Norman Solomon

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a campaign rally at the Charleston Music Hall on February 26, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. South Carolina holds its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday, February 29. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 05, 2020
A Profound and Historic Question for Elizabeth Warren: Which Side Are You On?
The night before Super Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren spoke to several thousand people in a quadrangle at East Los Angeles College. Much of her talk recounted the heroic actions of oppressed Latina workers who led the Justice for Janitors organization. Standing in the crowd, I was impressed with Warren'...
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 "Bernie Sanders presents the clearest alternative to Trump." (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 02, 2020
At the Epicenter of Super Tuesday, the Sanders Coalition Is Set to Shake the Political World
For many years, corporate media outlets said it couldn’t be done. Now, they say it must not be. To the nation’s punditocracy—tacitly or overtly aligned with the nation’s oligarchy—nominating Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate would be catastrophic. But the 17,000 people who...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
A Real Super Tuesday Calls for a Strong Progressive Media
The corporate media has cast itself as a bulwark against the erosion of our democracy under Donald Trump. The president has declared the media the “enemy of the people” and routinely rails at the critical coverage of his administration, dismissing it as “fake news.” Democracy depends on a free and...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets supporters as he arrives at a town hall campaign event at the Denver Airport Convention Center February 22, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Nevada held its presidential caucus earlier today. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 24, 2020
As a Corporate Tool, Buttigieg Is Now a Hammer to Bash Sanders
Soon after his distant third-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg sent out a mass email saying that “Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.” The blast depicted “the choice before us” in stark...
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With very few exceptions, the loudest voices to be heard from mass media are coming from individuals with wealth far above the financial vicinity of average Americans. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 17, 2020
The Escalating Class War Against Bernie Sanders
More than ever, Bernie Sanders is public enemy number one for power elites that thrive on economic injustice. The Bernie 2020 campaign is a direct threat to the undemocratic leverage that extremely wealthy individuals and huge corporations constantly exert on the political process. No wonder we’re...
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US Presidential Candidate and former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a Town Hall event in Keene, New Hampshire. - US Presidential Candidates are in the state for the upcoming 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary who will take place on February 11, 2020. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 10, 2020
Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out These Medicare for All Fliers
You’d think that a presidential campaign backed by 40 billionaires and untold numbers of bundled rich people wouldn’t worry about just one leaflet on Medicare for All. But minutes after Pete Buttigieg finished speaking in an auditorium at Keene State College in New Hampshire on Saturday, a Pete for...
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 Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) prepare to caucus for him in the gymnasium at Roosevelt High School February 03, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the first contest in the 2020 presidential nominating process with the candidates then moving on to New Hampshire. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 07, 2020
With Establishment Knives Out for Bernie, Iowa Fiasco Just a Taste of What's Coming
As a center of elite power, the Democratic National Committee is now floundering. Every reform it has implemented since 2016 was the result of progressive grassroots pressure. But there are limits to what DNC Chair Tom Perez is willing to accept without a knock-down, drag-out fight. And in recent...
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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) cheer during his caucus night watch party on February 03, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the first contest in the 2020 presidential nominating process with the candidates then moving on to New Hampshire. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Iowa Fiasco Raises Stakes for New Hampshire, Where Sanders Could Win Big
While journalists pick through the ashes of the Iowa caucuses meltdown, thousands of progressive activists are moving forward to make election history in New Hampshire. In sharp contrast to the prattle of mainstream punditry, the movements behind Bernie Sanders are propelled by people who engage...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg arrives on stage at Northwest Junior High School during a Get Out The Caucus rally February 2, 2020 in Coralville, Iowa. Iowa holds the state's caucuses tomorrow, the first test for prospective presidential candidates in the 2020 election. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 03, 2020
The Creation Myth of the Buttigieg Campaign
This weekend, Pete Buttigieg told supporters that he became a viable candidate for president “on the strength of our vision” and “the urgency of our convictions.” Such rhetoric fits snugly into a creation myth about his campaign that Buttigieg has been promoting since early 2019. Summing up the...
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 Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), cheer during his event at Nashua Community College on December 13, 2019 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Iowa Caucuses are less than two months away. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 27, 2020
Young People Are Set to Make History With Bernie Sanders—If They Show
Fifty-two years after young people changed history with the New Hampshire primary election, a new generation is ready to do it again—this time by mobilizing behind Bernie Sanders. During early 1968, thousands of young people volunteered in New Hampshire to help the insurgent presidential campaign...
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