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Norman Solomon



Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly "Media Beat" column since 1992. Solomon's latest book, "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," was published in 2005. The Los Angeles Times called the book "brutally persuasive" and "a must-read for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee, or to arm themselves for the debates about Iraq that are still to come."

The newspaper's reviewer added: "Solomon is a formidable thinker and activist." The Humanist magazine described the book as "a definitive historical text" and "an indispensable record of the real relationships among government authorities and media outlets." Solomon is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. His book "Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn

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02/17/2011 08:29:20When "Good" Dictators Go Bad
12/06/2010 14:54:10Norman Solomon: A Hollow Bomber Jacket
11/19/2010 08:45:53Normon Solomon: After the Election Disaster: Back to Basics
10/27/2010 08:35:16Normon Solomon : Top “Tossup” House Race for Progressives: Raul Grijalva
10/06/2010 05:12:20No, Higher Consciousness Won’t Save Us
10/01/2010 04:05:52Normon Solomon: Progressives and the Obama Administration
09/08/2010 05:24:18Normon Solomon: A Speech for Endless War
08/23/2010 10:00:30Gen. Petraeus Goes to Media War
08/06/2010 04:52:16State of Denial: After the Big Leak, Spinning for War
07/02/2010 03:37:01Unanimous Conformity in the Senate
06/25/2010 04:59:32Behind the McChrystal Uproar: From Great Man to Great Screwup
06/01/2010 17:20:52 Israel and Harman in Tandem: From High Seas to Airwaves
05/11/2010 05:37:59Kagan in Context: Shafting Progressive Values
04/22/2010 05:32:38Norman Solomon: Who Let the Blue Dogs Out?
04/04/2010 05:06:49Democracy and Its Foes, from the Legislature to PG&E
03/31/2010 04:43:04Norman Solomon: A Bomber Jacket Doesn’t Cover the Blood
03/20/2010 08:03:41Normon Solomon: Zero Public Option + One Mandate = Disaster
03/19/2010 06:21:20War in a Box
02/28/2010 20:31:11 War Politics: Numb and Number
02/21/2010 13:46:20Dollars for Death, Pennies for Life
02/04/2010 06:13:19Don’t Call It a “Defense” Budget
02/04/2010 06:01:51Video: Norman Solomon on war, conformity, the Democratic Party...
01/26/2010 06:21:16Democrats Boosting Right-Wing Populism
12/22/2009 11:33:47Flares in the Political Dark
11/27/2009 08:46:20Biggest State Party to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan
11/15/2009 23:23:06The War Stampede - Normon Solomon
10/01/2009 11:00:40Starting Another Year of War in Afghanistan
09/12/2009 05:03:34From Marin to Afghanistan, Hopes for Peace
09/04/2009 04:43:34A Little Girl in Kabul
08/14/2009 04:56:30When the Dead Have No Say
08/03/2009 05:13:57Spinning Healthcare: A Bad Case of Vertigo
08/01/2009 10:52:17Beyond the Hype: Cronkite and the Vietnam War
07/22/2009 10:23:57Escalation Scam: Troops in Afghanistan
06/27/2009 07:58:41Full-Spectrum Idiocy: GOP and Chavez on Iran
06/20/2009 06:24:20Obama and Anti-War Democrats
06/09/2009 03:58:23Words and War
04/23/2009 20:07:04Obama: Beyond Savior or Trickster?
04/11/2009 06:15:58Getting a Death Grip on Memory
04/06/2009 13:13:41Democrats and War Escalation
03/25/2009 21:18:35These Colors Won’t Run... Afghanistan
02/28/2009 11:24:55Where the money goes - Normon Solomon
02/28/2009 09:51:28Freeing Up Resources... for More War
