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Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Japan, Libya, NPR

This week’s discussion on “Left, Right & Center” begins with some thoughts on the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan before turning to the still-critical situation in Libya, Obama’s strategy for dealing with soaring gas prices, and yet another scandal at NPR.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 READ MORE



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Still in the Dark About 9/11

It is the right—indeed, need—of the American public to learn the truth about the motives, financing and methods of those who are alleged to have torn at the heart of our social fabric.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Budget Showdowns, Libya, Newt in 2012?

This week on Capitol Hill, lawmakers passed a continuing budget resolution and prevented a government shutdown—for now. Also on this edition of “Left, Right & Center,” we have speculation about Newt Gingrich’s bid for White House glory ...

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Mideast and the Midwest

More strife in Libya, the Wisconsin Assembly passes a bill barring collective bargaining rights, the death of DOMA and a budget standoff in Washington. Buckle in for “Left, Right & Center.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Wisconsin Showdown, Mideast Crackdown, Budget Throwdown

In Wisconsin, in the midst of a deep state budget crisis, thousands of public sector employees have been protesting a bill that would slash their collective bargaining rights. Is this a preview of budget fights to come in other states?

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Mubarak Steps Down; Budget Wars

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned in the wake of massive anti-government protests that lasted more than two weeks. What’s next for Egypt after this historic revolution?

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: All Eyes on Egypt

Reports about a rapidly transforming Egypt have dominated the week’s news, so it’s fitting that “Left, Right & Center” all-stars Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller make the subject their sole focus of this episode.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE



Mr. Fish

Mad in America

What do we have now? An anti-war movement that is so gutless and so savagely unimaginative that it has proved itself to be too lazy, even too cowardly, to face down the very disease of oligarchy that it had concocted itself to cure.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE    


Building a Powerful Left in the United States

Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, David Sirota, Larry Gross and Scott Tucker go looking for America’s missing movement in this special collaboration between Truthdig and Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Building a Powerful Left in the United States

Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, David Sirota, Larry Gross and Scott Tucker go looking for America’s missing movement in this special collaboration between Truthdig and Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Egypt in Revolt, U.S. in Debt, SOTU

When “Left, Right & Center” aired Friday it was still unclear whether Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak would stay in power as mass protests persisted in the Mideast nation, but show regulars Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley ...

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: After Arizona

With last week’s shocking shooting in Tucson as the backdrop for this week’s edition of “Left, Right & Center,” show regulars Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley, Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller discuss gun control, the plight of the social outcast ...

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: On American Exceptionalism

This New Year’s Eve special edition of “Left, Right & Center” finds our four show regulars—Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer, Matt Miller and Tony Blankley—riffing on the topic of American exceptionalism and all its attendant hazards and potential positives.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: What’s in a Political Label?

For this special holiday edition of “Left, Right & Center,” the show’s regulars—Robert Scheer, Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington and Tony Blankley—take their talk to the meta level to discuss what it means to own their respective political labels at this particular moment.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Afghanistan, Health Care, Financial Commission

This week’s episode of “Left, Right & Center” features a double dose of commentary from the right, making the conversation about Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan, the death of Richard Holbrooke, the future of health care reform, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’s findings ... 

Posted on Dec 17, 2010 READ MORE



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Robert Scheer Nabs SPJ/LA’s New Media Prize

Well, we here at Truthdig already think he’s the best, but it’s fantastic news that the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has singled out veteran journalist, author and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer as this year’s recipient ...

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama in the Middle

What are we to make of Obama’s concessionary tax-cut move this week? Politically savvy or just another sign that what some of us bought isn’t what we got in our president? There’s definitely some disagreement about this point among the panelists ...

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 READ MORE



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Truthdig Radio: Hedges, Scheer, Shockley and Prins

Truthdig editors discuss WikiLeaks with Chris Hedges, the pope with the Rev. Madison Shockley and Fed revelations with Nomi Prins in this radio special for Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 READ MORE


Truthdig Radio: Hedges, Scheer, Shockley and Prins

Truthdig editors discuss WikiLeaks with Chris Hedges, the pope with the Rev. Madison Shockley and Fed revelations with Nomi Prins in this radio special for Pacifica’s KPFK.

