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Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks, the first ever live, daily web television talk show. The Young Turks are on XM Satellite Radio 8-9PM ET (XM 167, America Left) and on Sirius Left 146. The Young Turks is one of the Top 100 You Tube Partners, with over 18 million views a month on their You Tube Channel.
The Young Turks recently won the Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards.
The Young Turks premiered on Sirius Satellite Radio in the first quarter of 2002 as the platform's first original program before moving to XM Satellite Radio in 2006. The show is the largest online news show in the world.
Cenk Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before starting The Young Turks. Along with hosting TYT, Cenk is a regular fill-in host on MSNBC. Cenk also blogs on Huffington Post, Daily Kos, ABC News and Politico.
A sampling of recent guests include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Jimmy Carter, Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, DNC Chair Howard Dean, Porn Star Mary Carey, Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan, Actor Matt Dillon, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark, Actor Mel Brooks, Brian Williams of NBC News, Sam Donaldson of ABC News, Professor of Linguistics at MIT Noam Chomsky, Actor Richard Dreyfuss, Political Commentator Mary Matalin, Political Commentator Arianna Huffington, among numerous others.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 21, 2010 Fox News Comes Out of the Closet
How about the poor Democrats that are the victims of this propaganda machine? They are so clueless and feckless that it's almost hard to feel sorry for them. You begin to feel contempt. Is anyone ever going to fight back against this machine? Do you people even know what's happening to you?
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, November 12, 2010 Glenn Beck's Horrific Lie
As much as I disagree with the hosts on Fox News, I have never called for any of them to be fired. I defended Don Imus when he got in trouble with his incendiary comments. That's because I believe a talk show host should have wide berth, even to offend. They are the conversation starters and at the heart of our political discourse.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, April 23, 2010 Where Are the Tea Party Protests About Wall Street?
We're down to the wire here on financial reform. I can't think of a better time to put pressure on Wall Street and Washington to make sure there is adequate regulation to ensure that we never have another bailout. The AFL-CIO is about to have a protest at Wall Street on April 29th. Great, that makes sense. I'm sure the right-wing groups who are also upset about the bailouts will join them.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 15, 2010 How the Rich Conduct Class Warfare
First, let me get this out of the way - I have no problems with the rich. I plan on being rich. I'm an American. I believe. We all believe we can get to the top and enjoy the spoils of wealth. We are Americans.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 19, 2011 How to Regain Our Democracy
There is one answer. It is the one thing that is above Congress and the Supreme Court -- a constitutional amendment. We must pass an amendment saying that corporations are not people and they do not have the right to spend money to buy our politicians. Corporations have no soul. They are profit-making robots. They are not endowed by their creator with inalienable rights. They are legally created fictions...
(23 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 4, 2010 Is Barack Obama Stupid?
53% of respondents said there should only be tax cuts for the middle class and no tax cuts for people making over $250,000. That's the number most people in the media are using, but that's not quite accurate. Another 14% said they don't want tax cuts for anybody, including the top bracket. S
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, May 10, 2010 The Problem With Elena Kagan Is Barack Obama
I have no idea what kind of Justice Elana Kagan is going to be, and almost no one else does either. She might be a terrific progressive or she might move the Court to the right, as some fear. My problem with her isn't her stated positions, as she doesn't have very many.
(15 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 9, 2011 Progressives Must Stand up to the President
There almost isn't any deal you can't get Obama to sign off on. And that's my whole point for writing this -- we can not have him do this next time!
Next time, the negotiations are over trillions, not billions. If he meets them more than halfway -- as he has done every single time now -- it will be a colossal disaster.
(30 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 24, 2009 How Progressives Can Move Obama to the Left
Does he mean well or does he have bad intentions? Come on, don't be ridiculous. Of course, he means well. But in his own mind, George Bush thought he meant well, too (for the most part). I'm positive that Obama thinks that he is doing the best he can to bring about as much change as he can within the limits of this system.
(15 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Obama's Tipping Point
I have been saying for a long time now that President Obama is the world's worst negotiator and has absolutely no interest in fighting for progressive principles. I didn't make this up out of the whole cloth. I voted for the guy and I desperately wanted him to succeed. But my job is to cover politics and when you cover Obama all you see is him running for cover.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 2, 2010 Unilateral Disarmament Has Destroyed the Democrats
President Obama spent the first two years of his administration practicing political unilateral disarmament. He laid down his arms to reach out to Republicans, and they ripped his arms off and clubbed him over the head with them.
