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Robert Scheer

'Government Sachs' Strikes Gold ... Again

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The federal government works for Goldman and not for us. Indeed, when it comes to the banking bailout, Goldman Sachs is the government.

McNamara's Evil Lives On

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Whatever his better nature, it was the stark evil he perpetrated as secretary of defense that must indelibly frame our memory of him.

Stuff the Bankers, Starve the Kids

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Bail out the banks, but not the 500,000 poor families with children served by the CalWorks program, which will be dismantled, or the 928,000 children covered by the Healthy Families program, slated for oblivion.

Our Loss is BlackRock's Gain

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

How much do you know about the BlackRock hedge fund? Better bone up fast, now that the folks at BlackRock are calling the shots in the government's trillion-dollar bailout program.

Pelosi The Enabler

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

By acquiescing to the cover-up of unpleasant truths in the treatment of prisoners, Pelosi contributed to the betrayal of the ideal of public accountability that is the bedrock of our system of governance.

Cashing in on 'Government Sachs'

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

We are so inured to tales of business corruption that even a devastating exposé in The Wall Street Journal no longer shocks us.

IndyCar's Danica Patrick Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Parker

Here's some good automotive news for a change: The Danica Patrick IndyCar racing juggernaut keeps rolling along. And just in time for the biggest auto race of the year.

The Clinton Bubble

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Has Timothy Geithner ever had lunch with a non-megamillionaire who has lost his job or home because of the banking meltdown?

Endgame for Gramm?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The "nation of whiners" comment during the campaign was a sideshow compared with the serious charges now swirling around UBS, charges that may finally prove to be Phil Gramm's undoing.

Living Large and in Charge

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

No one has been more persistently effective in paving the way for the financial swindles that enriched the titans of finance while impoverishing the rest of the world than Lawrence Summers.

Socialism Without a Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The great fear of the GOP seems to be that some of the stimulus program might actually prove helpful to struggling Americans.

Billions Dished Out in the Shadows

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

More money will be thrown down the AIG rat hole because President Obama is blindly following the misguided advice of his top economic advisers, who insist that AIG is too big to fail.

Getting Warmer

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

While Obama promised an end to the Iraq disaster, he once again left open the door to the United States being trapped in an even more treacherous quagmire in Afghanistan.

Good Money After Bad

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The only valid criticism to be made of the stimulus bill that Obama signed Tuesday with deserved pride of authorship is that it is too small for the enormous problem at hand.

KCRW'S Left Right & Center 1.31.09

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Slipping into Socialism or Sliding into Protectionism?

Economic Policy Could Scuttle Obama's Good Start

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why, in the management of the economy, do we hear so little from the Chicago community organizer and so much from the Harvard law school elite, preoccupied with the well-being of the denizens of Wall Street?

Time to Get to Work

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obamaniacs should take to their crackberries to demand that something be done for homeowners before the last dollar of TARP evaporates.

Why Do So Few Speak Up for Gaza?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Why is it that there is such widespread acceptance, beginning with the apologetic arguments of George Bush, that whatever Israel does is always justified as necessary to the survival of the Jewish state?

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Cheney's Legacy of Deception

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the end, the shame of Vice President Dick Cheney was total: unmitigated by any notion of a graceful departure, let alone the slightest obligation of honest accounting.

President Bush and the Flying Shoes: A Cautionary Tale

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

That an Iraqi journalist, whose family had been victimized by Saddam Hussein, came to so loathe the American president should serve as the final grade on the Bush administration.

Republicans Bring Socialism to America

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Let the record show that it was George W. Bush, the rich Texas Republican, who brought socialism to America, so don't blame it on that community organizer who made it into the White House.

KCRW'S Left Right and Center 12.5.08

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

530,000 jobs lost - in November alone - as the Auto company execs change their tin ears and corporate jets to tin cups and a hybrid car ride to DC... is it policy making or a morality play?

Will Obama Stay the Course?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If there is a grand arc to Obama's appointments strategy, it seems aimed at providing the appearance of continuity on the part of a leader who still promises to be very different.

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Maybe Ralph Nader was right: the same Wall Street hustlers will have a lock on our government no matter which major party wins the election. How else is one to respond to Obama's economic picks?