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Normon Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous

January 2014

The Washington Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. Amazon is under contract to keep them.

Norman Solomon: Nuclear Power Madness

March 2011
 With the nuclear meltdowns in japan, it’s up to us to peacefully and insistently shut our U.S. plants down.

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon: The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV

January 2011
 The networks are filled with reports commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, but few discuss the human rights and economic issues that he fought for in life.

Norman Solomon: A Hollow Bomber Jacket

December 2010
 Evidence of the Obama administration’s “moral collapse” is profuse; the pattern is clear, the consequences already terrible.

Norman Solomon: WikiLeaks: Demystifying “Diplomacy”

November 2010
 In a democracy, people have a right to know what their government is actually doing. In a pseudo-democracy, a bunch of fairy tales from high places will do the trick. What kind of “national security” can be built on duplicity from a government that is discredited and refuted by its own documents?

Norman Solomon: Obama Wooing “Economic Royalists”

November 2010
 The best way to defeat right-wing xenophobic “populism” is to build genuine progressive populism. In the process, we can draw on the spirit of the New Deal.

Norman Solomon: After the Election Disaster: Back to Basics

November 2010
 The election of 2010 is now grim history. It’s time for progressives to go back to the grassroots and organize with renewed, deepened commitment to changing the direction of this country.

Norman Solomon: Progressive Canaries in a Political Mine

October 2010 After more than twenty months of White House insistence that the only useful role for progressive canaries is to keep singing the president’s tune, the electoral coal mine is filled with the political equivalent of carbon monoxide and methane.

Norman Solomon: A Speech for Endless War

September 2010 On the last night of August, the president used an Oval Office speech to boost a policy of perpetual war. With his commitment to war in Afghanistan, President Obama is not only on the wrong side of history. He is also now propagating an exculpatory view of any and all U.S. war efforts.

Norman Solomon: General Petraeus Goes to Media War

August 2010 Every week, billions of dollars and uncounted lives are sacrificed in the service of what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism.” While history is not exactly repeating, it is rhyming. Like a dirge.

Norman Solomon: State of Denial: After the Big Leak, Spinning for War

July 2010 In the current stage of denial, administration spinners are acutely eager to distinguish Obama’s “new policy” from events as recent as last year—as though we’re supposed to believe it’s no longer the case that the Taliban is “gaining strength.”

Norman Solomon: Unanimous Conformity in the Senate

July 2010 In the Senate of 2010, the baseline of conscience and courage is at an abysmally low level.

Norman Solomon: A Bomber Jacket Doesn’t Cover the Blood

March 2010 President Obama has taken a further plunge into the kind of war abyss that consumed predecessors named Johnson, Nixon and Bush.

Norman Solomon: War in a Box

March 2010 You can’t keep a war in a box any more than you can deliver a government in a box.

Norman Solomon: War Politics: Numb and Number

March 2010 Many in Congress who say they don’t support the war keep voting to fund it—and keep their voices muffled.

Norman Solomon: Dollars for Death, Pennies for Life

February 2010 No shortage of bombs in Afghanistan; a lethal shortage of tents in Haiti. Such priorities—actual, not rhetorical—are routine.

Norman Solomon: Don’t Call It a “Defense” Budget

February 2010 For the United States, an epitaph on the horizon says: “We had to destroy our country in order to defend it.”

Norman Solomon: Flares in the Political Dark

December 2009 Mobilization of progressive movements to pressurize Obama in the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill has always been essential. It hasn’t happened. Instead, among Democratic loyalists, reflexive support for the latest line from the administration has made it easier for Obama to move rightward.

Norman Solomon: Escalation Scam: Troops in Afghanistan

July 2009 "Escalation" is a word for a methodical process of acclimating people at home to the idea of more military intervention abroad -- nothing too sudden, just a step-by-step process of turning even more war into media wallpaper.

Slick Torch

By Norman Solomon
October 2007

By the time the star-spangled cover reached Sunday breakfast tables, NATO air attacks on Yugoslavia were underway; the U.S.-led bombing campaign would last for seventy-eight straight days.

Giant Killer

August 2006 The anti-Hillary candidate on the deaf media, war opportunism and building a progressive infrastructure.

Norman Solomon: Applauding While Lebanon Burns

July 2006
 Syndicated columnist Richard Cohen declared in the Washington Post on July 25 that an-eye-for-an-eye would be a hopelessly wimpy policy for the Israeli government.

Spinning Us to Death

January 2006 The columnist and author on the current war with Iraq and the next one with...