Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild was the senior editor of The Progressive magazine from 1994 to 2014. Rothschild has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O'Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, and a host of other newspapers. He is the author of You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression (New Press, 2007) and the editor of Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive, 1909-2009 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).

"The business model of the fossil fuel companies is at war with the Earth." Read more

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He doesn't believe in it. But Mary Burke does, and she wants to raise it. So do most Badgers. Read more

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By Matthew Rothschild So Eric Holder is finally resigning as Attorney General. Good riddance!          He failed miserably in five crucial areas.          First, he refused to prosecute George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld fo... Read more

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It didn't trouble him to hail the path of peace as he was waging war. Read more

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His bombing campaign is legally weak, and his rhetoric weaker. Read more

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Capitalism is the enemy, and the ideology of growth and dominion over the Earth. Read more

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John Kerry used two weak arguments to justify President Obama’s war-making. Read more

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Like Bush, Obama is waging an illegal and senseless war. Read more

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His tweets about Israel's brutality were evidently too much for the chancellor. Read more

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Is the bombing legal? Is it based on oil? Read more

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It was fun to be at the Madison capitol today to protest Sarah Palin and the tea partiers. Read more

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Justice Alito granted corporations religious liberties. Read more

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The conservatives seemed intent on destroying the union shop, but made a narrow ruling, instead. Read more

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Here's why the No-Fly List violates the Fifth Amendment. Read more


Less than 24 hours after same-sex marriage became legal in Wisconsin, there was jubilation in the air outside the city-county building in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more


After the Seattle city council unanimously passed an ordinance raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years, labor supporters in Seattle and around the country hailed it as a huge victory. “The message is clear,” said the Se... Read more


  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... Read more


Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, reacted with sadness to the news that Eric Shinseki resigned from his post as head of the VA. "Secretary Shinseki is an American hero who courageously served his count... Read more


“Regional aggression that goes unchecked—whether in southern Ukraine or the South China Sea ... could draw in our military.” Read more

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It sure sounds like Michael Kinsley, the supposedly "liberal" pundit (at least vis-a-vis a Buchanan or Safire), prefers an Office of Censorship. Read more

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