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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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After finding herself abandoned by society after leaving prison, Susan Burton became the aid she and so many others in her position needed.

The victory against “the white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative capitalists” will be won in our courtrooms, our streets and our classrooms through vigorous, relentless…

Mass incarceration, one of our greatest shames, was established by Republicans and Democrats who demonized large parts of American society.

Nazi Germany’s crimes and the U.S. War on Terror may not be so different in the eyes of international law.

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

Two Russia experts discuss how the Washington establishment's virulent anti-Kremlin sentiment affects domestic and foreign policy as well as media narratives.

Los Angeles Times reporter Patt Morrison and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer point out a surprising fact about journalism through the ages.

Tosh Berman, the son of the artist Wallace Berman, describes his childhood surrounded by  the revolutionary artists of the Beat movement.

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