(23 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 29, 2012 Supreme Court Might Decide Their Second Election
It was a similar crew of conservative justices on the Supreme Court that decided that their long-held beliefs on states' rights were irrelevant and made George W. Bush our next president in 2000. Now, they're back!!! And they might decide yet another presidential election.
SHARE Friday, October 15, 2010 Silver Lining in Corporate Attack on Democrats
In the past, corporations and rich donors were savvy enough to split their giving to both political parties so that both sides would have a financial incentive to protect them. Yes, they might lean more to the Republican side, but they gave enough to the Democrats to get them properly motivated to look out for corporate interests.
(14 comments) SHARE Monday, June 21, 2010 Why Our Nobles Betray Us
I understand that it's a little goofy to draw lessons from a fictional movie, but I am going to proceed nonetheless. My wife and I were just watching Braveheart and there was one interesting element in there. In the movie, the nobles of Scotland keep betraying William Wallace who is fighting for the people of Scotland. And my wife asked me why the nobles continually stab Wallace in the back if he is fighting for their country.
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Was Jared Loughner's Act Political?
Was Jared Loughner's act in shooting Rep. Giffords political? Apparently this is what's being debated with a straight face now. Is this a joke? He shot a politician in the head. He called it an "assassination." What part of that was unclear?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 13, 2011 How We Can Change the Media
A quote you see everywhere is Gandhi's line about being the change you want to see in the world. Since I'm a corny guy, I took that to heart.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 3, 2014 The Progressive Presidential Primary
If you think Hillary Clinton is going to fight for a progressive agenda, you're smoking the good stuff. The woman who just told her Goldman Sachs audience that the bankers are misunderstood is going to do what -- get money out of politics, fix the banking system, do progressive economic policy? Even if you "stand with Hillary," you don't believe that.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, September 10, 2010 Why Rahm Was 100% Wrong
Rahm was supposed to be some sort of political genius. But it has turned out to be the exact opposite. He blew it. He had no idea what he was talking about and it looks like his party is about to lose a massive amount of seats. Why? Because Rahm was wrong, completely and utterly wrong.
(20 comments) SHARE Friday, December 17, 2010 Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Obama?
Bush just barely got his tax cuts passed. President McCain wouldn't have come close. Only a Democratic president could so effectively get a Democratic Congress to agree to that for the rich. So much for "centrist" policies benefiting everyone.
(27 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 22, 2012 Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans
There is only one person who can rescue the Republican Party now -- Barack Obama. And he will. In fact, he actively wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. He can't wait for that pat on the back from the establishment when they finally call him post-partisan, above party politics, and a statesman for screwing over his own voters. Let's see what he does. You shall know him by his works.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Obama?
You want to hear something really depressing? If John McCain had won the presidency, there is almost no chance he could have gotten the Bush tax cuts extended for the rich. Think about it. How was a Republican president going to get an overwhelmingly Democratic Senate and House to pass those tax cuts that they hated under Bush?
SHARE Thursday, January 6, 2011 Ann Coulter vs. Sarah Palin
Does that mean Sarah Palin also thinks Ann Coulter should be fired? Does Ann Coulter have a job she can be fired from? What does Ann Coulter do with her life? Come to think of it, what does Sarah Palin do? More importantly, how will these ladies settle this?
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 29, 2011 Vote Against Obama in Iowa
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a crime against our constitution. It allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens by the military inside the US - without a trial. It's one of the worst laws ever passed in the US and it passed with nary a peep of opposition. I'm positive that a huge percentage of the population is not even aware of it, partly because the establishment media didn't even bother covering it.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Gibbs is Wrong: It Isn't About the Professional Left
On Tuesday, Robert Gibbs made comments about the "professional left" being "crazy" for attacking Obama. Then he backpedaled away from those comments by saying, "I watch too much cable, I admit." If he was watching cable last week, this is what he might have seen:
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Why Does Barack Obama Love the Establishment So Much?
