The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Cliff Schecter explains why Hillary Clinton is beating Donald Trump in swing state polls. Why Trump is losing educated white voters. Is Trump preparing to lose. Can you run against Trump and Republicans. Why Hillary Clinton is running a generous campaign towards Republicans, while sticking to progressive policies. Clinton promises she is against TPP. How Democratic Presidents govern and will Clinton be progressive.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss talks cucks and and it leads to some studio drams. Matthew's next eBay schemes and Matthew tells us to watch Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump gets called Putin's "Bitch" and a Trump supporter calls reporters traitors. Sean Hannity peddles a new conspiracy about Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson chuckles. Hugh Hewitt tries to get Donald Trump to not say crazy things.

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Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, author of The Making of Donald Trump, explains why Trump was serious about running for President in 2016. How much does Trump care about losing. Is Trump willfully ignorant. The Mafia connections of the Trump family. Why Trump cares more about Cocaine dealers than sick infants. How Trump uses lawsuits to suppress the press and why there will be more violence because of the Trump campaign and why Trump is a threat to democracy.

On The Fun Half: The fall if Julian Assange. Many Republican voters still don't think President Obama was born in America. Donald Trump campaigns in front of disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley in the front row. Glenn Beck muses on a DNC conspiracy. Trump says that Obama and Clinton created ISIS. The Fox implosion continues and your calls and IMs.

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Is Bridgegate going to finally catch up with Chris Christie? New evidence leading to Chris Christie. Donald Trump basically calls for Hillary Clinton or a Supreme Court Justice to be killed. Paul Ryan lies and tries to cover for Trump. Rudy Giuliani defends Donald Trump's death threat. Joe Scarborough says its time "dump Trump" and Joe and Mika fight on air. Joe Lieberman might endorse Donald Trump.  and he and Mika get into an argument. The hot mic suck up from Joe and Mika back during the primary.

On The Fun Half: how to argue with a conservative. Random Rush. How Newt Gingrich poisoned the well. What motivates Bernie or Bust? An incredibly insane ad by a Republican Congressional candidate in Minnesota.

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Investigative journalist and New York Times contributor Brooke Williams (@reporterbrooke) explains the world of Washington DC think tanks and how they influence policy. Elizabeth Warren's critique of corporate influence of think tanks. How the Brookings Institute was enrolled in a lobbying campaign. JP Morgan Chase, global cities and Brookings. Corporate influence and lack of disclosure and how to reform think tanks.

On The Fun Half: the time George HW Bush called Jeb Bush's kids the "little brown ones". Jeb Bush's son George P Bush will vote for Donald Trump. Mike Huckabee and Megyn Kelly get indignant about the press investigating Melania Trump. Where did the word cuck come from. Can Democrats ever be progressive. Donald Trump has a promise for Detroit and your calls and IMs.

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Michael Monday today, with Alex Cuadros (@AlexCuadros) talking about his book "Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country."

The hopefulness of Lula's Brazil attaining the 2016 Olympics, and why it hasn't worked out that way. The effect the fall in commodity prices has had on Brazilian aspirations and and those of Lula's Worker's Party. Lula's deal-making and shift to "centrism," which meant accommodating corruption in exchange for accomplishing social justice goals. The media in Brazil and the difficulty in understanding what's going on in Brazil through international media. The relationship between Brazil's billionaires and the state. The prosperity gospel of Brazil's second largest tv network. Brazil's Donald Trump, whose father was a government minister who was put in charge of Brazil's largest mining firm.

On the fun half - Trump releases an aggressively poorly produced anti-hillary ad. Alex Jones is upset with Malia Obama's "twerking" at Lollapalooza. Glenn Beck has delusions of grandeur and minimizes Iran-Contra. Fox News thinks PC Republicans will blow it for Trump. (45:00)

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Cliff Schecter explains why Hillary Clinton is looking great in the polls. Why Paul Ryan might lose his primary to a major anti Muslim bigot and why Hillary Clinton will get no honeymoon from the Left.

Andy Kindler's ancestors left Germany before Hitler. Clint Eastwood talks nonsense and Graham Beckel defends him by talking about "post  colonial victim shit". Andy remembers when we were men. Rachel Maddow not happy with Bill Clinton's DNC speech. Why Hillary Clinton is getting unfair coverage and Andy's state of comedy address.

On The Fun Half: Roger Stone threatens a Constitutional crisis if Trump loses the election. And your calls and IMs.

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On today's show Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) joins us to talk about the upcoming Brazilian Olympics.

Journalist Dave Zirin, explains the Brazil Olympic crisis and the pile up of awful stories that create the wrong narrative. Why the Olympics and the World Cup bring out the worst in host cities. The concentration of Brazil's oligarchy in real estate and construction. Why the games are not about sports but about politics. The 1936 German Olympics and the origins Olympic propaganda. Brazil's political crisis and impeachment proceedings. Can the Olympics ever be a benefit? And why the sports themselves are amazing.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump rehashes all of his greatest hits. Trump is losing it and he got a Purple Heart as gift. Is Donald Trump going to pull off a surprise win? Sam gets pissed at a caller. Paul Manefort is even more incoherent than Trump. Ben Carson stumbles back onto TV. The best campaign ad ever.

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Glenn Beck, says the DNC almost got to him except he knows they are Marxist. Is Trump's staff about to leave? Barack Obama says Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President. Ross Douthat whines that Hillary isn't moving to the Right. Why there cannot be a Democratic Donald Trump.

On The Fun Half: A pre-teen at a Trump rally calls Hillary Clinton a "bitch". Katrina Pierson blames Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the death of Captain Khan. Fareed Zakaria calls Trump a "Bullshit artist". corey Lewandowski goes birther and freaks out on CNN and your calls and IMs.

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Will Melania Trump's nude pictures might finally hurt Trump with core Republican voters.

Ari Berman author of "Give Us the Ballot", Republican voting restriction laws are getting rolled back. The North Carolina Court decision that attacks Republicans efforts to undermine African American voting rights. The importance of finding "intentional discrimination. How many voters will be effected by overturning anti voter rights measures. Why voter restriction laws have nothing to do with voter fraud. Why the Supreme Court most likely hear an appeal. More reversals of voter suppression laws from Wisconsin and Texas and why these decisions are a rebuke of Justice Roberts.

Brad Herzog, a former RV industry spokesperson explains why he was fired from the industry because of his mocking of Donald Trump. When Brad started a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution of his book D is for Dump Trump – An Anti-Hate Alphabet Book.  The bizarre story of Brad'd firing from the RV world. Is the RV industry conservative and the danger of Trumpism.

On The Fun Half: the amazing Daily Show sketch that helped saved voting rights. How to talk to a Trump supporter. The Republican convention hurt Donald Trump and Trump is looking for excuses. Donald Trump confronts a baby. Why the fever won't break if Trump loses. Warren Buffet joins Michael Bloomberg in mocking Donald Trump. Donald Trump defends Roger Ailes and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show, Michael speaks with Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) on Donald Trump's alleged connections to Putin and how the media is covering the story. The recent history of Russian oligarchs influencing politics outside Russia, including lobbying in the US. McCain's ties to Manafort-Davis in 2008, which Mark wrote about at the time. Russia's notorious aluminum industry as a focus of oligarchic warfare under privatization in the 90s. Paul Manafort's ties to dictators and Roger Stone. The silence over the GOP's ties to John McCain in 2008. The Clinton campaigns use of anti-Russian paranoia against Trump. The non-existent appetite for another Cold War. US complicity in the collapse of the Russian economy in 1998. Would Hillary or Trump be more likely to say "no" to generals? Hillary's own Russia connections.

