Republican Senate Kills Bipartisanship
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 3:34PM
The Republicans have made it official. Mitch McConnell pushed the button and launched the nuclear option in order to stuff a stolen Supreme Court seat with a deeply conservative corporate-friendly pick by Trump. With that, bipartisanship is dead and this is sure to gridlock the Senate for the foreseeable future, so I hope the Republicans feel it is worth it.
What is especially offensive is that Republican officials know this and tried to game for political advantage. During Clinton's... [more]
How the Left can Abuse Money in Politics
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 2:45PM
I'm an adamant opponent of money in politics. I believe corporations are not people. I believe Citizens United engaged a pseudo-aristocracy whose purpose was to suppress the democratic vote -- not by regulation -- but by building American politics as such a dirty shit show that the people just don't care enough to vote anymore.
However, as John Oliver demonstrated with FIFA, money in politics is something that can be leveraged. It is a terrible power, but it is one the people can use so long... [more]
Why TYT Loses Gamer Subs
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 10:29AM
This is a blog specifically to the staff and crew of The Young Turks. I've watched you guys for years. I don't always agree with you on every topic and I'm not a fan of your recent decision to advertise for Squarespace at the beginning of your video segments. However, I know I watch the show for free and the money has to come from somewhere. But I digress.
You guys, particularly Cenk, have a history of rubbing the gamer culture the wrong way by trying to "talk nothing" about it. By that, I... [more]
The Weather Channel sets fire to Breitbart
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 9:27AM
On November 30, 2016, Breitbart cited a news story by Kait Parker of The Weather Channel to indicate global temperatures dropped. Kait Parker fires back this week at Breitbart, telling them to stop misrepresenting the report and get the science straight. I applaud you, Weather Channel and Kait Parker. [more]
Poor Lives Matter
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 2:28PM
Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement began, I have chosen to be a distant observer rather than a participant on either side of the issue. As I learn about the complex dynamics involved in police activity, crime statistics, and our general societal history, I become more confident in remaining where I am. I think both sides of this controversy are wrong about the root of the entire controversy. They both have their observations that are hard to dispute, but both are biased toward a... [more]
Discussion with an Info Wars Advocate
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 6:45PM
So, I had a fun conversation at lunch. I went to a local steak house where my girlfriend and sister work and spotted some Info Wars bumper stickers at the bar next to where we were sitting down. For a moment, I feared one of the employees was promoting this nonsensical claptrap. This fear was reigned in when a young man wearing an Info Wars t-shirt sat down in the adjacent seat just as I criticized Alex Jones for the screaming nut ball that he is. This turned into a conversation that... [more]
Man are from Mars, Critique of Dr. Ellis Silver
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 4:18PM
Here is a fun little gem. A Dr. Ellis Silver has written a book and given some interviews claiming humans may have evolved for conditions on Mars and were brought to Earth some time in the past. He bases his claims on human physiology. Sounds like fun. Let us dissect.
A new book by American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver offers arguments, based on human physiology, that humans as species may not have evolved alongside other life on Earth – but arrived from [Mars], brought here by aliens... [more]
Moving the First and Second Amendment
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10:50AM
"Our rights should not be taken away or altered because of a select few!"
Am I talking about gun rights or freedom to be Muslim? Both are being called into question in light of the Orlando massacre. At a cursory glance, this controversy may feel like a conflict between the first two amendments of our constitution. Some of us want to ban a class of firearms that is capable of mowing down large numbers of people over short range and in confined spaces. Some of us want to ban the religious... [more]