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: Oct 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Staying the course in Iraq is a prescription for disaster -- and it's becoming increasingly clear that Bush's critics were right all along.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sensible Republicans must rein in the Bush administration and demand that progress take precedence over empty threats.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Foley cover-up should not be allowed to obscure the latest evidence of administration deceit: that Rice was briefed before 9/11.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The news that terror threats against the U.S. have increased since 9/11, largely thanks to the Iraq invasion, hasn't budged Bush's "what me worry" attitude.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For those, like Bush, who view torture as a variant of fraternity hazing, it would be instructive to consider the fate of Canada's Maher Arar.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was right on Monday when he said that 'our nation is being tested.' Unfortunately, it's his administration that's testing us.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Five years out from the attacks, why do we still know so little about what really happened that day?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In Bush-liberated Afghanistan -- which has just harvested its biggest opium crop ever -- billions in drug profits are financing the Taliban.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

You'd think Bill Clinton doesn't know the difference between getting single mothers off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It moves from dumb to evil to claim that politicians who dare tell the truth -- like Ned Lamont -- are giving aid to the enemy.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Investigators have known for a decade about terrorist plots to bring down passenger jets with liquid explosives. So why now has Bush banned most liquids on flights?

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book by the former co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission tells the inside story of how Bush has tried to squelch examination of our actual enemies.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The abandonment of the peace process and reliance on bombs will prove very costly for Israel.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In calling the Israel-Lebanon crisis 'birth pangs of a new Middle East,' Condoleezza Rice underscores Bush's blindness to the disastrous effects of his foreign policy.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: Truthdig

It was unnerving that what most seemed to interest President Bush at the G8 summit is that China is a long flight from Western Russia.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Go for it, George; butter Kim up with some of that frat boy charm.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Hillary Clinton who are unwilling to strongly oppose Bush's war on Iraq are playing right into Karl Rove's election-year scheming.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Attacks on the <i>New York Times</i> aren't about national security, they're about muting criticism.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Clinton seems determined to revive the Cold War liberalism that gave us the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Tom DeLay was not at a loss for pious words -- none of them contrite -- during his farewell speech to applauding GOP-ers.

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