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.
America’s Slavery-Ridden Origin Story: Facing the Uncomfortable RealityNational
Writer Dionne Ford dives deep into her ancestry and confronts the complexities of being a Black woman in America with the blood of both the enslaved and the enslaver.
Private Opulence and Public Squalor in the USNational
The Federal Reserve is not working for the people but for wealthy individuals and corporations that can afford to have a say in the rules.
It’s China’s Turn To Give Peace a ChancePolitics
The Iran-Saudi deal spells trouble for U.S. hegemony but potentially a new chapter of peace and prosperity in a deeply troubled world.
Looking at the skeletons inside the NFL’s closetSports
Renowned sports journalist Dave Zirin talks about his latest documentary, which explores the unjust, unfair and deeply racist history of the NFL coupled with its commitment to…
The Nightmare Espionage Act That is Killing Julian Assange and the First AmendmentPolitics
The use of the century old Espionage Act in the Julian Assange case continues to set the chilling precedent of a bleak future in American journalism, a precedent that endangers even…
Ray McGovern: The Last Chance to Avoid World War III?Politics
After a year of war and carnage in Ukraine, the fighting continues, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
The US Is Sending Its Worst Down to MexicoPolitics
Violent drug cartels often dominate headlines about Mexico but the Ayotzinapa case reveals a more sinister involvement from the US side of the border.
The Birthplace of Dystopian AmericaNational
Cop City Atlanta is a privately funded, local community surveillance campus that has already taken the life of one protestor as a harbinger of the police state on the horizon.
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