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: Aug 15, 2007, Source: Truthdig

So what if Clinton is pro-choice and a woman if the price of proving her capacity to be commander in chief is that we end up with an American version of Margaret Thatcher.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2007, Source: Truthdig

What can we learn by recalling that the week that terrorists targeted schoolchildren in Iraq, is the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. attack on Japan that killed thousands of children?

Posted on: Aug 1, 2007, Source: Truthdig

George Bush wants to sell $20 billion in high-tech military equipment to Saudi Arabia -- the source of most of the financing, and 15 of the 19 hijackers, for the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2007, Source: Truthdig

As Bush’s poll numbers plummet and public support to end the war continues to build, when Bush will finally turn on the neo-conservatives who betrayed his presidential legacy?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

In 1795, James Madison wrote of war's far-reaching and corrosive effect on public liberty. He could well have been warning us about our own King George, just the sort of imperial president that Madison and other founders of our nation feared most.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2007, Source: Truthdig

One of the biggest obstacles to defeating al-Qaida may be Bush's friendship with Pakistan -- parts of which are "havens for the terrorist network."

Posted on: Jul 4, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Whatever happened to "don't do the crime if you can't do the time," which allows tough-love conservatives to cheerfully sentence petty criminals to incarceration?

Posted on: Jun 27, 2007, Source: Truthdig

As the Iraq war that Vice President Dick Cheney created continues to shred American -- and many more Iraqi -- lives, further documentation has emerged proving that, even during failed wars, the merchants of death profit.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The only hope of solution for the current fighting in the Gaza Strip is for the United States, the EU and Israel to recognize that the Palestinian people need to make their own history. At this point, that must include Hamas.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Lieberman provides a cautionary tale for folks who talk of backing "any Democrat" who can win.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2007, Source: Truthdig

President Bush's modeling America's presence in Iraq upon the 54-year-old stationing of U.S. troops in South Korea is as outlandish as it is alarming.

Posted on: May 30, 2007, Source: Truthdig

If it is right for Mary Cheney and her partners of 15 years to be entrusted with raising of a child, then how is it logical, as this White House has insisted, to deny the legal status of marriage to same-sex couples seeking to have their commitment legally acknowledged?

Posted on: May 23, 2007, Source: Truthdig

While Gonzales has been associated with a pernicious assault on our freedoms, he has never been the independent actor, but rather a dutiful toady carrying out the wishes of a tightly monitored White House with the blessings of the president.

Posted on: May 16, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Tehran's religious fanatics have moved closer to the potential for nuclear conflagration and what can bully-boy Bush do about it? Nothing.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Add Wolfowitz to the rapidly growing list of Bush alums whose career trajectory suddenly plummets upon the disclosure of a pattern of lying obvious to most observers but not to the president himself.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Blame it on the military but make it look like you're supporting the troops. That's been the convenient gambit of failed emperors throughout history.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

It seems that the decadent cronyism and malignant imperial stance of the Bush administration have been extended to one of the world's leading international institutions.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: Truthdig

For the fourth anniversary of Saddam's overthrow, Iraqis held an anti-American protest and the White House's "latest news" featured their annual Easter egg hunt.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The legal shenanigans at Guantanamo show that the point is not to get at the truth about 9/11 but rather to make George Bush look vigilant, despite the facts, in fighting his phony war on terrorism.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2007, Source: Truthdig

A congressional investigation into the administration's cynical exploitation of Cpl. Pat Tillman's sacrifice is long overdue.