You're losing the whole American population while trying to cater to these clowns. Get your head out of ... the DC/NY bubble. The rest of the country doesn't think you're too tough on business; they think you haven't done enough to help them -- the middle class.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, September 3, 2010 Unilateral Disarmament Has Destroyed the Democrats
President Obama spent the first two years of his administration practicing political unilateral disarmament. He laid down his arms to reach out to Republicans, and they ripped his arms off and clubbed him over the head with them.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Why Can't We Be the Job Creators?
The Republicans always use the excuse that we have to give the rich huge tax cuts because they are the "job creators." Of course, the reality is that giving tax cuts to the rich is the very worst way of getting more money into the economy. The multiplier effect for tax cuts for the wealthy is the lowest of almost any stimulative program the government can try.
(19 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 4, 2011 New Poll Confirms Country is Clearly Progressive
New poll out indicates that the country is clearly, massively, overwhelmingly progressive. While they talk about cutting so-called entitlement programs in Washington, the American people have completely different priorities.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 11, 2009 Four Reasons Why the Public Health Care Option is Irrefutable
[W]hat drives me crazy is that after paying more than any other country in the world, we get the 37th best coverage. That's unacceptable. We need to change this system. It must be the public option or bust. There will be many things to negotiate in the final bill, but this cannot be one of them. Otherwise, there will be no real reform.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts
Republicans have repeated the lie that tax cuts are always good for the economy so often that all of Washington seems absolutely convinced that it's true. The conventional wisdom is so established on this that all a Republican has to say is, "Everyone knows you don't raise taxes in the middle of a recession ..." Or in good times or in mediocre times or ever. All tax cuts are always good.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 1, 2011 Is Obama Playing Rope-a-Dope?
Here was the headline on Yahoo tonight: Obama bows to Boehner on jobs speech
I can tell you what any progressive who has been paying attention thought, "Oh boy, here we go again."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 27, 2012 Rape Panels
Republicans so far have referred to legitimate rape, forcible rape, easy rape, honest rape, emergency rape, enjoyable rape and now gift-from-God rape. The bottom line is that they don't want to have a rape exception for abortions.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Obama Scapegoats His Own Voters
I was just going to write about how we should rally the troops to fight for strong progressives (as I did in this video), when Obama dragged me back into the fight between real progressives and the Obama administration. As Al Pacino said in Godfather III, every time I think I'm done with it, he keeps pulling me back in.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, April 2, 2010 Rep. Cohen: Palin Made McCain Look Like "A Captured Soldier"
Rep. Steve Cohen was on last night and he brought it. He said the Republicans in Congress seemed to be encouraging the Tea Party protests to the point of nearly inciting a riot. He said it was like "mob rule." In Tennessee people were throwing rocks through windows. Talking about the local and national protests, the Congressman said, "It was the verge of Kristallnacht."
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Insider: Palin's Show Is "a New All Time Low for Discovery"
Last night on The Young Turks we broke the story of reaction to Sarah Palin's new show inside Discovery. We have an inside source at Discovery Communications and we've been leaked information on Sarah Palin's show for The Learning Channel.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 11, 2010 Cutting Social Security Is tthe New TARP
With the Deficit-Reduction Commission, as usual, a bunch of over privileged ingrates have been chosen by a bunch of over privileged ingrates to tell the rest of us that we don't need what little we have.If they go through with their recommendations, they all deserve to be taken down, including Obama.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 2, 2011 Bin Laden Dead - War Was Not the Answer
A lot of people will make the point today that we should leave Afghanistan as soon as possible now that our top goal of going over there has been accomplished. This comes, ironically, eight years to the day after President Bush declared Mission Accomplished in regard to Iraq -- and can anyone remind me what that mission was?
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 28, 2010 It's the Derivatives, Stupid
Free market fundamentalists say the real problem with our financial sector is that they are over-regulated. If we just let the banks regulate themselves that we wouldn't have any problems. Rush Limbaugh says Goldman Sachs is the victim. The government caused the problems with all of their rules and regulations.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 28, 2011 Why Republican Voters Can't Make Up Their Mind
It seems like every couple of weeks we have a new leader in the Republican field. Michele Bachmann has been there, so has Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, and now Herman Cain sits atop the field. Why can't Republican voters make up their minds?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?
