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: May 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was back in form Monday, claiming that Iraq's latest head honcho has the right stuff, and that the terrorists are quaking in their sandals.

Posted on: May 17, 2006, Source: Truthdig

What's different is that the president is, at long last, dealing with a subject he actually knows something about.

Posted on: May 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Remaining unflappably confident while getting it all wrong is a vital credential for the head of the CIA under this administration.

Posted on: May 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

My mother always lived with fear of deportation -- but she was eventually granted amnesty. If only all immigrants could be so lucky.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Comparing Richard Nixon and George W. Bush reveals not only two often-compared but very different men, but two very different ages of media and politics.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The shocking account of Tyler Drumheller, former top CIA spy in Europe, aired Sunday on '60 Minutes.' So why isn't anyone talking about it?

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The quandary in which Bush finds himself regarding Iran and nuclear weapons is only the latest in a series of national security blunders.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

On Monday, Colin Powell said he never believed that Iraq posed an imminent threat -- and that Bush followed Cheney's misleading advice instead.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2006, Source: Truthdig

DeLay bids Congress adieu, insisting that he's being persecuted for his Christianity, not his corruption.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The current debate on Capitol Hill is the result of the latest in a long history of scare tactics. But as millions protest nationwide, has the ploy backfired?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

On the third anniversary of the war, an agitated Cleveland audience wasn't buying the president's lies.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

If violence and constant mayhem is a sign of progress three years post-invasion, then Bush will be thrilled by what the future holds.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The news of a fourth investigation into the former NFL star's death in Afghanistan is a clear rebuke for the Army.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's a farce, with pompous Bush officials and their mass media courtiers asserting absurd but hilarious positions.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sentencing a Holocaust denier to prison -- and the lack of protests in response -- should raise alarms among everyone who values free speech.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The rise of an anti-American like Moqtada al-Sadr shows how wide a defeat pro-Western forces have had in Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Our response to Sept. 11 has been almost completely military in nature. Without terrorism, where would Bush be?

Posted on: Feb 1, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The trial of Enron's head honchos, Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, will reveal how Republican politicians made the scandal possible.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The guys in Bush's administration are obsessed voyeurs, whether the excuse is squelching pornography or preventing terrorism.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was never serious about Afghanistan, and it shows.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Yesterday's Reagan-era Republicans have grown into today's liars and schemers.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What we are now witnessing is the death throes of the GOP 'revolution.'

Posted on: Dec 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. media vilified two Iraqi female scientists. So why isn't the press protesting their quiet release from prison?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Tehran's rogue regime now looms larger than ever over the region and especially over its oil.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The legal loophole for torture is too handy a tool for the Bush administration to give up.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The rip-off of Native American tribes by a top Republican lobbyist proves his party's lack of ethics.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Isn't it time to give the Iraqis a chance to see if they can do better -- on their own?

Posted on: Nov 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What Dick is, and has always been, is the most bald-faced of the administration's war hustlers.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The president's latest speeches about the war show Bush at his most defensive, and most Nixonian.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The lessons of Tuesday's election is that Lincoln was right -- the American people will not forever be fooled.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A declassified document shows yet again how Bush abused facts to sell war.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Judith Miller was an eyewitness to the scene of a crime; and as a reporter she betrayed her first duty by not telling the public.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A law shielding gun makers from lawsuits was a reward for the NRA and gun industry's political support for Republican candidates.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times used its resources to back reporter Judith Miller, tarnishing itself in a case that wasn't about the 1st Amendment.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Will Bush's nominee impose her personal religious views on the nation?

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Faced with a historic civil rights opportunity, Schwarzenegger chose to stick his head in the sand.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Bush adminstration has turned the government into a glorified ATM machine for well-connected corporations.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The president still seems to believe that the severe poverty exposed by the storm is an anomaly, not a national reality he should have long since confronted.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The administration's response to Katrina has awakened the public and the press to Bush's perpetual incompetence.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

New Orleans was laid to waste in part because Republicans don’t want the government to interfere in citizens’ lives.