Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur is the founder and CEO of The Young Turks, LLC and the host of the flagship show, The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks), a daily 2-hour show on YouTube. Follow him on Twitter: @cenkuygur

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:15pm
Tear It Down: Why Every Person at the DNC Should Be Fired
There is a common stereotype that Democrats are by their nature weak and feckless. There was nothing weak about FDR. There was nothing weak about the New Deal or his audacious plan to pack the court. Ralph Nader wasn’t weak when he got Nixon to establish the EPA and OSHA. There was a time when...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 4:15pm
Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders
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 of television. Like...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
My Ironic Defense of Brian Williams
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 is Irrelevant . The current controversy surrounding him...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:15am
What Has Obama Done for You Lately?
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 out of...
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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 6:25am
The 3 Real Problems With Drone Strikes
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 a tool.
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Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:52pm
Obama Will Ride to the Rescue... for Republicans
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.
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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 11:38am
The Grand Bargain is a Grand Lie
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 about all of this time?
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:07pm
Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway
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 Security.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:37am
The Real GOP Convention Is on the Cracker Bay
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 that the Romney team just hosted 50 partiers, including some of his top donors. This was one of about a dozen events outside of the convention where they had private meetings with donors giving more than $1 million dollars to his campaign. Over $1 million a piece.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:48pm
Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior
Mitt Romney recently said in Israel that Palestinians don't have as high a GDP per capita as Israelis do because their culture is not as good as Jewish culture. That is both deeply racist and deeply stupid. According to that logic, Jewish culture must not be as good as Arab culture because the GDP per capita of Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait crush Israel's.
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