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Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks on Current TV as well as the host and co-founder of The Young Turks online which is the largest news show on the Internet. The Young Turks on Current TV features Uygur and a group of progressive, outspoken journalists and commentators discussing politics and pop culture in an unscripted, no-holds-barred atmosphere that breaks the mold of traditional cable news programming.

The Young Turks (TYT) online has a verified global audience of more than 30 million views a month and over half a billion total video views of The Young Turks YouTube Channel, making it one of the most watched online news shows covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.

The Young Turks premiered on Sirius Satellite Radio in the first quarter of 2002 as the platform's first original program before moving to XM Satellite Radio in 2006. The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network. TYT Network channels include What the Flick?!, TYT Sports, TYT University and TwenTYTwelve, among others. TYT has also recently launched a show called The Point on a new online-only channel, Town Square, as part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative.

Uygur is the former host of MSNBC Live and has appeared numerous times on CNN, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and even Fox News Channel. He is one of the most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post, and also a contributor to Daily Kos and Politico.

Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before co-founding The Young Turks.

Entries by Cenk Uygur

How We Can Fight Back Against the Supreme Court

(269) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Let me start by quoting two great men and a crook that died the other day.

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite." -- Thomas Jefferson

When asked if...

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The Sniveling Apologizers at MSNBC Don't Represent Progressives

(273) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 11:57 PM

First, let me be clear that this is not intended for the hosts on MSNBC. It's management that's the issue. The way Phil Griffin has his hosts trot out for one apology after another is revolting. At least, he included himself in the genuflecting to the right-wing last time around....

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How We Will Crush CNN

(62) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 2:35 AM

The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world. We have just crossed the Million/Billion mark. We have over one million subscribers and one billion views on our YouTube channel. There are only 25 non-music channels in the Million/Billion Club. We are the only news channel in...

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The 3 Real Problems With Drone Strikes

(119) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 7:03 PM

It's frustrating to see how muddled the debate over drones has become. Some people are wondering why we're all so concerned over a new vehicle that delivers bombs, as opposed to planes. No, no, that's not it at all. Drones don't kill people, the U.S. government kills people. It's just...

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Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

(617) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 10:47 AM

The Republicans have put themselves in a holy mess with this Plan B debacle. They now have less than zero leverage. They are a national laughingstock. A majority of the country now thinks they are "too extreme." They just got walloped in the election. And with the tax...

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Why the Grand Bargain Is One-Sided and Totally Unfair

(932) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 7:22 AM

First of all, let's establish that no one in Washington actually cares about balancing the budget. If they did, they would love this so-called Fiscal Cliff. It raises taxes and cuts spending, so it would massively reduce the deficit. Isn't that what all of Washington has been pretending to care...

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Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

(318) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:13 AM

Anyone who thinks President Obama will magically turn around in his second term and be a real progressive is high on a 2008 supply. Soon after President Obama is re-elected he will do the Grand Bargain deal with Republicans, which will cut Medicare, Medicaid, discretionary spending and maybe even Social...

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Brown Nosing the Banks

(90) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 7:20 PM

I can't believe that the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race is still uncomfortably close. Do the people of Massachusetts realize that Scott Brown took $20 billion of taxpayer money and handed it straight to the banks? How could anybody vote for the guy who basically asks the big banks,...

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Rape Panels

(193) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 4:03 PM

Republicans so far have referred to legitimate rape, forcible rape, easy rape, honest rape, emergency rape, enjoyable rape and now gift-from-God rape. Check out this unbelievable Republican Party Rape Advisory Chart for all of the direct quotes from Republicans on this issue.

They're not saying all of this...

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This Election Is Already Over - Obama Has Won

(1230) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 9:05 AM

There's another poll out today showing President Obama with a nine point lead in Ohio. That's the fifth poll in a row showing him with a larger than a five point lead. The Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll that came out last week had him...

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The Real Convention Is at Cracker Bay

(191) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 9:38 AM

One of the reasons this Republican convention has been so deathly dull is that the real action isn't at the convention. It's at Cracker Bay. That's the name of the yacht where the Romney team just hosted 50 partiers, including some of his top donors. This was one of about...

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Here's Who CNN Should Hire for President...

(99) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 4:12 PM

Dylan Ratigan.

Remember, Ratigan was the Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance at Bloomberg. He was the co-creator of the best performing show on CNBC, Fast Money. Most people think of him as a host but he also has a ton of experience running a news operation. And he...

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Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior

(1612) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 11:47 AM

Mitt Romney recently said in Israel that Palestinians don't have as high a GDP per capita as Israelis do because their culture is not as good as Jewish culture. That is both deeply racist and deeply stupid.

According to that logic, Jewish culture must not be as good...

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Politicizing Guns: If Not Now, When?

(1718) Comments | Posted July 21, 2012 | 12:00 PM

It's a trick. When people tell you that you shouldn't politicize a tragedy like the shooting in Aurora, Colorado they are unwittingly helping to spread NRA propaganda. After a tragedy like that, it is the most logical thing in the world to ask what went wrong and how we can...

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Did the Conservative Justices Make 'The Mistake' on Purpose?

(366) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 11:19 AM

On the very first night of coverage of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, we pointed out "The Mistake" by the dissent on The Young Turks. They accidentally left at least 15 references to the "dissent" in the case when referring to Justice...

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The Mandate Is the Perfect Symbol of the Central Mistake of Obama Administration

(1220) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 10:39 AM

The individual mandate in the health care law was originally proposed by the Heritage Foundation, the most conservative think tank in the country. It was supported by almost every Republican in the country, including the first President Bush, Mitt Romney and conservative stalwarts like...

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What Did Obama Mean by Change?

(1126) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 8:28 AM

No reporter has ever asked him as far as I know. I don't know if any will ask this time around. What did you mean by "Change" anyway? He ran a whole campaign on it and does anyone really know what Barack Obama meant he was going to change?

I'm...

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Friendly Advice to CNN -- Change Everything

(362) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 11:17 AM

CNN just had their lowest ratings in a decade. They are in disastrous shape. When I was on MSNBC, we would beat them with a stick. Even after "pro-CNN" stories like revolutions in Egypt and Libya, Japanese nuclear meltdowns and the killing of Osama bin Laden (CNN does...

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WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions

(140) Comments | Posted April 29, 2012 | 10:22 AM

I was at the White House Correspondents' Dinner tonight. And I loved 85% of it. This makes me somewhat of a hypocrite because I often criticize a lot of the people in that room, and I especially single out the chuminess of the press with the government.

Now, I justify...

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Supreme Court Might Decide Their Second Election

(882) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 8:42 AM

It was a similar crew of conservative justices on the Supreme Court that decided that their long-held beliefs on states' rights were irrelevant and made George W. Bush our next president in 2000. Now, they're back!!! And they might decide yet another presidential election.

Imagine the damage it does to...

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