The Majority Report with Sam Seder

1/31/12 

Author Michael Hastings who's Rolling Stones peice on General McChrystal led to his resignation, joins us to talk about his book The Operators, the war in Afghanistan and what really effects war policy.  Also, two "threatening" British travelers on holiday -- detained and refused entry to the United States. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 (EST). NOTE: we had a major internet fail in the studio today- short show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

1/30/12

Anti-racist author, activist and teacher Tim Wise on racism, the history and social perception of government programs, group based failure and more.  Your calls and IMs. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

Cliff Schecter on the debate highlights; missed opportunities (no Romney bashing, Swiss jokes?); Santorum rocking the show from the kid’s table; Gingrich’s flat performance; and Ron Paul’s sack full o’ lies.  Also, great movie recommendations from Matthew Film Guy and our songs of the week. Listener beware, the first is profanity laced!  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-27-12-Cliff_Schecter-Matthew_Film-Guy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Off of pieces by Dean Baker and Ezra Klein...Sam on how the government always picks winners and losers and the differences between Obama & Romney are small bore.  And Bo Biden calls for a time of action in reaction to Presiden't formation of a Financial Fraud Unit; he doesn't mention Eric Schneiderman.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-26-12-Loser_Liberalism-Financial_Fraud-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

1/25/12

David Dayen from Firedoglake on the President's address to the Nation; does the Financial Fraud unit have a shot at success and will Schneiderman's role diminish his power as New York's AG?  Jeff Smith addresses a rumor about Occupy Wall Street and tells of upcoming actions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-25-12-David_Dayen-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

1/24/12 

Hullabaloo blogger Digby on GOP lackluster primary debate, Romney's advice to underwater mortgage holders, vulture capitalism and more.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-24-12-Digby-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

1/23/12

Steve Kornacki from Salon dishes South Carolina results, the upcoming contests and the craziness of GOP primary season.   

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

1/20/12

Sam's still in D.C. but casual Friday brings our show favorites!  Cliff Schecter on the week's Clown Car antics, the SOPA/PIPA protests and more. Isabel Gillies returns with movie reviews.  And surprise guest, Dick Gregory, drops in on Sam! Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-20-12-Dick_Gregory-Cliff_Schecter-Isabel_Gillies-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

1/19/12

Historian and journalist Rick Perlstein on Conservatism, the political roots of Mitt Romney and the enslavement of Santorum’s grandfather.  Plus, Jeff Smith on Occupy Congress, his experience in our nation’s capitol and why D.C. is so out of touch.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-19-12-Rick_Perlstein-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

1/18/12

Garlin Gilchrist from MoveOn.org on today's internet strike and the SOPA/PIPA threat to internet freedom.  And reporting from Occupy Congress, Tina Dupuy from Crooks and Liars.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-18-12-Garlin_Gilchrist-Tina_Dupuy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST