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Solomon: Bradley Manning is guilty of “aiding the enemy”–if the enemy is democracy

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious -- and revealing -- is “aiding the...

Solomon: Our twisted politics of grief

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”...

Memorial Day: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940s to 1950s

 Bruce B. Brugmann (Reprinted and updated by popular demand)When I was growing up in my hometown of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a farming community of 2,800 in the northwest corner of the state, Memorial Day...

Solomon: Obama in Plunderland: Down the corporate rabbit hole

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.”...

The Pulitzer Prize Board surrender – and how the New York Times blew the Ed Kennedy story (Part l)

In the May 19, 1945 edition of the New Yorker magazine, the legendary press critic A. J. Liebling wrote a prescient article on what happened when Edward Kennedy, an Associated Press combat correspondent, defied...

Dick Meister: We’ve suffered a great loss

She's gone, Gerry, the love of my life, my dearly beloved wife for 57 years. It's difficult at this time of deep mourning for me to think of Gerry except in the context of our long...

Don’t vent, organize and “primary” a Democrat near you

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning...

Solomon: It’s time to renounce the “war on terror”

Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to...

Solomon: The Orwellian warfare state of carnage and doublethink

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning...

Norman Solomon: Nominate Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace prize!

Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us...

Calvin Trillin: One issue that seems to be getting bipartisan support in the Senate

When Cruz begins a crude bombard,He speaks with reckless disregard.So even those who share his viewsTend not to want to schmooze with Cruz.Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet: The Nation4/8/2013 

Calvin Trillin: On Dennis Rodman and his pal Kim Jong-un in North Korea

Kim Jong-un, dictator of NorthKorea and BFF of Dennis Rodman,threatens to use nuclear weaponsagainst the United StatesNow Kim, who's the strangest of big bomb possessors,Says he'd use his nukes against Yankee aggressors.Should we build...

Norman Solomon: Ten years ago today: A warfare state of mind

Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to...

Calvin Trillin: Hacker unearths paintings by George W. Bush

To new artist George Bush (junior),We welcome you  Greetings. Salaam.We're eager to see your depictionOf nukes stashed away by Saddam.Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet: The Nation 3/4/2013)  

Calvin Trillin: The sip heard round the world

He sought to trash the Democrats.He'd rough then up for sure, but first heJust had to have a drink.Poor Rubio was dry and thirsty. Though pundits say his future's bright,Whatever life to him may bring,HIs...

Solomon: Three quarters of Progressive Caucus refuse to stand against cuts in social security, medicare and medicaid

Norman Solomon is the author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He is the founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy...

Solomon: Congress: End endless war and stop ‘becoming the evil we deplore’

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning...

Dick Meister: Honor a legendary organizer

Dick Meister, former labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is co-author of A Long Time Coming: The Struggle to Unionize America's Farm Workers (Macmillan) There's still time, if you hurry, to join a...

Solomon: What Obama said–and what he meant–about climate change, war and civil liberties

By Norman Solomon Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep...

Norman Solomon: Washington’s war-makers are in a bunker

Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to...

Dick Meister: The pioneering black porters

By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website, www.dickmeister.com, which...

Ten years after Powell’s U.N. speech, old hands are ready for more blood

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is the author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He is the founding director of the Institute for...

America’s new Progressive Era?

By Jeffrey D. SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also Special Adviser to...

Norman Solomon: Verbal tics and political routines

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning...