Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the 2016 Republican budget, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearings for the post of attorney general, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral victory.

Editor-in-chief of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Heuvel said Netanyahu traded his nation’s long-term security and close relationship with the U.S. for personal gain: “He ran a cynical, scorched earth campaign.” Scheer called the election a disaster for people who care about Israel. And Rich Lowry of the National Review said, “We’re witnessing this amazing temper tantrum.”

This week’s show was moderated by Josh Barro of The New York Times.

Listen here.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.