TYT Network Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)
  • Marvel’s Agents of Shield - Are You Watching?

    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered to huge ratings! But will it keep going? What do you think of new SHIELD characters: Grant Ward, Skye, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, Melinda May, and of course, the return of Agent Phil Coulson? Did the pilot set a good precedent for the rest of the series, and is it enough to keep Whedonites’ hearts a-flutter? Did certain plot points seem believable to you, or could they have gone a different way? Kim Horcher and Tim Frisch talk all about the finer points of Agents of SHIELD and what they expect for the series!

  • Republicans Vs. Democrats: Why So Angry? With Robert Reich

    Americans are more bitterly divided along political lines today than they have been in nearly a century. While the advent of social media and the shout-fests of opinionated radio and cable TV have played a role, the greatest factor driving today’s political polarization is income inequality.

  • Miley Cyrus Warns Justin Bieber - Don’t “Become A Joke”

    Miley Cyrus said she was a mentor to Justin Bieber in her recent Rolling Stone interview, adding that she tells him not to go around shirtless and that if he’s not careful he could become a ‘joke’ like Vanilla Ice. Mark Register (TYT Technical Director & the guy who came up with ‘5 words or less’) helps us break it down on Pop Trigger.

  • Best/Worst Players Of NFL Week 4

    Reggie Bush touchdown run vs Chicago Bears was one of the best of the week. Dexter McCluster’s 89 yard punt return vs New York Giants was a game winner for the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. These are a few of the guys that could be awarded our coveted Turk of the Week award. For Jurk of the Week, which we give out each week for the worst/dumbest plays, players broadcasters and/or coaches were selected by our panel of Rick Strom, Steve Oh, Ben Mankiewicz and Cenk Uygur.

  • Walter White: Republican Hero Or American Victim?

    “It is safe to say that as “Breaking Bad” comes to a close, Vince Gilligan’s series is the moment’s Best Show In the History of Television. Incredibly, the show isn’t even over yet, and it is already a cult classic, with all the attendant prop fetishization and tourism industries that come with such a designation. But as we approach the final episode, there’s an unanswered question: What makes the show so historically important? Critics have rightly lauded the series for, among other things, its cinematography, its dialogue, its character development and its carefully constructed plot twists. Yet, in this much-vaunted new Golden Age of TV, there are plenty of programs with great visuals, terrific conversations, nuanced personalities and enticing stories — but most never achieve the same notoriety as the life of Walter White.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. *Read more here from David Sirota / Salon: http://www.salon.com/2013/09/28/walter_whites_sickness_mirrors_america/

  • Breaking Bad - Series Finale (Felina) Review

    Description: Breaking Bad’s long-awaited series finale, Felina (Season 5, Episode 16) finally brought the saga of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Skyler, Flynn, the Aryan Brotherhood, and more to a close. Was the final chapter of Breaking Bad worth the wait? What will become of Skyler and Holly? Did Jesse get what he deserved? And did Walt’s story end the way it should have? Ben Mankiewicz (host of Turner Classic Movies), John Mankiewicz (writer on House of Cards), Alonso Duralde (TheWrap.com and Linoleum Knife podcast) and Brett Erlich (Comic, co-host of Pop Trigger) discuss the last-ever episode of Breaking Bad. Was the chemistry there for you? Join in the discussion in the comments below, and tweet our reviewers!

  • Homeland - Season 3 Premiere (Tin Man Is Down) Review

    Description: Homeland returns to Showtime with the season 3, episode 1: “Tin Man Is Down.” Was the premiere worthy of the show, and did it help make sense of the season 2 finale? Does the premiere mark a change of pace for Homeland, and is it a welcome one? How will the Brody family be handled from here on, and do they matter in the wake of the U.S. warfare storyline? Ben Mankiewicz (host of Turner Classic Movies) and Alonso Duralde (TheWrap.com and Linoleum Knife podcast) discuss the season 3 premiere of Homeland. Join in the discussion in the comments below, and tweet our reviewers!

  • Ovaries Get Damaged When Women Drive, Says Saudi Sheik

    Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website sabq.org. Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said. The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

  • An Ode To Michelle Bachmann & Her Totally Straight Husband

    Michele Bachmann isn’t running for Congress again. Of course, it has nothing to do with the ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential bid! It’s easy to make fun of her, and I’m certainly not above that. Any member of Congress who calls for an investigation into the loyalty and American-ness of her colleagues, as Bachmann famously did on Hardball in 2008, deserves a mountain of ridicule. Michelle Bahmann announced she’s not seeking reelection in 2014, much earlier than she ever should have. And with that, we present an ode to Michelle Bachmann, “celebrating” her “best” moments. Cenk Uygur presents that, and a video for Marcus Bahmann too!

  • The Soothing Balm For Scandal Fatigue.

    Scandal Fatigue: n. A condition whereupon suffers “can’t F’ing BELIEVE these partisan, government and/or corporate media pricks are crying victim to actions they themselves have been guilty of for the last 40 years and FLOODING the airwaves with this crap when there are REAL scandals out there to cover and actual work to be done.”

  • Do You Really Need Your Pinky Toe?

    ….according to Dr. Anne Holly Johnson, instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School….nah. Why is this? Well, evolutionarily speaking, we can still live pretty full lives in the modren day without that toe. This includes walking with balance, running, jumping, and more.

  • USA is #1 …in jailing its population

    The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world. As of 2009, the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%).[2] In comparison, Russia had the second highest, at 577 per 100,000, Canada was 123rd in the world at 117 per 100,000, and China had 120 per 100,000.[2] While Americans represent about 5 percent of the world’s population, nearly one-quarter of the entire world’s inmates have been incarcerated in the United States in recent years.[3] Imprisonment of America’s 2.3 million prisoners, costing $24,000 per inmate per year, and $5.1 billion in new prison construction, consumes $60.3 billion in budget expenditures.

  • Weakest Insults By YouTube Trolls

    Some trolls on YouTube come up with clever insults, and even if they’re directed toward you, you gotta appreciate the creativity. But for the most part, the insults are generic weak sauce. Which insults made my list? Looks like you have to watch to find out.

  • How Politics Actually Works

    President Obama will soon accelerate his efforts to put a lasting imprint on the country’s judiciary by simultaneously nominating three judges to an important federal court, a move that is certain to unleash fierce Republican opposition and could rekindle a broader partisan struggle over Senate rules. President Obama has sent unopposed judicial nominees for approval for the District of Columbia Circuit, but they’ve taken record amounts of time to be approved by Republicans. Whose fault is this? Obstructionist GOP members are pointing fingers elsewhere. Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

  • The Most Popular Commercial On The Internet

    “Our friends at Unruly are saying that the Dove Real Beauty Sketches online ad is the most viewed of all time. Currently at 114 million, the Dove ad is the most shared ad of the year and the 3rd most-shared all-time. It’s been quite the year for dramatic, emotional advertising, with the Budweiser’s “Brotherhood” and Dodge’s “God Made A Farmer” being the most talked-about of the Super Bowl.”* One of Dove’s marketing campaigns became the most-viewed on the internet. Why did it resonate so well? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.

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