The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Sam hosts Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) of the Nomiki Show and Matthew Film Guy on this casual Friday!

Plugs and Notices:

Access a database of Covid-19 mutual aid groups in Australia here (https://tinyurl.com/uhbf74a)

Organized and United Residents of Michigan City is a community group organizing mutual aid projects and legislative demands in Michigan City, IN. Find out more at https://ourmc.org/

Go here to donate to journalist Hunter Walker's fund to support housekeepers and day laborers suffering from loss of income (https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-housekeepers-and-day-laborers)

Thinklab has a collection of Covid-19 related fundraisers at https://thinklab.com/site/gofundme.com

Follow @OaklandNurse on Twitter for updates from an ER nurse at a county hospital in Oakland, CA who is also the president of his SEIU Local 1021 chapter

Check out CareerOneStop for info on applying for Covid-19 specific benefits (https://tinyurl.com/tauwuk7)

The AFL-CIO has a state-by-state database of resources for workers affected by Covid-19 at https://aflcio.org/covid-19/state-resources

For info on applying for Medicaid, visit https://www.usa.gov/medicaid

Covid Collections is an initiative in NY/NJ which picks up small batch donations of extra PPE and delivers them to healthcare providers and facilities in need (https://www.covidcollections.com)

Next Gen America helps young people navigate the process of voting in elections (https://nextgenamerica.org/pledge-to-vote-2020/)

On today's show:

Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst), of The Nomiki Show, joins Sam to discuss the political and economic aspects of the Covid-19 crisis. Covid's impact on small businesses. Trump downplays New York's ventilator needs on Hannity. Ainsley Earhardt questions if NY really needs that many ventilators, says now is not the time for Cuomo to play the blame game. Is Trump saving the federal government's supply of ventilators for swing states? AOC slams the Senate's corporate bailout bill on house floor. The privatization that goes on under disaster capitalism. Will New York's Democratic primary be moved back or eliminated? Jamie returns for a discussion of former staffer Tara Reade's new sexual assault allegation against Biden.

On the fun half: Film Guy Matthew stops by to recommend some films: Zero Mostel plays a bad guy in Elia Kazan's 1950 noir "Panic in the Streets." Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin star in Zach Braff's 2017 heist comedy "Going In Style." The recently deceased have just one week to choose one memory to keep for eternity in Hirokazu Koreeda's 1998 fantasy-drama "Afterlife." Jeff Bridges stars in John Huston's 1972 neo-noir boxing drama "Fat City." And Candid Camera's 1970 hidden camera style reality film "What Do You Say To A Naked Lady?" provides a window into the casual misogyny of the time.

Trump says nobody could've prepared for this, that he inherited a broken situation, and he doesn't need the Deference Production Act. Trump says "things are being considered" for people with no health insurance, "a lot of different things." 2017: Steve Bannon says Trump's goal is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Matt Walsh, Daily Wire Christian-in-Chief, draws false equivalence between auto deaths & Covid-19 mortality projections. Dennis Prager skeptical of quarantine effectiveness, says quarantine should only stay in effect if death toll surpasses flu numbers (30,000 -50,000).

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David Dayen, the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Senate stimulus package and the "money bazooka" it aims directly to large corporations and CEOs. Sam and Dayen break down how the bailout will work for industries like the airlines and workers. Dayen explains the absurdity of Democrats means-testing the one time $1200 lump sum, the complicated unemployment insurance expansion, and why the census delivery might be the best means to deliver aid to Americans. Dayen then describes how the Fed's leveraged lending will work and why the Democrats' oversight board will be ineffective, and it will create more significant wealth disparities.

And in the Fun Half: Michael and Sam critique the Senate bailout from the left, Bernie Sanders rails against GOP senators who are "concerned" about unemployment insurance payments, Hannity can't decide how to approach the bailout, Trump says the media wants everyone to suffer through Covid19, plus your IMs!

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Sam breaks down the Senate's $2T stimulus package with special guest Michael Brooks who makes his MR social distancing debut!

Plugs and notices:

-Donate to NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid

-Ars Technica has up-to-date information on the Covid-19 pandemic here; it updates at 3pm every day.

-New info from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: It's possible, but unlikely, for the virus to be spread by infected people touching surfaces.

-Food safety and corona virus: a guide from Serious Eats

-Go here to find out how to donate to NYC hospitals

-Chilling interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb notes that 56% of hospitalized corona patients in NYC are under age 50

-s/o to Costco workers on Long Island; reminder to observe the quarantine!

-Psychotherapist offers low sliding scale fees to MR listeners; ricardo@roblestherapy.com

-Verde Greens offers fresh farm boxes for pickup to customers in the Houston area

On today's show: Governor Cuomo suspends mortgages but not rent payments in New York. State Senator Mike Gianaris introducing a bill to freeze rents for tenants; NYC residents call your local reps!

Sam and Michael break down the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package. The Democrats' utter failure to leverage Trump's homicidal incompetence. Should help for businesses and help for people have gone in two separate packages? The House version of the bill. The superior measures Denmark and South Korea are taking. Trump annoyed with governors criticizing his inaction: "it's a two-way street.” Boeing CEO David Calhoun on Fox Business: "We have other options" if government wants to condition bailout on getting a share in the company. Brit Hume supposes people are mad about Trump's Covid-19 response because we're polarized, which makes everyone mad about everything.

On the fun half: What could Biden do to appeal to Bernie supporters? Joe Biden flubs Covid-19 response statement on The View: "the cure will be worse than the problem." Bernie on MSNBC says that bailouts need to be done in a way that protects working people. Caller asks why he should vote for Biden when the Dems have been screwing him over for decades. Michael makes the case for the progressive left boycotting the election until certain demands are met. Trump says reopening country on Easter would be beautiful. Fauci's reaction when Trump says "deep state department."  Trump press secretary not sure if task force was informed about Trump's Easter Sunday decision. Raygun shares stories of government malpractice around Covid-19 and immigration courts.

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Dr. Danna Young (@dannagal), a Communication & Political Science Professor at University of Delaware, joins Sam to discuss her new book, Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Plugs and notices:

-Donate to the NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid

-Project N95 connects manufacturers of medical supplies with distributors, local governments, and hospitals to get supplies to where they are needed. Learn more or request to be connected at projectn95.com

-The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota has a wealth of pandemic-related info on their website

-Get advice on how to properly use Covid-19 home testing kits at Stat News

-According to ACP Internist Weekly, it's probably fine to use NSAIDs like Advil if you have Covid-19 and can normally tolerate them

-The North Carolina AFL-CIO is pushing the state government to expand unemployment insurance for all affected workers in the state. Folks can send a letter here.

-Go here to donate to a relief fund for NC restaurant workers.

-Go here to sign a petition for NC Governor Roy Cooper to enact a rent/mortgage/utility payment freeze.

-Day One Disaster relief and Triangle DSA are looking for volunteers for their relief efforts; sign up here.

-ATTN WI VOTERS: It's important to vote for Jill Karofsky for the state Supreme Court on April 7! Absentee ballots can be requested online by March 30 with a proof of ID at myvote.wi.gov, and Jill Karofsky’s website is jillforjustice.com.

-shout out to the paramedics of NJ, specifically IAFF local 4610 and the Trinitas Hospital mobile intensive care unit in Elizabeth

-Out-of-work foodservice folks have created a Facebook group to share resources and help each other through the Covid-19 crisis. Look up "Food and Beverage Solidarity" on Facebook!

-Schwans home service is offering no-contact food delivery nationwide and they accept SNAP benefits. Download the Schwans app on Google Play or in the Apple app store or visit Schwans.com 

-Visit covidtotals.com for up-to-date info from Johns Hopkins University

-Reclaiming Our Homes is a coalition in LA that’s already helped several unhoused families move into vacant homes owned by CalTrans, the state highway department. Visit reclaimingourhomes.org/takeaction to learn more, donate, and get involved!

-Check out the 10 Percent Happier app for meditations to help you through the crisis: www.tenpercent.com/live

-Monocacy Farm Project grows produce for the emergency food system in the Lehigh Valley of PA. Donate at MonocacyFarmProject.org

-Watch the five night theatrical run of Michael Watson's 1920's comic Ithaqa for free via live-stream here, and go here to help fund the project.

-Sewing patterns for DIY facemasks can be found here.

-Order bongs, spoons and more from glass blower Wes Griffiths via his Instragram page, @deestrukt

-Check out the Non Applicable (N/A) podcast on politics, history, and current events here

-Help the Renassaince Faire industry recover from losses here

-Order quality Wisconsin cheese from Cheese Brothers at www.cheesebros.com.

-Go here to donate to the solidarity fund for nail technicians fighting for their rights in Portland, OR. Facebook: SOLIDARITY WITH FB NAIL TECHS

-NJ law firm Swartz Swidler is providing free consultations for those hoping to file claims under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

-Dr.Heidi Morein is setting up a private telehealth service; reach her at hmm1713@gmail.com

-Check out www.moonlittreedesigns.etsy.com for wreaths, floral arrangements, invitations, and printables.

-New free webzine @social_distanzine catalogs art made during this crisis; check it out at https://nosucharts.com/social-distanzine

-Subscribe to The Proletari@, a newsletter made in affiliation with the Tri-Ctiies Mutual Aid Network, the Northeast TN Workers' Alliance, and the Appalachian Liberation Library, by emailing prolenews@gmail.com.

