Daily Briefing - Thursday August 19, 2010

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Robert Scheer is a journalist, author and columnist, and the author of The Great American American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, his work has been published across the country for the past 30 years.  Between 1964 and 1969 he was Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993 he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and in 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor. 

That column ran weekly for the next 12 years and is now based at the San Francisco Chronicle. After leaving the LA Times, Robert Scheer founded Truthdig, a web magazine that provides expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as other content assembled from a progressive point of view.

Truthdig has won both the juried Webby Award and People’s Voice Award in the category of Best Political Blog.  Robert Scheer has written eight books, including “My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.”  And "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America," and his latest, The Great American Stickup, which we are offering up today for an $80 donation to the Daily Briefing at 818-985-5735