The Majority Report with Sam Seder

On today’s Best of 2012, an interview with author and environmentalist Derrick Jensen on dominant culture, how it informs the system we live in,  and what it means to all the systems of the planet and strategies for resistance. And Climatologist and director of Earth System Science Center Dr. Michael Mann on Conservative smear campaign to discredit climate scientists, distract the public and the dire consequences.

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On today’s Best of 2012, some of the best Casual Friday interviews of the year. Actor, Richard Kind gave movie recommendations and talked about HBO's luck. Michael Ian Black shared parenting notes with Sam and Jonathan Krohn, talked with Sam about his transformation from conservative wunderkind to normal (and very smart) teenager. PLUS an interview with "Katherine Harris" live from the floor of last summer's Republican National Convention!

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On today’s Best of 2012, Sam’s interviews NSA whistle-blower Thomas Drake and his attorney Jesselyn Radack,on the government’s intimidation and personal destruction of whistle-blowers and the Obama Administration's record on government transparency. And an interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Kill Lists and the Grand Bargain. PLUS! Even more extra best of material from throughout the year!

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On today's Best of 2012, Sam's interview with Guy Lawson, the author of Octopus, on Wall Street's most wild con, the culture of Wall Street and the story of the Octopus scam. Also, a debate from the summer between Sam and conservative talker Malcolm Out Loud. PLUS! Even more extra best of material from throughout the year!

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In two of the best interviews from 2012, the great Chris Hayes, explained the iron law of meritocracy, the cult of smart, the self correcting power of democracy and his own experience in the American meritocracy. Plus, Sam Seder's War on Christmas!

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Cliff Schecter responded to the incredible cynicism and insanity of NRA head Wayne LaPierre's press conference, guns are a public health issue, the NRA wants fully militarized schools, LaPierre did the gun control movement a favor by showing a large audience how insane he is, why there is no shared sacrifice in America and Congressional Democrats will pay for voting for cutting.

Isabel Gillies and Matthew Film Guy started to get to know each other, Matthew Film Guy recommended the French film The Kid With The Bike and Isabel recommends Win Win and she and Matthew agree to a contest.

On The Better Half: The most important stories 2012 with senior Majority Report analyst Myla Seder, what will Obama's legacy be? Are we more aware of the danger out plutocracy today? and your calls and IMs

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Reuter's Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland explained the global growth of the plutocracy, the economic and technological drivers behind the growth of small sectors of super wealth, the impact of the bubble the plutocrats live in globally, the challenge the left faces in talking about income inequality, the emotional neediness and delusions of the new plutocrats and why they resent President Obama so much.

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Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi explained how HSBC laundered billions for global drug cartels and Al Quada, how the FBI did practically nothing in response, how the "punishment" for HSBC amounts to a few deferred bonuses and staying on the financial industry "ethics" beat what is the real reason the hedge fund the maker of the Bushmaster (the assault rifle used in the Newton killings) sell that company?

On the Better Half: "raise our boat docking fees a couple hundred bucks and we will go on strike" whine the rich of Newport Beach CA, hack Megan Mcardle says school children should be trained to bum rush shooters, an insane preacher wants everyone to have guns and your calls and Ims.

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The soon to be retired David Dayen explained what would happen if we went over the "fiscal cliff", why the new Obama offer is so bad, explained why he is retiring, asks is the liberal blogesphere losing its added value, how to hold power accountable in the Obama era and What are Dave's next moves?

On the Better Half: Sam isn't surprised by Obama's offer. you have more influence on Congress than you realize, Rick Perry wants more guns in schools and the role the conspiracy culture plays in gun violence.

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Cliff Schecter explained why the NRA is a front group for arms dealers, most members of the NRA support commons sense gun control, the opportunity for stringent gun control, why the NRA is a paper tiger and can be defeated politically, how the NRA fights against Constitutional Rights, what the Second Amendment really meant and the best way to move forward now.

On the Better Half: Mike Huckabee: crazy, wrong, tasteless and Iran's Supreme leader agrees with him, Louie Gohmert wishes the Principle at Sandy Hook had a rifle, some Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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