Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild is senior editor of The Progressive magazine.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:15pm
Supreme Court’s Odd Ruling in Union Case
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court issued an odd ruling in the biggest labor union case in years, Harris v. Quinn. The conservative majority, ruled 5-4, that personal assistants in publicly funded Illinois home health-care, who are represented by the SEIU, do not have to pay their fair share of...
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The US Supreme Court has ruled against NYT investigative journalist James Risen. (Photo: Alex Menendez/UCB Graduate School of Journalism/) Views
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 9:00am
James Risen’s Fate Now Unclear
The Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal by James Risen, The New York Times reporter who has asserted his reporter’s privilege not to testify about a source. As a result, he could be cited for contempt of court and then jailed. “I will continue to fight,” Risen said in a statement. But it’s...
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Views
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00am
Michael Kinsley Piles on Greenwald and the Free Press
Michael Kinsley goes after Glenn Greenwald in a nasty review that was just published by the New York Times and that will appear in this Sunday’s Week in Review. At stake not only is Greenwald’s reputation but the very notion of what constitutes freedom of the press on national security issues...
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New York Times Pulitzer Award-winning journalist James Risen appearing on Meet The Press in this file image. Views
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:15am
Obama Threatens Pulitzer Prize-Winner
James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winner at the New York Times, may face jail time on a federal contempt of court charge if he doesn’t release the identity of one of his confidential sources. The Bush Administration’s Justice Department tried to pry the information out of him, but ultimately relented...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:21pm
Rest in Peace Pete Seeger, A True Progressive Hero
Pete Seeger died yesterday at 94, but he’ll live on for generations to come.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 3:14pm
Oh, No, Not Peace!
All of a sudden, peace has broken out, and the neocons couldn’t be more upset. Charles Krauthammer of The Washington Post is practically apoplectic. William Kristol of the Weekly Standard compares President Obama to Neville Chamberlain. You know when they wheel out their hackneyed Hitler analogies, they’re getting desperate. And what, exactly, is the problem?
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:00am
The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama’s Syria Speech
1. “I possess the authority to order military strikes.”
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:59pm
John Kerry, Warmonger
John Kerry is not exactly inspiring confidence as Secretary of State. He’s become the biggest cheerleader for war against Syria in the entire administration. At the Senate hearings yesterday, he wouldn’t even rule out putting boots on the ground in Syria, even though President Obama had assured us on Saturday that this wouldn’t happen.
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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 9:09am
Governor Walker’s Cop Nabs Me for Being a Reporter
I went to the Wisconsin capitol again today to report on the Solidarity Singers, as I’ve done many times before. I was not intending to get arrested. Nor did I want to get arrested. But that’s what happened.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 3:20pm
Obama Hapless in Face of Egyptian Military Crackdown
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