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: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

No amount of crowing over a fig leaf Iraqi constitution by President Bush can hide the fact that the region's autocrats, theocrats and terrorists are stronger than ever.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Before she set out to report, Judy Miller should have seen Tim Robbins' new play, 'Embedded/Live,' about journalistic corruption in times of war.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush is not content to rattle his saber at Tehran's hard-liners; he also wants to ensure that he infuriates and publicly embarrasses even moderate Iranians.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

We are deeply entwined with Saudi Arabia even though it shares none of our values and supports our enemies.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The abysmal cases of slave labor in the U.S. are both shocking and terribly mundane.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Both sides of Congress are forgetting that a prosperous China is good for us all.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Since the much-lauded Iraqi elections, Bush has had little choice but to embrace the country’s mostly Shiite, mostly fundamentalist leaders as the saviors of a free Iraq. Now those leaders are in turn embracing Iran.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Rove's leak exposed the depravity of the administration's deliberate use of a false WMD threat and its willingness to go after anyone willing to tell the truth about it.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Did those wily ayatollahs give us the purple finger again? It sure looks like it.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Our military occupation fuels nationalist and religious insurgents and we should begin a phased withdrawal as soon as feasible, while increasing aid.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The specter that the military's shameful treatment of Pat Tillman, his family and the American public does raise is what the White House knew as it played the Tillman story for maximum political benefit.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What is really reprehensible is the detention of hundreds of people for years without granting them prisoner-of-war status or charging them with a crime.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Once again it has taken grieving relatives to point out that the Bush administration will exploit even a heroic death for its own partisan purposes.

Posted on: May 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The pope has minimized priests' crimes while wagging a finger at gays.

Posted on: May 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

U.S. presence in Iraq is the fuel for the conflagration it claims to be stamping out.

Posted on: May 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even decent people can be swept along by barbarism when a nation gets sick.

Posted on: May 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes it is better to lose.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Has the U.S. become like ancient Rome, in love with costly conquest?

Posted on: Apr 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There are reasons to feel optimistic about the granting of full civil rights to people who have chosen a life partner of the same sex.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's conveniently ignored that Pope John Paul II strongly opposed Bush over Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Unfortunately for the American people, we were to an embarrassing extent persuaded to go to war based on the fantasies of this known liar.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Trying to follow the U.S. policy on the proliferation of nuclear weapons is like watching a three-card monte game on a city street corner. Except the stakes are higher.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Although Terri Schiavo's relatives on both sides of the issue are assuredly acting in good faith, national politicians certainly are not.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Lesson No. 1: Campaign cash is worth more than family values.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As George W. Bush continues to flail at Social Security, even in the face of increased public opposition, you have to wonder: "Why?"

Posted on: Mar 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The sad fact is that Bush's irrational policies and rhetoric have left the mostly fundamentalist leaders of Iran defending a more logical position than that of our own government on three counts.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What is so phony about the much ballyhooed tort reform is that it aims not at overzealous lawyers but only at those who happen to represent poorer plaintiffs.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The terrible fact is that the administration took none of the steps that would have put the protection of human life ahead of a diverse set of economic and political interests.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It is still not clear why the United States has spent incalculable fortunes in human life, taxpayer money and international goodwill to break Iraq and then remake it in the image of the enemy next door.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iraqi voters risked their lives, and they deserve far more than a facade of democracy – they need to be given democratic and transparent control of their oil, their economy and their security.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It takes a true demagogue to remorselessly cheapen the lovely word "freedom" by deploying it 27 times in a 21-minute speech.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Some might say it's tacky to rain on the president's parade, but two crucial news stories compel it.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new BBC film argues coherently that much of what we have been told about the threat of international terrorism "is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians."

Posted on: Jan 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Another positive step would be the withdrawal or rejection of the Gonzales nomination.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The military and legal systems that have looked the other way are our own.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The anti-Social Security crowd is trying to make this a young-versus-old generational fight, even though seniors still pay taxes like anybody else.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Kerik shouldn't have been rejected by the Bushies. If they were honest, they would celebrate him as the prototypical GOP operator, playing the people for a profit.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The proliferation threat grows as Musharraf loses bin Laden's trail.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Red states and blue states agree: we all love trash TV.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the opium haze that threatens to swallow up Afghanistan's vaunted rebirth, it is only the illusion of progress – not progress – that is being sold.