An end to gun violence in America, and for America to live up to its promise.
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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Wayne LaPierre and the NRA refuse even to acknowledge that there is a gun problem in this country. Its answer to every massacre is the same: more guns.
Our fundamental civil liberties just took a big hit in Congress.
Senator Dianne Feinstein had made a valiant effort to amend the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act so it would explicitly prohibit the Pentagon from grabbing U.S. citizens and holding them indefinitely.
It’s not like Boehner had to beat Obama into the ground on this. The President, it seems, was always prepared to give it away.
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action and prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”
Justice Kennedy was the author of the two biggest Supreme Court decisions so far upholding gay rights. The logic of his two decisions should propel him forward.
“It’s gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us. And gay people made that happen.”
The NFL should have canceled the Chiefs game, and broadcasters needed to cast some light on the scourge of domestic violence.
Their plan “will cause major economic pain to virtually every American.”
It’s tedious, it’s misnamed, it airbrushes Lincoln, and where, or where, was Frederick Douglass?
Meet Lori Grace, who has also thrown herself into the issues of global warming and election protection.
The World Bank and the UN ring the alarms, while Obama fiddles.
To Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren, to the DREAMERs, and the LGBT activists who are changing the country for the better.
The USDA has proposed a rule that would lessen regulation on the poultry companies. Bon appétit.
This unconditional support for brutal Israeli actions won’t make Israel any safer.
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