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: 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.