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.
Funny, he doesn’t look like Marie Antoinette. But former New York Times Executive Editor Keller displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.
Obama has failed not because he is a progressive in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but because he is not.
How can anyone possessed of the faintest sense of social justice not thrill to the Occupy Wall Street movement now spreading throughout the country?
By pointing those who are the culprits of "the crime of the century," President Obama betrayed his promise of hope.
In my own experience as a journalist covering this issue, the vast majority of politicians who defend capital punishment do so out of rank opportunism.
With a record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, it’s getting too late to give President Obama a pass on the economy.
For a decade, the main questions about 9/11 have gone unanswered.
Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue.
They will get away with it, at least in this life. “They” are the Wall Street usurers, people of a sort condemned in Scripture, who have brought more misery to this nation than we have known since the Great Depression.
It is unfathomable that yet another Texas blowhard governor has emerged as a front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.