Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is editor of Truthdig.com and a regular columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:45am
Citigroup: The Original Gangsta
Barack Obama’s Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had marketed to an unsuspecting public, causing vast damage to the economy. Citigroup is the too-big-to-...
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:15am
Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage
Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald’s comment that she is “like a neocon, practically.” On Friday in England, Clinton...
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:38am
Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth
It was a truly historic moment Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA’s continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our constitutional division of power.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:17am
Exposing Public Wickedness Is More American Than Apple Pie
It’s the revolt of the geeks.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:57am
NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation
If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the “intelligence” that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 8:38am
Bill O’Reilly’s War on Jesus
Maybe it is time to put Christ back in Christmas. Bill O’Reilly annually demands we acknowledge that the man, or myth, that has been moved to the center of this once pagan ritual be properly identified with a religion, or philosophy as he puts it, that carries a moral message. True, the nation’s early Puritan settlers considered the holiday somewhat blasphemous, but we obviously are in need of moral guidance from any quarter that is plausible.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:17pm
On Selling Out: Progressives on the Take
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 2:08pm
Welcome Back, Jesus
Forget, for the moment, that he is the pope, and that Holy Father Francis’ apostolic exhortation last week was addressed “to the bishops, clergy, consecrated persons and the lay faith
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:37am
Be Thankful For the People Struggling to Limit NSA Spying
On Monday the Supreme Court, ruling on an emergency petition, declined to do the right thing and hear a case challenging the massive government surveillance of Americans, revealed by the leaks from Edward Snowden. For the time being, the court acceded to the Obama administration’s argument that it has the legal right to continue its unprecedented bulk collection of American phone records without any restraint.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:46am
The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny
Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, that George, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address “to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. ...” It’s an alert that’s been ignored in the nation’s hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11 that culminated in the NSA’s assault on our Constitution’s guarantee of “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.
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