Stories by Matthew Rothschild

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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.

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: The Progressive

While America dissects Sotomayor's appointment, little attention is paid to a troubling Supreme Court ruling.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2008, Source: The Progressive

Peter Orszag, Barack Obama’s choice to head the budget office, is on record favoring a reduction in Social Security benefits.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: The Progressive

Joint military exercise 'Vigilant Shield,' involving maritime, aerospace, ballistic missile defense is under way.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: The Progressive

Was Cemtcom Commander Fallon pushed out for opposing a new war of aggression against Iran?

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.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2008, Source: The Progressive

We can't worry about the budget deficit when a recession is upon us.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2007, Source: The Progressive

The ACLU isn’t worried about the new presidential directive, but I still am.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: The Progressive

How to fly the American flag if you want to live in Iowa.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Chávez out.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2004, Source: The Progressive

We're witnessing the largest crackdown on First Amendment activities since the Vietnam War.

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.

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."

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.