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Korean Clash, Taliban Scam

What are we to make of the recent outburst of aggression between the two Koreas? And while we’re on the subject of puzzling moments in international diplomacy, what exactly is America’s goal in Afghanistan?

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Debt Commission; Obama’s Overseas Bust

The commission to study how to get federal debt under control floated a trial balloon when it released recommendations by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles ... and it seems that just about nobody likes or believes what they’re saying.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Political Upheaval, Bernanke’s Billions

There’s a lot of unpacking for “Left, Right & Center” regulars Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer and Matt Miller to do after last Tuesday’s midterm elections. What does the vote mean? Where are we headed? And did Obama really pick up what Americans were putting down, so to speak, at the polls?

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Ann Heisenfelt

Payback at the Polls

Barack Obama deserved the rebuke he received at the polls for a failed economic policy that consisted of throwing trillions at Wall Street but getting nothing in return. His amen chorus in the media is quick to blame everyone but the president for his sharp reversal of fortunes.

Posted on Nov 3, 2010 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: An Obit on Our Hopes

Truthdig’s own Robert Scheer made a recent appearance on “GRITtv with Laura Flanders” and went straight for the jugular with his pronouncement, now two years since the presidential election and on the brink of the midterms, that it’s time for “an obit on our hopes.”

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 READ MORE



Big Thumbs Up for Scheer’s ‘Stickup’

We here at Truthdig know that our own Robert Scheer really wishes that he didn’t have to write his latest book “The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street,” but ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 20, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Rahm Gone, Tea Party, Whitman-Brown

Rahm Emanuel steps down as chief of staff; now he wants to run for mayor of Chicago. Is this a shakeup or just normal job burnout? Is the White House in flux? With the House voting to impose import tariffs on China, will the Senate bring the issue to a vote?

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Summers and Volcker, GOP Pledge, Taxes, Schools

This week on “Left, Right & Center,” the gang chats about the shakeup in Obama’s economic team, the GOP’s alleged new ideas, the Democrats’ spine on taxes, and the ever important but little-discussed issue of schools. Tune in to find out more.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and Amy Goodman Give Larry Summers a Proper Send-Off

So, clearly President Obama felt obliged to get all gushy about outgoing adviser Larry Summers’ contributions to his administration’s efforts to save our nation’s economy from total catastrophe. Now hear the real deal on Summers, courtesy of Robert Scheer and Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now!”

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Susan Walsh

So Long, Summers

Finally! The announced departure of Lawrence Summers as the president’s top economic adviser is welcome news. Harvard’s loss in taking back its $586,996-a-year professor and “president emeritus,” who is also paid millions by Wall Street on the side, is the nation’s gain.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 READ MORE


Robert Scheer Talks Economic Crisis

In appearances on MSNBC and KCRW, Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer is coming out with rhetorical guns blazing to talk about the economic crisis, Wall Street pandering, and the culpability of both parties in all of it.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Tea Party Surges; Elizabeth Warren Serves

Has President Obama finally made a major change for the better in enlisting Elizabeth Warren to do some heavy lifting for his new consumer protection agency? Tony Blankley doesn’t think so on this week’s edition of “Left, Right & Center.”

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 READ MORE



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The Life and Death of Conrad and the Los Angeles Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad passed away this month at the age of 86. Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer, a longtime friend and colleague, delivered this eulogy at the public memorial service held Sept. 11.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 READ MORE



‘The Great American Stickup’: Blame Clinton More Than Bush for the Economy

Since the collapse happened on the watch of President George W. Bush at the end of two full terms in office, many in the Democratic Party were only too eager to blame his administration.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 READ MORE



‘The Great American Stickup’: How Wall Street Occupied Washington

The big cop-out in much of what has been written about the banking meltdown has been the argument by those most complicit that there was “enough blame to go around” and that no institution or individual should be singled out for accountability. “How could we have known?” is the refrain of those who continue to pose as all-knowing experts.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama Flops?; Saving the Middle Class

Did Obama have anything to offer in the way of, say, hope during his latest news conference on the economy? Will Elizabeth Warren’s likely appointment to head up Obama’s Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection represent a much-needed boost for the struggling middle class?

