Sam Husseini

Sam Husseini is a writer and political activist. He is the communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that promotes progressive experts as alternative sources for mainstream media reporters. He's the founder of WashingtonStakeout, his latest personal writings are at http://husseini.posterous.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/samhusseini

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
What "Both Sides" Are Ignoring: Torture Did Work... to Produce Iraq War
Nothing solidifies the establishment more than a seemingly raging debate between two wings of it in which they are both wrong. Not only wrong, but in their wrongness, helping to cover their joint iniquities, all the while engaging in simultaneous embrace and fingerpointing to convey the illusion of...
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The Supreme Court, led by John Roberts (center), has continued to undermine democracy while backing the supremacy of corporate rule. (Image: DonkeyHotey / cc) Views
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:45am
Stop Calling Him "Justice Roberts"
One of my favorite poems by Rumi is " Who says words with my mouth? " It can most obviously be read as a meditation on the self, the soul and free will. But too often this question can be directly answered in our time: the major media, the political establishment they are intertwined with and all...
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Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 10:42am
The Moral Depravity of "Lincoln"
There is not a substantial character in the movie "Lincoln" who argues -- on moral grounds -- that African Americans are equal to whites. The movie opens with President Lincoln listening to a soliloquy of a young black man who argues for how he wants to get ahead; which is fine I suppose, but hardly the same as a moral case against slavery.
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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 11:31am
An Open Letter to the Ethics Committee of the National Press Club
The Ethics Committee of the National Press Club has asked me to present my journalistic credentials following the controversy of my suspension from the Club because of my questioning of the former head of Saudi intelligence Ambassador Turki bin Faisal al-Saud. (See: Journalist Questions Legitimacy of Saudi Regime, Is Suspended from National Press Club ) The proof that I am a journalist is the very fact that I asked the question that I did:
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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:28am
Journalist Questions Legitimacy of Saudi Regime, Is Suspended from National Press Club
On Monday I went to a news conference at the National Press Club, where I am a member, titled " His Royal Highness Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Sa'ud of Saudi Arabia ." I asked a tough question at the news conference -- a question that dealt with the very legitimacy of the Saudi regime.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:01pm
Beyond Double-Standards: US Mideast Policy, In Fact, Quite Standard
Some are saying that the U.S.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:20pm
Already Forgetting the Martyrs of Egypt
In his news conference yesterday, Obama appeared to suggest that hundreds of protesters were not killed by the Mubarak regime in the last several weeks. Obama said, "what has been true in Egypt is -- should be true in Iran, which is that people should be able to express their opinions and their grievances and seek a more responsive government. What's been different is the Iranian government's response, which is to shoot people and beat people and arrest people.
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