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After the Failed Coup, Many Young Turks Are Yearning for Independence

Kaya Genc | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Kaya Genc

ISTANBUL ― “Did I do the right thing when I brought my kids from the U.S. to Turkey?” a young Turkish scholar asked me last week. We were chatti...

Looking At The Armenian Genocide Through the Lens of Art

Maurizio G. De Bonis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Maurizio G. De Bonis

The Armenian Genocide cannot be left to sink away into silence. The visual arts must strive to play a key role in the transmission of memory, especially to younger generations.

Alan Semerdjian's In the Architecture of Bone

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Christopher Atamian

On the eve of the 100th commemoration fo the Armenian Genocide of 1915, I was happy to revisit ALan Semerdjian's fascinating 2009 book of poetry In the Architecture of Bone.

The Establishment is Not Quite as Established as One Might Think

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While an establishment candidate benefits from institutional support and an existing army of benefactors, they usually downplay this significant asset, trying to present themselves as independent-minded. However, once insurgents are elected, they become the face card of the establishment.

Gay Radio Vet And Comedian Launches All-New 'Young Turks' Show

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For over four amazing years, “The Six Pack” all but dominated our online radio airwaves. So we couldn’t have been sadder to learn that not only ...

April 24th: Remembering the Armenian Dead

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Christopher Atamian

Turkey can delay, it can hem and haw and try to dissimulate, but the reality is that Armenians -- and their Greek and Assyrian counterparts -- have truth on their side; and as we have seen before in the course of human history, truth has a strange way of winning out, eventually.

WATCH: Current TV Host Rages Against Bill O'Reilly

Posted 04.18.2012 | Media

Current TV's Cenk Uygur attacked Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night for saying that organizations on the far left "try to hurt families." Uygur discuss...

WATCH: Cenk Uygur's Current TV Show Debuts

Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Cenk Uygur returned to the cable news airwaves on Monday with a simple message: "we are here to punch the establishment in the mouth." That straigh...

Weekly Audit: Government Shutdown Averted, But At What Cost?

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama reached an eleventh hour budget deal on Friday night,...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Final Score: Compassion 1, Bullying 0‏

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

For the first time this week, Republicans got that funny feeling that you get when you exercise a muscle that you didn't even know you had. That funny feeling the Republicans experienced was . . . a pang of conscience.

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

Web Ad for Bobby Jindal Uses Celebrity Voices (and Mine) Without Permission

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

How do I know? I'm one of the voices they used, which is quite curious because I am neither a celebrity nor anywhere near a Bobby Jindal fan.

Sam Stein

Progressive Hosts Vie For MSNBC's 10PM Slot | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With MSNBC announcing that it was looking to fill its 10PM time slot with original broadcasting, two prominent self-avowed liberals are positioning th...

In Defense of Ben Lyons

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cenk Uygur

The whole entertainment industry is built around sucking up to celebrities. You think Ben Lyons is uniquely responsible for this? Have you watched any entertainment "news" in your life?

Give Someone a Compliment Today

Cenk Uygur | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cenk Uygur

My close friends have already vomited and will not read my next three columns in protest. But I believe in joy.

Virginia + Pennsylvania = Good Night Sleep

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We might know who our next president is by 8:05 PM EST on Tuesday night. This has been such a long time coming for those of us who have been fighting the Bush administration for all of these years.

Why We're Carrying the Brave New PAC Ad About McCain's Health

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Starting Monday, The Young Turks will be carrying the ad that Brave New PAC and Democracy for America have put together on John McCain's health record...

Why the Right's Messaging is Working

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Why is the young brilliant upstart Obama only ahead by single digits. At least part of the reason is this: John McCain knows how to control his message.