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Glenn Greenwald: Media 'Taking The Lead' In Hyping Iranian Threat

Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

Current's Cenk Uygur and blogger Glenn Greenwald talked about media coverage of Iran on Tuesday's "The Young Turks." Both agreed that large sections o...

VP Gore Launches Political Comeback

Tammy Haddad | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media
Tammy Haddad

There was a moment of shock and awe as the former vice president and 2000 presidential candidate gave his political views on the Republican candidates, Supreme Court decisions, Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and the perils of being called a "flip flopper."

How We Can Change the Media

Cenk Uygur | Posted 02.12.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

A quote you see everywhere is Gandhi's line about being the change you want to see in the world. Since I'm a corny guy, I took that to heart. Here are some of the main problems with the establishment media that I want to help change.

WATCH: Cenk Uygur Takes A Swipe At Sharpton

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

Newly minted Current TV host Cenk Uygur took another swipe at his cable news nemesis Al Sharpton on Thursday. Sharpton was Uygur's replacement afte...

Cenk Uygur Coming To Current TV

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Media

Cenk Uygur is headed to Keith Olbermann's house. Current TV announced Tuesday that Uygur is bringing his Web show "The Young Turks" to its network....

WATCH: Former MSNBC Host Commiserates With Olbermann

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.21.2011 | Media

Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Thursday night to talk about his departure from the network. Uygur tol...

Want to Solve All Your Problems, Rupert Murdoch? Become a Banker.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Rupert Murdoch's got problems. But there's an easy way for him to save his company: Turn the News Corporation into a Wall Street bank. There won't be any prosecutions, and the government will even sweeten the deal with billions of dollars in easy money.

ReThink Review: Thor -- Thorrible?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Thor marks the official beginning of the summer blockbuster season -- and these days, that means comic books and superheroes.

Ann Coulter vs. Sarah Palin

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I am not the least bit bothered by Ann Coulter calling me a "retarded person." But I do know someone who should be steaming mad about this -- Sarah Palin.

New Poll Confirms Country Is Clearly Progressive

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

While they talk about cutting so-called entitlement programs in Washington, the American people have completely different priorities. Their first step to balancing the budget? Raise taxes on the rich.

GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election.

Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Obama?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why are Democrats who were willing to fight Bush crumbling in front of Obama? He claims to be the leader of the party, but honestly who cares? If he is doing the exact opposite of what Democrats claim to stand for, why does it matter what he calls himself?

The Hidden Cost of Capitulation

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

President Obama doesn't seem to understand Politics 101. You don't just count the votes based on how the other side says they're going to vote -- from time to time, you call their bluff.

Is Barack Obama Stupid?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

A new CBS News poll out confirms every other poll we've seen on the topic -- the American people are solidly against tax cuts for the rich. Now, as a politician, why would you be on the other side of this issue?

ReThink Review: Tangled -- Are the Disney Princesses Good for Girls?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Are the Disney Princesses clean fun for girls, or are they anti-feminist propaganda that teaches girls to simply look pretty until Prince Charming arrives?

Why Can't We Be the Job Creators?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

How about instead of giving the money to the rich and hoping that they create jobs, we just create the jobs! Imagine what we could build and how much good we could do if we just hire people directly.

Glenn Beck's Horrific Lie

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Glenn Beck has told a lie so grotesque that it goes beyond the pale of even dirty politics. Just when I thought he couldn't shock my conscience anymore, he has done it. Let me explain.

Cutting Social Security is the New TARP

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Politicians who signed off on TARP lived to regret the day they did. That's the same exact thing that's going to happen to politicians who sell out the middle class by agreeing to cut Social Security.

How'd That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms.

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats said they were going to bring change -- and they didn't. That is their fundamental error. And that is why they are being voted out right now.

What Obama Is Missing

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Unfortunately, President Obama still doesn't get it. He's not alone; almost the entire Washington media doesn't understand what we're talking about when we say change.

Silver Lining in Corporate Attack on Democrats

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

In the past, corporations and rich donors were savvy enough to split their giving to both political parties so that both sides would have a financial incentive to protect them.

The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

When the economy takes off and when it slows down matches the fluctuation of our tax rates. Except the correlation is the opposite of conventional wisdom: the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.

Obama Scapegoats His Own Voters

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Scapegoating the professional left might send the DC crowd into orgasmic seizures, but what does it do to win the country over? What does it do about unemployment?

Why Does Barack Obama Love the Establishment So Much?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why did the guy who promised to change the whole system bring in the guys who are most wedded to the system? Why does Barack Obama love the establishment so much?