Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. His books include "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State." He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

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Monday, November 11, 2019
Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge
The extremely rich Americans who are now frantically trying to figure out how to intervene in the Democratic presidential campaign make me wonder how different they are from the animated character who loved frolicking in money and kissing dollar bills while counting them . If Uncle Scrooge existed...
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Thousands of people turnout to hear Senator Bernie Sanders and take action against the Republican tax plan that would give huge tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations while raising taxes for many middle-class families and threatening to unravel the Affordable Care Act at John S. Knight Center on December 2, 2017 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo: Duane Prokop/Getty Images for MoveOn.org) Views
Thursday, November 07, 2019
The Class Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren
For many decades, any politician daring to fight for economic justice was liable to be denounced for engaging in “class warfare.” It was always a grimly laughable accusation, coming from wealthy elites as well as their functionaries in corporate media and elective office. In the real world, class...
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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A Message to Progressives: Adam Schiff Is Not Your Friend
A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous...
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Pete Buttigieg, aka Mayor Pete, is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020.  (Photo illustration: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, October 21, 2019
Beware, Pete Buttigieg Is a Sharp Corporate Tool
Pete Buttigieg burst on the national scene early this year as a new sort of presidential candidate. But it turns out he’s a very old kind—a glib ally of corporate America posing as an advocate for working people and their families. That has become apparent this fall as Buttigieg escalates his...
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Biden continues to greatly benefit from the orientations of corporate media outlets that loudly echo the concerns of corporate Democrats (often called "moderates" or "centrists") and their kindred spirits in realms like Wall Street.(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 14, 2019
The More Joe Biden Stumbles, the More Corporate Democrats Freak Out
The Democratic Party's most powerful donors are running out of options in the presidential race. Their warhorse Joe Biden is stumbling, while the other corporate-minded candidates lag far behind. For party elites, with less than four months to go before voting starts in caucuses and primaries, 2020...
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Saturday, October 05, 2019
Bernie's Heart. And Ours.
Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be a good time to consider some literal and symbolic meanings. Bernie immediately used his heart trouble to advance a central mission. From the hospital, he tweeted: "...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
MoveOn's Phony New Campaign for 'Protecting Whistleblowers'
All of a sudden, MoveOn wants to help "national security" whistleblowers. Well, some of them, anyway. After many years of carefully refusing to launch a single campaign in support of brave whistleblowers who faced vicious prosecution during the Obama administration—including Army whistleblower...
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Former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (R) and incumbent U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) share a moment during a mock swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) at the Old Senate Chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 26, 2019
To Joe Biden, Trump's Potential Successor Mike Pence "Is a Decent Guy"
When Joe Biden told an audience that Mike Pence "is a decent guy," Pence had already been vice president for more than two years. After the comment drew fierce criticism, Biden responded that he'd said it "in a foreign policy context"—an odd effort at damage control, given that Pence has publicly...
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Then-U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC Studios December 19, 2004 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The 'Official Secrets' Movie vs. Joe Biden's Lies About the Iraq War
Joe Biden’s recent efforts to deny his record of support for invading Iraq are marvels of evasion, with falsehoods that have been refuted by one well-documented appraisal after another after another . This month, Biden claimed that his vote for war on the Senate floor was somehow not a vote for war...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo:  Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 09, 2019
Why a DNC Vice Chair Bawled Me Out for Sharing Critical, Accurate Information About Joe Biden
The man quickly identified himself as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. He didn’t need to tell me that he was hopping mad. Ken Martin was angry that my colleagues and I were handing out a flier—providing some inconvenient facts about Joe Biden—to delegates and activists as they...
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