There is a fascinating disparity in these 2010 elections. When asked which party will cope better with the issues facing this country over the next couple of years, Democrats win 42-38%. When asked who will handle the economy better, Democrats win 44-37%. When asked which party you approve of more in Congress, Democrats win 36-30%. Yet, they're about to get wiped out.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 24, 2010 Ask Goldman Sachs to Give it Back!
Join us on Monday, June 7th at noon in front of the Treasury building to demand our $13 billion back from Goldman Sachs. First job is to get Geithner to recognize that he should have never given that particular money to that particular bank for that particular transaction. Or to come out and justify his actions. Let him step out, greet us and tell us why it was such a smart idea to pay off AIG's side bets with Goldman.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 8, 2010 The Hidden Cost of Capitulation
Now that the president has signaled yet another collapse in agreeing to tax cuts for the rich, there is a hidden cost to this capitulation. He is now stuck defending this deal for the rest of his term. I predicted this on the show yesterday and today it's playing out exactly the way I imagined, with the president sending out advisers to talk about what a great idea it is to give tax cuts to the rich.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 3, 2010 How'd That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?
I'd like to ask all of the people who thought trying to reach out to Republicans in a bipartisan manner would be a good idea -- Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama in particular -- how'd that work out for you?
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, June 28, 2010 Why Washington is More Right-Wing Than the Rest of the Country
We recently had John Avlon on the program and he is a devout "centrist." That used to mean that you were somewhere on the political spectrum between the left and the right. It now means that you set up false equivalencies between the left and the right and call everything even no matter what.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 5, 2010 Is Barack Obama Stupid?
Although 77% of Americans would let the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire, it's a fact that most Democrats also get campaign donations from the millionaires and billionaires. Though it's self-destructive in the long run because those guys will always give more to the Republicans, the Dems can't wean themselves off of that money. So, they go along with whatever their rich funders want.
SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior
The most relevant part of this exchange might be the perspective it gives us into Mitt Romney's world view. Rich makes right. If Israel is richer, by definition, it must be superior. If Mitt Romney is richer than everyone else, he must be superior to everyone else. Elect me for president, I'm richer than the other guy.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 29, 2010 What Obama is Missing
I know everyone is going to yell at me for writing this now. I can hear it now, "We're trying to win an election! You're not helping! Criticizing Democrats now is akin to getting into bed with Karl Rove!" Ok, I hope not the last one, that sounds creepy, but you get the point.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 22, 2010 Why Does Fox News Have More Power Than Any Progressive in the Country?
As we can all see now, when Fox says jump, the Obama administration asks how high? (Then jumps one inch less and considers it a progressive victory). Is there anyone Obama won't fire or throw under the bus if Fox asks him to? What if they ask Obama to fire himself? Would he do it? Or would he just fire Biden and say he met them halfway?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 14, 2010 Let's Name the Bankers and Make Them Famous
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. So, we've adopted it (call us bipartisan). Except we're going to apply it to the bankers who took our money.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 Fox News Comes Out of the Closet
Fox News finally made it official. They are part and parcel of the Republican Party. They are now the largest donors to the Republican Governors Association, having given them $1 million dollars. They also employ three out of the top four Republicans in the Iowa Caucus Poll for GOP presidential candidates.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 11, 2010 Cutting Social Security is the New TARP
Politicians who signed off on TARP lived to regret the day they did (especially Republican ones, just ask Bob Bennett and Mike Castle). Those votes will haunt the congressmen who supported the bailouts for years to come. That's the same exact thing that's going to happen to politicians who sell out the middle class by agreeing to cut Social Security.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2007 How the New Media Works
In the old days, you needed authority figures to sort out the news for you and tell you what was important and weed out the riff-raff. But these aren't the old days. I have a mind of my own. I don't need to borrow a news anchor's. And if I were to borrow one, that's not the first place I would look
In the new media, news is broken down into three subsets.
1- the collectors
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 9, 2010 Capitalism's Achilles Heel: The Cassano Loophole
There is a glitch in the system. Alan Greenspan famously said after the collapse that he had "found a flaw" in his free market ideology. He added, "Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholder's equity (myself especially) are in a state of shocked disbelief."
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, February 3, 2014 The Sniveling Apologizers at MSNBC Don't Represent Progressi
First, let me be clear that this is not intended for the hosts on MSNBC. It's management that's the issue. The way Phil Griffin has his hosts trot out for one apology after another is revolting. At least, he included himself in the genuflecting to the right-wing last time around. The whole display is pathetic.
