Zaid Jilani, UnHerd

Zaid Jilani


Atlanta, GA, United States

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  • Unknown
  • UnHerd
  • The Intercept
  • AlterNet
  • Al Jazeera English
  • HuffPost

Past articles by Zaid:

Violence inequality shames America

Mahmood Ansari, a Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States four decades ago, used to own City Souvenirs along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One night in April 2021, he was working late when a 12-year-old boy with a knife and 14-year-old girl decided to rob the store. After an altercation, Ansari collapsed and later died. Following his death, I interviewed one of Ansari’s… → Read More

Michigan’s Democratic Governor-Elect Puts Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive on Transition Team — After the Company Funded Her Campaign

A major campaign donor earned a spot on Gretchen Whitmer’s transition team. → Read More

Kansas and Oklahoma May Deliver Surprise Victories for Democrats on Election Day

Democrats could take power from GOP governors who have consistently disappointed voters in Kansas and Oklahoma, among other heartland states. → Read More

American Executives: Election of Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil Is a “Bullish Opportunity for Us”

Financial markets want Brazil to cut pension benefits, privatize state assets, deregulate the economy, and cut taxes. → Read More

Mohammed bin Salman Wanted to Fund a Film About a Heroic Journalist. Scarlett Johansson Said No.

"Scarlett Johansson said absolutely not. She said, 'This guy is perpetuating the war in Yemen. He has women in prison.'" → Read More

Professor Was Improperly Punished for Israel Boycott Actions, Says Academic Group Cited in Punishment

The University of Michigan sanctioned a professor for not writing a recommendation letter based on AAUP rules. The AAUP now backs the professor. → Read More

Real Estate Tycoon Dumps Money Into Super PAC to Stop Zephyr Teachout’s Bid for New York Attorney General

A real estate tycoon is threatened by Zephyr Teachout’s attorney general bid. His company is dropping $100,000 into attack ads against her. → Read More

People Might Be Getting the Swedish Elections All Wrong

In Sweden's national election, many assume the far right is being bolstered by immigration. But what if the evidence shows that it's the economy, stupid? → Read More

More Than $300,000 Has Been Pledged Against Susan Collins If She Votes for Brett Kavanaugh

Ady Barkan's idea to pressure Susan Collins has taken off. → Read More

NYC DSA, Ocasio-Cortez Stand by State Senate Candidate Julia Salazar, Despite Story Disputing Her Biography

The NYC DSA confronts its first political crisis and is standing firm behind Julia Salazar. → Read More

In Oklahoma and Arizona, Primary Voters Rewarded Candidates Who Stood With Teachers

Six out of seven Oklahoma GOP lawmakers who voted against increasing taxes to help raise teacher pay lost their runoff elections on Tuesday. → Read More

Republicans Who Oppose Teacher Protests Are Losing Their Primaries, Even in Red States

In the wake of historic teacher strikes, Republicans who ignore educators' concerns face trouble at the ballot box. → Read More

Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Working Class Progressive, Gets a Boost From Indictment of Duncan Hunter

Ammar Campa-Najjar's atypical campaign focused on progressive ideas. He beat the party establishment, and now may flip a deeply red district to blue. → Read More

One of the Strongest Progressives in Congress Is Facing a Primary Challenger Invoking Identity and Change. Will She Unseat Him?

Rep. Mike Capuano is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. → Read More

Sheriff David Clarke’s Deputy Goes Down in a Night of Big Wins for Wisconsin Progressives

Up and down the ballot, progressives notched major wins in Wisconsin. → Read More

The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care

Where the Koch brothers see government tyranny, most Americans see common-sense solutions to basic problems, it turns out. → Read More

Cory Booker Claims He Didn’t Know He Held a Pro-Palestine Sign. New Details Cast Doubt on His Denial

Pro-Palestinian activists say they spoke briefly with Booker about their advocacy work before taking a picture with him holding a pro-Palestinian sign. → Read More

Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops.

A Koch brothers-backed economist makes a $3 trillion error, but still finds that “Medicare for All” reduces costs and boosts wages. → Read More

Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan Is Telling People He Will Run for President in 2020, Hoping to Win “Yoga Vote”

Tim Ryan believes “the yoga vote” could catapult this midwestern congressman to the White House. → Read More

Justice Democrats Gets Behind Cynthia Nixon, Ilhan Omar in Latest Round of Endorsements

Alexandra Rojas, a co-executive director at Justice Democrats, told The Intercept that this batch of endorsements would be among the last. → Read More