On the fun half: Trump is not spending money on ads. Khizr Kahn continues taking it to Trump, who isn't responding well. Mike Pence churns out meaningless press release distancing and not distancing himself from Trump attacking the Kahns.

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Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman nominee for a major political party.

Cliff Schecter discusses the Democrats optimism and how the Democrats attacked Trump. Did Trump commit treason. Did Bernie endorse to late? The Donald danger. Did Hillary Clinton hear Bernie? How can the Democratic Party come together. Don't be a useful idiot for Donald Trump. What's the best way to protest Hillary Clinton. Does the Democratic Convention leave you feeling better about America. Rev William Barber gives an incredible speech at the DNC. Khizr Khan, father of Muslim soldier killed in Iraq calls out Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton sounds like Bernie Sanders. Where did Hillary misstep. Ripping apart Donald Trump.

Myla Seder reflects on her views on John McCain and her evolving understanding of politics. Myla calls out Trump for being a human eating monster. Her thoughts on Hillary Clinton's speech Why Myla loves Joe Biden. What Hillary needs to do. Why Ghostbusters 3 is the best third movie ever and Myla calls conservatives out for disrespecting women.

On The Fun Half: debating the future of the Democratic Party. Which convention went better? Bush derangement syndrome still exists. Donald Trump is very angry about getting attacked at the DNC. Donald Trump rambles about Russia and almost commits treason.

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Michael Shure of The Young Turks and Bit Torrent News explains the difference between Democratic and Republican conventions. Why day four of the convention was important for taking the fight to Donald Trump. The gender dynamics of the convention. President Obama, President Clinton and judging Hillary Clinton's record. Was Michael Bloomberg effective and Tim Kaine's debut.

Mark Thompson of Sirius XM explains why the three parties from the center to the left to the Green. Why its better to fight with Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump. Are we missing what the Sanders campaign was all about. Why Nina Turner didn't speak. What is Terry Mcauliffe doing? How did Mark Thompson get caught up in the DNC emails? The why of Tim Kaine.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, explains why her aunt never ran for President. Archetypes of Women power. Why America lacks pictures of women in power. Hillary Clinton's path to power and the politics of marriage and is the Democratic convention doing what it needs to do?

On The Fun Half: Stephanie Schriock, the President of Emily's List and satirist Will Durst join us and full reviews of all of last nights major speeches from Bloomberg to Obama.

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Sirius XM host Pete Dominick, pretends to be a politician facing corruption allegations. How did Bill Clinton's speech go? Does Hillary Clinton deserve more credit. Does Michael Bloomberg's endorsement? And Is Tim Kaine a good pick?

Christine Pelosi of Campaign Boot Camp, talks about training activists and candidates across the globe. Bernie Sanders supporters getting into politics. Diminishing the role of Super Delegates. What happens next in the Super Delegate reform process. The Pelosi family and Democratic reform.

Legendary Newsman explains why Donald Trump is unlike anyone who has run for President before. Will Trump be the first Social Media President. Will the 2016 conventions be remembered? The lines of decency that Trump crosses and is it about Trump or the Republican Party?

On The Fun Half: Paul Bruce calls for unity and explains why Unions support Hillary Clinton. Jane kleeb explains how the Democratic Party is changing. Sam and Michael review Bill Clinton's speech and David Dayen highlights concerns about Tim Kaine.

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Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks join Sam and give first reactions to the first night of the DNC. Was the first night to soft on Trump. How strong is the Bernie or Bust sentiment in the convention hall. Has Hillary Clinton met Bernie supporters half way? The TPP and the lame duck. Debating Obama, rhetoric and healthcare. The difference between Keystone and TPP. What will a Clinton Presidency look like? And how do you beat Trump?

Bernie delegate David Sparks, says that Bernie supporters feel unwelcome. Are David's problems about politics or simply disrespect. The debate on fracking. Is this election just a smaller part of a larger movement. The Bernie movement goes local and Donald Trump entertaining and why he appeals to people and what comes next!

Why did Bernie speak last.

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Who was behind the Turkish coup attempt and why did it fail? The possibility Erdogan could be behind it himself. The massive purges in the judiciary, academia, the military. The historical political dynamics of Turkey, and Erdogan's nemesis, Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan's shift to autocracy. Erdogan's media takeover and online harassment.. The irony of Erdogan using social media to save himself.

Then, Sam calls in from the DNC in Philadelphia.

On the fun half (48:00) - Tim Kaine as VP choice. Kaine's snubbing of Netanyahu's speech in congress in 2015. Why Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to go. Trump returns to his wife being hotter than Ted Cruz's, and Ted's dad's breakfast association with Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Recorded after the convention early friday morning, discussing the impact of the RNC.

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Montel Williams calls out Bill O'Reilly on Periscope.

Historian Rick Perlstein, a columnist for the Washington Spectator, explains the history and purpose of political conventions. The almost contested convention between Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller and the drama of the 1980 Democratic Convention. Is the Trump Convention different? Ted Cruz's play against Trump and how much is there resistance to the Trump candidacy in the Republican Party? And contrasting Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio fear mongers and race baits for Trump. Fran Tarkenton motivates for Trump. Marsha Blackburn talks nonsense. Governor Mary Fallon talks about her America.  Peter Theil is very disturbing.  Ivanka Trump promotes her daddy and Donald Trump has his fantastic moment and your calls and IMs.

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Terrell Jermaine Starr National Political Reporter for Fusion talks about the Republican Convention and the relationship with Cleveland's African American community. Why black people think (rightly) that Trump is racist. Why this year will see the most diverse American electorate ever. The state of the race in Ohio. Why protests in Cleveland have been so mellow. A Police state for the Convention? And also the thought process of a Black Republican?

Scott Walker advocates for Donald Trump. Ted Cruz speaks and does not endorse Donald Trump. Eric Trump fights for his dad. Cliff Schecter and Andy Kindler call in and Donald Trump ripped off Andy Kindler's dad. Newt Gingrich speaks! Mike Pence is incredibly boring.

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Huffington Post's Ryan Grim talks about last nights convention drama. The real story behind Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama and all the palace intrigue.

Donald Trump officially gets the Republican nomination. How did Melania Trump steal from Michelle Obama and rick roll the convention? Katherine Harris call in from the pipe she is stuck in at the convention. Tameron Hall destroys Scott Baio. Controversy on the floor of the GOP. The head of the UFC talks about his "friend" Donald Trump. Dug calls in. Senator Ron Johnson is not bright. Natalie Gulbis talks about politics and faith. Paul Ryan gives a dull and stupid speech. Chris Christie attacks Hillary Clinton. Tiffany and Donald Trump Jr, pretend to love their dad. Cliff Schecter calls in to join the madness. Ben Carson is not "politically correct!" and believes in lucifer. Right Wing Mandela live from the convention.

 

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Huffpost Live's Alyona Minkovski, explains what's happening on the ground in Cleveland. The many, many groups protesting Donald Trump and the Republican Convention. How safe is it outside the convention and will the press coverage demonstrations and how brutal will the Police be?

We hear from "Kathrine Harris", Judy Gold, listen to a bizarre and boring convention speeches from Scott, Baio, a Duck dynasty guy, Cliff Schecter calls in. David Clarke says "Blue Lives matter"! Congressman Sean Murphy and his wife give a bizarre anti Hillary speech. Senate candidate David Glenn gives another awful speech. Tom Cotton fear mongers. Karen Vaughn calls torture. Senator Jeff Sessions brings the bigotry home. Rudy Giuliani worships police and attacks Muslims. Andy Kindler joins us. Donald Trump introduces Melania Trump. General Michael Flynn is a "determined American".

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Cliff returns from vacation in Europe. His family Star Wars experience in the UK. The truck attack in Nice, France: how much of a jihadist was the attacker was? Trump's Vice Presidential marathon extravaganza, and why choosing Mike Pence may force him into some uncomfortable policy conversations on trade and social issues.

Isabel Gillies then joins us to discuss the climate of fear now, and how now compares to previous times of unrest. Hillary Clinton as misogyny magnet. Isabel's new game-changing transcendental meditation habit. Isabel recommends "The Chef's Table," on Netflix.

On the fun half - The Trump/Pence logo's not-so-subliminal sexual message. Newt Gingrich reaches a new low angling to be Trump's VP. Trump continues marginalizing Chris Christie. Glenn Beck has a gay bull on his ranch. Christian broadcaster Rick Wiles is concerned PokemonGo's cyber-demons are going to church. Why do journalists focus on national polls? Plus your calls an IMs.

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American Prospect editor-at-large and weekly columnist for the Washington Post Harold Meyerson, explains why fewer and fewer Americans consider themselves Middle Class and why they are right. Ways to measure the Middle Class. The New Deal legacy and the evolution of the Democratic Party. The 1960s and expanding and the racial politics of the Democratic Party. The decline of Unions and the rise of Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders and his message to the Democratic Party. What Hillary Clinton needs to do in order to win Rust Belt State and why the Democrats need to move to the left for the sake of the country.

On The Fun Half: Looks like Donald Trump is gonna pick Mike Pence for VP. Bill O'Reilly defends Roger Ailes and he wants the British system for lawsuits. Meghan McCain thinks Newt Gingrich would have been Donald Trump's conscience. How bad is the Republican Convention gonna be?  How bad is the Republican Convention gonna be? CNN bigot says that Black people are more likely to be criminals. Boris Johnson is the UK's next Foreign MinisterAnd your calls and IMs.

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Eddie Glaude Jr, Chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University talks about how segregation and racism still works in America. Policing and Convict Labor. What can you do to undo generations of discrimination. Reaganism and the reverse of Civil Right. Blaming black people for being murdered by Police. The exhaustion of trying to convince white people of the reality of black oppression and suffering. Policing and democracy. The Dallas Police shooting and due process. Why we need to eliminate bail. How the Democratic Party exploits its base. Why Donald Trump represents the rot at the heart of the country and the smartest way to vote in the 2016 election. The exploitation of Black and Brown voters by the Democratic Party and how to hold Hillary Clinton accountable.

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On The Fun Half: Donald Trump makes no sense. President Obama addresses Dallas. George W Bush acts strange at the Dallas Memorial. Jeb Bush lost because of the Pope? Fox News brings up "Black on Black" crime to attack President Obama. Systemic injustice and how to address crime. Glenn Beck things the end is finally happening and your calls and  IMs.

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Chilcot condemns Tony Blair and Tony Blair is still sociopath. David Cameron hums an amazing tune after he resigns as Prime Minister. What Bernie Sanders has contributed force the Democrats in a more progressive direction. Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton and praises to the Democratic Platform. Why the new Democratic Platform is better on the environment and energy. The Republicans have  Gay conversion therapy and the Porn "health crisis" in their platform. Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity theorize about Black people and the Surgeon who treated officers murdered in Dallas reflects on his experience as a Black man.

On The Fun Half: What will make Police accountable? How does revolution happen. Jeb Bush gives a pathetic interview on MSNBC. Is the term "New Atheist" worth saving. A Bernie supporter and listener to the show is running for public office. A Hannity panel on police violence goes as insane and racist as you would expect and your calls and IMs.

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We'll be talking with Ari Paul (@AriPaul) on the release of the Uk's Chilcot report on the Iraq War  Jeremy Corbyn's response to the release of the Chilcot report and how it pertains to the failed Labour coup attempt against him. The struggle to hold police accountable in the United States.

Then Jimmy Dore (@Jimmy_Dore) on police brutality and accountability. "Sorry, Not Sorry" Tony Blair. Chilcot Report reaction. Tony Blair possible sleeping with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife.

On the fun half: Baton Rouge police are flying camera drones but can be warded off with private property. Who will replace Roger Ailes at Fox News? The fixation with Hillary by vocal Bernie-or-Busters. 

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Sociologist Kathryn Edin (@KathrynEdin) joins us to talk about her book: "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

The aftermath of welfare reform, and the new kind of poverty that may have arisen as the economy has slowed since the reforms. The new class of "extreme poverty," and how it has been hidden by economic segregation. The underfunding of welfare and use of welfare funds like TANF by states for programs unrelated to alleviating poverty. The failure of the private sector to create enough jobs.

For Members: Barbara Ehrenreich joined Sam and Janeane to talk about her book "Nickel & Dimed," right-wing abortion politics, the rise of fundamentalism in America and across the world, America's lack of feedback from around the world, and the conservative elite use of social issues to drive voter turnout. (8/2/2004)

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Militarian historian Andrew Bacevich joins us to discuss his new book, "America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History." The Carter Doctrine and the US military shift to the middle-east. The shift in rationale in the war for the middle east from a war for oil to a war for American Exceptionalism. The importance of Carter's much-maligned "Malaise Speech." The Oil shocks of the late 70s. The US expectation that war can create a new political order. Post-Cold War military hubris. The American bipartisan political class view of Global Policeman. The shriveling of our notion of diplomacy.

For members: Sam and Janeane talk to former US Senator Gary Hart on how the second Bush ignored warnings about terrorism, the increasing extremism of the right, the CIA as "rogue elephant," and the old question, "what's the matter with Kansas." (8/4/2004)

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Pamela Lewis (@Tweetin_Teacher) tells us about her new book, "Teaching While Black." Pamela's experience as a teacher in New York city. Teaching as a white profession, while the majority of public school students are not white. How shared background between student and teacher makes education easier. Education bureaucracy as especially problematic for students of color and students with learning challenges. The structural esteem deficit. The failure to integrate schools and the advantage of integrated schools.

For Members: Rick Perlstein joined Sam and Janeane to talk about W Bush was rotting democracy from within and the right wing hatred of democracy. (10-18-04)

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Cliff Schecter explains the conspiracy fueled state of the Republican Party and why the Benghazi investigations are an act of craven Republican politics. The contrast between the 9/11 investigations and Benghazi. Why are Republicans delusional in their attacks on Hilary Clinton. Why is Donald Trump's campaign in such bad shape? What drives Republican extremism? Republicans say Trump is the worst but they won't support Hillary Clinton. Why Republicans need to destroy themselves to make their base happy. Chris Christie might be Donald Trump's VP pick. Trump's campaign is a disaster and it will hurt the whole GOP. An important victory for women's health. Trade and the Democratic Platform Committee and the Democrats failure to create a national narrative.

Steve Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations joins Michael to explain what is driving the security crisis in Turkey, the threats from ISIS and militant Kurdish fighters to soft targets in Turkey and does President Erdogan have the ability to pivot.

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Utah Senator Mike Lee can't endorse Donald Trump yet. What's next for the Supreme Court and the Fair Labor Standards Acts. Berniecrats lose and win primary races and Bernie voters need to show up for down ballot races! Why some Bernie supporters are supporters are losing focus. Utah Democrats nominate a transgender candidate to challenge Mike Lee for the US Senate. Laura Ingraham is an anti trans bigot. Howie Carr makes a stupid Native American joke about Elizabeth Warren. Can there be an all women ticket?

On The Fun Half: Fox News attacks Clinton and Warren for matching outfits. Michael Savage freaks out about Benghazi. Credible rape allegations against Donald Trump? A new crazy NRA and your calls and IMs.

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Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress explains the Supreme Court's decision to block the Texas attack on Abortion rights. The reasoning behind that decision. The varieties of ways Scalia's absence is influencing the Court. Why Justice Kennedy's switch on the Fischer decision safeguarded Affirmative Action. Did Justice Sotomayor influence Justice Kennedy to moderate and insulation of the Supreme Court. The travesty of the Court's decision on immigration and what is the nature of the Supreme Court.

On The Fun Half: true progressive Zephyr Teachout wins a Democratic Primary. Right Wing Mandela gives parenting advice. Anti Gay bigot demands an apology from Gay people. Race economics and Brexit. Bigoted attacks in the UK after Brexit vote. Donald Trump talks trade wars and you shouldn't believe him. Scotland and Brexit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Mark Blyth of the Watson Institute at Brown University explains why the Brexit is the chickens coming home to roost on austerity and inequality. How Brexit and Donald Trump show the failure of austerity, Right Wing politics and Neoliberalism. Why the public does not and should not distrust the elite. Why the Euro is awful and the EU is good and why the UK had the best of both worlds. What happened to the Greek economy and the stupidity of Eurozone economics. The failure of UK's political class. Is the UK doomed? The politics of Europe. Where is the positive agenda. What's disturbing about the Hillary Clinton candidacy and is there a positive agenda for the future?

On The Fun Half: Alex Jones freaks out at Bill O'Reilly. Christian crazy compares marriage equality to terrorism. Sam debates a Libertarian and your calls and IMs.

 

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Direct download: 06-28-16-Mark_Blythe-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

How Bernie's rhetoric successfully channelled anger toward left-wing goals. Why Hillary is the heavy favorite against Trump in a way that shouldn't limit criticism of her centrism. The tectonic shift in US politics as compared with European democracies. Hillary's troubling insistence on courting center-right voters. How accepting Hillary enthusiastically doubles-down on the conditions that led to our current state of affairs to begin with. Brexit and the backlash against institutions in the western democracies. The left case against the EU. The pretext for the Labour coup against leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how the MPs leading the coup failed to deliver their districts for remain. The elections in Spain with Podemos not making gains they hoped for. Elite contempt for democracy and how it related to their enthusiasm for Hamilton.

On the fun half - Marco Rubio is still mediocre, the dissolution of UK's political coalitions, US-backed death squads in Honduras, Hillary's VP favorites are really boring, plus your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Digby (Heather Parton) explains the politics behind the Brexit. Anti immigrant bigotry and the global crisis. The toll of austerity. How will Brexit effect American politics. Why Barack Obama saved us from the worst of austerity. Does Hillary Clinton understand that Neoliberalism failed? Are The Democrats getting more bold? How does Hillary Clinton win. Why Paul Ryan has no room to maneuver and why the base hates him. The Democrats sit-in the House and the future of Gun Control.

We meet our new intern Ethan an old friend of the show. Why Ethan started calling Sam's shows when he was thirteen. How many of Ethan's friends listen to the Majority Report and your calls and IMs.

Donald Trump has an incredibly stupid reaction to Brexit and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

Congressman Alan Grayson explains from the House Floor why Democrats are staging a sit-in to protest the Gun Lobby and create a safer America and debating the controversy of the terrorism watch list and the moral pressure that the Republicans are under.

Libertarian author and activist Darryl Perry explains why Libertarianism is the right path for America and he provides his definition of Libertarianism. Why Darryl does not trust Gary Johnson. What is property? How do we determine what property rights are and Darryl gets upset. Why "you can't" plan liberty and Darryl gets very, very, very angry.

On The Fun Half: we breakdown the breakdown. The Affirmative Action and the economics of college admissions. Louie Gohmert rants about "radical Islam" on the House floor and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-23-16-Alan_Grayson-Darryl_Perry-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Julian Agyeman a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts and co-author of Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities, explains the problems with how we are shaping the "sharing" economy. Why cities are commons. What Medellin gets right and San Francisco gets wrong. How to build an urban commons. Why Mayors matter. C40 Cities and why cities can have a serious influence on controlling carbon. What Denmark understands about sharing space. What would a fair bike sharing program look like? How to regulate Airbnb. Why did Seoul ban Uber. Using Apps to avoid solving big problems. Shifting from traffic management to traffic reduction and the benefits of participatory budgeting.

On The Fun Half: The Orlando shooter was motivated by revenge according to a man who claims to be Omer Mateen's ex lover. Debunking the Isis narrative and the Orlando attack. Donald Trump explains Right Wing religious leaders that Hillary is a threat to Christianity. Right Wing Mandela calls out Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump would "rig" the economy for Wall Street as projection Tuesday continues. A Trump supporter goes on a racist rant. Will Trump get dumped at the convention and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-22-16-Julian_Agyeman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

A British man attempts to assassinate Donald Trump. The anniversary of the killings of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner and when Reagan campaigned on "states rights" in the same county where their killings took place. Did a Donald Trump pay the advertising firm from Mad Men for advertising? The Trump campaign scam and a Trump advisor says that its not a probably that Trump's campaign has no money on hand because he is a billionaire.

On The Fun Half: all Gun control measures fail in the Senate. The arms maker Remmington that made the gun Adam Lanza used for his killing spree in Newton, argues that they are immune from lawsuits. Gun advocate says bars need to sell less booze so people can be sober enough to carry guns. Donald Trump reflects on how being an "educated black" would be an advantage. Corey Lewandowski does not get while he is fired. Bernie and local party platforms. The Brexit campaign is full of lies. A young Muslim doxxed after a garbage Daily Caller story and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-21-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Today we have Lina Srivastava (@lksriv on twitter) on to discuss the promises and limitations of digital activism and the state of the Syrian refugee crisis. How "voice of the voiceless" framing still leaves out community perspectives despite intending not to do so. Direct service and direct action in assisting unsettled communities. Migrant crises in America as opposed to in the Middle East and Europe. Using the arts and technology to help make new environments more welcoming to refugee children. The limited utility of hashtags.

On the Fun Half - Ivanka Trump gets her dad to fire Corey Lewandowski, Paul Ryan continues straddling the fence of dignity, Trump feels like a supermodel x 10, Elizabeth Warren roasts Scott Brown, and your calls and IMs. 

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Direct download: 06-20-16-Lina_Srivastave-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Cliff Schecter explains what motivated the murder of UK MP Jo cox and the enduring threat of Far Right terrorism. The Orlando massacre and the problem with how we label these crimes. The problems with preventing gun violence without real reform. Can we follow Australia's lead in gun sanity. The marketing of weapons of mass violence. How to reign in the arms industry. The PR campaign against weapon company CEOs. The importance of the gun filibuster and debating guns and the terror watch list and Bernie Sanders spells out the future of the revolution.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss explains his latest eBay plan. What strange things is Sam texting Matthew? Matthew met Muhammad Ali when he was a kid! Bernie or Bust Bill Clinton gives a movie suggestion. Matthew has a new puppy! Also Matthew thinks we should watch, Son of Saul.

On The Fun Half: does Sam hate dogs? Are soda taxes regressive? Scott Brown makes fun of Chris Christie for getting Trump's McDonalds. Pat Robertson still a lunatic and still a scumbag. John McCain blames the Orlando shooting on Barack Obama. Cornel West calls for Palestinian human rights at a Democratic Platform committee hearing. Is Dug off of the "Trump train" and your calls and your IMs.

 

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Direct download: 06-16-16-Cliff_Schecter-Matthew_Weiss-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and author of Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, to discuss the makeup of America's new working class and why America has always been a working class country. The divergence between the educated and non educated population. The college graduate debt crisis. Why the working class is worse off than in the 1970s. Why we need to start talking about the working class again. The emerging movements of working class. solidarity. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the "old" and "new" working class. Representing the working class in media. The Fight For $15, the future of labor organizing and why does Microsoft care about protecting McDonald's from paying higher wages? What the New Working Class needs and what's next for the Democratic Party and will the case against Donald Trump hurt pushing the Democrats to the left?

On The Fun Half: John Kasich is so sad that he can't endorse Donald Trump. Right Wing Mandela slays John Kasich. The Koch Brothers try to sound like Bernie Sanders. Alex Jones attacks the LGBTQ community for the Orlando attack. Looking for rationality in Trump supporters. A pastor is glad that the Orlando slaughter happened. Glenn Beck goes to the next level of insane and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-16-16-Tamara_Draut-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

The lack of objective in US "jihadi" terror shootings. The instrumentalism of religion by ISIS leaders, and why it's a mistake to assume they are truly pious. How Donald Trump is playing a role that helps ISIL. Why Bill O'Reilly is wrong about how defeating ISIS works and saying they're the "same thing" as the Nazis. The operational reality in how ISIS is being rolled back: nobody likes them. The backlash against fundamentalist islam, even wearing beards, in primarily Islamic countries like Egypt. The incredible social change occurring in the middle east.

On the Fun Half - Obama gives an excellent speech on terror and the right's "radical Islam" obsession, Bill O'Reilly calls for gun laws, do we believe in Satan?, and your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 06-15-16-Juan_Cole-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

Matthias Matthijs, an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, explains the history of the European Union and the relationship between the UK and the EU. Why the Left in Britain skeptical of the EU historically. The common currency and getting "Britain's money back". Thatcher and the rise of Euro Skeptic politics in Britain. Why Britain's current relationship with the EU is the best of both worlds for Britain. How close was Britain to joining the Euro? What will happen to Britain if the Brexit wins. The success of Europe and how would the Brexit hurt the European project.

On The Fun Half: more Math debate. Can you really hate the sin and not the sinner? Right Wing Mandela talks math. A Infowars reporter stalks David Petraeus. Why its absurd to compare the Petraeus and Clinton.  Why its absurd to compare the Petraeus and Clinton. Rabbi Michael Lerner makes a powerful call for justice at Muhammad Ali's funeral. Fox News wants people at mass shootings to "fight back' against ISIS. Donald Trump promises far right judges. The DC Circuit upholds Net Neutrality. Deepak Chopra calls Donald Trump "retarded" and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-14-16-Matthias_Matthijs-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

An anti Gay terrorist attack in Orlando. The emergency need for gun control and what we can do to to get gun safety. Can a liberal Supreme Court chip away at the Heller decision? Bizarre British pundits try to deflect from the homophobic nature of the attack and Owen Jones walks off set. Donald Trump, exploits Orlando and implies Obama is a terrorist. Alex Jones has ideas about Orlando and reforming State Democratic Party platforms.

On The Fun Half: Brexit advocate in the UK use the Orlando attacks to argue for exiting the EU. Is Bernie or Bust white privilege. "Bill Clinton" is Bernie or Bust now. Transitioning with the help of Obamacare. The plague of violence against women. Sam Seder is called a "dumb jew" by a fake "former terrorist". Chis Christie picks up McDonalds for him??!! And your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-13-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, joins us in studio and explains how foreclosure fraud is still a national crisis. Will Elizabeth Warren be Hillary Clinton's running mate? How Warren wields power. Why we would Hillary pick Warren? How progressives started winning the battle over Social Security. Donald Trump and how the politics of Social Security have transformed. If Trump loses will the Republican fever break? No. Do Democrats need to give up some of the center so Republicans have room to leave the extreme right? And the Democratic Platform Committee hearings and the trial of the modern Democratic Party.

Comedian Judy Gold explains why she hates Republicans and who they are hating on now. Why would anyone vote for Trump? Paul Ryan sucks. The absurdity of the Trumps. Comparing the Clintons and the Trumps. Ted Cruz is still the worst, Chris Christie crushes on Women Tennis players and David Duke thinks the Jews are trying to take Donald Trump down.

Ben Jealous explains why Bernie Sanders represents the future of America. Bernie Sanders explains why what is radical today is common sense tomorrow and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-10-16-David_Dayen-MEM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Rebecca Gordon, author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes, explains the origins of the Nuremberg tribunals. The political and practical implications of Nuremberg. The United States and the ICC. The ICC and political stability. What are war crimes? Are American Drone strikes war crimes? The Bush Administration's use of torture in hyping intelligence for the invasion of Iraq. Does accountability mean criminal prosecution? Can peoples tribunals be effective and how we have mainstreamed torture.

On The Fun Half: The establishment and Donald Trump. A caller really does not like the Clintons. Bernie Sanders to help sure Donald Trump does not become President of the United States and to fight for DC Statehood. Ed Rendell, has an incoherent reason why Elizabeth Warren shouldn't be Vice President. President Obama endorses Hillary and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-08-16-Rebecca_Gordon-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

How a Stanford swimmers rape of an unconscious woman demonstrates how rape culture works. Hillary Clinton locks up the Democratic nomination and Bernie Sanders should stay in. The historic nature of Clinton's nomination. Hillary's victory. A die-hard Bernie supporter is gonna vote for Hillary in the general and Donald Trump gets low energy.

On The Fun Half: More positive results from Bernie's run. Can Trump ever attract normal people? Jeffrey Lord is an insane and racist Trump supporter. Paul Ryan condemns Trump's racism, but of course still supports Trump. Glenn Beck making sense??!! Donald Trump gets boring. Trump still talking about owning Black people. Trump keeps imploding and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-08-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

Rana Foroohar the author of  Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business explains why Mitt Romney is wrong about who the real makers and takers are. The imbalance between the financial sector and "real businesses." Why finance sectors half the size of ours in the us are bad signs for economies. Inequality and the credit driven economy. Concentric circles of Wall Street's toxic influence on the entire economy. What are Share Buybacks and why they are a threat. Robert Mcnamara's influence on the balance sheet economy. The high tax myth and how to reform Capital Markets.

On The Fun Half: Ken Starr who terrorized Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky ignored a rape crisis at Baylor College when he served as President. Can business reform itself? Katrina Pierson says women Judges might be unfair to Donald Trump. Bill O'Reilly debunked by Megyn Kelly. Right Wing Mandela shares his thoughts and your call and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-07-16-Rana_Foroohar-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Today, Michael will be talking to Publisher and Owner of The Black Star News Milton Allimadi (@Allimadi) on South Africa and turmoil in the ANC and Uganda's contested presidential elections.

Muhammed Ali's legacy beyond boxing. Malcolm X's influence on Muhammed Ali's consciousness. The upcoming elections in South Africa. The unraveling of the ANC government under Jacob Zuma. Jacob Zuma's history of misbehavior. The struggle to maintain the current coalition under political and economic tensions. The crisis in Uganda. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. American influence in Uganda since the 90s. The controversy over the Ugandan presidential elections. What can be done to get Uganda out of Museveni's control

On the fun half: More on Muhammed Ali. Are liberals purging leftists? The protests in France and the failure of centrist politics. Trump is having a tough time pivoting as the GOP promises he will. Bernie has a message for those calling on him to drop out, and your calls an IMs.

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Direct download: 06-06-16-Milton_Allimadi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Political strategist and MR regular explains some progressive wins in the state of Ohio. The transformed politics of Social Security. The evolution of the modern Democratic Party on Social Security. Where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are on Social Security. Social Security and the Republican con game. The Trump Paul Ryan meeting. Donald Trump starts reversing himself on his war against the Republican establishment. Is Donald Trump calculated or insane and will Bernie win California?

Comedian Dave Hill is working on speaking better by hosting his own radio show. Dave Hill's brush with fame in Japan. The time Dave Hill worked for Donald Trump. Dave Hill's relationship with Trump. Why Trump is just a performer and parenting tips for older dads and Dave's experience in performing in Prisons in New York and Mexico and check out Dave's new book, Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

On The Fun Half: Hillary Clinton smacks Donald Trump. An epic Libertarian debate and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-03-16-Cliff_Schecter-Dave_Hill-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

More Libertarian insanity and President Obama calls for an expansion of Social Security.

Andrew Hacker a Professor of Political Science, Queens College and author of The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, explains why Math is over taught in high school and community college. Is Math the austerity of the school curriculum. How Math became a religion. How we learn Math. The intellectual stagnation in Math teaching. Why we need fewer STEM students. Why we need imagination. The data era and how to move towards reform.

On The Fun Half: A Libertarian gives us his thoughts on Social Security, but somehow his phone didn't work. How retirement works. Libertarians are insane. Debating Math instruction. Bernie Sanders owns Right Wing hack Radio Show hosts. Crazy anti Transgender extremist is a Governor. Should we have universal basic income? Prison reform, cause for hope? And your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-02-16-Andrew_Hacker-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Libertarian Billionaire Peter Thiel funds lawsuits against Gawker and threatens the free press and a Bloomberg libertarian columnist writes a dumb column about it. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets booed at the Libertarian Convention for talking with a bit of rationality on carbon emissions. Phone bank for Bernie in California. Austin Peters is a crazy pure Libertarian. Libertarians are confused about the role of government in their debate and suggest that Jetpacks will save us. Gary Johnson causes more controversy by saying he would have voted for the Civl Rights Act and it gets crazier from there and your calls and IMs. 

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Direct download: 06-01-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Micah White the author of  The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, explains his role in co-creating the Occupy movement. How the Occupy movement evolved and devolved. The problems that Occupy had. Generating authority in movements. Innovating new tactics and dealing with counter tactics. Getting more sophisticated about how social change happens. How do you get sovereignty and why radicals need to run for office. How does revolution happen? Why radical parties in Europe matter. The best ways to engage in politics and hacking elections?

On The Fun Half: Debating circumcision. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren calls out a bigoted witness. A Libertarian strips. Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton. Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a public service and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-31-16-Micah_White-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Legendary blogger and columnist Digby explains why Republicans are threatening a public health crisis by blocking funds to the CDC. The Moral monstrosity of the GOP. Republicans new practice of holding up funds to prevent and address emergencies. Racism and ignoring the Zika crisis. Why is the Obama Administration still deporting people? Donald Trump's hair and did he rape his ex wife? How the media is completely failing in covering Trump. The battle inside the Trump campaign. Why Donald Trump is a global threat and will the Bernie and Trump debate happen?

Andy Kindler not impressed with Sam's Trump. Andy goes after Glenn Greenwald. Reliving the Chris Matthews hot mic about Trump's wife. A Fox segment on Donald Trump becomes an ad for Trump's new hotel. Andy is mad at media and funny on Twitter and why he likes Hillary this time.

Louie Gohmert says no "Gays" on a space colony and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-27-16-Digby-Andy_Kindler-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Ashley Dawson, a professor of English at CUNY, New York City and author of the new book Extinction: A Radical History, explains the sixth extinction. The history of extinctions and why and how we rely on bio diversity. The moral crisis of species extinction. capitalism and the crisis. Bison, colonial systems and Native Americans. What makes capitalism different.19th century whaling and why Capitalism can't confront the extinction crisis. The problem with Elizabeth Kolbert's critique. Bio capitalism and the next inequality crisis. The problem with "Rewilding" and why the environmental crisis is all about the contradictions and crisis of capitalism.

On  The Fun Half: Donald Trump punks out on debating Bernie Sanders. Bill O'Reilly demands Hillary Clinton debate to defends capitalism. Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas and Kimberly Guilfoyle thinks its a compliment. Ken Starr loses his job as President of Baylor for ignoring a Campus rape crisis and your calls and IMs. 

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Direct download: 05-26-16-Ashley_Dawson-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

The NRA gets Charlie Daniels threatens Iran with 'swamp folks' and 'gator' wrestlers diss video. Why Hillary Clinton's campaign will need to reach out to Bernie Sanders supporters. Elizabeth Warren hits Donald Trump hard on his Wall Street incoherence. Bill Bradley calls Donald Trump a "below average real estate developer". Noam Chomsky tell you to be rational in how you vote. Why its an ongoing fight beyond the election.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump calls out New Mexico's Governor. Trump says no Syrian refugees in New Mexico. Who is existentially threatened by Trump. Sanders supporter Nina Turner debunks Chris Cuomo's ill informed questions on CNN.Violence at an anti Trump rally. A youth perspective on SJW culture online. James O'Keefe own goals himself and still is a moron and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-25-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Peter S. Feldman researcher-reporter with the Open Markets Program at New America, explains the importance of understanding St Louis as an important American city. Using advertising to understand a city. Understanding regional inequality. Corruption and the American tradition. Why we are living in another gilded age. The Federal Reserve Act and balancing power across America. The economic and regulatory strategy that destroyed the Midwest and the story of Busch Beer and the collapse of Saint Louis advertising.

On The Fun Half: Education won't get you out of poverty. Bernie's picks for the Democratic Platform committee. The coming conflict about Israel/Palestine in the DNC Platform. The problem with online atheism. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders start their rapprochement? Remembering Obama and Clinton's primary. Glenn Beck has a new warning for America. Bill Cosby is going to trial. Alex Jones reflects on his relationship with the globalists. Trump and O'Reilly talk foreign policy and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-24-16-Brian_Feldman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

How libertarians like Ron and Rand Paul and Gary Johnson benefit from the projection of civil liberties values by naive supporters. How did libertarians rebrand themselves as not horrible beginning in the 70s. The financing of Gary Johnson's career by private prisons and his history as a hardcore "law and order" governor. Whether it's accurate to call Trump a fascists. Trump and Bernie's similarity in that they suggest political solutions rather than neoliberal market reforms.

On the fun half - defending public sector unions, Glenn Beck's meeting with Facebook, Alex Jones on Beck's meeting with Facebook and his pot belly, Noam Chomsky on voting (and voting for Hillary over Trump), plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 05-23-16-Mark_Ames-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Cliff Schecter explains the incredible importance and accomplishment of the Obama Administration's new overtime rules. The stupid arguments Republicans will use to fight back against Obama's new rules. The transformation of peoples lives because of new overtime. Bernie Sanders should stay in the race and the future of progressive governance. And also why Donald Trump faces steep odds.

Isabel Gillies has a spiritual connection to Judaism. How Jewish Isabel? Isabel talks about her next book What is being "cozy". Isabel tells us all to watch Mad Men and Sam's tell us about the time he meant Jon Hamm.

On The Fun Half: We hear from Right Wing Mandela. Donald Trump mocks Chris Christie and its cruel and hilarious. Benghazi Chair admits that the main right wing talking point on Benghazi is a lie. The future of the Democratic and Republican. Alex Jones gets offended parties and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-20-16-Cliff_Schecter-Isabel_Gilles-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Roger Stone tells Alex Jones that if he is killed blame the Clintons.

David Dayen author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud explains why he told the bottom up story of the foreclosure crisis. The three individuals that Dayen followed to understand banking corruption in the housing market. Scams, fraud and mortgage loans. How illegality was built into the market. Mers and why everyone is susceptible mortgage fraud. The fraudulent document industry. The development of CDOs. How the mortgage security industry became such a mess. Why compensation models incentivized awful behavior in the mortgage market and the inspiring stories of three ordinary people who expose Wall Street's fraud.

On The Fun Half: will Donald Trump lead to Civil War? Stuart Varney says Egypt Air crash helps Donald Trump. We hear from Right Wing Mandela's press spokesman "John Miller". Bigotry against the LGBT community in North Carolina. Why CNN is freaking out of Bernie Sanders and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 05-19-16-David_Dayen-PUB.mp3
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Journalist, legendary Trump biographer and author of the new Kindle book Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention, explains why and how Donald Trump didn't run in 2012. Trump's Mob connections. Why Trump's race baiting is all that matters in a Republican primary. Why Donald Trump would be nowhere without his dad's money. The corruption of Fred Trump. Trump family history of crony capitalism. How Donald Trump triad to pay off Wayne Barrett. Roy Cohn and the Trump history of racism. Trump's "remote connection" to the truth and how to expose Trump.

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The assault on labor unions that was averted at the Supreme Court. The Zubik case and access to women's healthcare. The disingenuous argument for religious liberty in the Zubik case and how dangerous that case was and why how the importance of the Supreme Court.

On The Fun Half: What happened at the Nevada Democratic convention. Maoist Bernie shares plans for the convention. Obamacare keeps insuring more people. Hillary Clinton moves to the left on healthcare. Bernie Sanders destroys austerity in a speech in Puerto Rico. The Intercept begins releases the rest of Snowden's documents. The CIA torture report was destroyed. Bill Kristol freaks out on CNN.  and your calls IMs.

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Direct download: 05-17-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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Benjamin Dixon (@TheBpDShow) joins Michael to talk about where the progressive movement is and is headed, and the problem of coming to terms with Hillary if she's the nominee. What happened at the Democratic Convention in Nevada? The rule changes that appear to benefit Hillary Clinton. Finding a third way between "Bernie or bust" and enthusiastic Hillary boosterism.

On the fun half: Reince Priebus doesn't know why people keep asking him about Trump's misogyny, Ben Carson doesn't judge Trump because Christianity, Billy Corgan calls Sanders an "Orwellian nightmare," more from Trump's PR guy "John Miller," a meteorologist is told to put on a sweater, and your calls and IMs!

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Freebie Friday, folks!

Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss George Zimmerman's attempts to auction off the gun he shot Trayvon Martin with; the gun is bid on by someone named "Racist McShootface." The state of the GOP and Dem VP watch. Why is the Hillary campaign so lame in its attempts to attack Trump? How will the GOP attempt to pull itself together.

Then Film Guy Matthew joins us. "John Miller" does a fantastic job doing PR for Trump in the 90s, per leaked audio, Film Guy Matthew is selling bagged MR studio air and recommends Out of the Blue (1980), Bernie Sanders visits the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, running the Tea Party playbook on the democrats, on voting for Jill Stein and the Greens, and your calls and IMs!

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Intercept co-founder, journalist and author of the new book The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, Jeremy Schaill explains the leaks delivered to the Intercept that reveal the Obama Administration's global assassination program. How the Obama Administration's metric for measuring deaths in drone strikes excludes measuring civilian deaths. The documents that reveal how the "kill chain" works and why the military wants more drones. The types of drone strikes. Military language and measuring "success". The false allegation that Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki was involved in terrorism. The history of modern American assassination policy and why Liberals have started supporting  Dick Cheney policies under the Obama era.

On the Fun Half: Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't debate her opponent.  Arizona man wants to be a super hero by opening up fire on shoplifters. Bernie Sanders calls out Andrew Mitchell for carrying water for Hillary. Donald Trump did not oppose invading Iraq. Donald Trump hits Hillary on foreign policy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Jimmy Dore, the host of the Jimmy Dore Show and a TYT contributor, explains what Bernie Sanders has done for the progressive movement in America. How Bernie Sanders campaigns. The endless problems with hillary Clinton. Can we afford to vote for another neoliberal? How Democrats shifted to the Right. Would Obamacare would have passed under a Republican President. Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton who is gonna be worse? Who is gonna sign TPP and how does liberalism win in America?

On The Fun Half: What's the result of voting for Jill Stein? How long should Bernie stay in the race? Dana Loesch calls a Trump supporter "flat-chested" as the Conservative civil war heats up. Paul Ryan wants to know more about Donald Trump and your calls and IMs.

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Marya Hannun (@Mrhannun) and Sophie Spaan (@SophieSpaan) join Michael to talk about their article in Foreign Policy, "When Europe Loved Islam," covering Islam's place in European culture and its history as a spirituality trend for aristocratic.

How does one approach Islam through academically and historically. The cultural and political journey of Islam through empire. Islam's resonance with European intellectuals. Islam and modernity's "new man." Muslims serving in World War I. Colonial outreach to muslim subjects and colonial anxiety. How do we learn to ask the right questions? The importance of contextualizing and historicizing.

On the fun half - Hillary couldn't blow it, could she? Bernie on the need for a democratic Fox News, Loretta Lynch rebukes NC governor over anti-trans bill. Plus your calls an IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Adam Sheingate an associate professor and chair of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and author of Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy explains the origins and history of political consulting in the United States. The role of California and corporations in American political consulting. Corporate clients and the branding of national insurance. How effective is political consulting? What part of political consulting is the most reliable source of revenue and how the cost of politics is inflated.

On The Fun Half: Tucker Carelson is offended that Obama would say be proud of your blackness. President Obama explains the power of strategic organizing. NOI Obama drops in. Is John McCain in trouble? North Carolina goes to the mat to discriminate against Transgender people and keep down wages. Pat Robertson still crazy. Donald Trump is not gonna be a candidate of peace and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter enjoys the GOP collapse. Why Donald Trump is not going to win the Presidency. The time Keith Ellison was mocked by mainstream media hacks for saying Trump might be the Republican nominee in 2015. Is Ben Sasse going to run as a third party conservative? The problem with Paul Ryan not endorsing Trump. Why Democrats should outsource their attacks on Trump to Republicans. Hillary Clinton's smart new ad. Donald Trump is not so bright. How to destroy Trump. A Clinton PAC puts out another smart anti Trump ad. Is John Mccain going lose and are Republicans going to lose the Senate?

On The Fun Half: Philosophy and politics. Alex Jones calls out Glenn Beck. Donald Trump is the worst and his fans are the worst and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Robert H Frank a Professor of Economics at Cornel University and author of the new book Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy, explains the danger to the public of the successful not recognizing the role of luck. The time Mitt Romney wished he was Latino. The roles of the luck and the feeling of "deserving". Gratitude is good for you. How these insights can enhance public policy and fight inequality. Why we need universal social programs. Inequality and what makes people really happy? The availability heuristic and how to shift public policy.

On The Fun Half: listening to Decomposure's great song Potterville. Bill Kristol gets sneaky with his "Never Trump" commitment. Glenn Beck has a Trump meltdown. Jim Webb for Trump's VP? Is Donald Trump going to hurt John Mccain and other down ticket Republicans? John Mccain thinks so. Democratic strategists sign on to kill Single Payer healthcare in Colorado. Chris Matthew's is very attracted to Donald Trump's wife. Barack Obama fails in Flint and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

1331 - Trump is Going to Be the GOP Nominee, TIPP Dead? & Bernie’s Indiana Upset

New leaks threaten passage of the TIPP and TPP. Why Corporate trade agreements are dangerous for health, the environment and democracy. Ted Cruz drops out. Random Rush. Conservative pundits create a new fantasy world about "true conservatism". Why there is no real "conservative movement". Mocking Ross Douthat. Many Republican voters are "scared" of Donald Trump. Donald Trump of course is not honest about being against the  invasion of Iraq. Remember Trump is dangerous.

On The Fun Half: Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore suggests that sometimes you should point your guns at Police. Why we need to stop treating Republicans with respect. A great anti Cruz conspiracy theory and your calls and IMs.

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

Counter Terrorism strategist and author of  Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe, Malcolm Nance explains the Pillars of Islam, how Islamic history has restrained extremism. Debunking anti Islam myths. For all of its faults, "Islam is not the problem". Why are young people joining ISIS? Iraq and the formation of ISIS. The Surge and the Awakening? Baathists helped create the potency of ISIS. The moment of ISIS's greatest power. The ISIS campaign of micro genocide and the global response to ISIS.  What happens next in counter insurgency. Debating drones and Libya and combating anti Muslim and Arab bigotry.

On The Fun Half: Ted Cruz is owned by Donald Trump supporters. Does Heidi Cruz deny that Ted is the Zodiac Killer and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

What does Chevy's safety ratings in Latin America tell you aboutthe myth of libertarianism? What Pakistan's candy poisoning tragedyalso tells you about Libertarianism. Donald Trump continues todominate, but is very unlikely to win the general. Trump pays aBreitbart editor for "consulting". Hollywood Republican groupdissolves. Friend of show Ryan Grim gets into fight with Fox Newsdick Jesse Waters. Bernie Sanders is staying in and he should Andwhy comparing Sanders and Trump is stupid.

On The Fun Half: Ted Cruz calls it a basketball "ring" andPresident Obama mocked him. Barack Obama is funny at the WHCD andLarry Wilmore makes the room uncomfortable. Michael Bloombergdelusional. We remember Father Daniel Berrigan and your calls andIMs.

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Direct download: 05-02-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Meg Jacobs joined us to discuss her book, "Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s." Meg is a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Joseph Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, joins us to discuss his new book, "No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis."

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Manisha Sinha (@ProfMSinha), professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, joins us to discuss her new book, "The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition."

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Thomas Frank joins us to discuss his new book "Listen, Liberal! Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" How and why the Democrats moved to the neoliberal right over the past 30 years. The draconian crime bill. The Dems courtship of Wall Street. The current importance of inequality. The Clinton's role in the shift. 

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Hello Majority Report listeners! In lieu of Michael Monday this week, we're including a recent highlight episode of Majority.FM's new show, 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. Hosted by Michael Brooks and Phil McKenzie, and produced by Matt Lech.

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New interviews for the rest of the week.

Episode 7 - De Niro’s Dubious Autism Doc, Negative Work Cultures, and Punishing Diversity Promoters

Crew Member this week: Biz Ghormley. Biz is a writer, investigator, and seasoned social change strategist. Never one for the status quo, Biz asks hard questions, curates space for community and creativity, and strives for loving truth in her work. She believes stories are essential for healing, truth and freedom. @OneWitness

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Brand Eff Up

“Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary,” Brent Lang, Variety. (http://variety.com/2016/film/markets-festivals/tribeca-film-anti-vaccination-1201739937/)

What’s Up?

“Why A Negative Work Culture Is Better Than No Culture At All,” Vivian Giang, Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/3058282/lessons-learned/why-a-negative-work-culture-is-better-than-no-culture-at-all)

What’s Good?

“Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity,” Stefanie K. Johnson and David R. Hekman, Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2016/03/women-and-minorities-are-penalized-for-promoting-diversity)

“Diverse workforces are more innovative,” Gina Grillo, The Guardian. (http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/mar/27/diversity-innovation-startups-fortune-500-companies)

“How Diversity Can Drive Innovation,” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Melinda Marshall, and Laura Sherbin, Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-diversity-can-drive-innovation)

Diggin’ in the Crates

Phil

Saga, an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_(comic_book))

“Agitprop!” at the Brooklyn Museum (https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/agitprop)

Michael

The Lives of Others (2006) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/)

Biz

“Zami: A New Spelling of My Name” by Audre Lorde (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zami:_A_New_Spelling_of_My_Name)

“Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans” by Dan Baum (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/books/review/Mallon-t.html)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089880/)

Direct download: 04-25-16-2_Dope_Boys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Judge Oliver Diaz the former Presiding Justice on the Supreme Court of Mississippi the importance of state judicial elections and the real story behind the Hot Coffee case. Why and how Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce flooded state judicial races with corporate money. How Justice Diaz was targeted politically and criminally and how to protect state Judicial systems from corporate power.

Attorney Richard Newsome of Newsome & Melton explains the Takata airbag case and why so many airbags aren't safe. How airbags supposed to work. Honda's secret recall. Why the US government does not have a way to protect the public from dangerous airbags and why did did this happen?

Arthur Bryant of Public Justice explains the most disturbing document he read in discovery. Why Remington Arms has known for decades that a defect in some of its guns fire for no reason.

Attorney Lyn Toops of Cohen & Malad explains how Indiana's adoption system that disenfranchised disabled children. The austerity budgets that targeted disenfranchised children and how Governor Mike Pence's political ambitions and classist adoption policies helped settle the case.

On The Fun Half: Is Donald Trump going to win Pennsylvania? Vaccines, public health and the medical industry. Giving up on Bernie? And your calls and IM

Direct download: 04-22-16-Oliver_Diaz-Richard_Newsome-Arthur_Bryant-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Attorney John Fitch explains that "Tort Reform" is all about corporate advantage. Why corporations push for the injustice of Tort Reform. Under Tort law in abused children have limited recourse while predators and the organizations that protect them are favored under the law and what needs to be done to protect the public from corporations.

Attorney David L. Scher tells us the story of Dr. Joseph Ting and a systemic case of Medicare fraud. Why Medicare is riddled with fraud. A bribery scandal that will shock you and why corporations are the main problem.

Thom Hartmann and Sam talk Craps strategy. Bernie Sander's accomplishments and why the revolution is happening, how Bernie got thrown off his game, why he should stay in until the convention and enforcing the Sherman Act to protect us from media monopolies.

On The Fun Half: Your calls and IMs.

 

Direct download: 04-21-16-Sam_Seder-Thom_Hartman-Vegas-Pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

On today's show Anthony Pereira, the Director of King's Brazil Institute at King's College joins us to discuss the crisis in Brazil.

The development of Brazil’s “Workers’ Party” from the 70’s to Lula’s administration. The role of systemic corruption in Brazilian politics. Why this case looks like selective invocation of the law by anti-Worker’s Party forces. The role of the Brazilian oligarchy in deposing Lula. How Lula personalized the Workers’ Party in an unproductive way. (10:30)

And on the Fun Half - Trump on remembering 7-11, Kasich is disgruntled again in a New York deli, