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 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.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2008, Source: Truthdig

As long as Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem have chosen to play the women's card against the race card, let's throw in a third one: the class card.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Have Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats been keeping waterboarding a secret for years?

Posted on: Dec 5, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush is either a liar or out to lunch on the most important issue he faces.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The U.S. government fears that Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's "president-in-exile" who just returned, will be soft on Muslim fanatics. Those fears are well founded.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source: Truthdig

How damning is that it takes a libertarian Republican to remind the leading Democratic candidates of the costs of the Iraq war?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush continues to bail out Gen. Musharraf under the pretense that he's an ally in the war on terror.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2007, Source: Truthdig

So General Musharraf has turned out to be just another crummy dictator, but at least he was George Bush's dictator.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source: Truthdig

What a boondoggle 9/11 has been for the merchants of war, who this week announced yet another quarter of whopping profits made possible by George Bush.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2007, Source: Truthdig

In the name of our troops, Bush demanded another $46 billion from Congress to finance the war in Iraq -- and the Democrats will probably give it to him.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The Iraq war has produced brilliant messages of dissent from the ranks that should cause us to stop in our tracks and reconsider what we have wrought.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Let's dispel some common myths and misconceptions about Che.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Why did the U.S. State Department tolerate -- and pay to conceal -- the wanton murder of Iraqis committed by Blackwater?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Why is Sen. Joe Biden introducing legislation to spend $23.6 billion on armored vehicles in Iraq when President Bush only asked for $12 billion?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Why doesn't the Iraqi government have the explicit legal power to expel or adjudicate the U.S.-contracted troops that are killing its citizens?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Once again, we have a general repeatedly promising to save Western civilization by turning the corner in yet another intractable and unnecessary foreign war.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The dog and pony show continues as the Democrats, wanting Bush to hang himself with his own rope, will deny him nothing.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The resignation of the torturer in chief was noted by his patron, the president, as an unfortunate day for American democracy.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The parade of political tourists to Iraq in recent weeks probably ensures that this murderous adventure will continue well into the next presidency -- even if the Democrats win.