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Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi is an MSNBC columnist and the host of “Velshi,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays on MSNBC. He has been awarded the National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for “How the Wheels Came Off,” a special on the near collapse of the American auto industry. His work on disabled workers and Chicago’s red-light camera scandal in 2016 earned him two News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, adding to a nomination in 2010 for his terrorism coverage.

Ali Velshi is an MSNBC columnist and the host of “Velshi,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays on MSNBC. He has been awarded the National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for “How the Wheels Came Off,” a special on the near collapse of the American auto industry. His work on disabled workers and Chicago’s red-light camera scandal in 2016 earned him two News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, adding to a nomination in 2010 for his terrorism coverage.

Latest from Ali Velshi

16d ago

Joe Biden's first 100 days have fueled a hopeful economy

America is feeling good lately. Biden needs to harness that energy and turn it into long-term growth.
53d ago

Derek Chauvin's trial is a chance for the justice system to prove it can actually work

The trial on the death of George Floyd will end up being about far more than the trial of one police officer in the death of one man.
70d ago

Is America's minimum wage a 'fair wage'? It could be

The pandemic proved our economy runs on hourly low-wage workers. Shouldn’t we pay them fairly?
96d ago

American health care is a caste system. Covid vaccine distribution shouldn't be.

The health care system already pushes vulnerable people out. Don’t make it worse by cutting the line for a Covid vaccine.
115d ago

Comparing BLM marches to the Capitol riots ignores history, and truth

White America needs to stop clinging to its fear of Black violence and justification of violent white grievances.
151d ago

If you thought Trump was the most dangerous threat to our democracy, you were wrong

Did the fringe find Trump? Did Trump find the fringe? Either way, 2021 will be scary.
169d ago

This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans are going hungry in the midst of Covid 

This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans face homelessness and hundreds of thousands live on the street.
199d ago

The U.S. voting system is its own form of voter suppression

Voting in the U.S. is inherently difficult. But you need to do it anyway.
212d ago

What happens when Trump sides with enemies of the state? America may find out.

With President Donald Trump failing to distance himself from racists, white nationalists and conspiracy theorists, the lines between a militant fantasy and reality are getting awful blurry.
431d ago

Russia-Saudi price war sends oil prices plummeting amid coronavirus anxiety

"The main reason why coronavirus is a threat to oil prices is that China is the main new consumer of oil in the world," economist Cailin Birch said.
1232d ago

Brain hacking: What Bill Gates and other tech titans want with our mind

Philanthropists and entrepreneurs affiliated with the tech sector are starting to commit large sums of money to figure out how the brain works.