Joshua Scheer

Joshua Scheer

Former Contributor

Joshua Scheer was a Truthdig contributor.


Ron Kovic: Surging Past the Tipping Point

Jan 9, 2007
In a Truthdig interview, the author of "Born on the Fourth of July" argues that Americans this week have a patriotic and generation-defining duty to speak out against Bush's proposal to escalate the war in Iraq with more U.S. troops. "If you love this country, you're going to step over that line that you've not stepped over before. You're going to find the courage to do that."

The Charge of the Muny Light Brigade

Dec 15, 2006
Twenty-eight years ago today, 31-year-old Dennis Kucinich, then the youngest-ever mayor of a major American city, famously pushed Cleveland into economic default rather than capitulate to the demands of a group of bankers eager to gobble up the city's power plant. Today, as Kucinich kicks off his White House bid, he speaks to Truthdig about a stand of integrity that nearly cost him his political career, but which has striking relevance in the current political landscape -- where such integrity seems in short supply.

Rep. Kucinich: Why I’m Running for President

Dec 13, 2006
The six-term Ohio congressman and 2004 presidential candidate, who has been one of Congress' most vocal and longstanding opponents of the Iraq war, tells Truthdig why he again has his sights set on the Oval Office<!--: "This is a call of conscience to stand up and speak out about what's going on Someone has to rally the American people, to let them know that the money is there right now to bring our troops home"-->.