The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Award-winning “Subject to Debate” columnist for The Nation and author, most recently, of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Katha Pollitt, explains why marriage equality is winning. The pushback against Indiana's Gay discrimination law  and the shift in equality politics. The assault on women's reproductive rights in many states. Why aren't we leading boycotts against states that are attacking women's rights. Why abortion is still stigmatized. The use of the word "slut" and the punishing of female pleasure. Gender power and why marriage equality is gaining ground and abortion rights are losing ground. Also the geographic realities of the loss of access to women's health rights.

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders announces he is running for President! Bernie runs on the most important issues facing America while the Republicans search for their billionaires. Hillary Clinton, opposes major part of President Obama's trade policy? How Hillary should actually be pressed on Fast Track Authority. The unreal story that the Baltimore PD leaked about Freddie Grey. Gang members protect students coming home from school in Baltimore. Sean Hannity and a Fox reporter in Baltimore harasses Congressman Elijah Cummings while he is helping enforce the curfew in Baltimore. Also your IMs.

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The death toll continues to climb in Nepal after that countries massive earthquake. Baltimore calms for the moment and Hillary Clinton speaks out on mass incarceration and Rand Paul blames bad parenting for the crisis in Baltimore.

SiriusXM host Mike Signorile author of the new book  It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, explains the state of play on the marriage equality case being heard before the Supreme Court right now. Why liberal Justices have become far more aggressive on marriage equality. Justice Ginsburg destroys the "traditional" argument against marriage equality. The problem with the word inevitable and the problem with magnanimous. How to take on deep rooted homophobia. Why anti Gay bigots are still given far to much respect on media platforms. How many Americans are out and how many are still in the closet. Isn't "outing" really reporting. Also how to reverse the deeper strains of homophobia and Transphobia.

On The Fun Half: Pat Robertson tells a woman to forgive her husband for having an affair with a man because "he isn't a habitual homosexual". The future of the middle class in the contract economy. Bernie Sanders enters the 2016 race! Baltimore mom whose viral tape of her hitting her son at the protests says that she didn't want him to become another "Freddie Grey". Texas Republican connects marriage equality to the crisis in Baltimore and a anti Gay state politician is outed for posting his pictures of his penis on Grindr. Also your calls and IMs.

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What the riots in Baltimore tell us. Why Police brutality is the underlying story. The culture of Police abuse in Baltimore. The stupidity of the "moral" question and how the Police beat Freddie Grey. Baltimore gang members explain what they are trying to do at the Baltimore protests and why they are trying to prevent violence. Also Baltimore's record on systemic Police violence.

On The Fun Half: The Supreme Court hears historic case on marriage equality and a pastor makes a insane case against marriage equality. The environmental poisoning of Baltimore. Which is worse local or national politics? How the Harry Reid injury conspiracy circulated through the Right Wing media. Right wing talker says Bruce Jenner has "mental disorder". Also your IMs.

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Direct download: 04-28-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Authors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace co -authors of the recent book A Narco History, explain the full and violent history of Mexico's drug trade. Understanding the real history of the drug crisis and the problem with prohibition. How American drug usage and gun laws fuel cartel violence. How Mexico became a key point of drug processing. The racialized history of drug prohibition. How the United States forces failed and violent drug policies on Mexico. How the Mexican mega Narco organizations developed. How the CIA's used drug traffickers in the 1980s to fight covert wars. How Neoliberalism unleashed even more Narco power. The horrific human rights abuses carried out by Mexican cartel. How the Republican Right and the NRA helped flood Mexico with weapons. And what to do about the crisis.

On The Fun Half: Now Rand Paul is backing drone attacks. The problem with high stakes testing. Why the TPP is a global problem. How big Pharma really makes money. Allen West says prayer prevents Football injuries and your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of the fight against the TPP. President Obama goes on the attack against progressives for opposing TPP. Why anti corporate trade politics works in the Midwest. Sherrod Brown calls out the Obama Administration for its awful stance on trade and dropping the ball on the vital progressive agenda. Barack Obama's extreme flip flop on corporate trade deals and what you need to do to block Fast Track and TPP. Why The Koch Brothers want Scott Walker. Also why Jeb Bush is in real trouble in his presidential bid.

Isabel Gillies gives Sam exercise and fashion advice. Also why do people dress like slobs when they go to the theatre or on a plane. Coyotes invade New York City. Figuring out the Guardian Angels. Isabel tells us to watch the movie Fed Up. Also will Matt go sugar free.