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 READ MORE



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Amy Goodman Interviews Robert Scheer About ‘The Great American Stickup’

We’ve heard about the robber barons on Wall Street who brought on our current economic crisis, but they couldn’t have done it without the help of key political players like Bill Clinton, for one, as Robert Scheer tells Amy Goodman in this “Democracy Now!” interview about his new book.

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Looming Doom for the Dems?

Is it all over for Obama or can he revive and ride his ’08 caravan of hope through the upcoming midterm election, not to mention his next presidential bid? Does anyone still think invading Iraq wasn’t a mistake, now that our combat troops have “withdrawn”?

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Bernanke Bucks, Mehlman Comes Out

Fed chief Ben Bernanke says he hasn’t ruled out buying up more bad paper to prop up the economy. Is it good news, bad news or no real news at all? What do the primaries portend about the midterm elections ahead?

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: U.S. Troops Leave Iraq; ‘Mosque’-troversy

This week’s edition of “Left, Right & Center” offers some new twists, including producer Sarah Spitz moderating for returning regulars Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley. This week’s menu of topics ripped from the headlines includes ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: How Low Can We Go?

A recent Wall Street Journal poll registered America’s sour mood about politics, policy, the war in Afghanistan and the economy, and massive disappointment in both the major parties. So what’s the good news?

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 READ MORE



Live Chat: Robert Scheer on the WikiLeaks Revelations

If you missed Robert Scheer discussing with readers his latest column, “Thank God for the Whistle-Blowers,” on the WikiLeaks revelations, or you just want to relive the excitement, you can read the full transcript here.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Goldman Deal; Midterm Elections; BP Well Capped

The financial regulation bill that finally passed has many flaws; chief among them, says Arianna Huffington in this meeting of the “Left, Right & Center” minds, is that it doesn’t prevent the “too big to fail” phenomenon from happening again.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 READ MORE



Live Chat: Robert Scheer on Obama and Big Business (Update: Video)

If you missed Robert Scheer discussing with readers his latest column, on Obama and big business, or you just want to relive the excitement, you can read the full transcript here.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Carolyn Kaster

There’s Just No Pleasing Some Robber Barons

The flight from reason that now marks American public discourse came home for me last Friday when I found myself on public radio debating whether Barack Obama is anti-business.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Is Obama Anti-Business?; U.S. v. Ariz.

How did this “Obama is anti-business” political meme begin and what does it mean? Is the U.S. v. Ariz. immigration suit going to be good or bad for the Democrats and Obama—and where does McCain stand on it?

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Jobs, Kagan & Immigration

The employment situation is looking grim for our nation. What’s to be done? And financial regulation got derailed—score another one for big banking! Can “Left, Right & Center” regulars Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 READ MORE


China and Taiwan
AP

The Chinese Aren’t Coming

Peace has descended on the most contentious point of conflict between East and West for the past six decades—but don’t expect the folks at the Pentagon or their military contractors to celebrate.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 READ MORE


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Truthdig Wins Big at L.A. Press Club Awards

We’re pleased to announce that Truthdig won four first-place honors, more than any other website, in the Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club on Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: The McChrystal Affair; Financial Regulation Redux

On this week’s show, Robert Scheer opines that the current financial regulation bill favors big banks—here we go again—and doesn’t do much to help consumers. Meanwhile, Gen. Stanley McChrystal is free to explore other career options.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010 READ MORE



Live Chat: Robert Scheer on McChrystal

If you missed Robert Scheer discussing his latest column and Gen. McChrystal with readers or you just want to relive the excitement, you can read the full transcript here.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010 READ MORE


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