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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I expected an apology from the editor and the publisher of The New York Times on Sunday.
But I didn’t get it, and neither did you.
It’s been more than a week now since the Times began to air out Judith Miller’s dirty laundry, so why haven't they apologized directly to the readers in an editorial?
Bush’s appointment of a new Fed chief, Ben Bernanke, has received rave reviews from almost all quarters, including the New York Times.
Like Greenspan, Bernanke is expected to be, above all, an inflation fighter at the Fed.
And there are a couple things wrong with that.
On October 20, George Mason University issued a statement concerning the arrest of Tariq Khan on campus last month. (See “George Mason Student Busted for Anti-Recruiting.”)
“The university believes it would be inappropriate for this student to be prosecuted in a criminal court,” the statement says. For Khan, this is not sufficient.
Stephen Kobasa has been a Catholic schoolteacher for 25 years.
For the last six years, he has taught English at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, CT.
He no longer teaches there.
Kobasa does not believe there should be an American flag in his classroom.
Bush is claiming a great success from the vote on Saturday in Iraq, calling it “a very positive day for the Iraqis and, as well, for world peace.”
He went of his way to praise the Sunni turnout.
But now he’s bombing the Sunnis.
It was obscene enough that Bush put on such a staged event. . . . But even more obscene was Bush’s immature and foolish boasting about how cool it was that the soldiers were in Tikrit, Saddam’s hometown.
Tariq Khan is a junior at George Mason University in Virginia. An Air Force veteran at 27, he has strong views about the Iraq War and about military recruitment on campus.
I’m trying hard to figure out the intensity of the far right’s anger about the Harriet Miers nomination. Seems unlikely to me, anyway, that Bush and Cheney and Rove would have picked someone who was not a doctrinaire conservative.