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Live From Philadelphia: Robert Scheer, Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon on Dissatisfied Delegates (Video)

On Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with special guests Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon to discuss dissatisfaction among Bernie Sanders’ delegates.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Live From Philadelphia: Thomas Frank and Robert Scheer on the Democratic Party Establishment (Video)

In their discussion, Scheer and Frank discuss how the Democratic Party has crumbled and what the future of the establishment looks like.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live From Philadelphia: Robert Scheer on Democratic Party Failures and Progressive Solutions (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer reported live from Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention to explain how past economic failures have created the need for a truly progressive Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer: Americans Shouldn’t Settle for Candidates ‘Who Have Created This Tremendous Mess’

In an interview on The Real News Network, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about neofascist rhetoric and how third-party candidates are preferable to Clinton or Trump.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: Questioning Republican and Democratic Extremism

On Thursday, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team discussed the political climate with special guest and Truthdig political correspondent Bill Boyarsky.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Et Tu, Bernie?

It is one thing to hold one’s nose and vote for Hillary Clinton as the lesser evil. It is quite another to suddenly absolve the Clintons, who have, as Bernie Sanders repeatedly pointed out, contributed so much to the national crisis.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE


Truthdig Sits Down With the Green Party’s Jill Stein (Video)

The Greens’ presumptive presidential nominee met with us for a live discussion, broadcast on Facebook, about the 2016 election and American politics.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


When Robert Scheer and John Kiriakou Talked Government Double Standards (Audio)

By John Kiriakou

Now that Hillary Clinton will not be prosecuted for using a private email server as secretary of state, it raises the question: Does the government hold a double standard on matters of classification? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discussed the issue with former CIA officer John Kiriakou on a past episode of “Scheer Intelligence.”

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Happy Birthday to Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July

Independence Day is the birthday of the author and anti-war activist, who is also a friend and contributor to Truthdig. Today, we look back on our week with Kovic and the kind words he had for his friend Bruce Springsteen in 2009.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


She’s Not Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump—Behind the Scenes With Jill Stein (Multimedia)

By Eric Ortiz

A path exists for a credible independent candidate to win the U.S. presidency in 2016. Could that person be the presumptive Green Party nominee?

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: Does America Care About the Costs and Consequences of War?

Peace activist and veteran Ron Kovic was our guest Thursday on Facebook.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Praise for Ron Kovic and His Legacy of Activism

In his new book, Kovic offers a deeply moving account of the struggle of Vietnam veterans to hold politicians accountable to the maimed warriors they sent into harm’s way and then abandoned.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdig Wins Five Southern California Journalism Awards

Truthdig made a strong showing at the 58th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Press Club on Sunday night.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and Barbara Williams Talk Tragedy, Fame and Fortune (Audio)

Barbara Williams, acclaimed Canadian actress, musician and author, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about her difficult childhood and her path to a successful acting career.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: Has the Media Been Biased in Its Coverage of Donald Trump?

Do you think the mainstream media is being fair in its coverage of Donald Trump? Or has it abandoned objectivity? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the Truthdig team discussed on Friday.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: A Conversation on LGBT Activism and Politics in the Wake of Orlando

On Friday, June 17, at noon PST, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team sat down with contributor Larry Gross, an expert in LGBT studies.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer on How the Bernie Sanders Movement Must Last Beyond the Election (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses the 2016 election and how the progressive movement can continue to incite political change.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: The Phenomenon of Donald Trump

Truthdig sits down with Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Has there ever been anyone like him in American political history? And what does his success say about the American people?

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer and Anthony Davis Discuss Football and Brain Trauma

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” podcast, Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the former University of Southern California football player about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bill Clinton’s Legacy of Denial

Endorsing the Republican agenda of financial industry deregulation, reversing New Deal safeguards, President Clinton caused more damage to the American economy in the long run than any president since Herbert Hoover.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: A Movement for Peace

By Robert Scheer

Should Hillary Clinton be behaving as the Democratic nominee for president? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer doesn’t think so and wants her to listen more to the progressive side of the party.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdig to Host Green Party’s Jill Stein on California Primary Night

The party’s presumptive presidential nominee will join Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team for a “Facebook Live” chat at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE



Mainstream Media Bias Is Nothing New, but What Can Be Done About It?

In this week’s Facebook Live, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses mainstream media bias in the 2016 presidential coverage.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE


AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Nomi Prins About the Connection Between Washington and Wall Street

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence”—the Truthdig editor in chief’s podcast on KCRW—author, journalist and former investment banker Nomi Prins explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer and Sandy Tolan Confront the Grimness of Life in the West Bank

In this week’s edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks to the author of the book “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land” about music’s role in the life of children in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Posted on May 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Los Angeles Press Club Nominates Truthdig for 20 Southern California Journalism Awards

Journalists from press clubs around the United States selected the finalists, and winners will be announced June 26 in downtown Los Angeles. 

