The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Koch funded  Americans For Prosperity mails out hundred of thousands of dishonest voter guides, local news bury's the lead, Bill O'Reilly offended by Stephen Colbert mocking his global fighting force idea, O'Reilly says Colbert has nothing useful to say, American troops will stay in Afghanistan, debating how to vote for in the midterms, the Obamacare provision that helps Red states, stunning Secret Service failures at the White House and how imminent was the threat from the Khorasan Group.

Reza Aslan schools CNN anchors on Islamophobia, why dropping bombs on Iraq and Syria won't help American security, why people forget George W Bush's legacy and your calls and IMs.

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Nikil Saval the Editor of N+1 Magazine and author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace explains the history of White Collar work, the rise of office politics, the the split between factory and office workers, the history of monitoring workers, Scientific Management and the fight against unions, gender politics and salary caps, the historical origins of Google's work culture, the goal of the "action office" and the unintentional rise of the cubicle, the work offices of informality and speed, surveillance and work and the costs of work "liberation".

Also Sarah Palin wants to bring truth back to 14 Pennsylvania Ave.

Are Democrats going to lose the Senate, will President Obama fold to Republicans? Is Iowa about to elect its own Sarah Palin to the Senate? Ferguson Police wear "I am Darren  Wilson bracelets" massive protests in Hong Kong, sectarian divisions are not the core problem in the Middle East, Rush Limbaugh keeps falling in the ratings, Random Rush, the New York FED clamps down on smart regulator Carmen Segarra and your calls and IMs.

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Professor and writer Vijay Prashad explains the context for the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the myth of sectarian violence in the Middle East, the implosion of Libya and lessons for Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey, why Turkey has been soft on ISIS and why solutions can only be found in smart diplomacy.

Also John Crawford shot with barely any warning.

Dinesh d'Douza gets a infomercial for his movies on Fox News, the insane new ad Republicans are running to get women voters, Fox hosts wonder if Women fighter pilots mean "there are boobs on the ground" and your calls and IMs.

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Janeane Garofalo reflected on the new war in Iraq and Syria, pro-war pundits and the military industrial complex, changing Democratic opinions on the Middle East, is America at eternal war? Why war criminals get away with it in America, war crimes and the right to be forgotten, how many civilians were killed? Why Robin Thicke is ruining Viacaden, the Syrian refugee crisis and why the climate crisis is getting worse.

The vaccine debate, what's good and bad about AirBnb, the sharing economy, why Janeane still does not have a computer, why Scotland chose to not go independent, has Bill O'Reilly apologised to Janeane? Bill O'Reilly gets schooled by Charles Krauthammer on his silly global mercenary and your calls and IMs.

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New York University Sociology Graduate student and Jacobin contributing writer Jonah Birch explains where the myth of the "culture of poverty" comes from, the roots of the culture of poverty idea, prison and African American men, racial discrimination  and incarceration, the myths of African American commitment to education and work, social context and "valuing" families and consequences "respectability politics".

America launches airstrikes on Syria targeting ISIS, Khorasan and the Al Nusra Front, the Middle Eastern countries backing American strikes and the cost of military action in Syria and Iraq.

How we name our Iraq wars, a disturbed vet jumps the White House fence, Rand Paul (or Randell Paul) wrote letters to his college newspaper calling taxes theft and people don't need Food Stamps, and your calls and IMs.

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Randi Weingarten the he President of the American Federation of Teachers explains what drove the Vergara v. California case, why attacking teachers will not help close the achievement gap, why ending teacher tenure will do nothing to improve educational outcomes, why the so called "reform" movement make teachers target for vilification, why austerity led to the blame of public school teachers, why dealing with poverty is essential for successful education outcomes, the Chicago Teacher's Union and the power of social justice unionism, teachers and the broader fight for social justice, why the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program is No Child Left Behind on steroids and ending testing fixation in schooling.

On The Fun Half: journalist Sarah Jaffe joins us from the Flood Wall Street marches taking place in lower New York City, how Flood Wall Street is different from the peoples March on Climate Change, Sam's experience at the People's climate march, Alaska reporter quits live on air and says she is the owner of cannabis club, the lack of coverage of the climate march, Blackwater founder claims that he could have destroyed ISIS if not for Obama, Anonymous launches social media campaign against ISIS, Pam Geller will post more Anti Muslim ads on NYC buses and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist and Majority Report regular Cliff Schecter explains why Adrian Peterson should be in prison, why violence does not work in raising children, the culture of the NFL, Scotland rejects independence, why the Yes vote winning was always a long shot, the nature of the Ebola crisis, President Obama deploys troops to help control the Ebola outbreak, why the Obama Administration's response to Ebola is the best case of American intervention, Congress votes to arm Syrian "moderate" rebels, the the vote to fund Syrian rebels broke down, the new "security mom" demographic, how the midterms will play out and why not to trust President Obama with a Republican Senate.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson claims that in order to understand President Obama you need to read "Mein Kampf", 64 percents of Americans can't name all three branches of government, the nature of American welfare programs and your calls and IMs.

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Chris Hayes explains "Girl  Talk Gate", the fight against the climate crisis and the struggle for abolitionism, the economics of slavery, the economics of slavery, the reliance on fossil fuels and how it blocks economic innovation, the resource curse and wealth concentration, innovation and the legacy of slavery, how slavery flowed through American society, the holistic strategy to transition to renewables, how we can get to a price on carbon, how to destroy the political and social standing of incumbent interests and the practical mechanics of ending the carbon economy.

On The Fun Half: what will make the Peoples Climate March a success? a British perspective on Scottish independence, why even if the Scottish independence vote loses its win for a progressive UK,  Massive inequality in Manhattan,  Greg Gutfield and Eric Bolling trash the poor and lie about welfare, Sam debates a Libertarian and your calls and IMs

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The Nation's John Nichols reporting from Scotland explains the intensity on the verge of the Scottish Referendum on independence, why what is driving the push for Scottish independence is the austerity agenda of the UK government, why the Scottish want to follow the scandinavian model, the case against independence, do smaller countries do better in the global economy, "Another Scotland is possible" and the Seattle anti WTO protests, what will happen to Trident Missiles if Scotland votes for independence, the role of Gordon Brown in the vote and what are the biggest implications for the United States.

Luke Herrine a student at New York Law School and of Strike Debt, how Stike Debt and Rolling Jubilee grew out of the Occupy WallStreet protests, how Strike Debt works, buying debt to abolish it, how debt markets work, Sallie Mae sells debt on the secondary market, how student debt is cutting into Social Security benefits,  the students who are already benefitting from Strike Debt and the need for a movement against student debt.

On The Fun Half: Jimmy Dore calls out Adam Carrolla, how selling debt works, a UK perspective on Scottish independence, "you need to read "Mein Kampf", Chris Hayes accused and your calls and IMs.

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Georgia State University Law Professor Timothy K. Kuhner author of  Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution explains the history of campaign funding scandals, economic power and political exclusion, the choice between Milton Friedman and John Rawls in Buckley Valeo, why the right wing majority on the Supreme Court treats Thomas Paine the same as the Koch brothers, the function of the Supreme Court has been to protect private capital, restricting the scope of campaign finance regulation, bizarre free market ideology has run amok and campaign finance reform and overturning American oligarchy.

On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh says "no means yes if you know how to spot it", Rush Limbaugh's disgusting arguments on sexual assaults, Texas releases insane new far right school textbooks, Random Rush, will Sam make it on the third season of Maron, Arizona Republican Russell Pearce calls for sterilizing poor mothers and your IMs.

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