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 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The deadly weapons of mass destruction have proved phantom in Iraq, but the Bush administration is now doing its best to ensure that the world becomes increasingly unstable and armed to the teeth.

Posted on: May 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If, in the end, Iraq is not shown to have had truly threatening weapons, it will be Bush who stands exposed as one who didn't know how to tell the truth.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

We now live easily with lies, accepting far-fetched rationalizations for war and falsehoods that erode our freedoms.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Now the pressure is on for Bush to find or plant those alleged weapons of mass destruction fast or stand exposed as a bullying fraud.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The destruction of Baghdad's museums is a fit metaphor for current U.S. foreign policy, which causes more serious damage through carelessness than calculation.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Winning in Iraq is the easy part. Soon we'll have to try to run the place.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The word is being used by the U.S. and its enemies to condone savagery.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If the U.S. fails to unearth weapons of mass destruction, the imperial designs of this administration will stand exposed.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Sadly, Bush has made the U.S. the 21st century's first colonizer.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

By the standards of any great civilization or religion, this war is unjust and morally indefensible.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2003, Source:

Contrary to his own advice, Colin Powell will transparently lie to a skeptical Security Council to justify our cobbled-together rationale for going to war.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2003, Source:

Most Americans view war as just another sport that costs less than playoff tickets and evokes less angst over the outcome.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2003, Source:

Humiliating those with nothing to lose -- be it Iraq or North Korea -- is always a recipe for disaster.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2002, Source:

An inspection of U.S. corporations and facilities may reveal that it is we who produced the arsenal of chemical and nuclear weapons that terrorize the world.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

President Bush is playing to the extreme right but endangering the globe by threatening a bold U.N. accord on world population.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2002, Source:

It's time to forgo the biblical allegories of good and evil and recognize the fact that our greatest enemies are often monsters of our own creation.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2002, Source:

President Bush is intent on avenging his father and saving his poll numbers rather than serving the American people.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2002, Source:

It's time for Yasser Arafat to step aside and make room for a moderate leadership that lead Palestinians from violence to self-governance.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2002, Source:

Perhaps it's too difficult for a stern, God-fearing fundamentalist like the attorney general to fully anticipate the dark side of religion's wrath.

Posted on: May 8, 2002, Source:

The Bush administration now admits there is no connection between Saddam Hussein and the Sept. 11 attacks -- but is still bent on attacking Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source:

President Bush is endorsing Ariel Sharon's bloody campaign against the Palestinians as a fight against terrorism -- and abdicating his responsibility to wage peace.