Norman Solomon

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:45am
Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World
Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect a Putin puppet.” The liberal pundit concluded with a matter-of-fact reference to “the Trump-Putin axis.” Such lines of attack...
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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 9:15am
The Long Road to Impeach Trump Just Got Shorter
The momentum to impeach President Trump is accelerating. On Thursday , Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) filed a “resolution of inquiry” that amounts to the first legislative step toward impeachment. A new poll shows that registered voters are evenly split, at 46-to-46 percent, on whether they “...
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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:30pm
The House Can Start Impeachment Against Trump Now
Much of the public is eager for the impeachment of President Trump. A poll last week found that 40 percent of Americans already “support” impeaching him, and the same survey — by highly regarded Public Policy Polling — found that another 12 percent are “not sure.” From the outset of his presidency...
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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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