Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild was the senior editor of The Progressive magazine from 1994 to 2014.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Obama Hapless in Face of Egyptian Military Crackdown
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Bezos, the Washington Post, and the Future of Journalism
The stunning news that Jeff Bezos of Amazon has bought the mighty Washington Post for $250 million has left the journalism world spinning dizzily. It is not only the end of an era for the Post and the Graham family that owned it. It’s the end of an era of print journalism itself. And it was a death foretold.
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Friday, July 05, 2013
Patriotism vs. Solving Global Problems
On this July 4, please chew on this quote from Emma Goldman, circa 1908:
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A Shameful Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights
In its 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the conservative majority tossed out the Act’s insistence that nine mostly Southern states and a few other cities and counties with a history of racial discrimination must get pre-clearance from the federal government before changing their voting laws.
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Friday, May 31, 2013
The FBI’s Fishy Story on Killing Tsarnaev’s Friend
This story always smelled a little fishy to me. I’m talking about the FBI’s killing of Ibragim Todashev, the Chechen down in Florida who was a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. When he was fatally shot by an FBI agent on May 22 while being questioned by several law enforcement officers, we were told that he had lunged at an agent with a knife or tried to grab the agent’s weapon.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
In Drone Speech, Obama Gets Slippery on Killing US Citizens
President Obama has an eerie and alarming ability to detach himself from his own dubious actions.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Think the IRS Was Bad? Try the Spying on Occupy Activists
With all the hullabaloo over the IRS’s special scrutiny of Tea Party groups, a far worse case of political meddling and governmental overreach has been going on: The spying on leftwing activists in the Occupy movement.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
House GOP: No Free Lunch for 200,000 Poor Kids
It was bad enough that Republicans from Newt Gingrich on down derided Barack Obama as the “food stamp President” during the last campaign. Now they’re trying to take food stamps out of the hands of the hungry. On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee voted to cut $21 billion out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The cuts would yank food stamps away from 2 million people, and get this: 200,000 poor and hungry kids would no longer able to get free school lunches.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Barbaric Lust to Execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
A few points on the prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I’m glad the Obama administration is not treating him as an enemy combatant and is not trying him before a military commission or sending him down to Guantanamo. We haven’t slipped to the bottom of the hill yet.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Let’s Be Cautious in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombings
What a tragedy that at least two people have been killed by two bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon, which also wounded dozens of people. But before we leap to conclusions about who did these heinous deeds, we need to be cautious and wait for the evidence to come in.
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