Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer

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

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Monday, September 10, 2012
Bill Clinton: The Great Deregulator
Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the wild applause for his disingenuous speech at the Democratic National Convention last week is a sure sign of the poverty of what passes for progressive politics.
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Friday, July 06, 2012
Libor Interest Rate Scandal: Crime of the Century
Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay—they were mere amateurs in financial crime. The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play.
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Friday, June 29, 2012
Supreme Court Leaves Romney in the Cold
Mitt Romney is an idiot or, even worse, is pretending to be one. His tantrum of a response on Thursday to the Supreme Court’s health care decision was pure playground: As president I will own the ball, and the game will be played by rules that leave me a winner.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
In Health Care, Give the People What They Want: Medicare for All
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: to control costs without sacrificing quality. And that’s not what either major-party candidate is offering. Few think that Obamacare, a Romneycare descendant that contains the same kind of individual mandate the then-governor of Massachusetts signed into law, will get us to that desired goal.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
See You at the Club: Fed Fat Cats Dip Into the Till
Statistics are boring, but it’s important to wrap your head around this latest one from the Federal Reserve as the definitive epitaph for the American dream.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hope Burning
So now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who, according to a lengthy leaked insider account in The New York Times , hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
GOP and Dems Perform the 'Bain Hustle'
Obviously Barack Obama was right in criticizing Mitt Romney’s stewardship of Bain Capital. How else to evaluate the business experience that Romney has made a central tenet of his campaign?
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hope and Hesitation in Obama’s Sudden Conversion
Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific. But his failure of courage on the gay marriage issue, in the end, undermined the point he hoped to make Wednesday.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Halfway Through a Lost Decade
Does anyone care that the economy is floundering and that we are not getting out of this crisis anytime soon? Housing values are in the cellar, the Fed foresees unemployment remaining unacceptably high for the next three years, and national economic growth is predicted to be, at best, anemic.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
You're On Your Own, Kids
Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race? Let me give it a whirl from the perspective of one whose own unwed mother had several abortions before yours truly was permitted to emerge.
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