Norman Solomon: After several decades of cutting corporate-friendly deals with GOP legislators—often betraying the interests of core Democratic constituencies in the process —Biden has a big psychological and political stake in denying that the entire GOP agenda is repugnant.
Norman Solomon: The conformist political reporters are akin to inept topside oceanographers who stay away from the depths while scrutinizing the surface and speculating on future waves. Time and again, the sea changes that come from below take them by surprise.
Norman Solomon: Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.
Norman Solomon: Raising domestic spending in tandem with military spending is no solution, any more than spewing vastly more carcinogenic poisons into the environment would be offset by building more hospitals.
Norman Solomon: There’s no getting around the fact that Lee’s vote in committee last week made it possible for a budget bill that further bloats the Pentagon’s spending to reach the House floor.
Norman Solomon: While many Democratic politicians and U.S. media outlets have portrayed Trump as soft on Russia and uncommitted to Western militarism, such claims don’t hold up to facts.
Norman Solomon: The only way that the campaign can overcome corporate media, Wall Street and other power centers of the establishment will be with massive bottom-up mobilization in communities across the country.
Norman Solomon: Humane principles are low priorities in the profit-driven scheme of things, as the devastating impacts of economic inequality and militarism attest.
Norman Solomon: After 36 years in the Senate and eight as vice president, Biden is by far the most seasoned servant of corporate power with a prayer of becoming the next president.
Norman Solomon: The corporate-owned and corporate-advertiser-funded media of this country are the biggest barriers between Bernie Sanders and the Oval Office.
Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders represents a different approach to the root causes of—and possible solutions to—extreme economic inequality, systemic injustice and a dire shortage of democracy.
Norman Solomon: The overarching fear that defenders of oligarchy have about Sanders is not that he’s out of step with most Americans—it’s that he’s in step with them.
Norman Solomon: If civil liberties instead of repression and diplomacy instead of war are progressive values, then all too many progressives—eager to tar Trump as a Kremlin product—have been undermining those values