Stories by Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org.  His latest book is War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.  subscribe to Norman Solomon's feed

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Antidotes to the poisons of cynicism and passive despair can emerge from organizing to help create a better world.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The online mega-retailer has a little-known $600-million contract with the CIA.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Post owner Jeff Bezos guards CIA secrets through his Amazon cloud-computing service. So is it a conflict of interest for his newspaper to investigate those secrets?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Amazon has a bad history of currying favor with the U.S. government’s “national security” establishment.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

During the next few days, a huge and historic battle will determine whether President Obama can continue the deadly record of presidential impunity.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

To stop attack on Syria, we must support whistleblowers.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning both seemed useful to authority, but they also have principles and decided to act on them.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2012, Source: The Nation

Accommodation has been habit-forming for many left-leaning organizations, which are increasingly taking their cues from the Dem party establishment.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Let's make a swift transition to an energy policy focused on clean and green renewable sources and conservation.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

For two years Barack Obama has increasingly made a mockery of hopes for a green New Deal.

Posted on: May 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is one more example of how the president routinely combines progressive rhetoric with contrary actions.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

On Sunday, Obama stood before thousands of U.S. troops to proclaim the sanctity of the war effort, a commander in chief rallying the troops, while wearing a bomber jacket.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Wednesday marked the first major congressional debate about U.S. military operations in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion. Where was the press?

Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The new budget from the White House will push U.S. military spending well above $2 billion a day. Foreclosing the future of our country should not be confused with defending it.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama spoke of "the world as it is" and insisted that "war is sometimes necessary" -- but generalities do nothing to mitigate the horrors of war being endured by others.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It doesn't much matter whether people "support" the escalation. What matters is whether they openly oppose it -- and, if so, how vocally and emphatically.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Fine-tuning the U.S. war in Afghanistan is no substitute for acknowledging -- with words and with policy -- that there will be no military solution.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

How long will the U.S. continue destroying Afghanistan under the flimsy pretense of "helping?"

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Some members of Congress have asked Obama to reconsider sending 17,000 troops to Afghanistan. But the list is awfully short.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The year's stinkiest media performances.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bill Clinton's alleged lurch to the left in '92 is being used to push Obama to the right. Problem is, it never happened.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama won the presidency after clearly saying that he wants to spread the wealth. Let's make him do it.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Progressives must push for economic justice, health care for all, civil liberties, environmental protection and demilitarization.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Moving a progressive agenda on Capitol Hill will take more than defeating Republicans. It will also require electing strong progressives.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The news media played a pivotal role in stampeding the country into a bailout that was unwise and unjust.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Some progressives believe the McCain campaign is doomed. Let's not forget how low the Republicans will go to win.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It blows the conformist minds of big-name journalists to see "The Daily Show" regularly slam right-wing rulers.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Support for Obama should not require a lack of candor about his defects.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Health care as a human right? What a concept.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The old claims of a justified war in Iraq have melted away. So have promises of a humane society back at home.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bush's rhetoric on Iran is frighteningly similar to his pantomime of diplomacy in the build-up to the Iraq war. And the media is eating it up.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The fight for the nomination has fueled a combustible anger among Democrats. Let's hope the American people don't get burned.

Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama's Tuesday win represents a victory over a press corps fixated on fluff over substance.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama has the potential to become as great a president as FDR, while activists have the potential to prompt change comparable to the New Deal.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

When even public radio parrots the military's official line on the war in Iraq, what hope is there for unbiased, quality reporting?

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Here's an obvious solution to the health care crisis: why not cut the Pentagon's massive budget to fund health care for all?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The only way for Democrats to challenge U.S. militarism is to condemn the Iraq war as inherently immoral.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our own mourning should help us understand and strive to prevent the unspeakable pain of others.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Why Edwards was the most improved presidential candidate of 2007.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes it helps to get some advice on messaging from a pro.

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