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: Jul 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Many of America's most prominent journalists want us to forget what they were saying and writing more than four years ago to boost the invasion of Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Watching "news" at the remote, viewers are in a zone supplied by producers with priorities far afield from authenticity or democracy.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The numbers of Americans fighting and dying in Iraq are not a reliable measure of U.S. culpability in the continuing slaughter of Iraqis.

Posted on: May 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We won't be able to change the militaristic direction of this country without effectively confronting the congressional Democrats who are fueling the engines of destruction.

Posted on: May 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Let's imagine the dynamics that might emerge if Murdoch gains control of the Wall Street Journal.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

News outlets in the U.S. combine the totally proper condemnation of killing at home with a notably different affect toward the methodical killing abroad that is funded by the U.S. Treasury.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon's most likely next target is Iran; yet three presidential hopefuls say that no options should be taken off the table.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Every year on April 4, as Americans commemorate MLK's death, we get perfunctory news reports that fail to account for the last several years of his life -- and for good reason.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Awakening from a 40-year nap, an observer might wonder how much has changed since the last war that the United States stumbled over because it could not win.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In an echo of Vietnam 40 years ago, the Iraq war continues while the antiwar movement loses its way among the ineffective posturing of Democratic leadership.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Those who resist this war deserve our gratitude and our support. And our willingness to resist as well.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We often hear that the Pentagon exists to defend our freedoms. But the Pentagon is moving against press freedom.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We can blame Bush all we want -- and he does hold the reins right now -- but his main enablers these days are the fastidious public servants in Congress.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Many can plausibly lay claim to stinky media performances, but only a few can win a P.U.-litzer.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The problem with the U.S. war effort is not strategy and management, as the ISG will have us believe, but lies and slaughter.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Rumor has it our world domination is in jeopardy. Can politicians take the ego-beating?

Posted on: Dec 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The mainstream media that misled the public into the war with Iraq is now trumpeting so-called analysis about why we should stay, but their rhetoric is just another betrayal of journalistic responsibility.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Powerful media institutions -- including the front page of the New York Times -- are feverishly spinning against a pullout of U.S. troops.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Extracting the ugly facts on Donald Rumsfeld, the current U.S. defense secretary.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's reasonable to ask whether Friedman -- perhaps the richest journalist in the U.S. -- might be less evangelical for 'globalization' if he hadn't been so wealthy