-View the results of a Cambridge study on the relative efficacy of masks and mask alternatives here.

On today's show:

Dr. Danna Young (@dannagal), a Communication & Political Science Professor at University of Delaware, joins Sam to discuss her new book, Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States. Comedians engaging in political satire tend to be liberal-leaning, while the right has a lock on angry opinion programs. Drawing on decades of research on political and media psychology, Young delves into the personality traits that shape what kind of media liberals and conservatives, respectively, like to consume.

On the fun half: Trump says coronavirus restrictions will be lifted "soon," dismisses health experts. A caller shares his firsthand account of the differences between the US and South Korea's Covid-19 response. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says grandparents would willingly die for the market economy. Trump won’t commit to public health experts’ advice, misidentifies states as countries. Ed Henry on Fox News: “Every life matters…but what is the balance?” Cow Guy business investor says Trump needs to have his "Churchillian Moment" and reopen the markets. Jamie calls in with updates on DSA activity, a rant about capitalism, and a recommended reading from Chinese journal Chuang. Laura Ingraham interviews Covid-19 patient who credits hydroxychloroquine with his recovery. Sean Hannity, with Mike Pence on the line, shares sketchy drug "regimen" that will supposedly keep people from getting infected. Raygun calls in with a film recommendation for Saul.

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Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Covid-19 stimulus and his new piece, "It’s Time to Nationalize the Airlines."

On today's show: Plugs and notices!

-The Doe Fund’s Good Food Works program has an innovative plan to deliver quality food and quality jobs to New Yorkers in need. Learn more and donate at ioby.org/project/good-food-works

-The Buff Tutor Network provides tutoring in the STEM fields: Bufftutor.com

-Support the arts by donating to the Author's League Fund and the Dramatists' Guild Foundation

-Donate to the Chico DSA's Butte County Mutual Aid Fund via GoFundMe here.

-Stocked Cafe in Brooklyn is open for business and delivering

-Donate to NYC-DSA's Mutual Aid COVID-19 Relief Fund at bit.ly/covid19aid

Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Covid-19 stimulus and his new piece, "It’s Time to Nationalize the Airlines." In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the Republicans want to offer the airline industry a no-strings-attached bailout; the Democrats' bailout has some strings, but not many. Tracing the history of airlines in the US, paying special attention to their deregulation under President Carter, Sammon makes the case that nationalizing the airlines would be the best option for the public good and perhaps even the airlines themselves.

US unemployment may hit 30% this summer (it was 25% during the Great Depression). Local Florida County Commissioner claims you can use a blowdryer to treat Covid-19. Covid-19 spread timeline in TN/KY.

On the fun half: Joe Biden finally releases short video on pandemic response. Trump says hospital workers should sanitize and reuse masks. Trump's WH had warnings from intel agencies going back to January, did nothing. Trump says he's not using the Defense Production Act because companies are doing the right thing anyway. Graph of Covid-19 spread in different countries shows the US is not flattening the curve. Poll: Democrats taking the pandemic more seriously than Republicans. FEMA administrator refuses to provide straight answer about shipping out the federal stockpile of masks. Why progressives should hate Andrew Cuomo. Does the MR crew wear pants when broadcasting remotely?

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Sam is joined by Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic and Brendan James (@deep_beige) of the new Iraq War podcast "Blowback," to recap the week's news and most important stories.

On today's show: Plugs and notices! New Everly Well Covid-19 test costs $135, should be free. NY state senator Andrew Gounardes and Bay Ridge Cares soliciting volunteers; sign up here. Wrong world ceramics making flasks, other things. Visit coworker.org to petition Trader Joe’s for hazard pay for its workers. Support the arts during this time: musicalartists.org/membership/relieffund, actorsfund.org. Support Invisible Mass Records. And don't forget justcoffee.coop!

Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic, joins Sam to discuss the political implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Will Trump's poor handling of the pandemic hurt him politically? The Democrats have been terrible at assigning blame thus far, so probably not. The Democrats' utter failure in leadership. Burr, Loffler, others should be held to account for insider trading during a crisis. Where is Cuomo's plan? Sam narcs on some people for stealing from Home Depot.

Brendan James (@deep_beige), former producer of Chapo Trap House, joins Sam to discuss "Blowback," his new Iraq War podcast. The definition of "blowback." What history the podcast covers. The involvement of great talents like James Adomian and mediocre ones like H. Jon Benjamin. The right-wing utopianism involved in the US-led reconstruction of Iraq. The power wielded by neocon ideologues and weird horny college grads. The US failure to even get the oil. The regime change wish list and Rumsfeld's admission that Iraq was low-hanging fruit. The mysterious disappearance of billions of dollars.

Video calendar of Trump's statements on Covid-19. Richard Burr calls NPR report on his insider trading “tabloid style hit piece.” Tucker Carlson says Burr must resign and face prosecution, betrayed his country. March 10: Sen. Kelly Loffler (R-GA) after selling stocks, buying telework stock, tells constituents via Twitter that America is Prepared for Covid-19. Trump says it's not the federal government's job to provide supplies to states in need. Press conference: Trump says WH was prepared for Covid-19, just not for the media’s unfair scrutiny. Trump nods off during Covid-19 WH task force meeting. Where should the grassroots movement behind Bernie Sanders go from here? Joe Biden calls on every CEO in America to promise not to do stock buybacks.

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Sam takes over Thursday to discuss the state of the Covid19 pandemic and the government's response. Sam opens the show with Plugs and Notices from listeners and experts on causes and research most relevant to the on-going Covid19 pandemic. You can send your plugs or notices to reporters@majority.fm, and Sam will share them on an upcoming episode.

On today's show, Sam tackles how the bailout and Congress should allocate funds to industries like airlines and direct cash transfers to workers. The political gamesmanship between the White House and Congressional Democrats has not played out as the Democratic establishment hoped.

Sam and the team are working out technical difficulties as we move forward amidst the Shelter in Place Majority Report. Thank you for your support!

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On today's show: Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), political reporter at The Washington Post and proprietor of its election newsletter The Trailer, joins Sam to discuss Tuesday's results, the future of the Sanders campaign, and the impact of COVID-19 on primary elections and the upcoming general election in November.

On the fun half: Fox News ghouls change their tune on COVID-19 in WaPo compilation. MSNBC report: Trump lied about the WHO not offering test to the US. Timeline of Trump's COVID-19 statements. CNN's Dana Bash, who might need her head examined, says Trump is "the kind of leader that people need." Daily Wire says boomers aren’t taking the virus seriously because they’ve lived through many crises, contemplated mortality. Trump suspends foreclosures and evictions in April.

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Sam, broadcasting from his remote studio, is joined by Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), Justice Correspondent at the Nation, to discuss his March cover story, "If We Don’t Reform the Supreme Court, Nothing Else Will Matter."

On today's show: Why aren't they postponing the primaries?

Sam is joined by Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), Justice Correspondent at the Nation, to discuss his March cover story, "If We Don’t Reform the Supreme Court, Nothing Else Will Matter. The failures of both Bernie and Biden, respectively, to deal with the political nature of the Supreme Court. How "strict constructionism" is used as a smokescreen for a reactionary program. How the Federalist Society has stacked the court with conservative judges. The Democrats' failure to deal with (and/or tacit support of?) the SCOTUS' increasingly right-wing character. How can we reform the court? How could the GOP tamper with the 2020 election?

Will COVID-19 help or hurt Bernie's chances in the primary? We just don't know yet!

On the fun half: Biden's terrible record on Social Security. Tom Cotton says Democrat's House COVID-19 relief bill won't pass Senate because it doesn't go far enough, fast enough. Devin Nunes says you should go out to restaurants and pubs, then claims he meant drive-thrus and delivery. A plug for Bob Altemeyer's "The Authoritarian Personality." Stuart Varney says airlines deserve to be bailed out because they're "like a utility." Fox and Friends chide spring breakers in Florida for crowding beaches, promote Ainsley's friend's chicken salad chain restaurant (it's open, folks!). German start-up produced 1.4 million COVID-19 tests but the US turned them down. Daily Wire host says he hopes the virus will make women stay home with the kids more because that's what God wants, bashes public schools. Gristedes CEO says Trump has done everything right, is "tough enough" to force a vaccine out if a company has it.

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Sam breaks down last night’s debate and what to expect moving forward as the Majority Report does its part to flatten the curve with social distancing practices and telework. Sam discusses plans to move Majority Report production to his satellite studio and shares precautions listeners should take to help prevent the spread of the virus. Before leaving the MR studio for the foreseeable future, Sam examines the Trump administration’s inaction and its 2018 decision to disband the NSC pandemic response team. On this freebie Monday, in the second half of the show, Sam recaps last night’s Democratic debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Sam explains why Sanders should have capitalized on Biden’s decision to attack Sanders “super PACs,” none of which the former Vice President could name. And why progressives need to start asking Biden about the “new normal” why his platform of returning to Obama-era policy is no longer possible in the wake of this pandemic.

