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Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget

To call the Pentagon's massive and escalating budget a "defense" budget is nothing less than internalized corruption of language that undermines our capacities to think clearly and talk straight.

Norman Solomon ·


As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

In the long run, peace activism is essential for overcoming militarism. And organizing is what makes that possible.

Norman Solomon ·


Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Not "Whistleblowers"—They're Cruel Vigilantes

Calling those who exploit this law "whistleblowers" is a way to turn the true meaning of whistleblowing on its head. We might as well have history books referring to enforcers of the Fugitive Slave Act as "good Samaritans," or monitors of Jim Crow compliance as "civic activists."

Norman Solomon ·


Biden's Revenge: Fueling 'Madness of Militarism' in Afghanistan

Revenge cycles have no end, and they've continued to power endless U.S. warfare—as a kind of perpetual emotion machine—in the name of opposing terrorism.

Norman Solomon ·


Will Senate Democrats Stoop to Confirming Rahm Emanuel as Ambassador?

"If you believe Black lives indeed matter, then the Senate must reject his appointment immediately," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib in response to the announcement.

Norman Solomon ·


How California's Top Democrats Paved the Way for a Republican Governor This Fall

Whether Newsom will remain governor past mid-autumn now looks like a coin flip. And what's at stake in the recall goes far beyond California—in fact, all the way to the nation's capital.

Norman Solomon ·


Corporate Liberalism Is No Match for Trumpism

An affirmative program for progressive change—to substantially improve the economic and social conditions of people's daily lives—will be essential for mobilizing voter turnout and preventing the Republican Party from seizing control of the federal government.

Norman Solomon ·


Nina Turner’s Loss Is Oligarchy’s Gain

Turner's defeat is a victory for an array of wealthy individuals and corporations alarmed at her willingness to challenge such corporate powerhouses as Big Pharma, insurance firms and the fossil-fuel industry.

Norman Solomon ·

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