Stephen C. Webster

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Stephen C. Webster was previously The Progressive's web editor and director of our online operations. He previously spent five years as senior editor for The Raw Story, helping to grow the publication from 50,000 monthly readers to a 5 million reader powerhouse. His work has been cited in publications like The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Think Progress, Wired and Time, among others. Before making it in the national press, Webster put in four years with The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, then moved on to The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly and Austin Monthly. He joined The Progressive in 2013. Follow him on Twitter @StephenCWebster.

A federal judge in San Antonio ruled Wednesday (PDF) that the same sex marriage ban in Texas violates the Constitution by depriving the LGBT community of equal protection under the law. more

Feb 26, 2014 9:37 PM Dispatches

A short film released Tuesday by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) dissects the oil industry's claims of how America will benefit from the Keystone XL project. more

Feb 25, 2014 6:27 PM Dispatches

Just how bad is it getting for embattled Governor Scott Walker? Bad enough that he spent Sunday morning refusing to answer softball questions from Fox News and making excuses for why he's ducking the 2014 Conservative Political Action Confe... more

Feb 24, 2014 7:58 PM Op-Eds

Appearing on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Thursday night, The Progressive's editor Ruth Conniff sounded off on what Ed's calling "Badgergate," telling viewers that Gov. Scott Walker appears to be at the center of a criminal conspiracy. more

Feb 21, 2014 6:30 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Appearing on "All In with Chris Hayes" on Wednesday night, The Progressive's editor Ruth Conniff reminded the liberal network's viewers that the John Doe probe in Wisconsin isn't just a partisan witch hunt like Gov. Walker's supporters clai... more

Feb 21, 2014 6:05 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have a slight edge on his 2014 opponent, but he's got a long road ahead if the latest polling data is any indication. more

Feb 18, 2014 9:22 PM Dispatches

Billionaire tech investor Tom Perkins has been defending his recent comment that being rich in America is similar to being a Jew in Nazi Germany. Along the way, Perkins also said that he would like to see America's electoral system altered ... more

Feb 14, 2014 6:26 PM Dispatches

Eighteen members of Congress wrote to President Obama on Wednesday (PDF) urging him to take executive action to change the classification of marijuana under the DEA's schedule of controlled substances. more

Feb 13, 2014 7:35 PM Dispatches

A report issued Monday by the House Armed Services Committee, chaired by Republicans, puts to rest many popular conspiracy theories about the attack on America's embassy in Benghazi, Libya. more

Feb 11, 2014 9:35 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Today is the day that activists around the world are staging a mass demonstration against the NSA's surveillance dragnet. Hundreds of organizations are joining with millions of Internet users to send lawmakers and America's spymasters a lou... more

Feb 11, 2014 5:09 PM Dispatches

In an interview with a rightwing blog last month, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker claimed that he voted for Ronald Reagan when he "had just become a teenager." more

Feb 10, 2014 7:51 PM Dispatches

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a new report on the Affordable Care Act (PDF) this week that, for better or worse, immediately became fodder for the Republican Party's leading voices and the conservative propaganda machine. more

Feb 5, 2014 7:18 PM Dispatches

Steven Acheson spent nearly five years on active duty. He saw the Iraq War up close. more

Feb 5, 2014 6:50 PM Magazine

Appearing at a House hearing on Tuesday, President Obama's deputy drug czar refused to directly answer a question on whether marijuana is more dangerous and addictive than methamphetamine or cocaine. more

Feb 4, 2014 11:26 PM Dispatches

Fox News quarterback Bill O'Reilly did his best on Sunday to crack President Barack Obama's ironclad defenses, but in a very fitting preview of the game ahead, he came out much like the ill-fated Denver Broncos: soundly thrashed and almost ... more

Feb 3, 2014 7:14 PM Dispatches

Governor Scott Walker's decision to deny federal health care funds for more than 150,000 low-income Wisconsinites will result in up to 671 deaths that could otherwise be prevented, a study released Thursday found. more

Feb 1, 2014 12:26 AM Dispatches

President Barack Obama said Friday that he would like Congress to undo "the incarceration model" that American law enforcement has applied to marijuana users for decades, in hopes that a new approach will help address profound racial dispar... more

Jan 31, 2014 6:05 PM Dispatches

The Republican myth that providing better healthcare to more people would somehow "kill jobs" and destroy America's middle class has finally been smothered to death. more

Jan 30, 2014 7:30 PM Dispatches

In an amazing turn of events, the Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a resolution on Friday calling for a thorough investigation of the NSA's dragnet surveillance program and demanding that the officials who created it be held to ac... more

Jan 24, 2014 10:27 PM Dispatches

Pot purveyors in states that permit adults to use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes will soon be able to deposit their money in bank accounts, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. more

Jan 24, 2014 6:29 PM Dispatches