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Ryan Grim of The Intercept joins the Majority Report to discuss the 2020 Democratic Primary, the latest news on Covid19, and the government's response to the growing pandemic. Sam and Grim discuss the state of the Democratic Primary in the wake of our growing public health emergency. They discuss the implications of Trump's inaction on Covid19, how Biden and Sanders should campaign against it, and why Republicans will turn on Trump if the pandemic overwhelms the US healthcare system. Sam and Ryan take a look back at Elizabeth Warren's decisions which led to the end of her campaign, and the implications of not endorsing Sanders, including what that means for her future as a figurehead for the Progressive movement. They also dive into Warren's relationship with Sanders and her feeling that Sanders is not a skilled politician; she still sees Sanders as the rabblerousing independent Senator from Vermont, not a nationally popular politician who can reshape the Democratic party. The two conclude their conversation forecasting Sunday's one-on-one Democratic debate in Washington.

And in the Fun Half: Public Health and conservative media misinformation, Sam got overexcited with a recent spam call, Jerry Falwell Jr. says Covid19 is an overhyped biological weapon from North Korea, the Bolsonaro Covid19 test interference, Seema Verma will do everything in her power to protect Medicaid block grants, Katie Porter corners the CDC Director, and Sarah Palin is on the Masked Singer, plus your calls and IMs!

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Journalist Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) joins Michael Brooks to discuss her latest in The New Republic "Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record." The two discuss Biden's votes on climate and his undeserved credit for the Paris Agreement.

On today's show: Kevin McCarthy not concerned about test kits, says private company is "on the verge" of helping.

Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff), staff writer at The New Republic, joins us to discuss her latest piece, "Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record." Joe Biden has attempted to take undeserved credit for the Paris Climate Agreement, but that's only the beginning of his spotty record. Rather than the total transformation of the economy that's needed, Biden still favors the Obama admin's "all of the above" strategy, which leans on tax credits and the private sector to develop green energy, rather than placing limits on extraction.

Michael on the weaponization of corruption against left governments.

On the fun half: Kowalski updates us on his Congressional run. What's up with the Working Families Party? Joe Biden speaks on the corona virus, offers no good plan. Comparison: What the right thinks socialism is vs. what socialism is. Jim Cramer says administration knows nothing. Trump will save us with low interest loans and tax cuts. C-SPAN camera still rolling after Trump's address. Flashback, March 10: Trump says it will go away. Donna Shalala plays "Fight Song" during committee hearing on COVID-19.

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On today's show: Why Warren didn't endorse anyone. What should Bernie's strategy be going forward? Bernie gives a speech, leverages the young in a way that doesn't feel like a threat.

On the fun half: Jeff from GA is not giving up the fight. Jake Tapper says 2020 feels like 2004 all over again. Donna Brazile says Biden speaks his heart, doesn't think too much, is a man of passion. Jerry the Autoworker on Fox News, they stereotype him as speaking for anyone not from coasts. Trump says consumers are okay and that he's seen all kinds of contingencies re: COVID-19. Larry Kudlow looks kind of sleepy while standing behind Pence. Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Hannity viewers COVID-19 is 10x more deadly than flu.

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Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), proprietor of the Washington Post's The Trailer newsletter, joins the Majority Report to preview tonight's Democratic primary contests in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Idaho, and Washington.

On today's show: Biden says he didn't believe Iraq had WMDs. 2003: Biden says we need to take out Saddam, risk of not doing so is much greater.

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), political reporter for The Washington Post, joins us to preview tonight's spate of Democratic primaries. The shift that's occurred since 2016 with regard to white working class voters and Bernie. How many more delegates could Bernie pick up in CA as mail-in votes are counted? How accurate are the polls this time? Steps the Biden campaign is taking to limit his exposure to the public. What's the deal with Warren's non-endorsement? The continued malfeasance of Warren's staff. Biden says he would veto m4a if passed by House and Senate. What effect will COVID-19 have on the primary and general election?

On the fun half: What is Elizabeth Warren thinking? Surrogate says Warren won't endorse Bernie because he campaigned in MA. NAFTA protestors at Biden rally in Michigan. Matt Binder supercut: Biden v. Bernie on NAFTA passage. Trish Reagan has a Trump impeachment meltdown over COVID-19. Bernie COVID-19 roundtable discusses the cost of NOT making the vaccine free. This morning: Alex Azar says he doesn't know how many people have been tested. Mike from PA calls in to rant about the progressive movement.

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Political scientist Davin L. Phoenix (@Davin_Phoenix) joins the Majority Report to discuss his book, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics, and explains how anger animates political participation amongst different demographic groups in America.

On today's show: Trump visits Nashville after tornado damage, talks about boy carried by tornado.

Political scientist Davin L. Phoenix (@David_Phoenix) joins the Majority Report to discuss his book, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in PoliticsHow different groups respond to anger in the political sphere: older black people are less anger-driven than younger black people and whites of all ages. How Mitt Romney failed to mobilize anger. The perception/promise of progress under Obama and how it inspired young black people to ask for more. How durable will this "anger gap" be? The higher likelihood that young black people will express their political anger via non-electoral organizing like BLM.

On the fun half: Ben Carson says there's no plan for the Grand Princess docking in Oakland, says he can't share plan. CDC director Robert Redfield praises Trump. Why the CDC didn't use WHO test when there were CDC test problems. Ben Carson says not everyone needs a test. Surgeon General can't say how many Americans have been tested for COVID-19. The trajectory of COVID-19 in Italy. George Stephanopoulos asks if US should have more intensive community planning for pandemic, Ben Carson emphasizes personal responsibility. NOVEMBER: Morning Joe panel shares concern over Biden's cognitive decline. How Trump will beat Biden by suppressing Dem turnout. Don Jr. challenges Hunter Biden to a debate, says he will release his taxes. A caller on how his experience making calls for Bernie revealed Biden's vulnerability on trade.

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Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth), writer at the New Republic and formerly of Deadspin, join Sam to discuss the week in news including the state of the 2020 race and Mike Bloomberg's historic failure to buy the presidency.

On today's show: Larry Kudlow tells people not to worry about COVID-19, keep working.

Benjamin Dixon joins us to break down the Super Tuesday results. Why did older southern black voters go for Biden? The impact of endorsements. How would a Warren endorsement affect Bernie's chances? Warren cites "organized nastiness" from Sanders supporters in first interview after ending her campaign. How tone policing is being weaponized to get the left under control. Prediction: more exposure will be bad for Biden.

David J Roth (@david_j_roth) joins us to discuss the absurdity of Bloomberg's run for office. Would it have gone differently with a less personally repellent billionaire? Comparisons to "The Magic Christian," a 1959 satirical novel about a billionaire who loves humiliating people.

On the fun half: CNBC Wall Street guy says we should preemptively infect everyone with COVID-19. Trump says COVID-19 is not that bad, people can go to work. NIAID director says president is not holding CDC efforts hostage, fields questions on why we're not using the WHO's test. Mindy's theory on why boomers don't care about Biden's mental decline. Trump on Warren's campaign: she lacked talent and she's mean. Charlie Kirk calls Trump the guardian of Western civilization. Charlie Kirk claims Bernie wants to tax you 52% for m4a. 2016: Charlie Kirk attacks Trump for going after Ted Cruz's wife. Sean Spicer's new show "Spicer & Co" premieres on Newsmax! NYT ed board and Brian Williams can't do math on Bloomberg campaign spending. Hillary Rosen whitesplains MLK Jr. to Nina Turner, then apologizes for disrespecting "angry black women."

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Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor of American Foreign Policy at the University of Washington, joins Michael Brooks to discuss his recent piece in The New Republic, "To End Forever War, End the Dollar's Global Dominance." Brooks and Bessner begin their conversation with an autopsy of Super Tuesday and an assessment of why the Biden campaign might not be as well-positioned as the media narrative leads people to believe. Bessner also looks at the way the Boomer generation voted so overwhelmingly for Biden in Tuesday's primaries and places it in the historical context of the "American Century." Brooks and Bessner consider the political realignment on the horizon where ownership of universal programs and anti-capitalist measures are up for grabs between the nativist right-wing and the progressive left. Pivoting to Bessner's recent article, the professor explains the electorate's failure to understand it's not just US military power that perpetuates US hegemony, but also the dollar's power. Bessner says anti-imperialists should make "monetary multilateralism" a core principle; it is the only way to assure nations' autonomy in the global market and the only way to prevent the US from pursuing its global projects. 

And in the Fun Half: the Bernie campaign moving forward, Bernie's Obama ad, concerns for Biden in the general, Trump trolls Bloomberg, the President tells his Fox News constituency they can go to work if they have covid19, plus your calls and IMs!

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The MR crew wraps up their Super Tuesday coverage with the help of Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty), host of The Discourse, and Alex Pareene (@pareene) of The New Republic.

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Dave Weigel from the Washington Post's The Trailer joins Sam to preview Super Tuesday and what to expect from the day's massive delegate haul.

On today's show: Chris Matthews retires, acknowledging how workplace behavior has changed. Biden can't quite quote the declaration of independence.

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to discuss predictions for Super Tuesday. The impact of the Clyburn endorsement. Why did most of the turnout surge go to candidates other than Bernie? Obama's hands-off approach to influencing the election. How will white rural voters behave without a Clinton to vote against? What's up with the Warren and Bloomberg campaigns? How much would Bernie benefit from Warren dropping out? Tentative evidence on Bernie turning out non-voters, winning independents. Working Families Party says Warren will not endorse Biden.

