The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the enduring power of gun myths, the absurd arguments that gun fanatics make against gun control, the domestic arms industry, tobacco and global warming denial, why Mitch McConnell is running scared on Obamacare, how he is lying about and how Democrats should campaign against corporate bureaucracy.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, discusses the Kickstarter campaign for Teachers Lounge, suggested that we watch the Japanese film, Street of Shameand he explains why Game of Thrones is so good.

Our surprise celebrity guest joins us with some big news you do not want to miss and your IMs.

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Independent political journalist Ari Paul explains how the far right won in European Parliamentary last week, the different factions of the far right, the criminal organization of Greece's Golden Dawn, the collapse of the center-left, why austerity drives far right politics and hope in Syriza's victory in Greece.

On The Fun Half: thank you  John McCain for giving us Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin, Mitch McConnell's healthcare lie, Edward Snowden's NBC interview and John Kerry's absurd response, the horrifying misogyny of Stefan Molyneux and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Daniel Schulman author of the new Koch Brothers biography, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynastyexplains how the Koch Brothers father built his business in Soviet Union, where the families far right politics come from, the Kochs and the John Birch Society,the paranoia of the Koch family, racism and the right, were the Koch children abused by their father? The Koch family feud, the Kochs and the Libertarian movement, the Kochs and corporate subsidies and how the Kochs play politically.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson says the VA crisis is a "gift from God", the misogyny of Elliot Rodger, Pick Up culture, a Fox News therapist says Rodger might have been Gay, hacker Sabu released from prison after cooperating with the FBI and your IMs.

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Canadian political columnist and Libertarian activist Anthony Furey explains why he embraced Libertarian politics, debating the nature of regulations, why did we create government regulations, funding public universities, college education and success,does education infantilize young people? why we created Social Security, picking winners and losers, why Libertarians cannot be specific and what is the "free market" solution to food security solution.

And Sam makes a major announcement!

On the Fun Half: more responses to Libertarian delusions, more reactions to Sam's big news, father of a victim of the mass murder in Santa Barbra calls out Congress for their lack of action on guns and your IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Governor Tom Corbett's budget cuts have led to children dying in Pennsylvania Public Schools, Pennsylvania Democrats nominate a progressive in that states Governors race, are the "New Democrats" old news? Why progressive Democrats are doing well, why Mitch McConnell could lose the Kentucky Senate race, how Alison Grimes is playing tough, why Mitch McConnell, how the far right base took over the Republican Party, why there is no fight between the Tea Party and the Chamber of Commerce wing of the GOP, how immigration and the climate crisis play in the midterms and how the Democrats failed on the Benghazi Select Committee. Political satirist and Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, Randy Credico, Randy reflects on his Mayoral run against Bill de Blasio, is Andrew Cuomo to the right of George Pataki, Cuomo's austerity and plutocratic friendly policies, was Cuomo behind homophobic attacks on Ed Koch, why the fight against Andrew Cuomo has national implications and Randy suggested we all watch the movie We Live Again. And your calls and IMs.

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Professor Stephanie Kelton Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains the Bretton Woods System and the end of the Gold Standard in the 1970s, why comparisons to the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe made by austerity promoters are wrong, high inflation does not happen in well functioning democracies,  why we think about the deficit in the wrong way, the smart way to think about the Simpson Bowles austerity plan, the purpose of taxes, Hillary Clinton running on bringing down the debt and addressing the inequality crisis, Social Security and inequality, what Thomas Piketty misses, why labor needs to make a comeback and why fighting inequality must go beyond raising taxes at the top.

On The Fun Half: Progressive reform and taxes, debating Russian foreign policy, Democrats screw up Benghazi hearings, the Clintons and Benghazi strategy, would Bernie Sanders call out debt myths? Chipotle joins the one world conspiracy,  and your calls and IMs.

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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel explains what happened in the Georgia Republican Senate primary, what is the actual distinction between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, the Chamber of Commerce and the Tea Party, how the Tea Party is winning the long term game, why Common Core is a potential big issue, did Matt Bevin hurt Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary? how competitive will the Kentucky general election be? the Oregon Republican Senate race and a stalking scandal, Can Kay Hagen hold on to her North Carolina Senate seat, her radical right wing challenger Thom Tillis, why Democrats may be in good shape in Arkansas, why Tom Corbett is in a big trouble in Pennsylvania and what are the 2014 sleeper races?

On The Fun Half: Florida Republican Ted Yoho says only property owners should be able to vote, Ben Carson says Obamacare is like slavery and Neo-Marxism, Ben Carson also has insane views Gay people, Pat Sajak says "global warming alarmists" are "racist" the FBI needs to softer on weed smoking employees in order to fight cyber crime, the NSA recording every single cell phone call in the Bahamas and your calls and IMs.

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Hey folks, today is a Members only show, but we still wanted to give you Freebies a teaser from today’s show. Listen to this teaser with Sam explaining what "establishment" Republicans winning actually means and Florida Republican lawmaker says that Common Core is a conspiracy to make kids gays. You can get the whole thing and more everyday by becoming a member! Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

 
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Professor and Informed Comment Juan Cole explains India's election results, the controversial history of India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi, why the Congress Party lost, the politics of the Hindu far right, the fusion of religious nationalism and free market policies, what led to Turkey's mining disaster, the Turkish integration of religious right politics and neo-liberalism and what comes next in India and Turkey.

On The Fun Half: Peggy Noonan says Republicans are focused on solving problems, Dick Cheney says Hillary Clinton deserves accountability on Benghazi, the Daily Caller loves climate change, more news from the "American Spring", Utah lawmaker calls for a return of firing squads and your IMs.

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Syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy explains Karl Rove's dirty trick aimed at Hillary Clinton, trying to stop Hillary before 2016, Republican smears and "asking questions", Marco Rubio's climate science denial and the mainstream media, why Michael Bogg's is gonna go down because of grassroots activism, Bogg's reactionary records, the "post Obama" mobilization, why Red State Democrats are running populist campaigns, how Democrats can exploit Republican weakness, the marriage equality wave, the rapid change on Gay rights, Fast Food workers and poor shaming, the fight to save Net Neutrality and the increased power of the left.

On The Fun Half: A mining disaster in Turkey kills over 200 people and leads to mass protests in Turkey, Alex Jone's confronted by a father of a Aurora victim, crazy Chief Mark Kessler returns with a new insane video, the "American Spring" comes to Washington to overthrow President Obama and it is hilarious, ways to protect Net Neutrality, Randi Rhodes last day on radio and your calls and IMs.

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