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Cenk Uygur
Cenk Uygur is the host and co-founder of The Young Turks online which is the largest news show on the Internet.

Uygur is the former host of The Young Turks on Current TV, 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

Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders

(542) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:44 AM

Why do millennials like Bernie Sanders so much? I love that this is a mystery to Washington. It's the authenticity, stupid. You can't fake a 40 year record. This is a generation that grew up in a time when entertainment and media is based on authenticity and not the fakeness...

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샌더스가 슈퍼 화요일에 사실은 승리한 이유

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 12:54 AM

*이 글은 허핑턴포스트US에 '젊은 터키인들'의 호스트인 센트 우이구르가 쓴 블로그를 번역한 것입니다.

버니는 수퍼 화요일에 승리했다! 그 이유를 설명해 주겠다.

일부 주 - 특히 콜로라도와 미네소타 - 의 여론 조사가 너무 조잡해서 결과를 예측하기가 어려웠다. 이 두 주는 미래에 대해 갖는 의미가 크기 때문에 아주...

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Why Bernie Sanders Won Super Tuesday

(2169) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 11:56 PM

Bernie won Super Tuesday! Let me explain why.

Going into tonight it was unclear what was going to happen because the polling was so shoddy in some states, especially Colorado and Minnesota. Those two states are so important because of what they mean for the future.

It turns out...

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A New Hope for 2016: @Lessig for #President

(110) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 1:44 PM

The American people are very right. The American people are also very wrong.

96 percent of Americans agree that it is important to reduce the influence of money in elections. This is a no-brainer. Just about the only people who disagree are five Supreme Court justices and the corrupt...

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You Know You're a Bigot When...

(526) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 10:38 AM

You know you're a bigot when you can't take out the word "Muslim" from a sentence you stated and replace it with "Jew" and still have it be socially acceptable. Let's start out nice and easy. A sentence I get with great regularity:

"You're a Muslim apologist."

Ok, let's try...

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My Ironic Defense of Brian Williams

(208) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 10:30 AM

First, let me say very clearly from the beginning that I am biased in this case because I know Brian Williams a tiny bit and he has always been fundamentally decent to me.

On the other hand, I'm the guy who wrote the piece Why Brian Williams...

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The Progressive Presidential Primary

(80) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 9:55 AM

If you think Hillary Clinton is going to fight for a progressive agenda, you're smoking the good stuff. The woman who just told her Goldman Sachs audience that the bankers are misunderstood is going to do what -- get money out of politics, fix the banking system, do progressive economic...

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What Has Obama Done for You Lately?

(249) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Can anyone tell me what President Obama's second-term goals are? What has he accomplished? What would he like to accomplish?

A little bit of immigration reform? Wow! What else? Still waiting.

I've never seen a guy want to coast this much as president. Even Bush who couldn't wait to get...

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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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