On the fun half: Meghan McCain says Super Tuesday is Bernie supporters' Alamo, calls them dirty thugs. Fox and Friends says establishment (Perez, Clinton, Obama) is lining up to stop Bernie. Beto says we need Joe Biden to restore "moral authority" of the country. June 2019: Beto says Biden is a return to the past. Pete Buttigieg puts on a Texas drawl, says Biden will "win the era for the values we share." Sept 2019: Buttigieg (correctly) says Biden's message of returning to normal won't turn out voters in Midwest. Trump wonders why we can't use vaccine being tested now as soon as tomorrow. Trump wonders if we use the flu vaccine to fight COVID-19 too, right? 2000: Biden votes "yes" on tabling Wellstone amendment, which would have required drugs developed with public money to be sold at reasonable prices. 2000: Bernie advocates for affordable drug prices on House floor. A caller on why her conservative TX relatives like Bernie.

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Direct download: 3-3-20-Dave_Weigel-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Sam and the MR Crew bring you the latest headlines and stories to get you ready for Super Tuesday. Sean McElwee from Data for Progress joins to discuss the latest polls as well.

On today's show: Sam and Benjamin in Worcester MA.

Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee), co-founder and executive director of Data For Progress, joins us to talk South Carolina and beyond. The effect of the Clyburn endorsement. What will be the effect of Buttigieg dropping out? Would Warren dropping out help Sanders? Looking ahead to NC, VA, and TX. A vote for Warren is a vote for Biden.

On the fun half: FRIDAY: Trump calls COVID-19 the Democrats' "new hoax." Ronald Raygun bids farewell to Sam. Jon from San Antonio calls in with the latest numbers. Photo of Pence leading the COVID-19 team in prayer. Trump says he doesn't regret calling COVID-19 a hoax. Pence won't agree that he believes Democrats don't want people to get COVID-19. Alex Azar says he will take HHS whistleblower complaint very seriously. Biden says he has a game plan for his presidency, Bernie is "pie in the sky." The leftist origins of "pie in the sky." Churchgoers turn backs to Bloomberg's speech at Selma church. Trump debuts his "Mini Mike" material. Husband of LA DA pulls gun on BLM community leaders. Greek coastguard pushes back against Syrian refugees in dinghy.

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Direct download: 3-2-20-Sean_McElwee-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Comedian Kate Willett (@katewillett), Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty), and Dave Wiegel (@daveweigel) of The Washington Post join Sam on the last Casual Friday before Super Tuesday!

On today's show: The crew reacts to the New York Times' story about superdelegates threatening to steal the nomination from Bernie at the convention. What impact will the corona virus have on the election?

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins us with an update from South Carolina, Biden's poll numbers, and the impact of mainstream press coverage. Biden's potential impact on Bloomberg. Dave's take on the NYT superdelegate story.

Trump Wednesday press conference on corona virus: "treat it like the flu, right?" Bad morale on floor of New York stock market.

On the fun half: Rush Limbaugh: "the corona virus is an effort to get Trump." Don Jr. says Democrats want corona virus to kill millions of people. Mulvaney repeats talking point that corona virus is an effort by the press to take down Trump. Fox News interviews man out of corona virus quarantine. Rep. Doggett (D-TX) asks Azar about N95 masks availability for healthcare workers. Garth Brooks wears Barry Sanders jersey to football game, angers fans. Betsy DeVos doesn't know or care how many charter schools are failing. Diamond & Silk go deep at CPAC.

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Direct download: 2-28-20-Brandon_Sutton-Kate_Willett-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Alex Sammon of the American Prospect joins Michael Brooks to discuss his piece, "Barack Obama's Legacy Is Narendra Modi." Sammon and Brooks dive into how the former president helped rehabilitate the prime minister on the global stage, which helped set the stage for Modi's current anti-Muslim agenda in India. The two explain how Modi deliberately allowed the 2002 Hindu riots in Gujarat to transpire while he was the state's Chief Minister; this made him even too toxic even for the Bush administration, which barred him from obtaining a travel visa to the US. After Modi won the Indian Prime Minister election in 2014, Barack Obama invited him to the White House to reform trade between the US and India and looked the other way to Modi's humanitarian crimes. Advisors like Steve Rattner gave cover to Obama when they made the media rounds to praise Modi's government as a model of economic and social justice. Brooks and Sammon explain the diplomatic horse-trading between Obama and Modi, where the Indian PM would open markets to US investment and Obama would ignore the Hindu nationalist's authoritarianism in India. Brooks and Sammon conclude their discussion with a broader examination of liberal foreign policy, and how it will always be subject to the interests of the business investor class. 

And in the Fun Half: an update on Modi from a listener in India, Thomas Friedman wants a Democratic coup from "the grown-ups," Warren her position on superdelegates is not different from Bernie's in 2016, a Washington Post data team investigates Evo Morales election from 2019, Mike Pence called to save us from Coronavirus, Trump explains why he made cuts to CDC and HHS, plus your calls and IMs! 

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Direct download: 2-27-20-Alex_Sammon-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

The MR crew brings you the news!

On today's show: Bloomberg wedges in his "joke." Bloomberg defends Xi, claims he's not a dictator. Bernie defends past comments on Cuba and China, calls out Bloomberg's support of Xi. Bloomberg slips, admits he bought Congress. Warren attacks Bloomberg on NDAs, treatment of female workers. Chris Matthews asks Warren why she believes accusations against Bloomberg. Bloomberg says he would've had more trouble amassing his fortune as a black man. Bloomberg lies about stop and frisk; judge who ordered an end to stop and frisk calls out Bloomberg, Biden's lies on MSNBC.

On the fun half: Chris Matthews issues on-air apology for comparing Sanders' NV win to Nazis taking over France: "I was wrong." Trump says US corona virus cases are down to ten. Larry Kudlow says US has contained the corona virus, economy is holding up nicely. How Democrats should capitalize on Trump's mishandling of corona virus. John Kennedy questions and berates acting DHS Secretary re: corona preparedness. Indian rioters tearing down mosque spire. Trump asked about Modi's anti-Muslim policies, says travel ban is not religious discrimination because SCOTUS said so. Project Veritas catches ABC News correspondent criticizing corporate media. Fact checking vs. capitalism. How likely is the DNC to steal the nomination from Bernie at the convention?

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Direct download: 2-26-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Syracuse University Professor of Political Science, Elizabeth F. Cohen, joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us AllIn it, Cohen chronicles the past century's history of immigration, white nationalism, and the militarization of the border in the 1980s.

On today's show: Pope of the Jews Ben Shapiro calls Bernie a JINO.

Elizabeth F. Cohen joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All. The Trump administration has intensified the persecution of immigrants to a fever pitch in recent years. In this book, Cohen traces the history of immigration restrictions in the US and the factors driving them, from the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924, to the Hart-Celler Act of 1965, to the War on Drugs, to the post-9/11 era. She ends with some recommendations on how to improve immigration policy.

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Direct download: 2-25-20-Elizabeth_Cohen-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Sam and the Majority Report crew are back from their hiatus to bring you the latest news stories, including Bernie's resounding win in Nevada, Trump's latest loyalist appointment, and updates on the most crucial court decisions in 2020.

On today's show: Bernie speaks about uniting a rainbow coalition to defeat Trump at San Antonio rally. Bloomberg says he will "make the whole country behave" in musical staged at fundraiser. A wrap-up of news from over the break, including: Supreme Court cases, troubling climate change stats, Greyhound bans ICE from its buses, EPA un-bands mercury, and China's handling of the corona virus. Kris Jansen on MSNBC sighs as she reports Latinx voters voted overwhelmingly for Bernie. Warren supporter takes down sign, explains why she will support Bernie. Eric Kingsburg, elder millennial, explains to Boomer dad why young people like Sanders.

On the fun half: Pete Buttigieg's fake viral beacon light moment. Bloomberg claims he earned his billions through hard work. TikTok shows how much a billion is using rice. Bernie Sanders says maybe Bloomberg's workers helped him amass all that wealth. Warren attacks Bloomberg on sexual harassment, NDAs. Biden attacks Bloomberg on ACA. Bloomberg says cuts to safety net will keep people from overusing it. Pod John and Dan Pfeiffer says the left is "crying centrist." Jason Johnson says Bernie's WOC staffers are "island of misfit black girls." Chris Matthews says Bernie winning in Nevada is like Nazis overrunning France in 1940. Chris Matthews wonders if moderate Democrats would prefer four more years of Trump to have better candidate in 2024. Marco Rubio rails against democratic socialism. Trump says US needs to deal with LA homeless population before Olympics in 2028 (and not by giving everyone a home).

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Direct download: 2-24-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Happy Friday! Sam hosts author Joe William Trotter to discuss his new book Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America. Sam also interviews progressive candidate Jessica Scarane, who is running in the Democratic primary for Delware's Senate seat currently held by Chris Coons.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Happy Thursday! Sam hosts Thom Hartmann to discuss his new book The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Happy Wednesday! Sam hosts author Stuart Schrader to discuss his new book Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American PolicingSam also interviews progressive candidate Andrew Romanoff, who is running in the Democratic primary for Colorado's Senate seat currently held by Cory Gardner.

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Direct download: 2-19-20-Stuart_Schrader_Andrew_Romanoff-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Happy Tuesday! Sam hosts Ganesh Sitaraman of Vanderbilt Law School to discuss his new book The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America. Sam also interviews progressive candidate Morgan Harper(@mh4oh), who is challenging Joyce Beatty in Ohio's 3rd District.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Sam explains how his philosophy on primary challenges has developed.

Nancy Pelosi's primary opponent Shahid Buttar joined Sam to discuss his effort to unseat her from the left.

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Then, Michael Rothfeld joins us to discuss his new book, "The Fixers" on the bottom-feeders who helped Trump take the presidency. What the National Enquirer had to do with Trump's victory. How Arnold Schwarzenegger was protected in the same way Trump was. Trump's sensitivity about his dirty laundry. Michael Cohen's role despite not being a good lawyer. Who is Trump's Roy Cohn?


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Direct download: 2-17-20-Michael_Rothfeld-Shahid_Buttar-Pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Sam hosts Emma Vigeland of TYT (@EmmaVigeland) and Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss the week's top stories.

On today's show: Hero takes selfie with Bloomberg, gets him to say "stop and frisk!"

Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) joins us to discuss his discovery and viral propagation of the racist Bloomberg video. How do we get this information out to black voters to stop this oligarch from buying the Democratic Party and ruining our democracy? Ben has thoughts. NYT video on Tyquan, a stop and frisk target during Bloomberg's administration. 2008: Michael Bloomberg says ending redlining caused the housing crisis(!) Bloomberg claims we improve education by cutting teaching force in half, doubling class size. Study Hall offers microgrant for memes that spread the truth about Bloomberg. Warren attacks Bloomberg for trying to buy the election. Bloomberg's sexual harassment lawsuits. Bloomberg says he's friends with Trump. Bloomberg claims dummies in flyover states don't understand trans people.

On the fun half: Bill Barr says Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to engage in a cover-up. Kamala grills Barr in Mueller hearings. Giuliani is losing his mind on Ukraine disinformation. Former Ohio state wrestler testifies Jim Jordan called him crying on July 4th.

Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas) of Chapo Trap House brings the wonk party re: the NH primary, voter turnout, and the biggest threat to Bernie.

Dennis Prager says it's not fair white people can't say the N-word. Katie Porter questions census director on RNC mailers "2020 Congressional District Census."

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Direct download: 2-14-20-Ben_Dixon-Emma_Vigeland-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Happy Thursday! Michael Brooks hosts Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, to discuss his experience organizing, the state of strikes in France, and why single-payer is the way forward on healthcare.

On today's show: Woman protests Bloomberg rally in Tennesee.

Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, joins us. What's going on with the protests and strikes in France? How Emmanuel Macron's attacks on the French welfare state sparked an explosion in class struggle. How workers in red states managed to triumph in recent labor battles here in the US. How Medicare-for-all would help unions by taking healthcare off the bargaining table.

On the fun half: Bernie says he has more union support than Pete will ever have. Why the head of the Culinary Union in Nevada is spreading disinformation about Medicare-for-all. Bernie responds to James Carville's crusade against the Sanders campaign: He's a hack. One of Amy Klobuchar's biggest backers is an evil agribusiness company. Warren impliesss that Bernie has super PACs and ssssucks up to wealthy donorssss. If Bloomberg gets the Democratic nomination, should people vote for him? Bloomberg responds to pushback over his racist 2015 Aspen Institute speech about stop and frisk. Jumaane Williams says Bloomberg had 10 years to apologize for bad policies, says Bloomberg can't be bought because he's doing the buying. The Fat Jew takes a stand.

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On today's show: Bloomberg with Christine Lagarde at the IMF in April of 2018 on the virtues of regressive taxation. Bernie wins NH primary! Trump to AG Bill Barr: "Congratulations" for undermining Roger Stone prosecutors. Trump asked about Roger Stone, says he has an "absolute right" to tell the Justice Department what to do.

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Direct download: 2-12-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
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Happy Tuesday! We're previewing tonight's New Hampshire primary with Dave Weigel proprietor of the Trailer from the Washington Post. Looking back at the last week of electoral primary, Weigel says the most significant outcome from the Iowa app debacle was how it shifted the narrative, helping Pete Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Weigel diagnoses what went wrong with the Biden campaign and explains how the Bloomberg 2020 campaign is changing the way billionaires can dictate a primary on the Democratic side. Sam and Weigel conclude their conversation with a discussion about how to motivate voters who low-information, low-stake voters to go to the polls in November.

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Direct download: 2-11-20-Dave_Weigel-pub.mp3
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Happy Monday! Sam is back from his quick trip to New Hampshire and is joined by the executive editor at the American Prospect David Dayen to discuss his latest, "Welcome to the Bullshit Economy," which examines why our economy rewards grift over competency. Sam and Dayen take stock of the Democratic Party leadership after its chaotic week in Iowa. Dayen expounds why projects like Shadow and Acronym typify our Bullshit Economy, where self-dealing and denial of responsibility are endemic to its survival at the expense of average Americans and our most essential institutions. Sam and Dayen also look forward to tomorrow's primary in New Hampshire and how it might shape the field for the Nevada caucus and the South Carolina primary. 

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Comedian David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) and The New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) join us for Casual Friday. And check out Alex's new podcast at the New Republic The Politics of Everything.

On today's show: 2017: Mayor Pete extols Bernie's ability to work across the aisle and the Senator's consistency. 2o2o: Pete says his issue with Bernie is his "my way or the highway" approach. The Iowa disaster, self-dealing, and the circle jerk of patronage that led to the Shadow/Acronym app situation. MSNBC analyst says it's disingenuous of Bernie to say he won Iowa. Jimmy Dore says Iowa is the reason we don't have serious policy discussion.

David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins us to talk the Democratic primaries, party unity, and being a lefty from way back.

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Direct download: 2-7-20-Alex_Pareene-David_Feldman-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks hosts Connor Kilpatrick from the Jacobin to discuss "Mayor Pete Was the Kinda Kid Who Unplugged the Sega If He Was Losing" and the state of play in the Democratic primary and what will happen to the Pete Buttigieg campaign. Just as the interview with Connor began, Tom Perez tweeted that there would be a "recanvass" in Iowa, where the Iowa Democratic Party will double-check existing records, further delaying the final results in Iowa. The news all comes on the heels of reports that Bernie Sanders nearly closed the state delegate equivalent between himself and Pete Buttigieg. The IDP and DNC's seemingly endless failures on display this week has further illustrated the party's incompetence and the shortcomings of our current meritocratic system. Shifting gears, Michael and Connor explore Buttigieg's career history, his connections to different sources of institutional power, and why establishment Democrats have put their hopes into a college town mayor from Indiana for 2020. The two close out their conversation considering Sanders fundraising haul for January. 

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On today's show: Steve Kornacki explains the convoluted Iowa caucus delegate count.

Dr. Rob Davidson (@DrRobDavidson), ER doctor and Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, joins us. Davidson discusses his confrontation with Mike Pence over "block grants," a GOP strategy to force states to make cuts to Medicaid. What block grants mean and the major upcoming votes. How the Medicaid expansion has impacted patients. The longterm damage to productivity incurred by cuts to public healthcare programs. How doctors' conversion from small business owners to wage workers has impacted their support of m4a. Find out more at committeetoprotect.org.

On the fun half: Trump panders to POC (but not the ones from other countries) in SOTU. Trump lies about less people on food stamps. Trump lies about protecting patients with pre-existing conditions. Trump lies about USMCA. Rush Limbaugh surprised by medal ceremony which had been reported by multiple news outlets. Would the MR crew ever vote for Bloomberg? Trump says "stankuary." A caller on how unions in Nevada may play a role in that state's primary. Nancy Pelosi applauds Juan Guaido faster than anyone else at SOTU. Pelosi tears up Trump's speech #nancytheripper. Jason Johnson gets mad at Nina Turner for calling Bloomberg an oligarch. James Carville is losing it over Bernie Sanders and Democratic strategy.

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We're live tonight from the Brooklyn to cover the Trump's State of the Union. We also breakdown the 62% reported results from Iowa caucus, the self-dealing plaguing American meritocracy and the Democratic establishment, and suffering Rush Limbaugh receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. We close out the show with Democratic responses from Michigan Gretchen Whitmer and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Sam and MR Crew host Benjamin Dixon, Ryan Grim, and Virgil Texas the evening of the Iowa Caucus!

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Direct download: 2-3-20-Iowa_Caucus.mp3
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Happy Monday! It's finally here, after more than a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential hopefuls put in their final pitches before Iowans head to their local precincts to caucus. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post's The Trailer joins us to give the state of play in the Democratic race. And we'll be back for live coverage this evening around 8 PM EST. Weigel recounts his 60+ days in Iowa and fills listeners in on the story behind the scrapped Des Moines Register poll. In trying to predict how the 2020 Democratic primary will shakeup, Weigel admits it's hard to tell because of the lack of polling this cycle. Then, Sam compares the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign to the Howard Dean campaign in 2004. Weigel then describes each candidate's closing message before tonight's caucus and why Buttigieg has not pulled away from the pack the way Obama did in 2008, despite imitating the 44th president's message. Sam and Weigel consider why power players have not attacked Sanders more comprehensively. Finally, the two conclude their conversation explaining the process for tonight's delegate count. 