SHARE Friday, August 31, 2012 The Real Convention Is on the Yacht, "Cracker Bay"
The only delegates that matter were on that yacht. They call this group the "Victory Council." This is made of people who are literally millionaires and billionaires and who dictate what Mitt Romney's positions will be. He's a legendary flip-flopper, but if you want to know what he really thinks you had to be on that boat.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 16, 2010 Obama's Last Test
The final financial reform package has been dramatically watered down and is riddled with loopholes. But its supporters (and some critics) say that we shouldn't worry because it at least allows regulators to get tough on the financial industry later -- if they think it's necessary. That is actually true. It does have such provisions.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 27, 2010 GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"
John Boehner keeps saying over and over that the Democrats must go along with Republican plans from now on because they have to listen to the... will of the public. Well, here's what I don't remember -- the Republicans giving a damn about the will of the public after the 2008 elections. The American people spoke as loudly and clearly as I have ever seen in any election in my lifetime.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 26, 2010 "The List" of Journolist Participants is Fake
There is now a list going around in conservative websites purporting to be "The List" of media participants in Journolist. It's fake. How do I know? I'm on The List. And I was never on Journolist.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 27, 2010 Take the Damn Vote
Serious people assure us that there just aren't the votes, even to pass it through reconciliation where you only need a simple majority. You know, there is one way to find out. Take the damn vote.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Ban Glenn Beck from Ground Zero
So, if we're banning things from near Ground Zero, then banning Glenn Beck makes more sense than anything else. The Park51 Project is actually trying to heal wounds, spread a moderate form of Islam and reach out to everyone in the community. And they certainly have never said anything nearly as offensive about the 9/11 victims or their families as Beck has.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Friendly Advice to CNN -- Change Everything
CNN just had their lowest ratings in a decade. They are in disastrous shape. When I was on MSNBC, we would beat them with a stick. Even after "pro-CNN" stories like revolutions in Egypt and Libya, Japanese nuclear meltdowns and the killing of Osama bin Laden (CNN does much better when major news or international stories break out), we still beat them. Now they're doing so poorly I might even catch them on Current.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Israel Must Release the Full Raid Tapes
Every news outlet in the world has been running the tape of the Israeli commando raid on Free Gaza Flotilla released by the Israeli Defense Forces. It lasts about a minute and clearly shows the commandos being attacked by the people on board as they rappel down from their helicopters.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 9, 2010 Would a Black Judge Have Been Biased in Brown v. Board of Education?
US District Judge Vaughn Walker is the judge who issued the ruling that Prop 8, which bans same sex marriage in California, is unconstitutional. Conservatives are now claiming that he is gay (which is unconfirmed at this point) and that his gayness presents an obvious bias. Furthermore, he should have recused himself from the case because as a gay man he would have a conflict of interest in deciding a case on gay rights.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 3, 2010 How'd That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?
If the Obama White House trusts one more idiot in Washington who says they should try reaching consensus with the Republicans, then they deserve the ass kicking they'll get next time around, too.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 10, 2011 Huckabee the Scrivener: The Man Who Could be President, But Prefers Not To
I have been saying for about a year now that the man best positioned to become the next President of the United States is Mike Huckabee. To this day, the Republican voter is desperately in search for the anti-Romney. Even seven out of ten Romney voters say they could switch their vote to someone else. There is no brand loyalty there at all.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts
The question isn't whether tax cuts or tax increases are always the right answer. The question is at what level of taxes do we stimulate the economy, collect enough revenue to run a functioning government and let people keep as much of their income as we can.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 29, 2012 WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions
I was at the White House Correspondents' Dinner tonight. And I loved 85% of it. This makes me somewhat of a hypocrite because I often criticize a lot of the people in that room, and I especially single out the chuminess of the press with the government.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Progressives Get Clean Sweep on Election Night
Last night went just about as well as it could possibly go for progressives. The more progressive candidate won in Pennsylvania when Joe Sestak ousted long-time Republican, short-time Democrat Arlen Specter. Clearly, a win for progressives.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 4, 2010 Israeli Defense Forces Execute American Citizen
What else would you call it? The Israeli commandos that boarded the Free Gaza Flotilla shot Furkan Dogan once in the chest and four times in the head at close range. Was he still resisting after the third head shot? Did five different commandos happen to shoot him all at the same time in the middle of the night with stunning accuracy?
