The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Journalist Guy Lawson, explains the national crisis of Police violence. The power of the Police uniform. Mental illness and police killings. The Supreme Court and the Police responsibility to not escalate. Why the high crimes of US officials are blamed on low level fall guys. The Florida stoners who built a drug dealing empire. The corporations who profit from the illegal painkiller trade. Why the Oxycontin trade is huge in Florida. Why big pharma profits from illegal drug sales. The FBI's terror entrapment game. What if the domestic "War on Terror" is just as big a disaster as the global "War on Terror". Also why the United States ha become so much more frightened as a country.

On The Fun Half: We get an update from the UK on the state of that countries elections. Why the UK is headed for another coalition government? Louie Gohmert is a special kind of crazy. Louie Gohmert running for President? Rahm Emnuel is a bad tipper and hated by everyone. Lobbyist says drinking weed killer is safe then bolts an interview after be asked to drink some water with Monsanto weed killer in it. Indiana's stunning anti Gay new law. Governor Mike Pence's admits there really isn't any reason to the bill into law. The Corporate backlash against Indiana. Also your calls and IMs.

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Economist Jeff Madrick, author of the recent book, Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World,explains why mainstream economists failed to anticipate the 2008 economic crisis. The "invisible hand" utopia myth and why it is dangerous for the economy. The myth of rational decision making. All the things that markets don't work for. Why "you get what you deserve" is another destructive myth. Why Democratic economists buy into right wing economic ideology. Austerity as religion. Is trade always good? And how and why do bad economic ideas have so much power despite being discredited?

On The Fun Half: A New York public school teacher calls into the program to speaks out against Andrew Cuomo's attack on public school teachers. Why would an art teacher get judge by students performances on a math test? Louie Gohmert screams at the FCC Chairman "You're Playing God With the Internet". Is Tucker Carelson's brother might be even worse than him? Yes. Also your calls and IMs.

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Roosevelt Institution Fellow, Mike Konczal, explains why trade agreements are not about trade. Why today's generation of trade agreements are about corporate deregulation. Why trade agreements favors tobacco interests over public health. Why the TPP is even worse. Why we can't combat global warming in the "free trade" era. Why corporations can undermine all national regulations for public health and the environment. America's terrible patent laws and forcing them on the developing world. Why is President Obama pushing TPP? Why aren't liberals more aggressive about reversing low wages? Also why the "robot story" is a fantasy.

On The Fun Half: 'Duck Dynasty' Star imagines vivid rape and murder scenario for atheist family in an incredibly disturbing fantasy. The truly bizarre reason why Ted Cruz switched from classic rock to country music after 9/11. We remember awful September 11th jingoistic music. Also your calls and IMs.

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Imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown, explains how he ended up in Prison. Corporate spying and the DOJ. What is Stratfor and what do they do? Is linking now a crime? The private sector and the national security state. The threat to journalism. What crimes Brown pled guilty to. The DOJ's battle against hacking and aggressive national security journalism. Why Brown feels fine in prison and how you can help his case.

Israel spies on America during Iran negotiations and leaks the information to Congresspeople trying to kill the nuclear deal. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tells J Street that the "Occupation must end".

On The Fun Half: Idiots at a Public School in upstate New York protest hearing the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. Judge Alex Farrer agrees that Arabic is a language that is to close to terror attacks to be used for the pledge. Congressman Peter King will jump off of a "bridge" if Ted Cruz gets the nomination. A promotion video for "Mad As Hell" calls the Majority Report the "Minority Report". Rand Paul says he is more electable than Ted Cruz. John McCain says the media favors the "wacko birds" even though he is on TV all the time. Donald Trump goes birther for Ted Cruz? Also your IMs.

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The Nation's Ali Gharib, explains how close the worlds powers are to a deal with Iran. Why the Neocons are getting more fanatical as the deal gets closer. The terrorist/cult organization the MEK and how they have bought themselves power in Congress. Benjamin Netanyahu's win and why it was an own goal for Israel.

On The Fun Half: John McCain throws a tantrum. Pat Robertson gives the Taliban props? Ted Cruz announces his run for President and is as crazy ever. Also your IMs.

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Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that Volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

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University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial decisions? How people view poverty and the broader systemic causes of poverty. How the tax system could be improved and what is the feeling and identity of "not being poor".

On The Fun Half: Rick Santorum gets a question from an amazing crazy questioner in South Carolina, about the "Communist Dictator" Obama who wants to nuke Charleston South Carolina. Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden and the abuses of the National Security State. Will the Obama Administration start supporting UN resolutions recognizing the state of Palestine. Also your calls and IMs.

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Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List and Israeli Arab politics. The failure of Yair Lapid's centrist politics. will Israel's next coalition government will be even more far right? Israel is a right wing society. Netanyahu and the permanence of  the oppression of the Palestinians. Why the Occupation isn't hurting Israelis but inequality is. Will Israel finally faces pressure from its European and American partners? Also will the Jewish community in America get fed up with Israel?

On The Fun Half: Seth Myers forgets that Ted Cruz isn't stupid, he is evil. Why Ted Cruz lies so well. The climate crisis is getting worse. The Republicans want the CIA to stop studying the security implications of the climate crisis. Also your calls and IMs.

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Professor of the Practice of Public Health John E McDonough, explains why Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin abandoned single payer healthcare. Is single payer healthcare being considered in any other state? The trends that will lead to greater consolidation in healthcare. Medicare Advantage and Privatization. Will the future be Medicare or Medicare advantage. Sam's healthcare adventure and irrational pricing and coverage system. Also does Congress actually have a smart solution to the The "Doc Fix"? The House Republicans ruthless and cruel new assault on public healthcare. Also what would happen if SCOTUS overturns healthcare subsidies.

On The Fun Half: Jon Voight wants Israelis to vote for Netanyahu really badly, he is also crazy. Glenn Beck has a new end of times theory! Netanyahu, goes all in with his racism and support for endless Occupation. Pat Robertson explains why your Muslim neighbors want to kill you.

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Journalist Eric Alterman, author of the new book,  Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experimentexplains how the inequality crisis finally came into public consciousness since Occupy Wall Street. Why BilldDe Blasio's message on inequality is distinct, progressive and important. How de Blasio is trying to help the poor in New York City. The transformative potential of de Blasio's advocacy for the poor. de Blasio's amazing pick for the head of New York's welfare agency. How the right wing and mainstream New York media is losing its power and influence. Stress and inequality. Where De Blasio has stumbled and why Andrew Cuomo is fighting de Blasio on everything. The battle over Charter Schools and how Cuomo stabbed de Blasio in the back. Also we should judge De Blasio.

On The Fun Half: Can Bibi lose? The inequality crisis in Israel. The Republicans offer their 2016 sociopathic budget. Inequality in Dallas. John Kerry smacks down CBS and the Republicans for Iran letter stupidity. President Obama says he is embarrassed on behalf of the Republicans who sent the Iran letter. Tom Cotton wants us to know that the Iranians run Tehran now! Also your calls and IMs. 

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Direct download: 03-16-15-Eric_Alterman-PUB.mp3
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