the ideals of freedom and independence" and declared a day in their honor.
Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.
Focusing on Osama bin Laden obscures the true nature of our position in a dangerous world.
The Bush administration's recalcitrance in establishing an airport security agency is putting the nation at risk.