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Cenk Uygur

ReThink Review: Bulletproof Salesman -- Warzone Safety For Sale

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Due to its scarcity, safety may be the most precious commodity of all in a warzone. And since scarcity raises prices, it's the rich and well connected...

Let's Name the Bankers and Make Them Famous

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

John McCain said during the campaign that he would stop wasteful spending in government by naming names and making people famous. Well, that's a pretty good idea. Let's do it for the bankers to get out money back.

Why This Ex-AIG Executive Is Protesting Treasury's Backdoor "AIG Bailout"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Life can only be understood backward, but it has to be lived forward. That's the only explanation I can offer for the strange turn of events that led to me becoming an AIG executive, then a progressive writer/blogger.

Rep. Steve Cohen: Sarah Palin Made John McCain Look Like "A Captured Soldier in North Vietnam"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Certainly we don't see much of that maverick John McCain who was brave enough to be bipartisan anymore. There is definitely something to Rep. Cohen's observation that the roles have reversed since the presidential campaign.

ReThink Review: A Crude Awakening -- Why We Spill

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With the failure of the "top kill"/"junk shot" to stop the Gulf oil eruption, an inconceivable truth that has always existed is finally starting to si...

ReThink Review: Born On the Fourth of July -- Patriotism Redefined

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What Republicans can't understand is that being critical of your mother or your country doesn't for a second mean that you love them any less.

ReThink Review: Waiting for Armageddon -- the End of the World As They Want It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a person who is not religious, it seems to me that the major difference between a cult and a religion is popularity. And as the documentary Waiting...

ReThink Interview: Cevin Soling, Director of the War On Kids

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The War On Kids, a documentary by Cevin (pronounced "Kevin") Soling, goes inside the American public school system to reveal some unsettling truths --...

ReThink Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats -- the First Earth Battalion Wants You!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Simultaneously a dark, sometimes surreal examination of the US military's foray into psychic warfare, and a comedy with some nuggets of alleged truth.

ReThink Review: Where the Wild Things Are -- the Wild Within

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Making a fantasy movie about a 9-year-old learning to understand his emotions and empathize with others seems like an almost impossible task, and Jonze pulled it off in a way I could have never imagined.

A Fractured Left Might Not Be Such A Bad Thing

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

A progressive break of support for the administration over the health reform bill could be a risky political strategy. But, it could also be quite effective. Just think "divide and conquer."

ReThink Review: American Casino -- Gambling on Timebomb Loans

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When you hear terms that sound very technical like "credit default swap" and "reverse redlining", it's easy for part of your brain to shut off. I was guilty of this myself.

400 Former Obama Staffers: Don't Demobilize the Troops Before the Battle With the Insurance Industry

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

It has become clear that Obama's supporters are beginning to lose faith and the desire to fight for the president if he drops the public option.

ReThinking Standard Operating Procedure: Yes, Virginia, We Really Do Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In light of a new report set to be released today from the CIA, I want to take another look at Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris' documentary about torture at Abu Ghraib.

Newt Gingrich: My Third Wife Wants Me to be a Good Catholic

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Religion has been turned into a political farce in this country. Nobody gives a damn what the Bible actually says or what the religions are supposed to stand for.

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.

Fake Outrage by Politicians About AIG Bonuses

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Time after time, Bush, Obama and Congress had an opportunity to attach limits on executive pay to legislation authorizing bailout money. And time after time, they refused. So, spare me the outrage.

Let's Talk About Race: With Baratunde and Cenk (Part 3)

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

People of color have carried most of the burden of racial dialogue and fights for justice, but that's the way it is.

Let's Talk About Race, Baby!

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Baratunde Thurston and I appeared on MSNBC together to talk about the infamous chimp cartoon. Since then, we have been having the national conversation about race that Eric Holder wanted us to.

Sam Stein

Progressive Hosts Vie For MSNBC's 10PM Slot

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Young Turks Announce Candidacy for MSNBC Slot

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Yes, I might have a funny name. Yes, I might have been accused of being a Muslim. But I remember another man who had similar problems who didn't let those things stand in his way.

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.

Only One Day Left to Tell Your Senators "Lieberman Must Go!"

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Stripping Lieberman of his committee chairmanships is not about exacting revenge. Lieberman has careened to the right on both foreign and domestic policy issues.

Six Degrees of Barack Obama

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The latest right-wing game is to pin controversial figures, who might have said or done anything objectionable at any point in their lifetimes, to Obama.

Cancer Expert Discusses Dangers of McCain's Health Record Secrecy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

McCain is the most public of public figures right now. We have the right to know about his health history because it could interfere with his ability to lead and become a national security issue.