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Is the Never Trump Movement Over?

By Robert Scheer

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists conduct a group therapy session for the political parties, with Scheer holding out hope to Bernie Sanders.

Posted on May 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Talks California and the Importance of Millennial Movements

By Robert Scheer

In anticipation of California’s June 7 primary, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down for a Facebook Live discussion.

Posted on May 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Talks About Disrupting Militarism With Codepink’s Jodie Evans

In this week’s edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with the activist to discuss her organization’s efforts to move the United States away from military conflict, as well as the origins of her activism.

Posted on May 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Discusses Third Parties, Millennials and Potential Vice Presidents (Video)

By Robert Scheer

Watch Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discuss current election issues.

Posted on May 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


From the Archives: Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Republicans Struggle to Support Trump

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists see Trump and Hillary Clinton marching toward the general election. Can these two candidates make themselves more likable to Americans who are rejecting elites?

Posted on May 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Discusses What a Clinton Versus Trump Election Would Mean for Progressives

The Truthdig editor in chief spoke via Facebook Live on Friday and took questions from the Truthdig audience.

Posted on May 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



I Don’t Know What Lies Behind the Door of a Trump Presidency. Do You?

On the other hand, I have two-and-a-half decades worth of reasons to fear a new Clinton administration.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer Talks With Eddie Conway About Making Real News After Prison

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with the former Black Panther to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving nearly 44 years for a murder he didn’t commit.

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Inside Chernobyl: A Legacy of Ruin

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union. On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, he recounts his experience in a Los Angeles Times column first published on April 9, 1987.

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer Talks With Journalist Jason Leopold About the Power of the FOIA (Audio)

A reporter for Vice News, Leopold spent years using the Freedom of Information Act to sue the U.S. government to obtain documents he believes Americans are entitled to know about, leading some in the government to brand him a “FOIA terrorist.”

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Longtime Progressives’ Robert Scheer and Torie Osborn Debate Over Sanders and Clinton (Video)

In a tense debate between Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and liberal activist Torie Osborn, Scheer warned U.S. liberals against whitewashing Hillary Clinton’s record in the interest of getting her nominated during an election season when many voters recognize that the Democratic establishment has sold them out.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Who Is Qualified to Be President? (Audio)

On “Left, Right & Center” on Friday, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the other panelists got into a tough debate over the Democratic presidential campaign, with special attention to the matter of who recently called whom “unqualified.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


A Conversation With Robert Scheer: Larry Flynt Is With Hillary Clinton (Multimedia)

By Eric Ortiz

Love him or hate him, the Hustler publisher has never compromised his beliefs. He shared them—including why he wants the former secretary of state to be president—during a visit to Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer’s communications class at the University of Southern California.

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Talks With Madison Shockley About the Meanings of Christianity (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with Shockley to discuss the Christian leader’s family history with racism and what it means to be Christian today. Transcript included.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: The West Responds to the Attacks in Brussels; Obama Visits Cuba

On this week’s edition of KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center,” Truthdig editor in chief Robert Scheer calls for “old-fashioned” police work in response to Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Brussels that killed at least 31.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



On Cuba, JFK Was Married to the Mob

“John F. Kennedy’s administration tried to assassinate Fidel Castro by using Mafia hit men,” Truthdig’s editor in chief wrote in a Los Angeles Times column first published on Nov. 11, 1997.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE



The U.S. Terrorized Cuba, Not the Other Way Around

“Once again, history won’t keep its mouth shut. Little by little, the truth comes out, and our policy in Cuba gets exposed for the sham it is.” That’s Truthdig’s editor in chief writing about Cuba for the Los Angeles Times in this column first published on July 14, 1998.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer Talks With Thomas Frank About Democrats’ Shift Away From Addressing Inequality (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with Frank to discuss his new book, “Listen, Liberal,” about how Democrats abandoned the American working class. Transcript included.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


AUDIO: Robert Scheer on the Promises and Dangers of the 2016 Presidential Election

On Sunday’s edition of KPFA’s “Sunday Show” with Philip Maldari, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and Kevin Gray, co-editor of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence,” discuss the upcoming election.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


AUDIO: Robert Scheer Talks With William Binney About the iPhone and Blowing the Whistle on the NSA

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer sits down with William Binney, a former National Security Agency official turned whistleblower, to discuss the fight between Apple and the U.S. government over access to Americans’ cellphone data.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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