And in the Fun Half: Chris Matthews' contempt for leftists, looking forward to Super Tuesday, how Trump will treat his exoneration, Chris Christie is right for almost 80 seconds about Mike Bloomberg, understanding China's economy, an upcoming mansplaining convention, the Bernie Sanders campaign's organizing has checked all the boxes in Iowa, reports from precinct captains, in 2016 Rachel Maddow congratulates Bernie's efforts to help Hillary, Rashida Tlaib is fed up with Hillary's comments about Bernie, how to best address Hillary's attacks on Bernie,

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Direct download: 2-3-20-Dave_Weigel-pub.mp3
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Happy Friday! Sam has a full slate to help recap the week's top headlines, including, Chris Hayes, David Roth, and Matthew Film Guy! Chris Hayes returns to the Majority Report for his first appearance in three years to discuss the Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz's absurd defense of executive power, and what lies ahead for senators up for reelection in purple states. Then, David Roth, formerly of Deadspin, is back to spread the word about the new Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog, which will publish the blogs the Deadspin writers couldn't after they resigned en masse last fall. Finally, Matthew Film Guy shares photos from Sundance Film Festival, where he did everything but go to film screenings. 

And in the Fun Half: John from San Antonio shares the latest polling and delegate counts in the Democratic primary, Donald Trump never discussed Biden corruption before the former Vice President launched his 2020 campaign, Trump's lies about farmers like he lies about any marginal group, an ER doctor tells Mike Pence that block grant Medicaid will hurt patients, right-wing Jewish family members, Jimmy Dore doesn't do his homework, Pam Bondi struggles during the question period of the Senate impeachment trial, manufacturing consent amongst capitalists, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-31-20-Chris_Hayes-David_Roth-Matthew_Weiss-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Happy Thursday! Michael Brooks is back to host the Majority Report and is joined by Meagan Day to discuss her recent pieces in the Jacobin“How to Clean Up the Welfare State” and “Joe Biden’s Checkered Ethical History Is Fair Game for Criticism.” 

Michael and Meagan begin their conversation discussing the importance of door-knocking before your state’s primary. Meagan recounts her conversations with potential voters in California and how she discovered most voters are undecided, and organizers can have a significant impact on persuading them. Michael and Meagan go on to consider the Democratic primary and what the two frontrunners, Biden and Sanders, would look like matched up against Trump. Meagan points out that Trump has been giving a lot of attention to “Crazy Bernie” on the stump. She welcomes a 2020 election that centers whether or not it’s “crazy” to provide healthcare to all, climate justice, and other human rights. To Meagan, there’s a clear distinction between Trump and Bernie’s record on corruption and advocating for working people.

Conversely, Meagan argues, Biden does not offer such a clear difference between himself and Trump. She and Michael layout Biden's record of corruption and his efforts to reform social security. Biden's history makes him an easier target for Trump in a general election and would reinforce the impression that there's little distinction between the two candidates and not bring people to the polls. Michael and Megan conclude their conversation addressing the perception of the American welfare state and how expanding universal programs would help strengthen support for it. 

And in the Fun Half: TBT Biden's history of plagiarism, Bloomberg ads on MR videos, Klobuchar's damaging DA history, Jared Kushner and Netanyahu have no respect for the human rights of Palestinians, the utility of leftists appearing on Fox News programs, notes from the ground in Iowa, Bloomberg's NDA silencing, Big Gay Ice Cream is the best, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-30-20-Meagan_Day-pub.mp3
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Happy Wednesday! Sam  breaks down the latest headlines including the rash of anti-Bernie op-eds and ads landing just days before the Iowa Caucus. The arguments put forth by Jonathan Chait and David Frum fail to recognize the reality of the 2020 election and that its focus will center Donald Trump and defeating him. Their belief that Bernie Sanders is a uniquely unelectable candidate is unfounded for a variety of reasons all of which Sam explores in today's episode.

And in the Fun Half: reports from the Women's March in North Carolina, Kowalski defends the military budget in theory, the White House says Bolton's book contains top secret information that can't be revealed, some boots-on-the-ground reporting from Iowa, Libertarian Corn Pop calls in, Ronald Raygun explains the new Public Charge laws, college admission changes, Mindy's ex-husband loves Joe Rogan and will vote for Bernie,  plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-29-20-Sam-Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

As the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump continues into its eighth day, Sam is joined by historian Brenda Wineapple to discuss the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and her latest book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

On today's show: March 2018: Lou Dobbs excited to welcome John Bolton back to White House. Lou Dobbs last night: John Bolton is a tool for the "radical Dims and the deep state."

Historian Brenda Wineapple joins us to discuss the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and her latest book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just NationWith the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, his VP Andrew Johnson became an unlikely successor to the president widely credited with ending chattel slavery in the US. Johnson then proceeded to use his executive powers to oppose many aspects of Reconstruction, pardoning rebel leaders and defying the will of Congress. Wineapple examines this history, from how Johnson ended up as Lincoln's VP in the first place, to his use of executive power to uphold white supremacy, to the precedent set by the Senate's verdict not to remove him from office. This history seems especially relevant in light of current events.

On the fun half: Country singer John Rich tries to stop a school from teaching about white privilege. Chris Matthews says Bernie wouldn't stop his car to help an average person. Counterpoint: Woman in wheelchair recounts how Bernie helped her avoid getting hit by a car. Steve Rattner on the need for a viable centrist to stop Sanders. Rattner says there's a lot of activity to stop Bernie. Pete Buttigieg, with a straight face: "Polls show I'm the best candidate to take on Trump." Buttigieg remembers Kobe Bryant's excellence on the basketball field. Ben Shapiro says Bernie would've aligned with USSR (hence Nazis) in WW2. Jay Sekulow's brother Jordan, 37, is drunk on TV. Sean Hannity says conspiracy to commit murder is not a crime. Pete Hegseth says the 21st century is 25 days old. Josh from Chicago gives an on-the-ground report re: canvassing for Bernie in Iowa.

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Direct download: 1-28-20-Brenda_Wineapple-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Happy Monday, MR listeners! We're back with a full slate of news and joined by Nomiki Konst of the Nomiki Show.

On today's show: Trump reveals the moment he became pro-life at March For Life. Mitt Romney wants to hear from John Bolton. Bernie is surging in Iowa! Last week: Biden lies about freezing social security: "I didn't propose a freeze." Sunday: Biden defends stance on social security cuts/freezes: "That was over 20 years ago." Bernie won't apologize for critique of Biden's record on social security.

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Direct download: 1-27-20-Nomiki_Konst-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us.

On today's show: Fox Business reporter explains his scoop about Obama wanting to speak out against Bernie. Medicaid block grants under Trump outsource cuts to states. The significance of Obama-to-nobody voters and the prevalence of POC in that demo. The role of race and gender rhetoric, and how those categories are connected to class.

Film Guy Matthew (@langdonboom), official MR film critic, calls in to give us an on-the-ground report from the Sundance Film Festival.

The critique that Bernie hasn't been vetted: lol wut? What kinds of attacks could Trump use on Bernie? Warren confronted by mad dad who paid off daughter's student loans. Dan Crenshaw says student loan forgiveness is "buying votes." Sylvia Garcia explains how Senate Ukraine caucus supported Victor Sholkin's removal. TUESDAY: Josh Hawley says there are no new facts presented by House impeachment managers. FRIDAY: Tim Scott: House impeachment managers have not added a single fact to the record (despite votes to do so). Rick Scott is upset he can only drink water during the impeachment trial. Rudy on Fox and Friends sounding like a Q-Anon believer. Acting ICE director says they intend to deport DACA recipients if SCOTUS rules w/ Trump.

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Direct download: 1-24-20-Brandon_Sutton-Matthew_Weiss-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks hosts Paul Heideman to discuss his latest piece in the Jacobin, "The Third Way is the Past. Socialism is the Future," which tracks neoliberalism's failures, particularly its rejection of the left, and why Democratic Socialism is on the rise. Michael and Heideman begin their conversation tracing the history of Third Way politicians, keeping it limited to parties that had a history aligned with social democratic policies. Heideman highlights programs like federal block grants as a policy change that pared back the welfare state and allowed states to divert funds away from the people and to partisan political projects which functioned to open the free markets. Michael and Heideman shift gears to the UK and Tony Blair's failure to maintain power after his blunders through the Iraq War alongside the marketization of the NHS and education policy in parliament. Heideman argues that Third Way politics in England imploded because New Labor had to own the Iraq War, while the Democrats could blame Republicans for our Mid East blunders. Third Way politics in America have eroded slowly during the Obama presidency after the 44th president's limited bailout reforms and growing wealth inequality. And while Clinton's loss in 2016 seemed like Third Way's demise, it may last a few years longer if Joe Biden can win in 2020. Michael and Heideman conclude their conversation considering why socialism is the best antidote for a runaway capitalist system controlled by oligarchs. 

And in the Fun Half: continuing the question of racism's core, useful tips for Bernie phone-bankers, Jim Messina says Bernie is the least electable Democratic candidate, Amy Klobuchar gets the much-coveted Comedy Writers endorsement, a look back at Bernie's consistency, TBT: Jim Messina's homophobic political ad from 2002, a clip of Michael's Lula interview, Zoe Lofgren makes a salient point--we need transparency in government, the Fox & Friends audience do not care about impeachment at all, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-23-20-Paul_Heideman-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

The MR crew breaks down the news.

