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Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive.
"An Extreme Choice" -- What Two of Wisconsin's Leading Progressive Journalists Think About Mitt Romney's Pick of Paul Ryan
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
"He’s to the right of both President Bushes. I think he’s to the right of Dick Cheney," says Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine.
Obama Needs to Do More Than Swap Liberal Justices
Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: The Progressive
While America dissects Sotomayor's appointment, little attention is paid to a troubling Supreme Court ruling.
Obamaâ€™s Budget Head Would Cut Social Security
Posted on: Nov 27, 2008, Source: The Progressive
Peter Orszag, Barack Obamaâ€™s choice to head the budget office, is on record favoring a reduction in Social Security benefits.
Massive 'Homeland Defense' Joint Exercise Is Under Way
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: The Progressive
Joint military exercise 'Vigilant Shield,' involving maritime, aerospace, ballistic missile defense is under way.
Bush's Bureaucratic Dark Arts: Why the Federal Register Is the Most Important Publication in America Right Now
Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: The Progressive
Bush has vowed to sprint through his final five months, and is pushing through a vast plan to alter countless federal programs.
Md. Police Infiltrated Groups Opposed to War and the Death Penalty
Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: The Progressive
The ACLU reports that agents spent 288 hours monitoring private organizing meetings, public gatherings and events held in several churches.
Bush's Secret Army of Snoops and Snitches
Posted on: Jul 8, 2008, Source: The Progressive
A new class of everyday spies, from paramedics to utility workers, are being recruited to be "terrorism liason officers."
Bush Wants Your Eyeballs
Posted on: Jun 15, 2008, Source: The Progressive
George Bush just issued a directive to expand the acquisition of biometric information from citizens, and may share it with foreign governments.
Bush Closer to Bombing Iran
Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: The Progressive
Was Cemtcom Commander Fallon pushed out for opposing a new war of aggression against Iran?
FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers, Including 'Shoot to Kill'
Posted on: Feb 7, 2008, Source: The Progressive
The FBI has a new set of eyes and ears, and they're being told to protect their infrastructure at any cost. They can even kill without repercussion.
How to Pull Out of a Recession: the Ethical Way, Not the Bush Way
Posted on: Jan 21, 2008, Source: The Progressive
We can't worry about the budget deficit when a recession is upon us.
Five Ways Bush's Era of Repression Has Stolen Your Liberties Since 9/11
Posted on: Jul 23, 2007, Source: The New Press
In his new book, Matt Rothschild examines how the Bush White House constructed the edifice of repression to brazenly access our private data and shred the judicial process.
The White House Has a Manual for Silencing Protesters and Demonstrations
Posted on: Jul 13, 2007, Source: The Progressive
After a myriad of stories about people being excluded from events where the President is speaking, now we know that the White House had a policy manual on just how to do so.
Is Martial Law Around the Corner?
Posted on: Jun 8, 2007, Source: The Progressive
The ACLU isnâ€™t worried about the new presidential directive, but I still am.
Vet Prosecuted for Protesting Military Recruitment in Library
Posted on: May 16, 2007, Source: The Progressive
A veteran and his wife started putting up 3x5 cards on the window of the room used by recruiters in a library. Then the police came.
Attack of the Mortgage Vultures
Posted on: Apr 4, 2007, Source: The Progressive
Over the last decade, we have been witnessing some of the most brazen acts of mortgage entrapment ever to hit the American housing market.
Pentagon Monitoring Peace Activists' E-Mails
Posted on: Oct 18, 2006, Source: The Progressive
"This information is being provided only to alert commanders and staff to potential terrorist activity or apprise them of other force protection issues."
Enough of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Already
Posted on: Sep 17, 2006, Source: The Progressive
We have enough proof that the Bush administration is a bunch of lying evildoers. We don't need to make it up.
Mother of Suicide Vet Flies Old Glory Upside Down
Posted on: Jul 18, 2006, Source: The Progressive
Four months after returning home from Iraq, Army reservist Jason Cooper hanged himself. And not even 'patriotic' entreaties or vandalism will stop his mother from flying the flag upside down.
Upside Down Flag turns Free Speech Upside Down
Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: The Progressive
How to fly the American flag if you want to live in Iowa.
The Harder They Fall
Posted on: Jan 20, 2006, Source: The Progressive
The Justice Department's response to the warrantless wiretapping scandal reveals the extent of the President's delusions of grandeur.
Coach Bumps Muslim Running Back
Posted on: Nov 22, 2005, Source: The Progressive
Did Muammar Ali lose his place on the team because he didn't hide his religion? The coach isn't talking, and neither is the university.
The Puppet President
Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: The Progressive
In nominating Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, Bush gave up any pretense of being his own man.
Forcing the Flag
Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: The Progressive
Stephen Kobasa taught Catholic school for 25 years. Then he tried to remove the American flag from his classroom.
Civics Student...or Enemy of America?
Posted on: Oct 6, 2005, Source: The Progressive
After a Wal-Mart employee turned in a high school student's anti-Bush poster to the police, the Secret Service came calling.
Bush's Pat Robertson Problem
Posted on: Aug 29, 2005, Source: The Progressive
Robertson's assassination call not only created a PR headache for Bush, but a policy one: it's now all the more difficult for the administration to take ChÃ¡vez out.
Stripping Rumsfeld and Bush of Impunity
Posted on: May 30, 2005, Source: The Progressive
Two respected human rights groups say there is prima facie evidence against Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush for war crimes and torture -- and they're asking foreign governments to do something about it.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2004, Source: The Progressive
Why we should celebrate Ashcroft's resignation as attorney general, no matter who replaces him.
Tales of Big Brother
Posted on: Aug 24, 2004, Source: The Progressive
What do a software engineer, an intern, and three young men in Missouri have in common? Each has been the target of the FBI's efforts to intimidate political protesters before the party convention.
The Lessons of Howard Dean
Posted on: May 17, 2004, Source: The Progressive
The former presidential contender looks back on his race and assesses the role of the media, the importance of supporting Kerry, and whether Bush would go quietly.
Protest At Your Own Risk
Posted on: Jan 20, 2004, Source: The Progressive
We're witnessing the largest crackdown on First Amendment activities since the Vietnam War.
Protest in the Poconos
Posted on: Oct 26, 2003, Source: The Progressive
A Vietnam Veteran fights for free speech in his hometown.
Posted on: May 11, 2003, Source: The Progressive
A high school teacher's classroom is raided by the police.
Q&A: Roger Ebert
Posted on: Apr 14, 2003, Source: The Progressive
The film critic on Michael Moore, celebrity activists and being part of what sometimes seems to be the "last generation of Americans who took a civics class."
Anti-Bush Protesters Silenced at Ohio State Graduation
Posted on: Jul 14, 2002, Source: The Progressive
When students wanted to protest President Bush's appearance at their graduation ceremony, the university threatened them with arrest and expulsion.
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