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.
By the time you read this, the PR hacks of Goldman Sachs will be trying to destroy the reputation of whistle-blower Greg Smith.
He was sanguine Tuesday night when I spoke with him by phone about his gerrymandered eviction from the US House of Representatives.
Nuclear weapons are sinful.
With the economy showing faint signs of life, the leading Republican candidates have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.
It seems China’s labor practices are now to be admired rather than scorned, lest the American economy decline further in the new world order.
Bribes from billionaires? Super PACs buying campaigns right and left? Let’s just dip our fingers in purple ink and pose for photos.
That Lawrence Summers and Bill Clinton, the president he served as treasury secretary, can still get away with disclaiming responsibility for our financial meltdown is an insult to reason.
Betrayal by the “good guys” for whom we have ended up voting has become the norm.
On key issues pertaining to the economic crisis, voters should expect "razor-thin" differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?