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Instituting Liberty: Contested, Changing, Conflicted Definitions · Common Dreams · September, 2021

Against Hierarchy · Voice Male magazine · October, 2020

Who is we? · The Ecological Citizen · October, 2020

What is really radical in sex/gender politics? · Culturico · July, 2020

Interview: There Clearly Is No Decent Human Future Possible in Capitalism · American Herald Tribune · August, 2018

How radicals are offering realistic solutions to our spiraling political problems · Dallas Morning News · June, 2017

Beyond ‘No’ and the Limits of ‘Yes’: A Review of Naomi Klein’s ‘No Is Not Enough’ · Resilience.org · June, 2017

Can We Talk? How Dogma Degrades Democracy · Counterpunch · June, 2017

Inauguration Eve: PEN Writers Respond · PEN Center USA · January, 2017

If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America · YES! Magazine · January, 2017

An ‘Extremist’ in the United States · The Wire · December, 2015

McRaven’s delusional, dangerous national security strategy · Medium · November, 2015

Naturalizing Hierarchies · Resilience · October, 2015

Can Bernie Sanders be labeled? · Nation of Change · October, 2015

Robert Jensen on the art of journalism · The Hand On Heart Review/South Africa; reposted on Resilience.org · June, 2015

Realistic left politics in Texas · Truthout; also published in Austin American-Statesman · March, 2014

Thanksgiving Anxieties, Political and Personal · Truthout · November, 2013

Writers on Kennedy: Look Beyond Style · Austin Chronicle · November, 2013

With Truce at the UT Factory, Time to Face Tough Choices · The Rag Blog · September, 2013

Our Democracy? · Dissident Voice · August, 2013

Ready for Rationing? · Counterpunch · May, 2013

Put religion and politics on Thanksgiving menu · USA Today · November, 2012

The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution · Common Dreams · May, 2012

Prophetic politics: Charting a healthy role for religion in public life · Truthout · February, 2012

Occupy Congress: Norman Solomon sees a role for progressive legislators · Al Jazeera English · November, 2011

Occupy demands: Let’s radicalize our analysis of empire, economics, ecology · Al Jazeera English, November 3, 2011 · November, 2011

The Power – and Limits – of Social Movements · Common Dreams · July, 2011

The Anguish in the American Dream · Common Dreams · June, 2011

The machines change, the work remains the same · Texas Observer · January, 2011

‘Greatest Nation’ Rhetoric Roars Back · Common Dreams · January, 2011

Projecting Power or Promoting Peace: The Prophetic Call for Justice, Kindness, Humility · Texas Observer online · November, 2010

Elections: The day after · UT News · October, 2010

Political Wish List: Honest Talk About Economics, Empire, And Energy · Countercurrents · October, 2010

Review of “The People Speak” · YES Magazine · August, 2010

Glenn Beck’s redemption song · Counterpunch · August, 2010

’Getting rid of hope and faith’: Abe Osheroff on the struggle for a better world · Counterpunch · March, 2010

How I Stopped Hating Thanksgiving and Learned to Be Afraid · Common Dreams · November, 2009

Is Obama a Socialist? · Counterpunch · September, 2009

Getting Radicalized, Slow and Painful · The Rag Blog · July, 2009

A “Citizens’ Oath of Office” for Inauguration Day 2009 · Common Dreams · January, 2009

Amandla Magazine: Interview with Robert Jensen · Amandla Magazine · January, 2009

Taking politics seriously: Looking beyond the election and beyond elections · Common Dreams · October, 2008

The prophetic challenge: “Few are guilty, but all are responsible” · ZNet · August, 2008

The sorrows of race and gender in the 2008 presidential election · Counterpunch · April, 2008

The End of Osheroff’s Dance: Lessons from a Life of Resistance and Love · Monthly Review Zine · April, 2008

The Last Last Sunday? Austin organizing project contemplating its future · Austin Chronicle · June, 2007

Last Sunday: The problem with solutions · Dissident Voice · January, 2007

Digging In and Digging Deep · Counterpunch · November, 2006

Opportunities lost: When bullies derail dialogue, we all lose · Counterpunch · November, 2006

The 2006 elections and the coming train wreck: Does it matter if we slow down the train? · OutlookIndia · November, 2006

The Death of Empathy · Counterpunch · October, 2006

Getting cognitive: The limits of George Lakoff’s politics · CounterPunch · September, 2006

The four fundamentalisms and the threat to sustainable democracy · CounterPunch · May, 2006

Why leftists mistrust liberals · CounterPunch · April, 2006

Diagnosing the U.S. ‘national character’: Narcissistic Personality Disorder · ZNet · April, 2006

Following the principles we claim to hold/being the people we claim to be · OpEdNews.com · January, 2006

The End of the 1st Amendment’s Assembly and Petition Clauses · Counterpunch · December, 2005

’Empathy is the first ingredient’: A profile of singer Eliza Gilkyson · The Progressive Magazine · September, 2005

UT shouldn’t help further this nation’s nuclear goals · Austin American-Statesman · August, 2005

A New “Citizens Oath of Office” for Inauguration 2005 · Dissident Voice · January, 2005

Election Day Fears · ZNet · October, 2004

Both sides in debate about Kerry’s Vietnam service ignore the truth of the war · ZNet · September, 2004

The US Political Crisis Through the Eyes of Foreigners · Dissident Voice · September, 2003

Dan Rather and the Problem with Patriotism: Steps toward the Redemption of American Journalism and Democracy · Global Media Journal · September, 2003

Texas pledge-of-allegiance law undermines democracy, critical thinking · Counterpunch · June, 2003

Texas Democrats set a mark for whole party · Newsday · May, 2003

Bush’s Contempt For Democracy · Outlook India · March, 2003

Bush Plans Unprecedented Shift of Almost Half of Government Jobs to Outside Contractors · Dissident Voice; Philadelphia Inquirer · November, 2002

The American paradox: More freedom, less democracy · Counterpunch · October, 2002

What are we celebrating on the Fourth of July? · History News Network · July, 2002

Rhetoric Distorts Realities: In today’s bizarre political climate, a relativist is someone who argues for moral consistency · Dissident Voice · June, 2002

Corporate Power Is the Enemy of Our Democracy · Global Policy Forum; Newsday · March, 2002

Seeking Pain and Reducing Pleasure · Counterpunch · March, 2002

Critical hope: Radical citizenship in reactionary times · Common Dreams · December, 2001

Saying goodbye to patriotism · Counterpunch; Witness Magazine · November, 2001

Against dissent: Why free speech is important as the U.S. drops cluster bombs on Afghanistan · Counterpunch · November, 2001

Letter from America: Nothing to fear but not being normal · Critical Times · April, 2001

Letter from America: Rage and sadness, despair and hope · Critical Times · February, 2001

Inauguration 2001: A Citizens’ Oath of Office · Common Dreams · January, 2001

On Independence Day, hold the self-congratulations · San Francisco Chronicle · July, 2000

Politics in the U.S.: No questions, please · Progressive Populist · May, 2000

Idea that U.S. is God’s chosen is dangerous · Dallas Morning News · March, 2000

The real threat to free speech at UT · Austin American-Statesman · February, 2000

We’re armed and unsafe: Abundant firearms give only the allusion of being protected · Baltimore Sun · January, 1999

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