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

June 5, 2013
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,...

Solomon: Our twisted politics of grief

May 28, 2013
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:...

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

May 26, 2013
 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...

Solomon: Obama in Plunderland: Down the corporate rabbit hole

May 25, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

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...

Dick Meister: We’ve suffered a great loss

May 3, 2013
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...

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

May 2, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

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

April 24, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Solomon: The Orwellian warfare state of carnage and doublethink

April 17, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include...

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

April 6, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

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

March 29, 2013
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:...

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

March 26, 2013
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...

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

March 18, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Calvin Trillin: Hacker unearths paintings by George W. Bush

March 10, 2013
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...

Calvin Trillin: The sip heard round the world

March 5, 2013
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...

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

February 27, 2013
Norman Solomon is the author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He is the...

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

February 20, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

Dick Meister: Honor a legendary organizer

February 19, 2013
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...

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

February 18, 2013
By Norman Solomon Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books ...

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

February 11, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Dick Meister: The pioneering black porters

February 7, 2013
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...

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

February 6, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is the author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He...

America’s new Progressive Era?

January 31, 2013
By Jeffrey D. SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth ...

Norman Solomon: Verbal tics and political routines

January 30, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...