Norman Solomon

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Killer Drones in the Empire State
At dusk I stood on a residential street with trim lawns and watched planes approach a runaway along the other side of a chain-link fence. Just a few dozen yards away, a JetBlue airliner landed. Then a United plane followed. But the next aircraft looked different. It was a bit smaller and had no...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque
A new book about Hillary Clinton’s last campaign for president—“ Shattered ,” by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes—has gotten a lot of publicity since it appeared two weeks ago. But major media have ignored a revealing passage near the end of the book. Soon after Clinton’s defeat, top...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have a Huge Stake in Blaming Russia
After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. In the aftermath, the party’s progressive base...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Russia-Baiting Pushed Trump to Attack Syria—and Increases the Risks of Nuclear Annihilation
Vast efforts to portray Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin’s flunky have given Trump huge incentives to prove otherwise. Last Thursday, he began the process in a big way by ordering a missile attack on Russia’s close ally Syria. In the aftermath of the attack, the cheerleading from U.S. mass media was...
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Let’s Give the CIA the Credit It Deserves
For months now, our country has endured the tacit denigration of American ingenuity. Countless statements—from elected officials, activist groups, journalists and many others—have ignored our nation’s superb blend of dazzling high-tech capacities and statecraft mendacities. Fortunately, this week...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
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
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 06, 2017
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
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
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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