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Congress to the Unemployed: Eat Confetti


Is this really how we want to start the new year, by denying unemployment benefits to more than a million Americans who have lost their jobs?

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Why Are We in Afghanistan?


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It’s an old chestnut of a query, but now applied to a new locale, and with the same meaningless, misleading cliches for answers.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 READ MORE

The Revolutionaries in Our Midst


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The corporate state’s illegitimacy and destruction of privacy and civil liberties are spawning a class of young idealists such as Jeremy Hammond.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 READ MORE

Imploding the Myth of Israel


Max Blumenthal’s “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel” is one of the most fearless, honest and important books ever written about the Jewish state.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 READ MORE

The Great Forgetting

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The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, located on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a monument to historical amnesia.  The blond limestone building, surrounded by indigenous crops of corn, tobacco and squash, invites visitors on a guilt-free, theme park tour of Native American history, where acknowledgment of the American genocide is in extremely bad taste.

Posted on Oct 5, 2007 READ MORE

Biden One-Ups Bush

Joe Biden
AP photo / Charlie Niebergall

It’s not just Bushie loyalists and Republicans who are gunning for more money to be poured (out of taxpayers’ pockets) into the Iraq war chest.  Take Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), who is aiming to double Bush’s proposed $12 billion in funding for the rapid production of mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles—a proposition which, Scheer argues, is about much more than the security of U.S. troops.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE

‘Giving’ and Taking

George W. Bush and Bill Clinton
AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Bill Clinton has written a new book about charity, a fitting subject for a president who betrayed the poor and led his party into the arms of corporate America.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007 READ MORE

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Bush at Al-Asad
AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

It’s enough to make one a libertarian, Robert Scheer argues, as the federal budget is hijacked by a bloated military-industrial complex wallowing in post-9/11 greed.  As the president smiles, the failures of this American experiment in imperialism become all the more costly and apparent.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE

The Next Quagmire

Armed Iranian women
AP Photo / Hasan Sarbakhshian

By all indications, the United States is about to attack Iran. Expect a regional catastrophe to follow, propelled by impotent diplomacy and inane media.

Posted on Sep 3, 2007 READ MORE

A Legacy of Legitimizing Torture

Gonzales
AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

President Bush lamented Alberto Gonzales’ resignation and insisted that the “good name” of the attorney general had been besmirched for partisan purposes. Good name? Robert Scheer reviews the highlights (or, rather, the low points) of Gonzales’ tenure and looks at the troubling legacy he leaves behind.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007 READ MORE

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