The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Georgia State University Law Professor Timothy K. Kuhner author of  Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution explains the history of campaign funding scandals, economic power and political exclusion, the choice between Milton Friedman and John Rawls in Buckley Valeo, why the right wing majority on the Supreme Court treats Thomas Paine the same as the Koch brothers, the function of the Supreme Court has been to protect private capital, restricting the scope of campaign finance regulation, bizarre free market ideology has run amok and campaign finance reform and overturning American oligarchy.

On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh says "no means yes if you know how to spot it", Rush Limbaugh's disgusting arguments on sexual assaults, Texas releases insane new far right school textbooks, Random Rush, will Sam make it on the third season of Maron, Arizona Republican Russell Pearce calls for sterilizing poor mothers and your IMs.

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Investigative Journalist Chris Woods explains when the Iraqi Government requested that the Obama Administration bring drones back to Iraq, the higher rates of airstrikes in Iraq, the Libya model and the fight against Isis, what US airstrikes have focused on so far, who controls the Mosul Dam now? Why have the Iraqi Army divisions collapsed so quickly? Isis and the broader Sunni revolt, what does backing Syrian moderates mean, why defeating Isis is not enough, how do we know what winning means? Why there are no honest brokers in Syria, why the Middle East needs a peace strategy, how Isis is using horrific cruelty and social media to bring the West back in the region and why Syria will be more complicated than Iraq.

On The Fun Half: Lindsey Graham says we need to bomb Isis before they kill us all, Texas Sheriff tells Fox & Friend's co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck that he will send any Isis he sees coming over the border straight to hell, what is Obama trying to do in Iraq? The Palin family get into a brawl and your calls and IMs.

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Political maestro Cliff Schecter explains what the results of the New York state primary means, Zephyr Teachout's impressive performance, Andrew Cuomo's machine, Teachout's revival of the New Deal anti trust message, the politics of the new gilded age, broadening the progressive coalition, African Americans and the Democratic establishment, Obama's Isis war and international legality, the problems of arming Syrian rebels, Saudi Arabia and the global funding of terrorism and our ongoing failure of policy in the Middle East.

The great Andy Kindler cannot hear his theme song, Kindler wants to know why the comrades at the Majority Report don't support freedom, why Sam is the only alternative voice and Andy still does not like what he is saying, why Andy had no feelings why Joan Rivers died, why Kindler hates Ricky Gervais and Sam and Andy's work on Bob'b Burgers.

The success of Internet Slowdown day, the worlds oceans and forests are absorbing less of our carbon dioxide, record student debt starting to cut into Social Security and your IMs.

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President Obama announces strategy against Isis, two witnesses claim Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by Darren Wilson, witnesses also claim that Michael Brown was shot with his back turned, Ted Cruz incoherent war plans for Isis and Iran and more evidence of a NFL Ray Rice coverup and Fox commentator Tamara Holder tells Sean Hannity ‘Anti-Testicular Police’ Are Ripping Off Ray Rice’ and your IMs.

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Timothy Karr Senior Director of Strategy at Free Press explains Internet Slow Down Day, why the FCC keeps getting Net Neutrality wrong, the telecom industry and FCC revolving door, why we need common carrier status, why the phone and cable lobby want to sell you more than an Internet connection, why the FCC ignores the public on Net Neutrality and why business models from Netflix to Reddit rely on an open Internet.

Zephyr Teachout embarrasses Andrew Cuomo in the New York Democratic Primary, the spending disparity between Cuomo and Teachout, why Cuomo is a good machine boss but a terrible candidate and will Bill De Blasio run for President.

President Obama to announce a major push against Isis, are we heading toward another Middle East debacle? And under what authority can President Obama bomb Syria.

On The Fun Half: Is Congress running scared on war? Governor Jerry Brown signs pad sick day leave for California workers, debating military action in Isis and your calls and IMs.

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Understanding the psychology of domestic abuse the NFL's disgusting record on domestic abuse, Fox & Friends shocking mockery of the Ray Rice beating video, Fox & Friends demented apology, President Obama set to launch a global war against Isis, did Syrian "moderates" sell murdered journalist to Isis?

On The Fun Half: what type of threat is Isis, successful HPV vaccine program in Australia, after 72 years together Iowa Lesbian couple get married, New York Judge approves Central Park Five case, Massachusetts District Attorney drops charges against climate activists because they were right, shocking right wing media pundit's claim of being shot by a group of black men is a lie and your calls and your IMs.

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Journalist and author of Amir Ahmad Nasr explains the historical and ideological legacy that created Isis, the fallout from US foreign policy in the Middle East, the role if Saudi Arabia in spreading dangerous fundamentalism and the global strategy for addressing Isis should be.

Andrew Cuomo awkwardly ignores Zephyr Teachout,

On The Fun Half: President Obama announces his Isis strategy, Iran Saudi Arabia and Isis, Obama reverses himself on immigration pledge, video of Ray Rice beating his wife surfaces, the disgrace of the NFL and Ray Rice, witness says Michael Brown has his hands raised, GamerGate, woman jailed for providing abortion pill to daughter and your IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the bizarre politics of the Kansas Senate race, the independent who could win the Kansas Senate race, could Sam Brownback lose the governors race in Kansas? Can the Democrats keep the Senate? the minimum wage in the Arkansas Senate race, minimum wage the smart Democratic wedge issue, why Republicans are in trouble in 2016, more voter suppression in Ohio and former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell and his wife both found guilty of corruption.

Isabel Gillies talks about her new book  Starry Nighwas Sam invited at the right time to Isabel's book launch, Kindles help kids read, how Isabel got her first book agent, will Isabel ever get on Bob's Burgers? And Isabel suggested the Joan Rivers documentary Joan Rivers: Piece of Work

PreK  and social justice, debating the legacy of Joan Rivers and why to vote for Zephyr Teachout, is looking at hacked celebrity nude photos a form of sexual assault? and your calls and IMs.

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Columbia Law Professor and progressive candidate for Lt. Governor of New York, Tim Wu explains the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, the national implications of the New York race, why Andrew Cuomo needs to be defeated, the many problems with the proposed Comcast Time Warner merger, fighting healthcare mergers, the possibility of Tim Wu winning and Zephyr Teachout losing, how Teachout and Wu could both win, the corporate special interest driven Cuomo Administration, why we should ban fracking, the battle to restore net neutrality and what is "dynamic" regulation.

On The Fun Half: Rafael Cruz says that the "average black does not understand" the minimum wage, Antonin Scalia's death penalty poster case turns out to be based on a wrongful conviction, debating the rise of Isis, Michael Bloomberg wants to be CEO of his old company again, Random Rush on the Fast Workers strikes and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist David Sirota explains the pay to play pension schemes orchestrated by the Chris Christie Administration in New Jersey, why New Jersey taxpayers have paid a billion dollars in fees to Wall Street, how Chris Christie is rewarding campaign contributions from Wall Street, the stunning conflicts of interests in the New Jersey pension system, why New Jersey only has an acting Attorney General right now, the FCC rule that Republican governors need to overturn before they run for president in 2016, austerity advocate Erskine Bowles breaks pay to play rules in North Carolina, pension bankruptcy myth and how Wall Street is like the arms industry.

On The Fun Half: Sean Hannity hosts Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for his insights on Isis, Washington Post oped writer pushes Scott Walker for President does not disclose that he co-wrote a book with Scott Walker, Rafael Cruz says that the "average black does not understand" the minimum wage,  and your calls and IMs.

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