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 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?
On the economy, war and peace, and civil liberties, Paul has made the most sense of the Republican candidates.
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.