The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Cliff Schecter explains the importance of Senator Tom Carper coming out for the Iran Deal. What Chuck Schumer should be worried about. Why Chuck Schumer should not lead the Democrats in the Senate. Why The Iran Deal is gonna happen. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz unite to destroy the world (or just kill the Iran deal). The Trump and Cruz love affair. SE Cupp blames liberals for Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders continues to rise and is Joe Biden going to jump into the Democratic Primary.

Isabel Gillies and Sam talk about Middle School memories. How the Isabel Gillies creative process works. The competition to get into good New York City high schools. How to tell if a parent has written a kids essay. Isabel's thoughts on Donald Trump. Why Trump resonates. Also Isabel suggests we all watch Stories Te Tell.

On The Fun Half: Why are Log Cabin Republicans backing John Kasich? No Donald Trump will not tell you what his favorite Bible verse is. And your calls and IMs.

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Author Colin Woodward, of  American Nations: A History of the Eleven, explains the 11 America's and how the different groups that founded America still shape our politics and culture today. Understanding our divisions in the American story. Have the fault lines in regional culture grown in recent history? Is mobility increasing our division. How do you balance individual freedom and group freedom. Who are the America's Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are talking to. And why Trump is hurting the Republican Party well into the future.

On The Fun Half: The practical realities of Islamophobia. Terrorist plots against American Muslims. More problems with Sam Harris. Fox' Five explain how hard it is to be white. A Trump supporter tells Jorge Ramos to get out of his country. Insane conspiracy theories about the Virginia shootings. Sam Harris thinks that European fascists get Islam? Also your calls and IMs.

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Gary Rivlin the author of Katrina After the Flood explains how the white elite of New Orleans used Katrina to take power back in the city. Why New Orleans has no public hospital after Katrina. "ethnic cleansing through neglect" and the plan to force black people out. The made up fear stories that helped drive the Katrina crisis. "Disaster Capitalism" and why the Bush Administration and the New Orleans Democratic leadership let New Orleans down and the policies that only benefited the white community of New Orleans rebuild.

On The Fun Half: Lindsey Graham says he would beat Donald Trump's brains out. Random Rush. Jeb Bush flounders on and warns against "evil doers". What really happened during Katrina. Why the media keeps brining up Elizabeth Warren.

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New Republic Senior Editor Jeet Heer explains why Donald Trump is not a real populist. Why America has distorted the meaning of populism. Richard Hofstadter's "status anxiety" and the raw reality of power politics. Trump's economic positions and why his base does not care. Why Trump is the Republican ideal going back to the Reagan era. Is Trump making overt racism normal again. What does Trump really want? Also getting real about what populism is.

On The Fun Half: Jeb Bush sticks to his guns on saying "anchor babies" but blames it on Asians! China and birth tourism. A atheist fan calls in to debate Sam. How dangerous is Donald Trump? And your calls and IMs.

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Padraig O'Malley the author of  The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives will explains why the conflicting narratives of Israelis and Palestinians undermines political solutions. How fear and humiliation define the conflict. Why the Two States solution is almost impossible and why the Occupation needs to end now.

On The Fun Half: Harry Reid backs the Iran deal, why Donald Trump's far right populism is getting scary and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why he is out protesting the Koch Brothers who are visiting his home state of Ohio. The Koch Challenge and why the Kochs are destroying our drinking water. Jeb Bush falters. John Kasich is far right on guns, unions, reproductive rights and education. Why Kasich is becoming the establishment favorite. What can sink Kasich? And Martin O'Malley backs expanding Social Security.

Andy Kindler talks about his latest comedy victory at the Just For Laughs festival and his attacks on Louie CK. How Jerry Seinfeld found out Andy was dissing him. Debating Sam Harris followers on Twitter. The problems with New Atheism. If Hitler did the college comedy circuit. And Andy's critique of Jon Stewart.

The real problem with Sam Harris debate. Sam Harris responds to Sam and your calls and IMs.

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Comedian the co-host of Part of the Problem explains how he considers him a libertarian and why he is a morally opposed to taxes. Should we cut the entire military? Resisting taxes and slavery. What would a ideal libertarian transition look like? Debunking the unfounded liability myth in social programs. What type of system produces the best healthcare. What spurred economic growth in the 1950s and 1960s. How do economies and regulations evolve. Is private property protected by force? And the fiat currency controversy.

On The Fun Half: More fallout from the great Libertarian debate. Donald Trump tears about Jeb Bush. Michael Steele admits Sam seder was right. Cornel West backs Bernie Sanders. John Kasich pushes far right education policies in Ohio and would love to abolish teachers lounges. Also your calls and IMs.

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How stock options helped create create obscene levels of CEO pay and why incentives in modern Capitalism are all about short term gain. The problem with Stock buybacks and why the SEC is asleep at the helm. Governor Sam Brownback continues his Right Wing destruction agenda for the state of Kansas. The attack on public education leads to a "shocking" shortage of teachers. States roll back teaching requirements and the neoliberal push for private education.

On The Fun Half: A medical device worker explains more ways that the FDA saves lives. Is Sam Harris like Joe Lieberman? Why its even worse when Democrats support neoliberal education policies. Could the left have done more to hurt Andrew Cuomo in New York? Mike Huckabee says Martin Luther King Jr. would be appalled by Black Lives Matter. Chelsea Manning gets in trouble for unapproved reading material. Is Dick Cheney smart? What Donald Trump tells us about how wrong the mainstream media is.  Also your calls and IMs.

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Ann Lee a Professor of economics at New York University explains why the fundamentals of China's economy are strong and why the worry about a imminent economic collapse in China are unfounded. How China is portrayed in the Presidential election. A defense of China's currency policy. Whats motivating Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti corruption drive?

Donald Trump destroys Frank Luntz after he destroys Fox News.

On The Fun Half: Hillary Clinton talks with Black Lives Matter activists and debates changing hearts and changing laws. Honoring the incredible legacy of Julian Bond. Has Donald Trump exposed and eclipsed the Tea Party? Mike Huckabee supports forcing the ten year old victim of rape being forced to have her stepfathers baby.

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Susan Dwayer a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland explains the importance of bioethics. Her critique of Steve Pinker's attack on the field of bioethics, Consider race, class and gender in medical research. And why we need to consider the big picture in medicine.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson calls Barack a anti semite. Bobby Jindal now imagining laws that don't exist and the Governor of Maryland said what? Also your calls and IMs.

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