Norman Solomon

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:45pm
Caution: Not All Attacks on Trump Are Created Equal
Thirty-five Democrats in the House have sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to appoint an independent Special Counsel because Donald Trump “has repeatedly engaged in actions constituting unauthorized foreign policy in violation of the Logan Act.” Dating back to 1799, the law...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:15am
Urgent to Progressives: Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy
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 government orchestrated a series of cyberattacks on political campaigns and organizations over the past two years and used stolen...
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:45am
McCarthy’s Ghost Smiles as Dems Point the Finger at Russia
On Tuesday, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and six ranking members of major House committees sent President Obama a letter declaring, “We are deeply concerned by Russian efforts to undermine, interfere with, and even influence the outcome of our recent election.” A prominent signer of the...
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:00am
Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites
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 newspaper’s fawning coverage on November 24. The project of smearing 200 websites with one broad brush wouldn’t have gotten far...
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Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 8:15am
Euphemism as Journalism: Distracting the Audience by Focusing on Trump's Skill at Distraction
Euphemism isn’t journalism, but conflating the two can be irresistible for mainline journalists when candor might seem overly intrepid. Two months before Inauguration Day, a straw in the US media wind pointed toward evasive fog around the incoming president when PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:00am
In Resistance to Trump, “Community” Should Be a Verb
Against a Trump regime that is totally unacceptable, we’ll need resistance that’s sustainable. Like a healthy forest, the resistance will depend on great diversity to thrive—a wide range of people engaging in a vast array of activities. And our resistance will need community. I’m not talking about...
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:15am
For the Good of the Party: It's Time for Donna Brazile to Go
It’s time for Donna Brazile to go. Like Debbie Wasserman Schultz before her, Brazile has lost credibility as an honest broker at the Democratic National Committee. The DNC chair should be evenhanded — but, thanks to leaked emails , Brazile’s cover is blown. At the same time that Brazile was...
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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00am
For the Trump Era: Fight Not Flight
A lot of U.S. citizens are now talking about leaving the country. Canada, Europe and New Zealand are popular scenarios. Moving abroad might be an individual solution. But the social solution is to stay and put up a fight. The most right-wing U.S. government in our lifetimes will soon have its...
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
Dangerous Myths About Trump That Some Progressives Cling To
Even now, in the last days of this horrendous campaign, we’re amazed by fervent assertions coming from some progressives about Donald Trump. Here are three key myths: Myth #1: “Trump can’t win.” "A Trump presidency—made possible by his demagogic appeals to racism, misogyny, immigrant-bashing and...
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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 8:45am
AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead
At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That was five years ago. Since then, the nation’s biggest labor...
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