Stories by Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is the editor-in-chief of the Webby Award–winning online magazine Truthdig, professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and co-host of Left, Right & Center, a weekly syndicated radio show broadcast from NPR’s west coast affiliate, KCRW. In the 1960s, he was editor of the groundbreakingRamparts magazine and later was national correspondent and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Scheer is the author of nine books, including The Great American Stickup. He lives in Los Angeles. subscribe to Robert Scheer's feed

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Obama was mealy-mouthed in avoiding the tough choices that a leader should delineate in a time of trouble.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Unemployment is dismal, housing prices have fallen for four months in a row, but Obama's former budget director is having no problems cleaning up on Wall St.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: Nation Books

For Wall Street, the holy grail was not cash handouts but a deconstruction of the complex public-private partnership ushered in by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

With so much opportunity, why has Obama presided over such an economic disaster?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Are the Republicans terminally stupid or are they just playing the dangerous fool?

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Government regulation of multinational corporations needs to be made respectable once again with adequately funded agencies pursuing an uncompromised public interest agenda.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: Truthdig

The Academy liked this Iraq film for being "apolitical." In fact it's the opposite: an endorsement of the politically chauvinistic view that the world is a stage for Americans.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: Truthdig

There is no "war" against terrorism. What George W. Bush launched and Barack Obama insists on perpetuating does not qualify.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Obama’s faux populism is beginning to grate, and I finally came unglued when one of his "we the people" e-mails from him landed on my screen.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: Truthdig

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it's worthwhile to remember that ending a stupid, harmful war is the most admirable thing a great leader can do.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: Truthdig

If we could get one of the banking lobbyists to float a duct-taped flying saucer balloon, Wolf Blitzer might cover the real hoax.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The 13 Dems on the Senate Finance Committee get one faintly rational GOPer to join them in a meaningless stab at health care reform, and it throws them into a tizzy.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The way he's headed on Afghanistan, Barack Obama is threatened with a quagmire that could bog down his presidency.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

In a political world dominated by bipartisan cynicism, there are few touchstones of integrity for the common folk -- Kennedy was one of them.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Americans are now $14 trillion poorer. Many who thought they were middle class have now joined the ranks of the poor.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Summers and Geitner finally condemned the Wall Street shenanigans they once abetted. But will this mean any real change in Obama's policy?

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Nancy Pelosi is no Dick Cheney, nor a George Bush. But her failure to fight the Bush Administration's torture policies is a betrayal of public trust.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Those who stole billions in 401(k)s of innocent victims were rewarded handsomely, rarely needing to break the laws their lobbyists purchased.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

As Obama gets down to work, can he really break with the past?

Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: Truthdig

There is a widespread acceptance, beginning with the apologetic arguments of President Bush, that whatever Israel does is always justified.