Norman Solomon

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US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, December 21, 2019. (Photo: by Robyn Beck/AFP/via Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 23, 2019
It's Corporate Media, 'Moderate' Democrats, and the Oligarchy vs. Bernie Sanders and a Movement
For the United States, oligarchy is the elephant—and donkey—in the room. Only one candidate for president is willing to name it. Out of nearly 25,000 words spoken during the Democratic debate last Thursday night, the word “oligarchy” was heard once. “We are living in a nation increasingly becoming...
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren greet each other at the start of the Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre on July 30, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 16, 2019
Progressives Need a United Front for Sanders and Warren
We’re now seven weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, the first voting in the Democratic presidential race. After that, frontloaded primaries might decide the nominee by late spring. For progressives torn between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- or fervently committed to one of them -- choices...
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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden talk during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Will the Democratic Presidential Nomination Be Bought by the Oligarchs?
From three different vectors, the oligarchy is on the march to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. Pete Buttigieg has made big gains. A timeworn ally of corporate power, Joe Biden, is on a campaign for his last hurrah. And Michael Bloomberg is swooping down from plutocratic heights...
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Senate Democrats John Kerry, Carl Levin, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Joseph Biden take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill14 March, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC following a procedural vote on Iraq. The US Senate will reopened a debate on a Democratic push to restrict the Iraq war effort after weeks of procedural delays by Republican allies of the White House, Senate leaders said. (Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, December 06, 2019
Kerry's Endorsement of Biden Fits: Two Deceptive Supporters of the Iraq War
On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Post sent out a news alert headlined "John Kerry Endorses Biden in 2020 Race, Saying He Has the Character and Experience to Beat Trump, Confront the Nation's Challenges." Meanwhile, in Iowa, Joe Biden was also touting his experience. "Look," Biden said as he...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 02, 2019
Corporate Media's Mantra Is 'Anyone But Sanders or Warren'
Anyone who’s been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States—owned and sponsored by corporate giants—are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected...
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House progressives could have voted together last week to separate reauthorization of the Patriot Act from a key spending bill, but they didn't. (Photo: Dan Cook/flickr/cc/with overlay) Views
Monday, November 25, 2019
When Progressives in Congress Let Us Down, We Should Push Back
Last week, the Democratic leadership put an extension of the Patriot Act into a “continuing resolution” that averted a government shutdown. More than 95 percent of the Democrats in the House went along with it by voting for the resolution. Both co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 in Henderson, Nevada on May 7, 2019 . (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
It Was Revealing Who Joe Biden Saw—and Who He Didn't See—in California
Last week, I attended Joe Biden’s first rally in California since he launched his presidential campaign more than six months ago. It was revealing. The Biden for President campaign had been using social media and its email list in the Los Angeles area to urge attendance. Under sunny skies, near...
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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 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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