The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The MR crew brings you the latest news on impeachment and more.

On today's show: Trump says Jewish business people need to support him because of the wealth tax. Steve Castor arrives not with a briefcase, but a Whole Foods bag. Steve Castor opening statement: This is baloney! Owen Troyer from Infowars interrupts hearing. Mayor Pete wants to take money out of politics, doesn't count billionaire donors and closed-door fundraisers as part of that.

On the fun half: Joint chief of staff Mark Milley says our 18-year-long occupation of Afghanistan is just the beginning. Nancy Pelosi sponsors decent drug-pricing bill that is better with Jayapal's amendment (call your reps and tell them!). Mayor Pete says there's no timeline on having a conversation about opening closed door fundraisers. Pete throws shade at polite protesters at his rally in Iowa. Trump orders review of EPA water rules because "people are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times." Gordon Brown says Corbyn is a phenomena, speaks to people's frustrations, failures of neoliberalism. Pelosi explains why she didn't support Bush impeachment, knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-09-19-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
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Brandon Sutton a.k.a. Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty), host of The Discourse, and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_), host of The David Feldman Show, join us for Casual Friday.

On today's show: Doug Collins says it's unfair to question how Trump framed his diplomacy with Zelensky. Pelosi announces plans for house judiciary to draft articles of impeachment. Sam's case for why Biden's anti-Trump ad is bad. Joe Biden in 1988 says he has a higher IQ than questioner at town hall. Biden tells Sunrise activist to go vote for someone else.

David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) gives the MR crew a lesson in civility. Buttigieg compares national debt to climate change, says Dems need to take debt seriously.

On the fun half: Bernie Sanders explains why free college should be universal. Is Pete Buttigieg even smart? Firefighters in Paris push back cops amid nationwide general strike. Could we ever have a general strike in the US? 2011 Purdue pharma opioid sales rep song shows the corniness of evil.

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TMBS Live is back in Brooklyn at the Bell House on February 7! Get your tickets today!

Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips

Check out Michael on Rising discussing the Global Implications of Lula’s Release here 

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Direct download: 12-06-19-Brandon_Sutton-David_Feldman-pub.mp3
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Michael Brooks hosts today's show and speaks with Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, about next week's elections in the United Kingdom. Will Corbyn's rise in the polls and revelations of Tories offer to sell off the NHS lead to Labour victories?

Fred Hampton on the importance of revolutionary education. Fred Hampton: "We're gonna fight racism with solidarity."

Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, joins us to talk about next week's elections in the United Kingdom. Labour has realigned and is now led by lifelong socialists. How Boris Johnson exemplifies "mask off" Tories. The Lib Dems' utter buffoonery. The UK media's all out campaign against Corbyn. What's with all the accusations of anti-Semitism? Eric Hobsbawm, Ed Miliband, and the Jewish left tradition. The possibility that Corbyn's Labour could activate new voters with its frightfully good manifesto.

On the fun half: Dave Rubin says Jordan Peterson helped him find religion. Lula dances in Brazil. Jeremy Corbyn on his vocation of public service. Hillary begrudges Bernie waiting to endorse her in 2016. Trump gets embarrassed on world stage in Biden campaign ad. Biden goes off on man at town hall for questioning him about his son's Burisma job. Trump says he's assessed the house intel report through Fox News anchors and Alan Dershowitz. Gregg Jarrett suggests someone else could have called Rudy Giuliani from Devin Nunes' phone. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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TMBS Live is back in Brooklyn at the Bell House on February 7! Get your tickets today!

Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips

Check out Michael on Rising discussing the Global Implications of Lula's Release here 

Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes.

Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel

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Direct download: 12-05-19-Ronan_Burtenshaw-pub.mp3
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On today's show, the MR team reviews impeachment and news.

