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: Jul 8, 2014, Source: Truthdig

With her scurrilous attacks on NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the former secretary of state is either a fool or a liar.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Truthdig

She was not too concerned about government spying on ordinary Americans.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Obama's unbridled defense of the surveillance state opened the door to the new McCarthyism being pushed in Congress.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2014, Source: Truthdig

“We know everything but learn nothing” would be an honest slogan for the NSA, CIA and lesser-known spy agencies that specialize in leading us so dangerously astray.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The head of the Saudi Intelligence Agency helped finance the Egyptian military’s crushing of the Muslim Brotherhood and is a key source of arms for Syrian rebels.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2013, Source: Truthdig

"This brings to memory actions among enemies during the Cold War," Germany's justice minister says.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The name of the game is threat inflation.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The Massachusetts senator is now championing legislation that would cut the student loan rate to the near zero that the big banks enjoy when borrowing money.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Truthdig

By the president's own definition, we are terrorizing civilians with weapons of mass destruction.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Big companies are expert at shielding their profits offshore.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012, Source: Truthdig

Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The bankers now feel they can squeeze more profits with Romney in office.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The nutty thing about the health care debate that will play a prominent role in the next election is that most Americans want pretty much the same outcome.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The Roberts Court invariably sides with the powerful over the weak.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Why are mainstream news outlets so quick to publish news unearthed by WikiLeaks, but wary of reporting the truth about Manning?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Tax breaks over the past decade that left corporations paying little or no taxes were supposed to lead to job creation. But just the opposite has occurred.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011, Source: Truthdig

After the Japanese nuclear disaster, cavalier dismissals of the problems with nuclear power are no longer acceptable.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Obama should be punishing the banks that sabotaged the American dream of home ownership -- instead he's giving them the whole enchilada.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Obama was mealy-mouthed in avoiding the tough choices that a leader should delineate in a time of trouble.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Unemployment is dismal, housing prices have fallen for four months in a row, but Obama's former budget director is having no problems cleaning up on Wall St.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: Nation Books

For Wall Street, the holy grail was not cash handouts but a deconstruction of the complex public-private partnership ushered in by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

With so much opportunity, why has Obama presided over such an economic disaster?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Are the Republicans terminally stupid or are they just playing the dangerous fool?

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Government regulation of multinational corporations needs to be made respectable once again with adequately funded agencies pursuing an uncompromised public interest agenda.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: Truthdig

The Academy liked this Iraq film for being "apolitical." In fact it's the opposite: an endorsement of the politically chauvinistic view that the world is a stage for Americans.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: Truthdig

There is no "war" against terrorism. What George W. Bush launched and Barack Obama insists on perpetuating does not qualify.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Obama’s faux populism is beginning to grate, and I finally came unglued when one of his "we the people" e-mails from him landed on my screen.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: Truthdig

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it's worthwhile to remember that ending a stupid, harmful war is the most admirable thing a great leader can do.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: Truthdig

If we could get one of the banking lobbyists to float a duct-taped flying saucer balloon, Wolf Blitzer might cover the real hoax.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The 13 Dems on the Senate Finance Committee get one faintly rational GOPer to join them in a meaningless stab at health care reform, and it throws them into a tizzy.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The way he's headed on Afghanistan, Barack Obama is threatened with a quagmire that could bog down his presidency.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

In a political world dominated by bipartisan cynicism, there are few touchstones of integrity for the common folk -- Kennedy was one of them.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Americans are now $14 trillion poorer. Many who thought they were middle class have now joined the ranks of the poor.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Summers and Geitner finally condemned the Wall Street shenanigans they once abetted. But will this mean any real change in Obama's policy?

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Nancy Pelosi is no Dick Cheney, nor a George Bush. But her failure to fight the Bush Administration's torture policies is a betrayal of public trust.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Those who stole billions in 401(k)s of innocent victims were rewarded handsomely, rarely needing to break the laws their lobbyists purchased.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: Truthdig

As Obama gets down to work, can he really break with the past?

Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: Truthdig

There is a widespread acceptance, beginning with the apologetic arguments of President Bush, that whatever Israel does is always justified.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2008, Source: Truthdig

If tough love is good enough for financially strapped families, why have a poverty program for troubled corporations?

Posted on: Nov 12, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Why are Obama's closest advisers inveterate hawks who needlessly provoked tension with the Russians during the Cold War?

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