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Why Is US Media Blind To American War Atrocities?

Friday, 16 June 2023, 8:50 am | Norman Solomon

On the first day of March 2022, visitors to the New York Times homepage saw a headline across the top of their screens in huge capital letters: ROCKET BARRAGE KILLS CIVILIANS. It was the kind of breaking-news banner headline that could have referred to countless ... More >>

Spinning Health Care: A Bad Case of Vertigo

Saturday, 25 July 2009, 2:22 pm | Norman Solomon

"I want to cover everybody," President Obama said at his news conference Wednesday night. "Now, the truth is that unless you have a - what's called a single-payer system, in which everybody's automatically covered, then you're probably not going to reach ... More >>

These Colors Won't Run ... Afghanistan

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 2:09 pm | Norman Solomon

Is your representative speaking out against escalation of the Afghanistan war? Last week, some members of Congress sent President Obama a letter that urged him to "reconsider" his order deploying 17,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan. More >>

Norman Solomon: Why Are We Still at War?

Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 1:20 pm | Norman Solomon

The United States began its war in Afghanistan 88 months ago. "The war on terror" has no sunset clause. As a perpetual emotion machine, it offers to avenge what can never heal and to fix grief that is irreparable. More >>

Norman Solomon: A Hundred Eyes for an Eye

Thursday, 1 January 2009, 4:02 pm | Norman Solomon

A Hundred Eyes for an Eye Tuesday 30 December 2008 by: Norman Solomon , t r u t h o u t | Perspective More >>

The Silent Winter of Escalation

Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 9:35 am | Norman Solomon

Soldiers rush for supplies in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) Sunday morning, before dawn, I read in The New York Times that "the Pentagon is planning to add more than 20,000 troops to Afghanistan" within the next 18 months - "raising ... More >>

Norman Solomon: The Ideology of No Ideology

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 2:11 pm | Norman Solomon

On Friday, columnist David Brooks informed readers that Barack Obama's picks "are not ideological." The incoming president's key economic advisers "are moderate and thoughtful Democrats," while Hillary Clinton's foreign-policy views "are hardheaded ... More >>

A Mandate for Spreading the Wealth

Friday, 7 November 2008, 11:38 pm | Norman Solomon

Two days before he lost the election, John McCain summarized what had become the central message of his campaign: "Redistribute the wealth, spread the wealth around - we can't do that." More >>

In the Battle for a Progressive Congress

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 1:58 pm | Norman Solomon

At this point, many journalists are speculating about the number of Congressional seats that Republicans will lose on Election Day. But a boost in the size of the Democratic majority might not count for much if a blue wave simply makes it possible ... More >>

The Sickening Praise for "The Daily Show"

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 10:58 pm | Norman Solomon

As corporate media coverage of the presidential race becomes even more notably stingy with intrepid journalism, the mainstream press enthusiasm for "The Daily Show" seems more cloying than ever. More >>

Norman Solomon: Obama and the Progressive Base

Sunday, 13 July 2008, 3:08 pm | Norman Solomon

A reasonably evenhanded biography of Barack Obama, published last year, describes him as "an exceptionally gifted politician who, throughout his life, has been able to make people of wildly divergent vantage points see in him exactly what they want ... More >>

Bush's Deadly "Diplomacy"

Monday, 16 June 2008, 6:59 pm | Norman Solomon

With 219 days left in his presidency, George W. Bush laid more flagstones along a path to war on Iran. There was the usual declaration that "all options are on the table" - and, just as ominously, much talk of diplomacy. More >>

NPR News: National Pentagon Radio?

Friday, 28 March 2008, 4:46 pm | Norman Solomon

While the Iraqi government continued its large-scale military assault in Basra, the NPR reporter's voice from Iraq was unequivocal on the morning of March 27: "There is no doubt that this operation needed to happen." More >>

In Honor of My Mother and the Power of Love

Friday, 25 January 2008, 8:54 am | Norman Solomon

The last time my mother was in a hospital, an essay by Thich Nhat Hanh moved in front of my eyes. "Our mother is the teacher who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life," he wrote. "Without my mother I could never have known ... More >>

Norman Solomon: Deadly Illusions, Rest in Peace

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 11:12 am | Norman Solomon

This week's cave-in on Capitol Hill - supplying a huge new jolt of funds for the horrific war effort in Iraq - is surprising only to those who haven't grasped our current circumstances. More >>

Solomon: McCain Walks in McNamara's Footsteps

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 12:15 am | Norman Solomon

The media spectacle that John McCain made of himself in Baghdad on Sunday was yet another reprise of a ghastly ritual. Senator McCain expressed "very cautious optimism" and told reporters that the latest version of the US war effort in Iraq is "making ... More >>

Norman Solomon: Making an Example of Ehren Watada

Monday, 12 February 2007, 8:42 am | Norman Solomon

The people running the Iraq War are eager to make an example of Ehren Watada. They've convened a kangaroo court-martial. But the man on trial is setting a profound example of conscience - helping to undermine the war that the Pentagon's top officials are ... More >>

Norman Solomon: The Pentagon vs. Press Freedom

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 10:08 am | Norman Solomon

We often hear that the Pentagon exists to defend our freedoms. But the Pentagon is moving against press freedom. More >>

Solomon:The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:59 am | Norman Solomon

President Bush may be a headless horseman. But the biggest problem is what he rode in on. Martin Luther King Jr. had a good name for it 40 years ago: "The madness of militarism." More >>

Powell, Baker, Hamilton - Thanks for Nothing

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 4:11 pm | Norman Solomon

When Colin Powell endorsed the Iraq Study Group report during his December 17 appearance on "Face the Nation," it was another curtain call for a tragic farce. More >>





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