Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer

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

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:30am
The Democratic Convention Film on Hillary Clinton Lied to America
The title of the film about Hillary Clinton that actor Morgan Freeman narrated at the Democratic National Convention should have been “Escape From Accountability.” Of course, the same could be said—far more so (a pathetic comfort)—of the GOP convention propaganda depicting Donald Trump’s ascension...
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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:30am
The U.S. Terrorized Cuba, Not the Other Way Around
Truthdig editor’s note: As President Obama begins his historic visit to Cuba, we are posting some of Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer’s past writings about the U.S.’ relations with and actions toward Cuba. This article was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 1998. When...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:30pm
Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That’s a Rotten Shame
The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street...
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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 2:30pm
Go Ahead, Back Hillary Clinton and Forget All About Her Record
Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. She is by far preferable to Carly Fiorina, though of course no match for likely Green Party candidate Jill Stein (I know: You want to win). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a principled and...
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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:30am
Amid the Crowing of the GOP and Clinton, Sanders Is on the Rise
How easy it is to mock the Republican candidates. They’re the gang in the clown car climbing all over each other to offer a reactionary message of disarray that has all but destroyed the chances of the Bush family dynasty continuing. But isn’t that a grand achievement for the democratic process?...
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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Fools, Fascists and Cold Warriors: Take Your Pick
Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars western capitalist societies in moments of disarray. While the entire world is riveted by the sight of millions of...
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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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