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: Apr 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Iraq's newspapers 'are able to say whatever they wish' only if they wish to say what the occupiers accept.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The public will never get to see key memos from Karl Rove, but a typical one these days might read something like this.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The anger that we're now hearing from the White House is the sound of an administration being hoisted by its own 9/11 petard.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With scarcely seven months to go in the presidential campaign, Bush officials are most eager to obscure their own record.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

To encourage restraint in war coverage, governments don't need to shoot journalists -- though sometimes that's helpful.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the current era, it's rare for much ink or air time to challenge the right of the U.S. government to directly intervene in other countries.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

British spies closely monitored conversations of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq last year.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The saga of Howard Dean is a cautionary tale about politics and the Internet. His campaign rode a big wave of cyberspace hype -- and then sank.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While Nader is 100 percent correct that he has a right to run for president, that's not in dispute. The debate is over the wisdom of running this year.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

American journalists assumed that Iraqi officials were lying about weapons of mass destruction -- and also assumed that American officials were being truthful. Overall, the news media helped to create a great market for war.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Eager to dislodge George W. Bush from the White House, many voters lined up behind John Kerry in late January. But is Kerry good for progressives?

Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Media consumers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With apparent self-assurance, politicians often have a way of filtering out the messages they don't want to hear, even from their own supporters.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

For a Democratic presidential campaign in 2004 -- in terms of money, travel time, rhetoric and espoused ideology -- the South is a sinkhole.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

We can argue about George Will's political views. But there's no need to debate his professional ethics.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It's time once again to give recognition to the foulest media performances of the year.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A Nader campaign in 2004 would be -- at best -- beside the point. At worst, a gift to Karl Rove.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A near miss for the Greens in San Francisco should be interpreted with caution: a Nader campaign in 2004 would be, at best, beside the point, and at worst, a gift to Karl Rove.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Dean says he wants to 'break up giant media enterprises.' And that could spell trouble for his campaign.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A recent report questions the validity of the anti-globalization sentiment.