The Majority Report with Sam Seder

9/30/15

New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler explains the new split inside the conservative legal movement. What is the Federalist Society and what does it do. Why conservative judicial activists are moving even further away from "restraint". Randy Barnett and the Libertarian faction of the Federalist Society. How a little known legal case called Lochner is being used to undermine the New Deal. Why the Right is now the faction of radical Court activism. The Republican internal debate about John Roberts. And what's next for the Republican leadership?

On The Fun Half: The head of Planned Parenthood owns Republican Congressman trying to shame her organization. More incredible lies about Planned Parenthood. Congressman Glenn Grothman explains why as 'a guy' he does not need Planned Parenthood. The GMO debate continues. A Major Majority Report announcement and your calls and IMs.

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9/29/15

The great Janeane Garofalo talks about the Marc Maron monologue and why she does not listen to Podcasts. Janeane and Sam talk about how to pronounce words. Are comedians getting more political? Why student loans will force more young people into politics. Inspiration from Jeremy Corbyn. School fundraising and economic segregation. Are we at a tipping point? Donald Trump does not want to be President. The GOP's probable next leader Tom Price know nothing about women's healthcare (surprise, surprise). What happened to Ann Coulter? And how Janeane's conservative dad feels about Pope Francis.

On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh says new discovery of water on Mars might be part of a global warming hoax by NASA. Breitbart "blows the lid" on Ahmed the clock maker Muslim boy. The evolving nature of media discourse in America. Sam debates a Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

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9/28/15

Clyde Prestowitz the President of the President of the Economic Strategy Institute, explains the faulty thinking behind the TPP. Why America's China policy is incoherent and our TPP policy shows us why. Brining China into the WTO and why it didn't cut the American trade deficit. Why our assumptions about trade deals are wrong. How China's trade policy undermines American jobs and how American corporations are complicit. Why Jeff Immelt is a supplicant in China and a player in Washington DC. And the elite consensus on trade.

On The Fun Half: Why did Shell stop drilling in the Arctic. Fox News Pope and sadly the real Pope backs Kim Davis. Jake Tapper grills Ben Carson and Carson's campaign advisor cuts the interview short. Peter King freaks out over John Boehner's resignation. Iran's President laughs at the GOP. Ted Cruz threatens to kill Iran's Supreme Leader. The GMO debate continues and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains why John Boehner finally resigned. Will the government shutdown and what are the implications for the debt ceiling. Marco Rubio's feud with Donald Trump, Rubio's rise and Jeb Bush's Romney moment.

Sam and Isabel talked about parenting and Isabel told us to watch Grandma in theaters and told us to stream the animated movie Balto.

The time Carly Fiorina talked trash about Barbara Boxer's hair, libertarian caller argues Obama is a war criminal and your calls and IMs.

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Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine and Executive Producer, VEEP Frank Rich explains why the Mainstream fails in covering Donald Trump. Why you need to read comedic fiction in order to understand Trump. Public pranks and Donald Trump. Trumpism and the base of the Republican Party. Why Republican voters do not want Republican establishment candidates and why the Republican Party has no core only sugar daddies.

On The Fun Half: there are cool homeschoolers, is the Hunger Games right wing? SE Cupp twists herself into hilarious knots defending Ben Carson's anti Muslim bigotry. We listen to the best Masshole accent ever. Random Rush. What another government shutdown would mean and your calls and IMs.

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9/23/15

HuffPost Live and We The People Live host Josh Zepps explains the internal politics of the Pope's visit. Why the American Right is freaking out over the Pope. Will Donald Trump last? Why all the pundits were wrong about Scott Walker and why Martin Shkreli tells you what you need to know about the Pharma industry.

On The Fun Half: Saudi Arabia calls atheists terrorists, the leader of the UK's Labor Party is a vegetarian because he likes pigs (big contrast with Prime Minister Cameron?), the GOP freaks out over Pope Francis being an actual Catholic and your calls and IMs

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9/22/15

Andrew Sayer of Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University and author of the recent book Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, explains the ideological and financial mechanisms that form neoliberal economics. Why we live in a global plutocracy. The problem with the word investing. Are all economies moral? How money and power defines morality in the economy. And what types of property should we support and not support.

On The Fun Half: Chuck Schumer's approval rating falls. Why GMO labeling is about ethics. Scott Walker claims he is showing leadership by dropping out of the Republican Primary. We remember Sarah Palin's amazing speech announcing she was quitting Governor of Alaska. Sociopath Pharma CEO  raises life saving drug price dramatically. Volkswagen installed software to defraud emissions controls. Random Rush. Carly Fiorina job destroyer and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch explains the success of the global fight against malaria. Is the international community shifting to a broader fight against poverty? The forthcoming UN sustainability goals. Why the international community is recognizing the connection between ecological and economic needs. The timelines for achieving global goals on poverty. Did the United States commit itself to cutting its own poverty rates? America's contribution to reducing the Aids and Malaria crisis. The Syrian refugee crisis and the global agenda. What three countries host the most Syrian refugees? The danger the Syrian crisis poses to Lebanon. And what to expect from this weeks United Nations meetings.

On The Fun Half: Richard Dawkins posits bizarre conspiracy theory on Twitter on the Muslim boy arrested for brining a clock to school. Are Bernie Sanders views on GMOs unscientific? Did the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron, "put himself" inside a dead pigs mouth. The Republican base and members of Congress believe crazy things about President Obama. Why John Boehner is worse than Donald Trump. Ben Carson does not want a Muslim President and your calls and IMs.

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9/18/15

Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss the latest happenings in Congress and to review the "best" of CNN's 2016 Republican Presidential debate.

Matthew Film Guy talks movies and recommends Mondo New York.

Jimmy Reefercake brings us his latest tune "Presidential Primary Blues."

In the fun half: Donald Trump's response to a Trump supporter saying we need to get rid of all the Muslims in the U.S., Doug calls in to blame young Ahmed for bringing his clock to school and debates Sam, plus yours IMs!

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9/17/15

Blogger Digby explains how far right the political norm on the Right is now. Why Republican candidates think we are living in a dystopia. Why anti immigrant Republicanism will continue to undermine the Republican Party. Republicans don't understand foreign policy but they are afraid. When Carly Fiorina was a joke and why the Republican establishment wants her to succeed so badly. Did Ben Carson lose last night? Jeb Bush fails again. Is Jeb Bush the new Fred Thompson? Why Scott Walker is failing. Also why the Democrats should have more debates and a pro Hillary PACs pathetic attack on Bernie Sanders.

On The Fun Half: The best moment of the debate, Donald Trump dominates Jeb Bush. Why is Jeb Bush so low energy? Jeb Bush wants margaret thatcher on a 10 dollar bill. Is Donald Trump like Rob Ford? Also your calls and IMs.

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