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: May 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Once Bush the father got rid of key energy industry regulations, Lay was a made man and Enron's fortunes soared.

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.