Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

Zaid Jilani is a journalist for The Intercept. He has previously worked as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet.

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Oscar News
Sunday, March 04, 2018
The Oscars Use a More Fair Voting System Than Most of America Does
The 90th Academy Awards brings with it anticipation from movie fans about who will come out on top. Will Best Picture go to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or The Shape of Water ? Will comic genius Jordan Peele take home an Oscar on Sunday for his original screenplay for Get Out , or does...
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News
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
In Secret Goldman Sachs Speech, Hillary Clinton Admitted No-Fly Zone Would "Kill a Lot of Syrians"
Hillary Clinton reiterated her unreserved support for both a "no-fly zone" and "safe zones" in Syria during Sunday’s presidential debate — but in a partial transcript of private remarks she made at a Goldman Sachs event in 2013, she acknowledged some of the complications involved. Her comments were...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Why the Presidential Debates Will Suck Even Though They Don’t Have To
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have theoretically agreed to three debates. But the value of those debates will be dramatically limited because the Commission on Presidential Debates, which runs them, is a private organization controlled by elites from the two major parties whose goal is to...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Dramatic House Sit-In on Guns Is Undercut By Focus on Secret, Racist Watchlist
Congressional Democrats took the unprecedented step of conducting an actual sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, demanding that Republican leaders allow votes on gun control legislation. But this unusually bold and moving tactic was undercut by the fact that its chief...
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Friday, April 29, 2016
As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”
After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there. “There was never this ‘no boots on the ground,’” said Kirby...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
John Kasich and the Clintons Collaborated on Law That Helped Double Extreme Poverty
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has promoted himself both as a friend of the working poor and as a foe of Hillary Clinton , but as House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, he worked with the Clintons to roll back welfare programs, helping double extreme poverty in America. In...
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Bernie Sanders Gets Group Endorsements When Members Decide; Hillary Clinton When Leaders Decide
In the war for endorsements in the Democratic presidential primary, there is a clear trend. Every major union or progressive organization that let its members have a vote endorsed Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, all of Hillary Clinton’s major group endorsements come from organizations where the leaders...
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Saturday, December 05, 2015
Defense Contractors Cite “Benefits” of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East. Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Bruce Tanner told the conference his...
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