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.
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.
Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race?
The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.
The Supreme Court is so full of it, but the sad truth is that President Obama and the Democrats brought this potential judicial disaster upon themselves.
With Mitt Romney’s Super-PAC limo now on cruise control to victory at the GOP convention, voters are left with only two reasons to vote against Barack Obama.
By the time you read this, the PR hacks of Goldman Sachs will be trying to destroy the reputation of whistle-blower Greg Smith.