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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Grady and the six others—the Kings Bay Plowshares 7—pleaded with the jury to look to their conscience. The activists were following the biblical edict to turn swords into plowshares, after all. (Photo: Kings Bay 7) Views
Friday, November 22, 2019
Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons?
Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican's position, since 2017, that condemns the "very possession" of...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Biden Takes Iraq Lies to the Max at Democratic Debate
Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion. At last night's Democratic Party debate hosted by ABC News Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the first two debates. Watch: Joe Biden: "With regard to Iraq, the fact of...
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“If you all like him so much, I’ll have what he had.” (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg) Views
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record
A president facing a major scandal, just as the highest-profile trial is about to begin, pardons the indicted or convicted officials around him to effectively stop the investigation that’s closing in on his own illegal conduct. Trump soon? We’ll see. But this actually describes what President...
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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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Brett Kavanaugh Views
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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Journalist Sam Husseini, reporting for The Nation magazine, displays a sign before being forcibly removed from a press conference after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Monday at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Views
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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Deep Throat Views
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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