Norman Solomon

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A supportive sign is posted on a theater's marquis in the North Beach area of San Francisco, California on March 17, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 23, 2020
Power in a Time of Coronavirus
Every day now we’re waking up into an extreme real-life nightmare, while responses are still routinely lagging far behind what’s at stake. Urgency is reality. The horrific momentum of the coronavirus is personal, social and political. In those realms, a baseline formula is “passivity = death.” The...
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders bump elbows before the Democratic debat hosted by CNN on Sunday, March 15, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 19, 2020
What the Coronavirus Emergency Has to Do with Biden vs. Sanders
On the surface, the coronavirus emergency has nothing in particular to do with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. What’s obvious is that Donald Trump’s unhinged bluster and inaction let the pandemic get a lethal jump on the United States, people are dying while huge numbers of lives are in jeopardy, and...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Democratic Presidential Candidate, speaks to thousands of supporters during a rally at the Boston Common on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
'In a Dark Time, the Eye Begins to See': The 2020 Bernie Campaign Represents a Fight That Must Continue
“In a dark time,” poet Theodore Roethke wrote , “the eye begins to see.” No matter who wins the Democratic presidential nomination, many millions of people will refuse to unsee what has become all too clear. On the verge of spring 2020, we can see what we’re up against: •A crowing media...
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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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