Cenk Uygur


The Progressive Presidential Primary

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 7:02 am

Discussion of potential challengers to Hillary Clinton for 2016 presidential primaries

Why Republican Voters Can’t Make Up Their Mind

By: Saturday October 29, 2011 6:51 pm

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?

Obama’s Tipping Point

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 8:30 am

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.

It’s Time for Democrats to Use Their Army of the Potomac

By: Thursday February 11, 2010 6:07 am

General George McClellan had built a huge army during the Civil War. It was known as the Army of the Potomac. The problem was he built it and built it. And almost never used it. It seemed as if his objective was simply to make his army larger rather than actually using it to win the war. Eventually Lincoln had to fire him.

The parallels are striking. Rahm Emanuel seems to think his job is to grow the Democratic Party larger and larger, but he’s forgotten that his real objective is to win the war. We’re supposed to be aiming for real policy changes in the end. If we don’t get those policies, then Rahm’s Army of the Potomac will be useless.

Obama’s Rodney King Strategy

By: Thursday February 4, 2010 6:00 pm

Ever since the Massachusetts election, Barack Obama has been asking Democrats and Republicans, “Can’t we just get along?” It seems he thinks if he just asks hard enough or wishes intensely enough that the Republicans will finally play fair.

They’ve voted no on everything and given him absolutely zero votes on most pieces of legislation. Obama has already tried inviting them over to the White House, negotiating with them, implementing the policies they asked for (deficit reduction commission was the perfect example) – and they still gave him no votes. Apparently the Rodney King strategy is not cutting it.

How Bipartisanship Hurts the Country

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 12:45 pm

We have the worst media in the world. They almost never tell you what’s really going on, especially in politics. They have been pushing this idea that bipartisanship is a great thing to be sought after. Of course, they are aided and abetted by President Obama and the Democratic Party. But it’s not their job to parrot people in power. The reality is so-called bipartisanship is the worst possible thing for the American people.

Bernanke is a Political Time Bomb; Stiglitz Says He Would Take Fed Position

By: Thursday January 28, 2010 6:59 am

Republicans appear to have documents linking Ben Bernanke to a decision to give the backdoor bailouts at AIG despite staff recommendations. They are very specific about which documents show this and they want them made public. If they are made public before the confirmation vote, Bernanke is obviously in a lot of trouble. But there’s a much worse scenario.

An Invitation to the Tea Parties to Join the Fight

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 8:57 am

I’m going to be so bold as to say they can work with us. And we can work with them. But they have to do something first — prove they are not tools of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the country. Fight the banks!

Why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean Can’t be Wrong

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 7:15 am

A short explanation of why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean are playing the politics right by attacking Obama from the left.

How Progressives Can Move Obama to the Left

By: Sunday December 27, 2009 8:00 am

After talking about this with a great many progressives on our show, I’ve come to some conclusions. These are so self-evident that they will be viewed as obvious in hindsight.

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