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 11, 2010 Obama Administration Misunderstands Capitalism
On Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius went in to chide the health insurance companies. Or at least that's what she was supposed to do according to the notes they handed the press before the event. Instead she wound up being very polite as usual and just pleaded with them to do the right thing and care about their customers. She can't help herself, she's so soft. That's why Obama picked her.
SHARE Friday, June 25, 2010 Lincoln Amendment or Bust
It looks like the fate of financial reform will get decided on Friday. There have been so many ups and downs in this effort. We've lost so many battles over crucial parts of the bill.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 26, 2010 Ban Glenn Beck from Ground Zero
Beck has said in the past that he "hates" the 9/11 families. He said on his program in 2005 that he is "so sick of them." That they should just "shut up" because they are "always complaining."
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Obama Scapegoats His Own Voters
they think yelling at their voters before an election is smart electoral politics. Accuse them of whining and taking their ball and going home. Treat them like children and maybe they'll comply? These are Democrats we're talking about so maybe they thought their voters would respond well to abuse. It is after all what Republicans have been using on Democratic politicians all of these years to great effect.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 29, 2010 Imagine if We Never Ended the War on Alcohol
Remember we did have a War on Alcohol. It was called Prohibition. In fact, we took that far more seriously than our War on Drugs. We even passed a constituional amendment about it. Of course, the gigantic difference is that we realized that was a mistake and reversed course.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 13, 2007 Why Do You Need Immunity If You Haven't Broken the Law?
The Bush administration is desperately trying to get immunity for the telecom companies inserted into the next wiretapping bill. But let me ask a simple question - why would the telecom companies need immunity if they didn't break the law?
I'm not trying to be clever here. I'm asking a literal question. Isn't this an obvious admission that the administration did ask the large telecommunication companies to break the law ?
SHARE Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Obama's "Mission Accomplished" Moment?
Everybody is celebrating this health care reform legislation like we just won the Super Bowl. Or just beat Iraq. All that's missing is the "Mission Accomplished" sign.
SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 How the Toxic Asset Plan Will Magically Make Your Money Disappear
Under the Treasury Department's toxic asset proposal, the government puts in 85% of the investment in these assets through a loan given by the FDIC. The Treasury puts in another 7.5% of the money and the private investor contributes the final 7.5%. This is a guaranteed way of transferring money from the American taxpayer to the private investors.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 4, 2008 Why McCain Has Caught Obama and What Obama Can Do About It
2 reasons why John McCain has caught Barack Obama in the national polls. 1) McCain has changed the whole conversation about this election into one question - do you want to vote for or against Obama? This is genius. Obama needs to switch the conversation if he wants to win. 2) Obama has only played defense so far and has not attacked at all. This is weakness and a sure-fire way to lose an election.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 7, 2007 The Soft Underbelly of the Democratic Party
Here we go again. I was going to write a nice, fun piece about Matt Damon on a lovely Sunday afternoon when the Democrats went and ruined everything, as usual. From time to time, I am told that I am too hard on the Democrats. It is not possible to be too hard on these vacillating, spineless, rudderless, clueless clowns.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 3, 2006 The Republicans Lost Iraq
Let's get this straight - once and for all. It was a Republican president, a Republican administration, a Republican Senate, a Republican House and entirely Republican government that started and lost the war in Iraq. No excuses. They screwed this thing up entirely. It is 100% their fault.
Now that we have lost in Iraq, I think the country would be better off listening to the Democrats on how to extricate us from this mess.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Why is General Petraeus Helping Iran?
Yet, no one has helped Iran more inside Iraq than he has. We have lent the full force of our military might to the political faction and Shiite militia most closely associated with Iran.
SHARE Monday, October 29, 2007 ush Insiders Describe How This Administration Starts Wars
Iran had basically surrendered to us in 2003 -- and we refused their offer of turning in all of their terrorist allies and completely stopping their nuclear program. If we actually cared about ending terrorism or their nuclear ambitions, we would have jumped all over this deal. But that is not what Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld cared about.