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.
Most Americans want pretty much the same outcome from healthcare reform, and it’s not what either major-party candidate is offering.
Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.
Voters in Wisconsin bought the Tea Party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.
So now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.
President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.
Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.
Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.
We do not care a whit about their human rights as long as they satiate our unbridled appetites.
Does anyone care that the economy is floundering and that we are not getting out of this crisis anytime soon?
The men most responsible for the collapse of the American dream are heaped with honors at the highest levels of society.