The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Nation Institute Fellow Dani McClain explains why Black women voters are key for the Democrats in the midterms, how grassroots organizers are connecting social and economic justice, Moral Mondays and shifting southern politics and voter suppression efforts and the 1014 elections.

Video game developer and women in tech advocate Brianna Wu explains #GamerGate and their campaign to harass her with death and rape threats that forced her family out of her home, what it's like to be a woman in gaming, and online internet, her experiences as a woman inside the video game industry, the broad implications #GamerGate has in the culture wars and political sphere and what we can do to agitate for a modern world that's safe for and accepting of women.

On The Fun Half: Ted Cruz calls Obama's blocked Surgeon General nominee an anti gun activist, the broader implications of #GamerGate and Islamophobia, Border agents fast tracking refugees back to danger in Central America and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Andrew Cuomo is so delusional, the best ways to vote against Cuomo in 2014, the state of play in the 2014 election, can Mitch McConnell still beat in Kentucky, why Democrats may pull off an upset in Georgia, Mary Landrieu and Mark Begich's run smart campaigns on Social Security, radical Republican Cory Gardner running a tight race against Mark Udall, why Iowa may also elect a crazy person to the Senate, Democrats say turnout is good, why Tom Harkin is sitting on money that could be used to defeat Joni Ernst, why Democrats will hang on in North Carolina and  Ebola panic and the midterms.

Isabel Gillies explains how her new book Starry Night  is doing, what her next project is, Isabel's rough parenting week,  Isabel suggested the movies All Is Lost and what makes a movie store.

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn confuses African borders with America's borders during an Ebola hearing, Fox & Friends have an amazing explanation for why we don't have a Surgeon General, media and the Ebola hype, did Alaska Congressman Don Young kill someone once? and your calls and IMs.

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Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim explains the story of Gary Webb the reporter who broke the CIA/Contra Cocaine dealing story,  John Kerry's role in exposing drug running, how the CIA loosened rules on reporting drug running, how the CIA created the Contras, Freeway Rick Ross and the Crack explosion, the mainstream media and the destruction of Gary Webb, why the LA Times hated Gary Webb, why The Nation went after Gary Webb, the racial politics of the Webb story,  why even the CIA was shocked at how successful the smear campaign against Gary Webb and the tragic end of Gary Webb's life.

Rick Scott refuses to appear on stage with Charlie Crist because Christ had a fan underneath his podium.

On The Fun Half: Ron Paul says "liberty not government" will save us from Ebola, how Libertarians are ruining Austin, the Wendy Davis race, Nikki Haley explains her bizarre reasoning for keeping the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina State House and your calls and IMs.

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Citizen Radio co-hosts and co-authors of Newsfail  Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny explain what inspired their book, why Allison quit the Nation, diversity and progressive media, who Jamie and Allison read, the problems with Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, debating Stephen Colbert, why MSNBC is losing viewers, the future of online news, supporting values instead of teams, the real reforms we need, a Guarrilla strategy for independent media and if you had the power to change one thing in politics what would it be?

On The Fun Half: the CIA finds its own counter insurgency policies are failures, a new Ebola case in Texas, culture and the profit motive, money as distinct from value, why Millennials are driving less and your calls and IMs.

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Cornell University Professor Edward E. Baptist author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism explains the absurd Economist review of his book that blamed him for not being fair to slave owners, stolen capital and stolen labor, slavery and the foundations of the global economy, the economics of slavery, the expansion of slavery in the United States, African Americans bodies as resources, torture and the legacy of slavery, Charles Ball and documenting slavery and the linkage between slavery and the development of the American economy.

On The Fun Half: protests continue in Ferguson, Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protests, tight midterm races, Mitch McConnell's insane lie on Obamacare and the Kentucky healthcare exchange, we could have had an Ebola vaccine without austerity, Scott Brown crashes UNH tailgate party and your IMs.

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Middle East Eye contributing writer CJ Werleman explains why the New Atheists don't understand terrorism, the real reasons for terrorism in the Middle East, oil politics and terrorism, foreign policy and atheism and the real nature of suicide terrorism.

