The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Republicans are still trying to scam you on health care repeal.

Nancy Maclean, a Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, explains the extremist property right origins of far right politics. James Buchanan's connections to slavery practicing, southern politics. Why libertarians never want to look at how power and wealth are created. The Koch donor network and the threats over healthcare. What is public choice economics? The bizarre world of libertarian "morals". Why libertarians are anti constitutional. The Mont Pelerin Society and the global assault on democracy and social equity. Why does the extreme right want "big bangs" in public policy. James Buchanan and Milton Friedman in Chile. Why libertarians are on the verge of killing American democracy and how the Left can resist.

On The Fun Half: did the Democrats put so much money into Jon Ossoff? Paul Ryan presents some amazing and disgusting new spin about healthcare. Former Republican Congressman admits he benefited from Obamacare. Warren Buffet calls for single payer health care. How the Senate can still pass health care repeal.

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Owen Jones joins us to discuss the death of neoliberalism and emergence of solidarity between the British "middle-classes" and working people. The self-discrediting Tories. New Labour's demise and how centrists are responding to Corbyn's success. Macronism vs. Corbynism

On the fun half - KellyAnne thinks medicare recipients should get jobs, a spinal muscular atrophy, Sam Harris is genocidal while Maajid Nawaz nods along, Texas Rep Pete Olson said Bill Clinton reminded Loretta Lynch about Vince Foster, and your calls and IMs!

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Writer Corey Pein (@coreypein) and Matt Christman (@cushbomb) of Chapo Trap House join the show today.

Reaction to the grotesque cruelty of the Senate "health care" bill. How this administration signals a retrenchment of capital.

Why we need to view the ongoing grotesque assault on the poor through a camera obscura of irony. Matt outlines the "sewer socialists" of Milwaukee in the 1910s and 20s. How class analysis has been blunted. Matt recommends the 2015 Green Room.

On the fun half - Mitch McConnell wants to kill disabled people, activists in wheelchairs get forcibly removed from McConnell's office, Shelly Capito listens to constituent about how BHRA cuts will kill her daughter, and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show, Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth), economist, and Senior Visiting Research Associate, ECI, Oxford University, joins the show. Why Adam Smith isn't the laissez-faire fundamentalist his reputation makes him to be. How the false idea of the purely self-interested "economic man" has negatively impacted humanity. The huge economic blindspots of classical economics about things like domestic labor done by women. Why GDP is an archaic metric for measuring economic well-being.

On the fun half - Labour MP defends retweeting 'burn neoliberalism', Michael Bloomberg wants to give Trump a chance, video emerges of Diamond Reynolds and daughter in back of police vehicle following Philandro Castile shooting, Kushner speaks, and your calls and ims.

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Are people starting to notice that Republicans are rushing health care destruction through the Senate.

Washington Post National Reporters, Dave Weigsl, explains how Karen Handal won in Georgia. Why Republicans run national and tribal campaigns. Do Democrats need a national message? What's a smart for Democrats to attack Trump. Stop pretending that moderate Republicans exist. Archie Parnell ran a strong race in South Carolina and Republicans run against Goldman Sachs? The Democrats have bad consultants and don't get unity and why the mainstream media keeps giving Paul Ryan a pass.

On the Fun Half: Sam's role in the Seth Rich scandal, Rick Perry talks amazing nonsense. Police Officer gets away with killing Philander Castile. Conservative resentment and voting. Senator Chris Murphy calls out Republican "moderates" for pretending to oppose how secretive the Senate health care bill is and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey

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Democrats start down the nuclear road in the Senate's health care bill. Kamala Harris outlines the disaster in the Senate bill. Why Republicans need to destroy the safety net for tax giveaways for the rich. Will the Supreme Court back Republican gerrymandering? Chuck Schumer tries to get assurance from Mitch McConnell that the public will see the bill. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren call out the grotesque Republican health care bill. The Republicans plan is all about tax cuts for the rich and Republican Senators can't answer basic questions about health care repeal.

On the Fun Half: How close is Jon Ossoff? YouTuber Tim Black calls in to Challenge Sam. Trump supporters on Fox want war. Sean Hannity is ow anti birther. Powerful ad from a candidate challenging Paul Ryan and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey

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Today, showrunner Anthony Lappé on his new documentary series, 'America's War on Drugs." The role of secret wars in American history in the cold war. The CIA's role in bringing LSD to America. "Operation Condor" in Latin America.

Then, Nomiki Konst, currently a correspondent with The Young Turks, updates on us about the ongoing trials of the democratic unity reform commission. The structural fights going on within Democratic Party.

On the fun half - Trump "reverses" some of Obama's Cuba policies, Jeremy Corbyn calls for seizing luxury properties to house Grenfell survivors, Megyn Kelly does an ok job interviewing Alex Jones, Dave Rubin thinks MLK would be conservative now, and your calls and IMs.

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Two interviews today. First is with K. Sabeel Rahman on his new book, "Democracy Against Domination," on how our public philosophy has forgotten important values of democracy and economic power, and what a more democratic approach to economic regulation might look like.

Then, Minnesota Senator Al Franken joins us to talk his new book, "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate."

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Journalist and author Duff McDonald (@duffmcdonald) joins us to talk about his new book, "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite."

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Leading voting rights expert and journalist for The Nation magazine Ari Berman (@AriBerman) joins us today. Who Kris Kobach is and why his racist, anti-democratic, Kris Kobach's time at Harvard with advisor and clash of civilizations theorist Samuel Huntington. Why Kobach's anti-black voter stridency seems to be about more than just winning elections for the GOP. Anxiety about fear for the future of the "white race" driving GOP voter suppression. The threat posed by Cross Check.

On the fun half - Jeff Sessions gets grilled by Ron Wyden and "hysterical" Kamala Harris, Rand Paul speaks out for Yemen, major fire in London  property long-complained about for awful safety conditions, plus your calls and IMs!

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