The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Remember when Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr, took moderate positions on immigration? Jess Sessions announces the cancelation of DACA. All of the ways Jeff Sessions lied about DACA. Why ending DACA is sadism and racism. Sheriff Joe Arpaio pardoned by Trump has one of the most obscene and disgusting records in the country. Hurricane Harvey is an environmental and humanitarian crisis and why deregulation costs lives.

On The Fun Half: Gorka explains why he left the White House and why MAGA agenda will still win. Can Democrats reclaim Congress? Jeff Sessions lies and lies and lies about DACA. Texas Republicans pretend that its hard for them to take help from government and your calls and IMs.

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A repeat edition of Majority Report's traditional labor speeches compilation including FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more!

Back live tomorrow.

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Today, historian Robin D. G. Kelley joins us to discuss his classic 1990 book "Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression."

Then, Sam is joined on Ring of Fire by Marshall Allen of ProPublica, to talk about why this practice of waste leaves a heavy burden on our healthcare costs, and why it’s a myth that drugs become toxic after expiration.

Then for members, a throwback conversation between Janeane and Andy Kindler talking about conservative pathologies. See who Janeane calls a "nasty dickhead"!

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Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley) joins us to discuss his new book, 'The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.'

For members, Dick Gregory joined Sam and Marc back on Air America's Break Room Live.

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Author Betsy Hartmann joins us today to discuss her book, 'The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness.'

And for members, Sam and Janeane take a call from Retired Lt Col Nelson Peoples (played by David Waterman) on the military's new automated killing robots. 4/1/2005

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Today, Economist Ann Pettitfor (@AnnPettifor) on her book, 'The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers.'

And for members, filmmaker Alex Gibney on his documentary, 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' with Sam and Janeane on April 29, 2005

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Trump lashes out at short senator Bob Corker after being called 'unstable. 'Trump continues demonstrating how best to alienate possible allies. America is massively unprepared for election cybersecurity. The GOP's assault on voting rights.

Then, Film Guy Matthew Weiss joins us to recommend a John Cassavetes film.

On the fun half - Jesse Watters says actually it's good Trump in unstable. And your calls and IMs.

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Jonathan Morduch, author of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, explains how Americans are suffering in the new economy, why Americans are squeezed and the different ways people are making money and not making money.

On the fun half: Jeff Flake thanks Trump for coming to Arizona to bash him, what is the place for cops in working class movements, Fox News is freaking out about ESPN, and your calls an IMs.

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Trump heads to Arizona to talk about the wall.

Yale University, Law Professor, James Whitman, author of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, explains the Nazi Party basing law on American systems of law and racism. How the Nazis built Nuremberg Laws. Why the Nazis looked to the United States on banning interracial marriage. Why some aspects of American anti miscegenation laws went to far for the Nazi Party. American immigration laws and the Nazi Party. Immigration law and excluding citizenship. The debates inside the Nazi Party. The limits of egaltarian law in the United States and Nazi Germany. Racism and egalitarianism and when Affirmative Action was white.

On The Fun Half: Trump instigates in Arizona against the media. Trump acts like a spoiled child and conservatives love it. Don Lemon is disgusted by Donald Trump's lying. Police get violent with protestors in Phoenix. Charlottesville residents demand action in taking down confederate monuments. Why White people need to push for civil rights now. Paul Ryan is asked by a Nun how he can reconcile his Catholicism with his war on the poor. Governor Paul LePage, thinks the Civil War was about states rights. A website for Arizona  Republican website, uses a photo from the 90s sitcom, All American Girl with Margaret Cho and your calls and IMs.

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Trump copies Bush in Afghanistan and South Asia and why his new Afghan strategy will lead to more civilian killings.

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, explains how the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty led to increased policing in the African American community. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the debate on crime in urban communities in the 1960s and 1970s. Racist theories of what causes crime. Why Johnson suppressed the findings of the Kerner Commission. The belief in police contact and punishment for preventing future crime. The logic of the development of the modern American carceral state. The deep connections in the 1960s between anti crime and anti poverty policies. The devolution of focus on economic problems to "cultural pathology". The Reagan Administration's gutting of social welfare. President Obama's Our Brothers Keepers problem and the legacy of cultural pathology politics.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump looks directly at the sun. Do Democrats face an uphill battle in 2018? The Republican Senate Leadership Fund runs a great ad against "chemtrail Kelly" who Trump has endorsed in her primary against Jeff Flake. Steve Mnuchin and his wife are both absolutely horrible people. Don Lemon schools a racist Trump surrogate. Alex Jones tours Seattle and your calls and IMs.

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