The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Sean Illing (@seanilling) of Vox joins us to talk about Trump's NFL fight and how the GOP is a white identity party and his piece in Vox on the Alt-Right's poor understanding of philosophy from his article, "The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too."

On the fun half - a German listener calls in for an in-depth update on the right wing in Germany. Trump back to defending the flag and deleting pro-Luther Strange tweets. Plus your calls and IMs!

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Steve Mnuchin reflects on lying to Americans about pushing for a large tax break for the wealthy.

Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), a Professor of economics and public policy at Stoney Brooke University, explains the Bretton Woods system. Why leaving behind the Gold Standard creates policy flexibility. Why did Nixon take America out of the Gold Standard? Why our fiscal policy has not left behind the Gold Standard way of thinking. What is money in modern economics? How does payment work? What actually causes inflation. Why inflation is not the problem right now in global economics. Taxes and how money works in society and the plutocrats who have an interest in perpetuating the debt myth.

On The Fun Half: Protestors are removed from the Senate as they fight to protect public healthcare. Bernie Sanders makes more progress in mainstreaming Single Payer healthcare. Sanders schools Graham and Cassidy at the CNN debate. Lindsay Graham tries to attack the health insurance industry while pushing a bill to enrich them. Marxism and identity. Rick Santorum throws a tantrum on CNN over the Graham Cassidy health bill. Louie Gohmert thinks John McCain should be recalled because he has cancer. Sarah Huckabee explains that Trump can do policy and pick fights on Twitter at the same time and your calls and IMs.

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Puerto Rico in chaos. Trump hasn't mentioned Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis. What the Jones Act does to Puerto Rico. Graham Cassidy is still alive and the Koch Brothers are angry. Donald Trump campaigns for Luther Strange and picks a fight with professional athletes who protest. What other athletes support Colin Kaepernick? Brian Kilmeade thinks Muhammad Ali didn't get in trouble for speaking out on politics.

On The Fun Half: Arthur Laffer, still pushing his trickle down scam. Laffer's economics destroyed Kansas. What was Trump's path to victory? Alabama's Senate race and Trump's odd endorsement of Luther Strange. Donald Trump, talks about drugs hitting people on the head after they are thrown over the wall. White identity politics and Trump and your calls and IMs.

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Trump tells Africa his rich friends are coming to his country to get rich.

Today, Vox's Jeff Stein (@jstein_vox) joins us to talk about how dumb the GOP is/is playing about the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. The radicalism of this repeal led by liar Bill Cassidy, who presented himself as caring about people keeping their healthcare. How will McCain, Rand, and McConnell vote?

On the fun half - Jimmy Kimmel destroys Brian Kilmeade. Destroys. Rouhani shows Trump how to be diplomatically dignified and serious at the UNGA. Fired Google guy James Damore thinks "Grand Wizard" sounds cool. Sean Spicer "doesn't think" he purposely lied.

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Jimmy Kimmel, calls out Senator Bill Cassidy for lying to him about the Jimmy Kimmel test and healthcare test. How Republicans are counting on scamming America. Did Trump win because you won't date a conservative? An amazingly stupid new column argues just that. The boring story of the 2016 election.

On The Fun Half: Senator Bill cassidy, lies more about his new healthcare bill. The Google Memo guy is a fucking idiot. Nikki Haley claims "Rocket Man" worked. Some of the worst people in America praise Trump's UN Speech. Tom Price likes to fly price jets and of course is a total hypocrite about it. South Dakota State Rep, posts a "All Lives Splatter" meme on Facebook. Is YouTube bad for politics? Morgan Freeman appears in an insane new ad for the Committee to Investigate Russia and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN.

Marcy Wheeler, of Empty Wheel, explains why the FBI are getting closer and closer to Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort. Robert Mueller is trying to get Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort to flip on the Trump origination. Who is leaking and not leaking? People close to Trump are feeling financially drained. Trump's lawyers talk loudly and publicly about the Russia investigation. How close is Jared Kushner to the investigation. Facebook, Cambridge Analytics and collusion? Who is Guccifer 2.0 and is it proven that Guccifer is a Russian asset? And what was the depth of the relationship between Russia and the Republican operatives?

On The Fun Half: The Republicans next play to steal your healthcare. Also Senators will have no time to debate the new bill. What Senators to target and your calls and IMs.

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Trump wishes the CIA a happy birthday in a very bizarre way and he threatens North Korea.

Daniel P. Keating, a Professor of Education and the University of Michigan and author of, Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity – and How to Break the Cycle, explains how stress gets transmitted, what is epigenetic. The advantages and disadvantages of stress. Why America is becoming more stressed. Generational stress and group oppression. The individual and group implications of heightened stress levels and measuring stress levels, education and inequality. Why all groups are effected by enhanced  stress and what are the policy solutions to the stress crisis?

On The Fun Half: Does Trump recognize his wife. More great things about Bernie Sanders Medicare for all bill. Clay Travis believes in the first amendment and boobs. ESPN commentator gets real about racism. Is "Bernie would have won" a useful slogan? Bernie makes the case for Single Payer on Meet the Press. The new Republican plan to destroy healthcare. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and his misleading "Jimmy Kimmel" test and your calls and IMs.

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Casual Friday today, featuring Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) and Isabel Gillies (@IsabelGillies).

Trumpkins are burning MAGA hats over possible DACA deal.

With Cliff, Sam discusses Chuck Schumer and Trump's new bromance and the wisdom of Bernie's Medicare-for-All push.

The with Isabel, why Isabel feels like she's grown up since the last time she was on and how she makes her children uncomfortable when eating out. Also why she wants to sue snapchat.

On the fun half - Rand Paul wants medicare Bernie's shine, Trump calls Jeff Sessions an idiot, centrist Dems look for ways to embrace Medicare for All, Bill O'Reilly thinks confederate statues are a waypoint for leftists on the way to destroy the constitution, and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Phillip Longman, former policy director and managing editor at New America's Open Markets, joins us to discuss his piece in Democracy Journal, "Time to Fight Health-Care Monopolization." How current healthcare should be seem as corporate welfare. The trouble with mergers. The role of vertical integration. How the American defense contracting industry is like a single-payer system.

On the fun half - Cory Booker is out and proud in support of Bernie's Medicare for All, Steve King, Breitbart, and Hannity are all upset about Trump's possible DACA deal, ancho babies aren't a thing, Alex Jones sidekick reads scripture after being dunked on by a teen girl.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Columnist George Monbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) to discuss his new book, “Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis.” How we came to our global moment. The problems with returning to a Keynesian (growth-reliant) economy in an time of climate change. The role of television in alienating people from their communities. The need for new stories and the success of 'Big organizing" following from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

On the fun half - Hillary on the virtues of centrism, Mike Cernovich is upset with us, Senate Dems flock to Bernie's Medicare-for-All bill, the NRA wants you to stop calling guns 'weapons,' and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST