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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...

Discovery Channel Insider: Sarah Palin's Show Is "a New All Time Low for Discovery"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

According to an inside source at Discovery Channel, people who viewed the promo for Sarah Palin's new show were "rolling their eyes, snickering, and even laughing."

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.

YouTube vs. TV

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It'll be awhile before the advantages of the television networks are worn down. And in the short run, there is still so much more money to be made there. But in the long run, YouTube's strengths will win out.

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.

Jesse Ventura: MSNBC Tried to Shut Me Up

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

We had Jesse Ventura on the show yesterday to talk about his new book, American Conspiracies. He had a lot of interesting theories, such as the possib...

Michael Moore: There's Going to Be a Second Crash (And Glenn Beck Can F--k Off)

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

There's one thing you know about Michael Moore, he's going to come strong. Unfortunately, I share his pessimism about the system. But I believe there is hope at the end of that tunnel.

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.

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.

House Democrats Draw Line in the Sand on Public Option

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not time for half-measures that won't get the job done. If Obama is going to deliver on his promise of change, this is the the time and healthcare reform with a public option is the issue.

Conservative Media vs. Progressive Media

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Do you know how many people read The Weekly Standard? 80,000. To put it bluntly, that's pathetic. Its main purpose is to spread Republican propaganda in the guise of news.

The Young Turks Cross Super Bowl Threshold

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Sometimes your viewers find you, but most of the time, you have to go find your viewers. You must find your viewers in as many different places as you can.

William K. Black on Geithner: "The Guy Has a Track Record of Failure Everywhere He's Gone"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is beginning to feel a little like before the Iraq War when some warned of impending disaster and the administration and mainstream media blew them off.

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.

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.

Air America vs. Fox News

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

In 2008, former Air America host Al Franken was elected the next Senator from Minnesota. Current Air America host Rachel Maddow was given her own television show on MSNBC.

Presidents Kill People, Especially Bush

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

One out of ten times, someone is going to walk into the Oval Office and say, "I'm sorry Mr. President, our intelligence didn't pan out -- we accidentally hit a wedding. Ten civilians killed."

The Ads Obama Should Run Against McCain and Palin

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

These are two ads we put together at The Young Turks that we think Obama should run against McCain and Palin. So, we will be running them free of charge.