On today's show: Chris Coons is setting himself up to be a power broker, block progressive agenda. Donate to his primary challenger at jessfordelaware.com! Biden rejects the claim that Bernie is ahead of the VP with black voters under age 35. Trump still complaining about Schiff paraphrasing, says WH has all the material. Jay Sekulow resentful of "lawyer lawsuits;" Adam Schiff responds. John Roberts reprimands lawyers/impeachment managers, reminds Senators of the dignity of the Senate.

On the fun half: Sam and Jamie speak with a surprisingly reasonable libertarian. Biden ad attacks Bernie ad on social security, says he's wanted to protect SS his entire career, will increase benefits. Bernie ad features audio of Biden saying he wants to cut SS in the '90s. 2008: Joe Biden says "absolutely" you have to put SS on the table. Joe Rogan says he'll vote for Bernie...wishes he'd pick Tulsi as running mate. Buttigieg has his "please clap" moment in NH. Josh from Chicago on canvassing in NH. How to support the Palm Beach County Tenants Union: @pbctenantsunionpatreon.com/pbtenantsrising. Kowalski invites Sam to a Polish heritage festival. Biden gets defensive with journalist re: Bernie's apology. A caller on the material origins of right-wing populism.

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Direct download: 1-22-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Happy Tuesday! Author and organizer Jane McAlevey joins Sam to discuss her new book,  A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy, on how workers must continue to fight with broad-based supermajorities across the working class. McAlevey and Sam begin their conversation discussing the state of labor organizing in America during the Trump era and the recent progress of teacher unions across the country. McAlevey explains how Collective Bargain differs from her previous books and the need to reeducate the working populace on unions and their common misconceptions. McAlevey contextualizes the benefits of unions through Silicon Valley labor practices. She describes how tech become a new arena for organizing in 2020, where forced arbitration agreements leave workers with very little agency over their labor or workplace environments. There is no way around collective organizing if tech workers want to change their company's culture--it cannot happen in a top-down system. Beyond one's place of employment, looking at the state of the judiciary system and the campaign finance laws, the best (and possibly only) tool working people have in our society is to organize with strategic strikes that shut things down in the streets. That is how workers will win in a post-Trump era.   

And Nomiki Konst joins Sam for the Fun Half to discuss: Trump's grief over Notre Dame, the 'Middle Class' Joe fallacy, even Tom Brokaw recognizes it, Bernie's ground game in Iowa as the Senate Impeachment trial begins, why the Senate Dems resent Bernie, AOC on challenging the Democrats status-quo and fighting for public programs, the stupidity of the NYT split-endorsement, Protestors are frustrating Pete Buttigieg, former Breitbart lackey Kurt Bardella does not speak for everyday Democrats, plus one call from John in San Antonio!

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Direct download: 1-21-20-Jane_McElevey-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

Our compilation of MLK-related audio returns with a new addition this year with excerpts from this newly-released speech via The Root:

"Exclusive: Martin Luther King Jr. Talks Reparations, White Economic Anxiety and Guaranteed Income in Previously Unheard Speech"

Dr. King’s first TV “interview” from the show "The Open Mind – The New Negro" in 1957, hosted by Professor Richard D. Hefner.

Beyond Vietnam, delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City.

MLK’s last speech “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution“ delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968.

Walter Cronkite reports King's assassination.

Nina Simone "Why?" live, 3 days following MLK's assassination.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Happy Friday! Digby and Judy Gold join Sam and the MR Crew to discuss the top stories of the week, including the Lev Parnas revelations, impeachment heads to the Senate, and the breach of the Sanders/Warren non-aggression pact. Starting with *The Story*: Sam and Digby agree that the Sanders and Warren story is new, but it certainly does not deserve the amount of coverage provided by the media. Consider the fact that we were on the brink of war last week, and the president's impeachment trial will begin next week in the Senate. Meanwhile, the revelations from Lev Parnas' document dump shed new light on the Ukraine scandal and the interactions between Giuliani and his Ukrainian oligarch contacts. Digby and Sam go through all the players and key figures involved in the Ukraine quid-pro-quo. Finally, as impeachment moves to the Senate, Digby and Sam consider the limited press access permitted by Mitch McConnell and why Chuck Schumer isn't railing against the leader's decision. 

Then, Judy Gold joins Sam and asks how the hell can Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz possibly be working for the White House in 2020? Judy is at the end of her rope--Democrats need to win the White House back this fall. She's had enough of these assholes in the GOP. They conclude their conversation considering the reasons for having children.

And in the Fun Half: the Saga of American Action Network's "Stacy," John from San Antonio wonders if Elizabeth Warren is angling for a Biden VP spot, low information voters and Chris Hayes' classic TNR piece from 2004, Devin Nunes tries out a dozen lies about his relationship with Lev Parnas, while Donald Trump and Rudy are in the same boat, and if they're going down, they're going down together. 

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Direct download: 1-17-20-Dugby-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his latest book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. Matt Binder joins us to host the Fun Half.

On today's show: Sam on the Bernie Sanders/Liz Warren post-debate exchange.

Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his latest book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School ChoiceSam and Pondiscio discuss the author's year embedding at Success Academy, one of New York's most contentious charter schools: his experience there, the ideas behind public charter schools, and what made Success Academy perform so highly. Sam asks: What about the fact that charter schools attract students whose parents are more motivated and engaged in their lives? Doesn't that skew the results, and maybe disadvantage kids whose parents are not as engaged? A spirited back and forth.

On the fun half: More Bernie/Warren analysis. Chuck Schumer on why he'll vote no on USMCA: it doesn't contain environmental protections. NYT questions Buttigieg on his role in downsizing, Canadian bread price fixing scandal. Kowalski on the inspiring possibilities of American farmers protesting for a Green New Deal.

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Direct download: 1-16-20-Matt_Binder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Good Wednesday morning, we're back from last night's debate coverage and ready to bring you the latest news on impeachment, our breakdown of Iowa debate, and the rest of the day's headlines.

On today's show: Trump says energy efficient lightbulb makes people look orange. Trump goes after energy efficient appliances. Warren refuses to shake Bernie's hand after debate. Karen Finney is upset about Bernie and his bros. Mika calls out CNN moderator Abby Phillips for framing questions to Bernie/Warren about their conversation. Amy Klobuchar forgets governor's name. Bernie talks Iraq, Vietnam, wars based on lies.

On the fun half: The View takes on Bernie bros, relitigate 2016, McMeghan says he hurt Hillary, has a problem with women. Stephen King anti-Collins billboard van parked outside his home, and hers. Brit Hume says Bolton testimony, whatever he says, won't move GOP senators. Schiff says Parnas documents show Giuliani was working in Ukraine with Trump's consent. November: Gun girl gets owned at Rutgers.

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Direct download: 1-15-20-Nomi_Konst-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Sam and the crew bring you all the 2020 Democratic primary news in anticipation of tonight's debate in Des Moines, IA.

On today's show: Project Veritas catches Bernie volunteer Kyle saying DNC will be just like 1978. Also: saying Bernie's free college plan will educate people to not be Nazis. Trump labor department changes Obama-era rule on labor. WI judge orders purging of over 200,000 voters. On the Bernie Sanders sexism nothingburger: Warren statement claims Bernie told her a woman can't win in private convo. HEADLINE: Biden says sexism won't happen to him. Bernie encourages a third grade girl to run for office, and presidency. Bernie 1988: says a woman can win, asks if voters on the side of working people or corporate interests. Emily's list posts story: "Can a woman beat Trump? Some Democrats wonder if it's worth the risk." Ad against Republican Cory Gardner: He works for Trump, not Colorado.

On the fun half: A classic libertarian debate. Cheri Bustos won't say whether AOC's fundraising is helping the Democrats. Obama 2008: Reminding voters about Senator Clinton's track record. Obama 2008: Clinton is rewriting history with her Iraq War vote. An Iranian caller on the demonstrations against Iran's authoritarian government.

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Direct download: 1-14-20-sam_seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo

On today's show: Friday: Mike Pompeo continues to shift story about "imminent threat" intel.

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo. How many people are still imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay and how/why the US has a base in Cuba. The narrow circumstances under which the Bush admin would release detainees. How the US purchased its prisoners. The heartbreaking stories of the Guantánamo prisoners, loved ones, and whistleblowers. The torture tactics used on prisoners. How whistleblower Matt Diaz unmasked violations of the Geneva Convention. The invention of the term "enemy combatant." Obama's broken promise to close the camp and what he could have done to make good on it.

On the fun half: Mike from PA sparks a convo about the latest Bernie/Warren kerfuffle. Warren says she's disappointed in Bernie campaign criticizing her supporters. Warren fundraising email blast about Bernie campaign's (alleged) critique of her electability. Politico poll reports same info as the "attack" on Warren. Gun girl Kaitlyn Bennett gets shut down by college student about bathroom hysteria. Trump says we're making great deals with the Saudis and they're paying for our troops. Mark Esper equivocates on Trump's claim about the embassies being targeted. Joe Biden at Brookings in July 2003: we need to go to Iraq and stay there for a long time. Biden endorses "prevention doctrine" in support of preventative wars.

