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: Feb 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Using the ends to justify the means repeats the folly of Vietnam.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Are there to be no real repercussions for what would be the greatest scandal in U.S. history?

Posted on: Jan 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The administration's own chief weapons inspector's admission that Iraq never possessed WMD is yet more damning evidence of the greatest political scandal in recent history.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Despite Bush's rhetoric of 'nation building' and 'freedom' for the Iraqi people, the U.S. opposes true democratic voting.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Scripted campaign over, Arnold now aims to balance budget on backs of those who can least afford it.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

When the televangelist gloated about a Bush 'blowout' delivered by God, perhaps it was a heaven-sent warning.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran, Kurds.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Protecting the government sources that maligned Wen Ho Lee is wrong.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The capture of Saddam Hussein is being treated as a celebratory occasion, but it is one that the Bush administration might come to regret.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

That's why Ronald Reagan voted for Roosevelt and became an active Democrat. Even after his conservative transformation, Reagan often insisted that he never left the party of Roosevelt.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

As Bush and others enjoyed photo ops on Thanksgiving, the carnage went on.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A new ad questioning the patriotism of Democratic candidates is dirty politics.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Private Lynch's effort to hold on to the truth of her story in the face of Pentagon spin and a media feeding frenzy is a heroic act in the Age of Hype.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Echoes of Vietnam emanating from Iraq are all too clear.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Bush now wants us to believe the Iraq war was about spreading freedom by force, but liars can't be liberators.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Unless we are willing to trade the lives of U.S. troops and Iraqis for the obsessions of empire, we must end the occupation now.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

As long as firms are willing to hire them, immigrants will come.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Lockyer looks past the allegations against Schwarzenegger.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Let's hope Limbaugh emerges from this experience more tolerant of the weaknesses of others.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2003, Source: AlterNet

I think of retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark as potentially another Eisenhower, a leader for tense times who is properly cautious about the deadly follies of war.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The recall is back and Arnold is armed with support from the Republican Women's Caucus -- a relationship clearly at odds with Republican claims to traditional family values.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Bush and company are using the cynical ploy of "misspeak" first, "correct" later, in a continuing effort to put out misinformation about Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

How can the president tell us with a straight face that we taxpayers have a patriotic duty to cough up $87 billion more to enable him to sink us deeper into the Iraq quagmire of his making?

Posted on: Sep 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

American experts urged the White House to be skeptical, but they hit a stone wall.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Whoever wins the election, the task of improving California's economy will make or break the new governor.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to Proposition 13 in 1978 -- an initiative no less stupid than the current recall and also put on the ballot by Republican conservatives -- California lost its most reliable tax base.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds -- don't play along.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Whether you are united in "holy matrimony" or simply trying to build a lasting relationship should be of no concern to the state.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Even censored, 9/11 report shows the focus was on the wrong nation.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2003, Source: AlterNet

In England, they're shooting the messengers.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

With lies and finger-pointing mounting, a Senate trial is called for.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

An ex-ambassador the CIA sent to Africa to investigate the now-infamous Niger forgery says Cheney knew the document was a hoax long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet

California Gov. Gray Davis is taking the fall for the Republican led deregulation that preceded him and subsequently bankrupted the state.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans now want us to believe that any distortions of the truth should have been forgotten once we took Baghdad.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Case of the Phantom Uranium raises questions about the president that could lead to legitimate calls for impeachment.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Americans were duped: Evidence of administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Iraq -- the pet project of a band of neocon missionaries -- turned out to be a lie. And now heads should roll for the breach of trust.

Posted on: May 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon won't admit that the rescue of Pvt. Lynch, an attack on an unguarded hospital, was spun into the stuff of Hollywood heroics.

Posted on: May 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The rescue was pure Hollywood. In other words, it was a well-marketed fiction. Now Bill O'Reilly and other war cheerleaders want the story to go back in the can.