Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan

Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.

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To be clear: the president who claimed to want to end ‘endless wars,’ and who even some lefties and liberals portrayed as ‘anti interventionist’ back in 2016, is now sending more troops to the Middle East because, he says, the US government will make money out of it.

What’s worse? That the most powerful man in the world is too thick to understand how wind power works or that thousands of people in his crowd are just as thick and laugh along with his ‘joke’ about wind power?

Scheming spires: trouble at Oxford’s Christ Church >> a fascinating FT piece about the bizarre place I went to study as an ungraduate, and about politics, feuding, money and the law

Opinion | America Exports Its Corruption to Ukraine - The New York Times >> @michelleinbklyn ⁩ writing from Kiev

And Biden voted to confirm Barr as Bush Snr’s AG back in 1991.

If you watch the whole of this 7 min local news TV interview with Pompeo you’ll see that by non-US-media standards it’s pretty mild, but Pompeo is so unused to any non-softball questions that he seethes throughout and leaves at the end, clearly pissed:


Hey US media folks, here, I would argue immodestly, is how you interview a Trump supporter on Trump's lies:

In the past 24 hours, Muslims in U.S. & U.K. have been murdered outside of mosques. When will we admit anti-Muslim hatred is out of control?

AOC was born in the Bronx; Ayanna Pressley in Cincinnati; Rashida Tlaib in Detroit. Your regular reminder that the president of the United States is not just a brazen racist but the laziest and most unoriginal (‘go back to where you came from’) of racists:

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Just got an email from my kid’s school saying they had their ‘lockdown’ drill today. You know schools in other countries don’t do this, right? You know other countries don’t scar entire generations of kids to appease the gun lobby, right? This. Is. Not. Normal.

I don’t have a view whether Kashmir should be part of India, Pakistan, or independent. That should be left to the Kashmiris. I do have a view on Kashmiris being shot, blinded, sexually assaulted, illegally detained, & cut off from the world - it’s an outrage. #StandwithKashmir 

Most Muslims born and brought up in the west - including, erm, me - have been waiting our whole lives for a politician who is Muslim to get elected and deliver an answer like this to the ‘usual’ Qs. I felt like cheering as I listened to @IlhanMN  deliver this powerful riposte.

They’re trying to get Ilhan Omar killed. It’s that simple.

"Congressman Hunter Says He Probably Killed ‘Hundreds’ Of Civilians While In Combat" Amazing this isn't a bigger story. A sitting Republican member of Congress basically bragging that he's a war criminal.

"Dear Democrats: Mueller Just Handed You a Roadmap for Impeachment. Follow It." My new piece for on today's . It's an op #MuellerReportn  letter to House Dems arguing for - do pls ha #ImpeachTrumpe  a read and share: