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Norman Solomon is cofounder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. He was a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is currently a coordinator of the relaunched Bernie Delegates Network. Solomon is the author of a dozen books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
SHARE Thursday, April 15, 2021 Contrary to What Biden Said, U.S. Warfare in Afghanistan Is Set to Continue
There's no good reason to assume the air war in Afghanistan will be over when -- according to President Biden's announcement on Wednesday -- all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from that country.
What Biden didn't say was as significant as what he did say.
Biden did not say that the United States will stop bombing Afghanistan.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 24, 2021 The Urgent Need for a Biden-Putin Summit
Last week's outbreak of rhetorical hostilities between the White House and the Kremlin has heightened the urgent need for a summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 25, 2021 GOP Hypocrisy Is No Reason to Support Neera Tanden
There are very important reasons to prevent Tanden from becoming the Office of Management and Budget director. They have nothing to do with her nasty tweets and everything to do with her political orientation.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 14, 2020 Bernie Sanders and Progressives in Our Winter of Discontent
At this point, Sanders and avid supporters of the Bernie 2020 campaign have ample reasons to feel frustrated, even "enormously" insulted. It's small comfort that Biden's picks so far are purportedly "not as bad as Obama's" were 12 years ago. That's a low bar, especially to those who understand that Barack Obama heavily corporatized his presidency from the outset.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Michèle Flournoy's Hopes Collapse
Just a few weeks ago, super hawk Michèle Flournoy was being touted as a virtual shoo-in to become Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense.
SHARE Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Hey Joe, Where You Going With That Pentagon in Your Hands?
The frontrunner to be Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of Defense is Michèle Flournoy. It's a prospect that should do more than set off alarm bells -- it should be understood as a scenario for the president-elect to stick his middle fingers in the eyes of Americans who are fed up with endless war and ongoing militarism.