World leaders laugh at Trump's behavior in leaked video. Trump says Trudeau is two-faced. Noah Feldman explains history of impeachment, framers understanding. Noah Feldman on evidence presented and why Trump's actions constitute "high crimes and misdemeanors." Pamela Kaplan calls Collins on reviewing facts, says Trump's demands were an abuse of power that undermines democracy. Doug Collins gets upset about impeachment in opening statement. Law professor Pamela Karlan explains Trump's crimes with natural disaster analogy. John Turley says we're doing impeachment too fast(!), compares Dems to radical Republicans vs. Johnson. Turley claims during Clinton impeachment that we should stop "expanding the space for executive action."

On the fun half: William Barr says "communities" that protest cops could lose "the police protection they need." Mayo Pete says rich kids should pay their own tuition. How socialists could win over their gun-loving conservative relatives. Why a free public option would work to drive down the cost of college, but not healthcare. Why is Ukraine a focal point of US foreign policy? Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-04-19-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
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Happy Tuesday, Sam hosts journalist and academic Anne Nelson to discuss her new book, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. Sam and Nelson begin their interview with a play-by-play of how fundamentalist Evangelical Christians rallied behind Ronald Reagan during his the 1980 election and helped fuel his victory with a strong turnout in southern and southwestern states. Nelson also explains the foundational tenets of Christian Nationalism, and the role of "Biblical Inerrancy," which states the word of God is in the text of the bible, in Christian Nationalists policy projects. Nelson's book explores the history and impact of the Council for National Policy (CNP), the professional umbrella organization for the country's most influential conservative organizations and activist groups. Nelson explains how the CNP brokered a deal with Trump in 2016, which involved adding Mike Pence as his running mate and establishing an Evangelical Advisory Board in Trump's White House. Sam and Nelson conclude their discussion exploring the role of conservative media outlets like Salem Media, and their ability to fill the void where capital investors starved and killed local news organizations. 

And in the Fun Half: Mehdi Hasan gets the chance to remind CNN that Bernie is still leading across the first four democratic primaries, Mayor Pete moves the goalposts on his free college position, Michael Bennet dodges the free college question (and is still running for president), Sebastian Gorka wants to know if Charlie Kirk took a DNA test, Duncan Hunter is pleading guilty and we remember when he blamed his wife for the 60 campaign finance criminal charges against him, a Libertarian caller makes Sam's day, TruNews' "Jew Coup" and their White House Press Corps membership, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-03-19-Anne_Nelson-pub.mp3
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Good Monday morning, the Majority Report is back from the Thanksgiving holiday with a new interview featuring journalist Liz Plank on her new book, For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.  Sam and Plank begin their conversation discussing the need to expand the context surrounding gender discourse. Plank explains that we are more comfortable limiting boys in their actions in behavior in ways that evoke emotion or vulnerability. Yet, we have no issue promoting boys to perform violence, whether that be toy guns or certain video games. Considering the hierarchy of social roles, how they are gendered, and the value applied to them, Sam and Plank discuss how the state and American capitalism have shaped our understanding of masculinity in our culture. A foundational element of male identity in America is the role of "Provider." Sam and Liz discuss how, under capitalism, the part of Provider is magnified and brings stress that is not as prevalent in countries whose economies incorporate more elements of socialism. Closing out their conversation, Sam and Plank take on Sam's "zero-sum" discourse, what happens when white guys begin to lose their disproportionately large piece of the cultural and material pie? Plank concedes that there is a self-correction taking place in society and that white men are losing their entitlement, but, in the end, ending that entitlement will ultimately be a good thing as it will help bring more substantial equality. 

And in the Fun Half: a city-run grocery store in deep-red Florida, Mayor Pete's insincere free college proposal, John from San Antonio plants his Bernie yard sign and shares his latest thoughts on progressives need for delegates in 2020, Louie Gohmert and "the power of positive thinking" legal defense, John Kennedy double backs and reclaims his belief that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 elections, Bloomberg's unique take on dictatorship and democracy, Brandon Straka updates Walk-Away 2020, Mark Zuckerberg's private dinner with Donald Trump, Waleed Shahid from Justice Democrats explains the fight for Medicare for All, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-02-19-Liz_Plank-pub.mp3
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