Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild is the senior editor of The Progressive magazine (from 1994), which is one of the leading voices for peace and social justice in this country. 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. Rothschild is the host of "Progressive Radio," a syndicated half-hour weekly interview program. And he does a two-minute daily radio commentary, entitled "Progressive Point of View," which is also syndicated around the country.
Rothschild is the author of You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression (New Press, 2007). He also is the editor of Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive, 1909-2009 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).
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Pinter Lays It All Out: Indict Bush, Blair

Pinter Lays It All Out: Indict Bush, Blair
By Matthew Rothschild, December 8, 2005

Pinter asked, “How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand?”

He said that was “more than enough,” adding, “Therefore, it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice.”

May I live so long!

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Rumsfeld, The Blunderbuss

Rumsfeld, The Blunderbuss
By Matthew Rothschild, December 6, 2005

Interestingly, though, Rumsfeld did start to low-ball the Administration’s definition of success.

"One needs to stop defining success in Iraq as the absence of terrorist attacks,” he said.

But oddly, the Pentagon’s own “National Strategy for Victory in Iraq,” which Bush trumpeted last week, defines “longer term” success just that way.

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Bush Targets Al Jazeera? CNN Head Should Get Job Back

Bush Targets Al Jazeera? CNN Head Should Get Job Back
By Matthew Rothschild, November 23, 2005

Remember Eason Jordan, the CNN news chief who was forced to resign back in February because he dared to say, at a private conference, that the United States had killed about a dozen journalists in Iraq?

Well, he’s looking a lot better today.

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