02/27/2009 06:58:36Freeing Up Resources... for More War
02/05/2009 20:55:27Why Are We Still at War?
01/26/2009 14:41:2944 Years Later, LBJ’s Ghost Hovers Over the 44th President
01/19/2009 11:50:40The Return of Triangulation
12/29/2008 13:42:03A Hundred Eyes for an Eye
12/21/2008 14:13:35Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2008
12/13/2008 20:37:42The Silent Winter of Escalation
12/01/2008 22:41:15The Ideology of No Ideology
11/27/2008 07:13:20A Media Parable for “the Center”
11/08/2008 22:43:12A Mandate for Spreading the Wealth
11/02/2008 10:50:17Needed for This Election: A Great Rejection
11/02/2008 09:07:18In the Battle for a Progressive Congress
10/16/2008 04:06:35Finally, the Story of the Whistleblower Who Tried to Prevent the Iraq War
09/29/2008 08:38:46Dubious Praise for ‘The Daily Show’
09/19/2008 09:02:33Beyond the Conventions
08/18/2008 14:55:11Progressives and Obama: The Clash of Narratives
06/27/2008 07:50:08Health Care and Ghosts of War
06/13/2008 04:54:32Deadly "Diplomacy"
06/06/2008 04:01:56When a Little Dissent Is Too Much
06/06/2008 02:26:34Obama, Clinton and Anger to Burn
05/09/2008 23:02:02Obama’s Clarifying Win: The Fly on the Wall Is the Wall
01/03/2008 11:01:57Edwards Reconsidered
12/27/2007 20:05:03Channeling Suze Orman
12/19/2007 14:08:07The Mad Corporate World of Glenn Beck
11/22/2007 21:50:43The Media and Class Warfare
11/22/2007 21:47:34Good News for Americans — Your Wages Are Flat!
10/18/2007 12:55:21The United States of Violence
10/17/2007 15:22:44The Pro-War Undertow of the Blackwater Scandal
10/04/2007 22:21:16Sputnik, 50 Years Later: The Launch of Techno-Power
09/12/2007 13:38:21Here’s the Smell of the Blood Still
09/10/2007 23:45:30Six Years of 9/11 as a License to Kill
09/06/2007 12:17:40Thomas Friedman: Hooked on War
08/23/2007 02:09:55Let’s Face It: The Warfare State Is Part of Us
08/16/2007 23:31:57Backspin for War: The Convenience of Denial
08/07/2007 19:56:51Let Us Now Praise an Infamous Woman — and Our Own Possibilities
08/02/2007 20:23:12Media Blitz for War: The Big Guns of August
07/28/2007 01:59:27Media Spin on Iraq: We’re Leaving (Sort of)
07/28/2007 00:38:24Media Corrections We’d Like to See
07/20/2007 08:24:21From the Grave, a Senator Exposes Bloody Hands on Capitol Hill
07/12/2007 12:31:35War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death [VIDEO]
06/21/2007 20:11:25War at the Remote
06/12/2007 08:56:30The Silence of the Bombs
05/30/2007 11:53:36Normon Solomon on Democracy Now!
05/04/2007 18:59:25On the Media Horizon: “We Invest, You Decide”
04/19/2007 20:40:06Bowing Down to Our Own Violence
04/12/2007 19:58:07Awful Truth About Hillary, Barack, John... and Whitewash
04/11/2007 20:30:32The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
04/02/2007 12:35:35While McCain Walks in McNamara’s Footsteps
03/13/2007 11:36:48The Pragmatism of Prolonged War
02/07/2007 11:38:25Making an Example of Ehren Watada
01/22/2007 14:52:57The Pentagon vs. Press Freedom
01/10/2007 12:10:12The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse
12/26/2006 15:39:33Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2006
12/18/2006 06:59:48Powell, Baker, Hamilton -- Thanks for Nothing
12/12/2006 06:21:10Is the USA the Center of the World?
12/05/2006 02:03:51Media Sham for Iraq War -- It’s Happening Again
11/16/2006 03:50:03The New Media Offensive for the Iraq War
11/08/2006 17:01:27Saddam’s Unindicted Co-Conspirator: Donald Rumsfeld


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