Sam Husseini

Sam Husseini

Sam Husseini is a writer and political activist. He is the communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that promotes progressive experts as alternative sources for mainstream media reporters. He tweets @samhusseini

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Friday, October 19, 2018
The Most Strategic Midterm Race: A Progressive Challenges Steny Hoyer
Especially with Brett Kavanaugh's accession to the Supreme Court, many are understandably absorbed with the importance of trying to end the Republican majorities in Congress for the midterm elections. But simply always backing Democrats will likely propel the party further toward the establishment...
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Saturday, October 06, 2018
Young and Professional Kavanaugh: "It's All Part of the Same Scummy Guy"
I don't often think fondly of Christopher Hitchens , but an insight of my ex-friend did brighten my eyes the last week. Specifically, after I sent out a series of news releases effectively arguing that then-president Bill Clinton should be impeached "for the right reasons"—specifically, illegal...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Trump-Media Logrolling
Today, hundreds of newspapers , at the initiative of the Boston Globe , are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump's rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night...
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Anthony Bourdain: The Last Gasp of CNN's Original Vision
CNN began with the slogan, articulated by its founder Ted Turner: “The news is the star.” That has long since ceased to be a reflection of what CNN does. Despite promoting itself with its dubious “facts first” slogan, the network endlessly touts its celebrity pundits and anchors: Wolf Blitzer,...
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Saturday, July 01, 2017
Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?
If an anonymous source knowingly and maliciously feeds a media outlet false information, should they continue to be granted anonymity? If media continue to protect the deceptive source’s identity, doesn’t that ensure the continuance of a disinformation conveyor belt? On Monday, three CNN...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
After a Terrorist Attack, Spain Rejected Its Hawks. Will Britain?
O n March 11, 2004, just a few days before a critical election, a series of nearly simultaneous bombs exploded on four commuter trains in Madrid, killing over 190 people. Before the bombing, the Socialist Party (PSOE) was about five points behind in the polls, but it ended up winning by five points...
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Nuclear Annihilation of a Radical Message on Israel: The Case of Concepcion Picciotto
There were some lovely, moving moments in the memorial service of Concepcion Picciotto at Luther's Place Church on Saturday. Concepcion is known -- with William Thomas, who died a few years ago -- for leading what is apparently the longest protest in U.S. history: Against nuclear weapons in...
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Friday, August 07, 2015
On Shooting the 'War Thug' Presidents in the (Paint) Balls
A new political mural has gone up in Washington, D.C. Well, sort of new. The mural has been there for a few years, but it’s been transformed just recently. Some might say, made more whole, reborn. It’s a mural on the side of a restaurant formerly known as the Calvert Café in the Adams Morgan...
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Friday, December 12, 2014
What "Both Sides" Are Ignoring: Torture Did Work... to Produce Iraq War
Nothing solidifies the establishment more than a seemingly raging debate between two wings of it in which they are both wrong. Not only wrong, but in their wrongness, helping to cover their joint iniquities, all the while engaging in simultaneous embrace and fingerpointing to convey the illusion of...
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The Supreme Court, led by John Roberts (center), has continued to undermine democracy while backing the supremacy of corporate rule. (Image: DonkeyHotey / cc) Views
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Stop Calling Him "Justice Roberts"
One of my favorite poems by Rumi is " Who says words with my mouth? " It can most obviously be read as a meditation on the self, the soul and free will. But too often this question can be directly answered in our time: the major media, the political establishment they are intertwined with and all...
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