Norman Solomon

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:15am
The Debut of Our Revolution: Great Potential. But.
While Bernie Sanders was doing a brilliant job of ripping into the Trans-Pacific Partnership during the livestreamed launch of the Our Revolution organization on Wednesday night, CNN was airing a phone interview with Hillary Clinton and MSNBC was interviewing Donald Trump’s campaign manager. That...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:15am
Clinton’s Transition Team: A Corporate Presidency Foretold
Like other Bernie Sanders delegates in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I kept hearing about the crucial need to close ranks behind Hillary Clinton. “Unity” was the watchword. But Clinton has reaffirmed her unity with corporate America. Rhetoric aside, Clinton is showing her solidarity with the...
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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Hillary, "You're Screwing it Up": An Open Letter From a Bernie Delegate
Dear Secretary Clinton: Like most of the other Bernie Sanders delegates at the national convention last week, I don’t trust you. At the same time, we have a common interest in defeating Donald Trump . That ought to be the basis for a tactical alliance during the next 99 days -- but you need to make...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:15am
Welcome to "Little America": Hub for the US Military's Global Drone War
T he overseas hub for America’s “war on terror” is the massive Ramstein Air Base in southwest Germany. Nearly ignored by US media, Ramstein serves crucial functions for drone warfare and much more. It’s the most important Air Force base abroad, operating as a kind of grand central station for...
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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:30am
Norman Solomon vs. Tom Hayden on Sanders vs. Clinton
With the California primary fast approaching, Berkeley-based KPFA Radio invited Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Hayden and Bernie Sanders supporter Norman Solomon to debate. Hayden declined to participate in a direct debate but agreed to back-to-back live segments, which aired on May 31. The opening...
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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:15pm
The Democratic Party’s ‘Superdelegates’ Are Super Wrong
When I was a teenage volunteer for Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign in 1968, one of the aspects of the national Democratic Party power structure that bothered me the most — apart from its support for the horrendous Vietnam War — was its internal barriers to democracy. Those barriers turned...
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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:00am
The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades
Forty-eight years ago, a serious insurrection jeopardized the power structure of the national Democratic Party for the first time in memory. Propelled by the movement against the Vietnam War, that grassroots uprising cast a big electoral shadow soon after Senator Eugene McCarthy dared to challenge...
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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:30am
Needed: Gun Control at the Pentagon
With passion and eloquence, President Barack Obama has renewed efforts to reduce gun tragedies. His proposals to strengthen safety measures and background checks for gun purchasers deserve support. But it’s disquieting to hear a president deliver heartfelt orations against “gun violence” at home...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:45am
Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault
For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn’t win. Now they’re sounding the alarm that he might. And, just in case you haven’t gotten the media message yet -- Sanders is “angry,” kind of like Donald Trump. Elite media...
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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:15am
Obama’s Speech, Translated into Candor
Here is a condensed version of President Obama's speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, unofficially translated into plain English: I kind of realize we can’t kill our way out of this conflict with ISIL, but in the short term hopefully we can kill our way out of the danger of a Republican...
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