The Majority Report with Sam Seder

University of Pennsylvania Professor Tom Sugrue, explained what happened to Detroit, why Unions are not to blame, the racial dynamics of Detroit's history and what policies finally drove it to bankruptcy.

and what policies drove Detroit And Carol Linnit of De Smog Blog Canada, explained how the global environment is threatened by a new trade agreement with the United States, why Canada is punished for having higher standards for the environment and consumer protection and why Canada's right wing Harper government signed a new trade agreement in secret.

And only for you Members an archived interview with documentary filmmaker Filmmaker Heidi Ewing on her film Detropia, which a examines the destruction of an iconic American city.

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Religion scholar and author Reza Aslan, explained his new work Zealot,what the historic Jesus really stood for, how Jesus was rebranded, why he knew what he was getting into before he went on Fox and how the Islamophobia industry pollutes public discourse.

Billy Joe Cain and his four teen year old daughter Tuesday Cain talked about what drove her activism against anti women rights legislation in Texas, the disgusting backlash they have face and support they received and the movement to restrict choice across the country.

On The Better Half: The Pope says good things on Gay Rights, Desmond Tutu says amazing things on Gay Rights, Senators talk about reforming the FISA Court, Steve King doubles down on anti immigration rant, Fox pundit has a crazy Huma Adedin and your calls call and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explained why Nancy Pelosi pushed hard against the defund the NSA data collection bill, the distinction between establishment and progressive Democrats, the meaning of President Obama's new economic address, progressives push for an expansion of Social Security, the Groundswell conservative strategy group says conservatives should attack Obama on Benghazi! And a bank robs a woman's house and won't replace her stolen items.

John Fugelsang, explained how he programmed his show on Current TV, what John is doing next, Anthony Weiner's on Iraq and Palestine and he suggested people watch Breaking Bad and go to the theatre to see Fruitville Station. 

On The Better Half: the defense begins its closing statement in the Bradley Manning trial, new progress for marriage equality in PA and your calls and IMs.

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Glenn Greenwald, explained the most important revelations from the NSA spying scandal, why the indiscriminate nature of the data mining is so shocking, why privacy matters to all of us, how the national security state redefines what is a threat regularly, the global impact of the NSA disclosures, the role of private contractors in mass data collection and why Edward Snowden is happy with the results of his whistle blowing.

On The Better Half: Eric Holder says not so fast to Texas's new anti voting legislation, Ohio woman home is robbed by a bank, new leaks from Pakistan show many civilians killed by drone strikes and your calls and IMs.

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David Dayen, explained how Larry Summers has positioned himself to become the next FED chair, the sexist campaign behind Summers, why the FED chair is the most important policy maker Larry Summers awful track record on financial regulation and how can Summers be blocked

Sam walked us through the essential speech Senator Ron Wyden's  delivered yesterday on secret law, Surveillance and the FISA court.

On the Better Half: Steve King says Dream Act kids are drug smugglers, crazy PA police chief threatens Kerry and the UN in an amazing way, why racism is becoming less acceptable and why that's a danger for Republicans and your calls and IMs.

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Professor Robert McChesney, author of the Digital Disconnect and Dollarocracy on why a majority of the American people are progressive, the tension between democracy and capitalism, how to judge the success of the Internet, why the Internet is a great force for monopoly, why Google and Facebook are killing journalism, Net Neutrality and mobile platforms and the grassroots movements against corporate personhood and for clean elections.

On The Better Half: the "Grand Bargain" again? Republicans propose massive cuts in the EPA and arts funding, more progress on marriage equality, JP Morgan engages in Enron like trading schemes and your IMs.

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The Atlantic's Steve Clemon's, explained why the unemployment numbers are misleading, the real crises of work in America, how the Obama Administration has chosen a neo-liberal policy agenda and why growing economies invest in infrastructure and stimulus.

Nancy L. Cohen, explained Texas's new anti choice push, the sexual politics behind the war on women, Nancy Pelosi's push to connect economic issues and women's rights and why women's rights are everyone's rights.

On The Better Half: former CIA station chief arrested in Panama, UK Uncut shuts down several HSBC branches, black man arrested for having a stroke, open racism at a Tea Party rally and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained why Harry Reid won the latest filibuster showdown, Why Republicans don't want to vote on their own policies, why Democrats can push for more filibuster reform, Lynne Cheney's candidacy in the Wyoming Senate race opens big fault lines in the modern Republican Party, what will happen to the Food Stamp program, Detroit goes bankrupt because of neo-liberalism, why we bailout criminal banks and not vital cities, the hilarious implosion of a Christian Right consulting firm and the importance of health care reform.

Isabel Gillies joined Sam from vacation in Maine, shared the exciting news that she had just finished editing her third book, Sam shared some of his book writing memories and she recommended the documentary, Which Way Is The Frontline From Here? 

A new Jimmy Reefercake song.

On The Better Half: the destruction of Unions, more on Detroit and  your calls and IMs.

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Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell, explained what Miami tells us about our cultural myths, why Miami is doomed because of climate change, Miami's slow motion ecological disaster, why Miami is particularly vulnerable to rising see levels, all the forms of climate denial why the Dutch won't save us from rising sea levels and what cities are doing the best job of adopting to climate change.

Elizabeth Warren destroys CNBC hosts trying to attack her for pushing a new Glass-Steagall bill.

On The Better Half: a GOP state lawmaker brags about voting ID laws disenfranchising minority voters, the best ways to respond to the climate crises, the controversial Rolling Stone cover makes sense, Christian Right pundit says "ENDA" is legislating morality and your calls and IMs.

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Josh Fox, explained why Gasland II is about the oil and gas industries corruption of politics, the gas industries use of PSYOPS veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to deceive local populations, Ed Rendell's many conflicts of interest, how the industry hides the dangers if pipeline construction and why burning natural gas will not help the climate crises.

On The Better: is President Obama a "crypto Muslim?" Pat Robertson is on the case, a Christian consulting firm implodes on an epic scale, New York State health insurance premiums will go down fifty percent thanks to Obamacare, Rush Limbaugh now thinks he can use the N word and your calls and IMs.

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