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Direct download: 1-13-20-Peter_Jan_Honigsberg-pub.mp3
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Happy Friday! On today's show, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show. Sam and Ben begin their conversation considering the conclusion of the "Clinton Investigation," which will end in the coming weeks "with no criminal charges or other known impacts," according to the Washington Post. Switching gears to material and present issues, Dixon and Sam switch gears to the Congressional proposals from Elisse Slotkin, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine aimed at limiting the White House's military powers. The two then describe the tick-tock of how the Trump administration further destabilized US diplomatic relations in both Iraq and Iran after using faulty intelligence to deploy rash military actions. These developments alone are grounds for impeachment. With that in mind, McConnell's decision to endorse legislation that would dismiss articles impeachment means nothing; Pelosi can send new articles based on this week's actions alone. Considering the stakes in the Senate, where has minority leader Chuck Schumer been in all of this? Dixon and Sam conclude their conversation reflecting on billionaire ad spending in the 2020 election and Steyer's massive leap to 15% in the latest South Carolina Democratic primary poll.

And in the Fun Half: some positive veganism, ending the Hillary Clinton DOJ investigation once and for all, Sam agrees with Trey Gowdy's assessment that impeachment will hurt vulnerable GOP senators, Trump is back out on the campaign trail to sell the Suleimani assassination, Biden's history shows he's stuck in the era of bipartisanship and cutting social services, plus your calls and IMs!

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Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks is joined by Djene Bajalan to discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East and the United States' history of interference in Iran. Starting in 1953, Brooks and Bajalan discuss the CIA's role in removing Mohammed Mossadegh from power. Mosadegh was a staunch nationalist whose primary goal in office was to nationalize Iran's oil reserves, which at the time was under the control of the British Empire. Bajalan takes a broader view of Persia before the 1950s and Mosadegh's rule and the region's history with reclaiming its natural resources before foreign powers who were colonizing or warring in neighboring areas. Brooks and Bajalan also explore the Shah's role in disposing of Mossadegh and the monarchy's interests and its intersection between both domestic needs and international pressure. Bajalan then describes the developments which led to the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 and the coalition between Iranian leftists and Islamists leading the revolution behind the Ayatollah's rise. Bajalan and Brooks conclude the interview discussing the Iraq-Iran conflict of the 80s, Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's efforts to improve relations with America in the 90s, and the contemporary state of affairs between the US and Iran.

And in the Fun Half: Pence pushes the "sources and methods" defense as reason for not sharing any intel to Congress, Rand Paul and Mike Lee on yesterday's inadequate intel hearing from the White House, KT McFarland and Pete Buttigieg give boths sides of American ahistorical understanding of Islam and Iran, considering the Elizabeth Warren's campaign heading into the Iowa caucus, addressing the real concerns of anti-semitism from within the Jewish community, on providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants, plus your calls and IMs!

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The MR crew breaks down the news.

On today's show: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrck says Trump is a multi-dimensional chess player. Time Magazine publishes consent-manufacturing piece on how to talk to kids about the Iran conflict. General McChrystal says Soleimani isn't that different from him in BBC documentary. Sunday: Pompeo avoids specifics of imminent threat, says it's Soleimani's history. Tuesday: Mike Esper says Soleimani threat was days away. Tuesday: Pompeo claims he's answered the "imminence question." Steve Schmidt claims that a hot war with Iran is now inevitable. Sam says all Democrats need to back checks on executive war powers.

On the fun half: A vegan libertarian calls in to debate Sam, combining two of his favorite flavors. Bloomberg judges hot dogs, women's looks on "The Apprentice." A caller updates us on the situation in Kashmir, the Farmington University scam. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) calls the White House's Iran briefing "sophomoric and utterly unconvincing." CBP officer speaks out about the horrors of family separation.

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Direct download: 1-8-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson), editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss his book, Why You Should Be a Socialist.

On today's show: An update on the fires in Australia. US government may start collecting people's DNA at borders. Kellyanne Conway spins Trump's tweet threatening to destroy Iranian cultural sites.

Nathan J. Robinson joins us to discuss his book, Why You Should Be a Socialist. Social democracy vs. democratic socialism. How utopian visions of a better world can be useful to those trying to make change. The "human nature" critique. The inhumanity of social Darwinism. Workplace tyranny vs. democracy. What's conservatism? What's liberalism? "What if the social safety net becomes a hammock?" and other critiques of socialism. The need to change the nature of work. The effects of Occupy Wall Street and Bernie Sanders. Why Bernie is a more "electable" candidate than both Biden and Warren.

On the fun half: WH press secretary Stephanie Grisham says Americans should trust our intelligence agencies now. Ron Johnson laments impeachment process, says relationships with foreign leaders will be impossible. Bernie goes after Biden directly for his role in Iraq War, the bankruptcy bill, cutting social security. Biden says nobody understood how Obamacare was going to work. Jon from San Antonio calls in with promising poll results for Bernie. Daily Wire host can't stand Netflix show where women fight with swords. Evangelical pastors perform laying of hands for Trump at rally. Trump takes a War on Christmas victory lap Jan 3rd. Warren shuts down Meghan McCain's defense of Trump on Iran on the View, still calls Soleimani a terrorist. Bernie compares current situation with Iran to the lead up to 2003 Iraq War. Pete Hegseth says he'd destroy Iranian cultural sites.

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Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.'

On today's show: After Soleimani killing, Fox and Friends are cool with the deep state again.

Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.' The history of the United States' militarized hegemony in the world following the Cold War. How the Carter Doctrine ensured America's access to oil. The bipartisan cowardice associated with Congress's deference to the president's powers of war. The effect of the Afghan papers. The post-Cold War belief that nat sec experts were 1.) correct, and 2.) repping our interests. The effect of Trump's purported isolationism on the 2016 election.

On the fun half: Hassen Nasrallah says Hezbollah doesn't want to kill American civilians. Ayatollah clarifies: death to America means death to Trump and Bolton and Pompeo. Bloomberg gets pissed when asked about Soleimani, maybe doesn't know who he is? Chairman joint chief of staff Milley skeptical of conspiracy in Afghan papers. Bari Weiss uses anti-Semitism march to highlight Linda Sarsour relationship with Farrakhan. Friday: Ro Khanna says legislature needs to take control of war powers act. Voter explains his medical horror story to Bernie and the humiliation of being poor in America. Guaido gets Guaido'd: can't jump the fence at Venezuelan National Assembly.

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Direct download: 1-6-20-Andrew_Bacevich-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

The New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) and author/academic Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr) join us to break down the news.

On today's show: Flashback to 2015: Trump has no idea who Soleimani or Quds forces are.

Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Professor of Middle Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, joins us to discuss the Trump administration's pre-emptive strike against Iran. Who was Qasem Soleimani and why was he important in Iran? The reasons Soleimani is popular in Iran. How will Iran be compelled to respond? What responses are on the table?

November 2011: Trump says Obama will start a war with Iran to get re-elected. Pete Hegseth busts his load for tough leader Trump. Bernie's principled anti-war tweets. How would a war with Iran affect 2020? Ari Fleischer says Soleimani assassination could be a catalyst for Iranian freedom. Pompeo explains White House reasoning behind Soleimani assassination. DOD statement misnames Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Stuart Varney wonders if Congress can impeach a commander-in-chief at war. Australia is on fire, Cobargo residents upset with treatment by PM Scott Morrison.

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Direct download: 1-3-20-Alex_Pareene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Happy New Year! The MR crew is back to catch you up on the headlines of the past ten days. Sam opens 2020 with a look ahead of what to expect from the Majority Report before the November's general elections, including live coverage of debates, the Iowa caucus, and Super Tuesday. In Washington, while Pelosi and McConnell remain at loggerheads with impeachment proceedings, vulnerable Republicans in purple states are hedging on a "no witness" trial. Meanwhile, Democrats in red states are standing their ground and publicly supporting a full trial in the Senate. Switching gears to the 2020 campaign, Sam looks at a Biden clip from a recent speech in New Hampshire where the former Vice President shares his feelings on running on a split ticket with a GOP running mate. Looking at the broader 2020 Democratic field, the crew breaks down Andrew Yang's commitment to Medicare for All, which doesn't offer something as meager as a public option. Sam closes out the free half of the show analyzing how Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran functions as war hawk virtue signaling.

And in the Fun Half: Mindy gets the first call of 2020 and wants to talk about Bernie's fundraising! Exploring the relationship between Bernie and MSNBC "road warrior" Vaughn Hillyard, a question about animal ethics puts Sam "in a bit of a corner," seems like Mike Bloomberg doesn't remember the Central Park Five and their lawsuit he fought while NYC Mayor, Ivanka Trump gets a holiday fluff interview on Face the Nation, Sam explains his Twitter back-and-forth with Norm Ornstein, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-2-20-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Matthew Blackwell (@Matt_Blackwell), Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, joins us to discuss his co-authored book, "Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics."

Why do certain parts of the US seem to be particularly "conservative" when it comes to race? "Behavioral path dependence" and the effects of institutions on behavior. How the growth of US slavery centuries ago still affects politics today. The linear relationship between the increase in enslaved people in an area to current racist political attitudes today: The more the whites were outnumbered by slaves, the more racist they became. The extreme reaction by white southerners to emancipation. The persistence of racist attitudes that originated during slavery and emancipation/reconstruction.

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#ColdfeetCrowder Steven Crowder Runs Away From Sam Seder Debate?!; Oct 2019

Kevin Sorbo Calls Out #ColdFeetCrowder For Running Away From Sam Seder; Oct 2019

Scaramucci Calls Out #ColdFeetCrowder For Hiding From Sam; Oct 2019

Gavin McInnes Uses Fake Name To Trick David Pakman On Show!!??; July 2019

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