A crazy Libertarian caller goes at Sam.

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The insurance industry warns against the climate crisis. The fight against Fast Track Trade authority in the Senate and the House. Bernie Sanders forces a delay on the Fast Track bill. Sander Levin's alternative bill in the House on Fast Track authority. Why the far right is ignoring Fast Track and TPP. Hillary Clinton's fudge on trade and the importance of progressive pressure. Rand Paul claims its sexist to critique his treatment of women reporter. People who hate Obamacare most already have government healthcare. Senator Ron Johnson explains what Republicans are most afraid of happening in the King V Burwell case.

On The Fun Half: US drone strike kills both an American Italian hostage of AQ. Give Keith Ablow, claims that young people want to join ISIS because President Obama "debranded" America. Michele Bachmann warns that we are in the end times. Pittsburgh high school students organize vicious anti Gay bullying rings. What's annoying about Bill Maher. Judith Miller and the lies that led us to invade Iraq. Also your IMs.

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Direct download: 04-23-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Lily Geismer, professor of history at Claremont McKenna College and author of  Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Partyexplains how the suburban makeover of the Democratic Party has moved the Party to the right. Where the title "don't blame us". George Mcgovern and the economic and social shifts in Democratic politics. The liberal tax revolt. Why Massachusetts isn't as liberal as its reputation. Knowledge workers, the Massachusetts technology sector and the new liberalism. How suburban liberal fuse social justice and economic exclusion. Why suburban is becoming urban in liberal politics. Also how Obama's focus on high tech growth and delivery speaks directly to suburban liberal Democratic politics.

On The Fun Half: Judith Miller's sociopathic revisionist history of her war mongering reporting.  Why the TPP is just a corporate give away. President Obama sells the TPP and raises and fails. Mike Huckabee is a real American and your not. Also your calls and IMs.

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Linda Lipsen of the American Association of Justice, explains why regular Americans need access to the Court system. What does keeping access to the Courts mean and why many companies believe they shouldn't be held accountable. the important relationship between trial lawyers and regulation. How trial lawyers confront corporate bullies. Identity theft and how corporations are working to get Congress to protect them for their own failures in security. America's corrupt arbitration system. Also how to protect the integrity of the Courts and protections for working Americans.

On The Fun Half: we read iTunes reviews. Bill O'Reilly says he is the "enemy" because he is a powerful white man. Scott Walker goes Pat Buchanan on immigration and the Koch's back him. Glenn Beck and Scott Walker talk about Scott Walker's soul. And your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 04-21-15-Linda_Lipsen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Far right Rabbi claims liberals are attracted to Muslim terrorists. Is The DOJ going to block the Comcast Time Warner merger? Did NBC lie about Richard Engel's kidnapping.

On The Fun Half: why is the TPP getting so little attention? The dramatic threat that the TPP poses to health, the environment and labor. The problem with Fast Track Authority. How to get the right to oppose Fast Track and TPP. What we need in a Democratic primary. Brian Kilmeade exposes "dangerous" new types of Weed. Random Rush. Marco Rubio has his own Billionaire and just how demented our politics are. Marco Rubio says being Gay isn't a choice but is still against marriage equality. Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 04-20-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

The host of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur explains the passage of Fast Track Authority for the TPP in the Senate. Why TPP is going to pass because the corporations control America. How TPP shows the hypocrisy of the Republicans. Will Chuck Schumer be progressive on TPP? Comast and MSNBC. Cenk, MSNBC and corporate Democrats. Why Hillary Clinton is no progressive. The moral obscenity of overturning the Estate Tax. Kansas's new cruel attack on the poor is also a giveaway to the banks. If Jesus comes back will he just beat on Republicans. Also what will the future of media be in twenty five years?

Brian Barr an attorney with Levin Papantonio, explains how BP triad to get out of a settlement for the BP Gulf oil spill, why BP still hasn't given any money to the victims of their leak. BP's stunning claim that they didn't cause any real harm in the Gulf. BP's lack of conscience and disgusting pr strategy. Also why BP could cause another disaster.

Virginia Buchanan an attorney with Levin Papantonio explains the health dangers of the Energy drink industry. How youth are targeted by the Energy drink industry and how to protect the public from these drinks.

Also your IMs.

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Direct download: 04-16-15-Sam_Seder-Las_Vegas-Day_2-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EST