Articles by Norman Solomon
Behind the Media Surge Against Bernie Sanders
Norman Solomon It’s routine for right-wing outlets like Fox to smear progressive activists under the guise of “news” coverage. But why the New York Times? And why the special venom for Bernie...
Russia-Bashing Helps Wall Street Democrats
Norman Solomon National Democrats have used hyperbolic Russia-bashing to shield themselves from blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat and to block progressives from pulling the party away from...
Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy - It's Bound to Backfire
Norman Solomon This week began with a mass email from the head of the Democratic National Committee, who declared: “By now, Americans know beyond any reasonable doubt that the Russian...
Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites
Norman Solomon We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the...
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights...
Obama's Justice Department: Trumpeting a New Victory in War on Freedom of the Press
Norman Solomon There’s something profoundly despicable about a Justice Department that would brazenly violate the First and Fourth Amendments while spying on journalists, then claim to be...
The Next Step for Peace in Syria: Stop the "Lethal Aid"
Norman Solomon Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country. Top...
Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz -- and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress
Norman Solomon Grassroots pressure has forced President Obama to seek approval from Congress for an attack on Syria. But Obama is hell-bent on ordering a missile assault on that country...
'You Failed to Break the Spirit of Bradley Manning': An Open Letter to President Obama
Norman Solomon Dear President Obama: As commander in chief, you’ve been responsible for the treatment of the most high-profile whistleblower in the history of the U.S. armed forces. Under...
In Oslo, the World’s Most Important Peace Prize has Been Hijacked for War
Norman Solomon In London, government authority has just fired a new shot at freedom of the press. And in Washington, the Obama administration continues to escalate its attacks on...
The Pursuit of Edward Snowden: Washington in a Rage, Striving to Run the World
Norman Solomon Rarely has any American provoked such fury in Washington’s high places. So far, Edward Snowden has outsmarted the smartest guys in the echo chamber—and he has proceeded with...
'Terrorism' and the Perpetual Emotion War Machine: It's Time to Renounce the Failed War on Terror
Norman Solomon As a perpetual emotion machine -- producing and guzzling its own political fuel -- the “war on terror” continues to normalize itself as a thoroughly American way of life and...
The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink
Norman Solomon After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion -- and reflexive...
A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their Members
Norman Solomon Dear Progressives, With President Obama’s second term underway and huge decisions looming on Capitol Hill, consider this statement from Howard Zinn: “When a social movement...