Stories by Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is Editor in Chief of Truthdig, where he publishes a weekly column, and the author of a new book, "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America." subscribe to Robert Scheer's feed

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Let's hope Obama continues to rely on economic advisers whose vision for the country extends beyond their own bank accounts.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain is not a perfect replica of George W. Bush. But neither man seems to have any sense of how we actually live or what we need from government.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Instead of applauding representatives who, for once, heeded the public, the pundits blasted those who dared get out of line.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Smell a rat if Congress approves the Paulson plan without major modifications that might help Main Street as well as Wall Street.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain voted for abolishing all of the significant rules put in place at the time of the Great Depression designed to prevent a repeat.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2008, Source: Truthdig

We're all part of one nation. So why do the people of Alaska get a cut of oil company profits when the rest of us don't?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: Truthdig

In order to win, McCain needs a new Cold War. Lucky for him that Republicans are so good at whipping up false international threats.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain's campaign is an irrational mix of patriotic swagger and blindness to reality that's proving scarily successful with uninformed voters.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Yes, it sounds diabolical, but that may be the most accurate way to assess the designs of the McCain campaign in matters of war and peace.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The deadliest biological assault on the United States may have been perpetrated by a church-going white man, with anthrax from our own weapons labs.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Both candidates are scrambling to enlist the expertise of the geniuses who helped spur our economic meltdown.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Like McCain, Obama seems to embrace the fundamental irrationality of Bush's "war on terror."

Posted on: Jul 16, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Greedy corporations expect government hand-outs and deregulation at the same time.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2008, Source: Truthdig

America's military hawks will have to find a new reason to blow money on weapons we don't need.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2008, Source: Truthdig

This Fourth of July, let's remember that it's not our God-given American right to reorder the world to our liking.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: Twelve

The huge "defense" spending going on in our name is irrational and costly, but there are powerful vested interests that want to keep it that way.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Most of our political representatives seem to be engaged in a contest over who can throw more money at defense contractors.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2008, Source: Truthdig

It's not like the Democrats are going to pick someone more liberal than Hillary. And the focus should be on a Democratic ticket that can win.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Americans do need to cut down on their resource consumption. But the key variable in the high cost of oil is Bush's failed foreign policy.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain's unpredictability is not evidence of fresh thinking; it suggests inconsistencies that may be born more of crass opportunism than of insight.

Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The Justice Department has issued a report on torture, citing testimony by scores of FBI officials outraged over our treatment of prisoners.

Posted on: May 21, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Five years after we invaded Iraq, the American taxpayers who paid for this grand imperial adventure are rewarded with skyrocketing gas prices.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: Truthdig

How has our government managed to justify one of the most egregious assaults on the rule of law?

Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Both McCain and Clinton have shown a dangerously cavalier attitude towards the option of a nuclear strike against Iran.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain's age matters; especially if he picks his running mate from the crazy wing of the Republican Party.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Is the campaign trail the best place to ratchet up the rhetoric against Iran? Clinton thinks so.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008, Source: Truthdig

How do we explain voter support for McCain in light of the nation's widespread, bipartisan rejection of the Bush administration?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2008, Source: Truthdig

By undercutting the widespread support for getting out of Iraq, General Petraeus betrayed the American public.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The government has invested trillions in weapons that are completely useless in the fight against stateless terrorists.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Many religious leaders prophesy divine retribution for America's bad behavior. I wonder what we would be punished for.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Iraq is in shambles and our economy is crumbling. But at least George Bush is still in good spirits.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Wall Street crooks cheer the downfall of the man who tried to check their criminal greed.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The folks who call America the "Great Satan" now hold the high cards.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: Truthdig

McCain was one of the few politicians brave enough to oppose a 1996 telecom bill that opened the way for large-scale media consolidation.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The Cuban people have suffered under an arrogant and idealistic revolutionary whose vision floundered on the rocks of cynical U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Clearly, what's good for big oil isn't good for most Americans. So why are the interests of oil companies mistaken for those of the nation?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Will your favorite Dem challenge the bloated military budget Bush proposed for 2009?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008, Source: Truthdig

We should pay attention to Sen. Ted Kennedy's endorsement for president -- he was a rare sane voice among Dems in opposing the Iraq war.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: Truthdig

No Dem candidate will say what Kucinich would have said: Bankers will steal from the public unless the government holds them accountable.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Even Osama bin Laden and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scored higher in a poll last month.