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: Mar 14, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Cheney has played right into al-Qaida's plans, heightening tension between the U.S. and the Arab and Muslim worlds by evoking an image of U.S. imperial conquest of Mideast oil resources.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The Bush administration came to its senses about North Korea five years too late. Now other "rogue nations" know that the best way to make peace with the U.S. is to test their own nuclear weapons.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Clinton refuses to admit her mistakes about Iraq and proceeds to make the same ones with Iran.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2007, Source: Truthdig

How the scheming of Douglas Feith created the illusion of an Iraq-Al Qaeda partnership and led the U.S. into war.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush's outrageous military budget is a betrayal of the public trust. Will the Dems have the guts to stop it?

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The Libby case testimony, centered on the chicanery of the vice president, certainly suggests that impeachable offenses occurred at the highest level of the White House.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

President Bush has accomplished what Osama bin Laden only dreamed of by disgracing the model of American democracy in the eyes of the world.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

If it ever narrows down to a choice between Hagel and some Democratic hack who hasn't the guts to fundamentally challenge the president on Iraq, then Hagel will have my vote.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush's talk of escalating the war is nothing more than a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush's talk of escalating the war is nothing more than a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that makes a mockery of President Bush's claim it was "an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy."

Posted on: Jan 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Did Saddam die because he knew too much about the United States' real role in Iraq?

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The Bush Administration is hooked on the drug of military might, with Gates calling for sending more troops to a war we can't win.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

If Bush dares to move militarily against Iran, we will become mired in a bloody conflict that knows no borders.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iraq and Vietnam are not the same country, yet both have long experience with imperial meddling and fiercely resist it.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Murtha, a leftist? Maybe on Iraq, but his record on everything from abortion to gun control to Pentagon budgets makes him an old-school conservative Democrat.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

How convenient, for Saddam to be convicted two days before the elections.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The dire predictions President Bush is making about 'cutting and running' from Iraq are almost identical to the ones Johnson and Nixon made about Vietnam.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why were the dots between the Enron swindlers and their government sponsors never connected?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Staying the course in Iraq is a prescription for disaster -- and it's becoming increasingly clear that Bush's critics were right all along.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sensible Republicans must rein in the Bush administration and demand that progress take precedence over empty threats.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Foley cover-up should not be allowed to obscure the latest evidence of administration deceit: that Rice was briefed before 9/11.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The news that terror threats against the U.S. have increased since 9/11, largely thanks to the Iraq invasion, hasn't budged Bush's "what me worry" attitude.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For those, like Bush, who view torture as a variant of fraternity hazing, it would be instructive to consider the fate of Canada's Maher Arar.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was right on Monday when he said that 'our nation is being tested.' Unfortunately, it's his administration that's testing us.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Five years out from the attacks, why do we still know so little about what really happened that day?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In Bush-liberated Afghanistan -- which has just harvested its biggest opium crop ever -- billions in drug profits are financing the Taliban.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

You'd think Bill Clinton doesn't know the difference between getting single mothers off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It moves from dumb to evil to claim that politicians who dare tell the truth -- like Ned Lamont -- are giving aid to the enemy.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Investigators have known for a decade about terrorist plots to bring down passenger jets with liquid explosives. So why now has Bush banned most liquids on flights?

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book by the former co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission tells the inside story of how Bush has tried to squelch examination of our actual enemies.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The abandonment of the peace process and reliance on bombs will prove very costly for Israel.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In calling the Israel-Lebanon crisis 'birth pangs of a new Middle East,' Condoleezza Rice underscores Bush's blindness to the disastrous effects of his foreign policy.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: Truthdig

It was unnerving that what most seemed to interest President Bush at the G8 summit is that China is a long flight from Western Russia.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Go for it, George; butter Kim up with some of that frat boy charm.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Hillary Clinton who are unwilling to strongly oppose Bush's war on Iraq are playing right into Karl Rove's election-year scheming.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Attacks on the <i>New York Times</i> aren't about national security, they're about muting criticism.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Clinton seems determined to revive the Cold War liberalism that gave us the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Tom DeLay was not at a loss for pious words -- none of them contrite -- during his farewell speech to applauding GOP-ers.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing noble about the media joining the government in paying a bribe to maligned Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee.