Scheer Intelligence

Scheer Intelligence

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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

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A combat veteran reflects on the moral impact America’s longest war has had on its own people.

The class war that gave rise to Sanders’ campaign is the fault of a long line of corporate Democrats like Joe Biden, and voters know it.

The lifelong activist often adopted radical positions on a number of issues, including war and the environment, a new book reveals.

Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.

It’s not just Sanders that the Democratic establishment is frightened of, it’s the powerful working class movement he’s helped build.

As tensions between the left and right wings of the Democratic Party continue to rise, the former Congress member offers an insider’s take on the party.

A new PBS documentary provides insight into a prison initiative that is fighting recidivism with an unlikely tool.

In the second part of an engrossing interview, the renowned thinker explains his criticisms of Israel and his take on U.S. electoral politics.

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