On The Fun Half: Elizabeth Warren says Obama sided with Wall Street, listening to Malala Yousafzai, Marriage Equality comes to Alaska, celebrating indigenous peoples day and your calls and IMs.

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Attorney Michael Burg  of Burg Simpson explains how the drive against union labor is undermining building standards across the country, how corporations blocking Americans from the opportunity to go to Court, the propaganda against class action law suits, the most important post financial crisis law suit and why Wall Street criminals need to go to jail.

Consumer advocacy attorney Brandon Bogle explains the pharmaceutical industries scam testosterone products, targeting the aging male consumer, drug companies are marketing companies, how Pharma invents diseases and the health crisis created by Pharma scams.

Talk host David Pakman explains his impressions of the Mass Torts Conference, Dupont pollutes small town America, Supreme Court upholds draconian voter ID laws, the Republican voter fraud scam, why Republicans benefit from low voter turnout and Phyllis Schlafly says Obama is letting Ebola in America on purpose to make it more like Africa.

Attorney Roger Denton explains the danger of the blood thinning drug Xarelto, why the marketers behind Xarelto are lying about the safety of the drug, why Bayer Pharmaceuticals is so horrible and the FDA revolving door.

On The Fun Half:  how Sam gambles, why David Pakman always gets Ided, why Republicans target trial lawyers, is tipping a problem and your calls and IMs.

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Radio host and author Thom Hartman explains new research on how to reach conservatives on the climate crisis, do we need to fight climate change to "protect the American way of life"? The difference between the liberal and conservative minds, using conservative memes to fight climate change, how and why we can rebuild the American grid and the battle between private and public good in reversing climate change.

Attorney Peter Mougey of Levin Papantonio explains why regulation isn't working in America, Wall Street and regulatory capture, why fines on Wall Street make no difference, how the financial sector is threatening pension systems across America, why the big banks get away with everything, Eric Holder's pro corporate legacy, why we need trial lawyers in regulation and UBS's Puerto Rico retirement scam.

Josh Young author of And Give Up Showbiz?: How Fred Levin Beat Big Tobacco, Avoided Two Murder Prosecutions, Became a Chief of Ghana, Earned Boxing Manager of the Year, and Transformed American Law explains the amazing life of attorney Fred Levin and his incredible role in brining down big tobacco.

On The Fun Half: decentralizing energy, how will Sam will win his money back in Vegas, the importance of tort cases and holding corporations accountable and your calls and IMs.

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Alnoor Ladha the Executive Director of The Rules explains the roots of global poverty and inequality, why global institutions favor the wealthy, why social movements from Occupy to the African Awakenings are the future, the WorldVsBank protests and creating a new global movement.

Malaya Davis of the Ohio Student Association  explains the fight for justice for John Crawford, the unarmed black man killed in a Walmart, their three demands for the local Police and how the community has responded to their activism.

On The Fun Half: The Islam debate continues, Reza Aslan debunked? Brian Kilmeade says Generals should walk out of their meetings with President Obama, Rush Limbaugh says liberals want whites to get Ebola and your calls and IMs.

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Lawrence Lessig the head of MayDay PAC explains his strategy for radical campaign finance reform, big donors and our corrupt campaign finance reform, equality movements and those with power and without power, what candidates MayDay PAC is supporting, why MayDay PAC is putting a million dollars into the South Dakota Senate race,  the importance of South Dakota Senate race is crucial for campaign finance reform, the corruption of South Dakota Republican Senate candidate Mike Rounds and why we need to start voting on campaign finance reform.

Freelance journalist Eugenia Williamson explains the rightward drift of PBS, corporate influence and public broadcasting and the surprising role of President Clinton in PBS's move to the right.

On The Fun Half: Matt and Michael takeover. Chris Cuomo says that Reza Aslan is angry and that's why people are afraid of Muslims, Gretchen Carlson's word salad, Elisabeth Hasselbeck's ebola fear mongering, debating Sam Harris, Rush Limbaugh thinks Obama wants white to get ebola and your calls and IMs.

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