Stories by Norman Solomon

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

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?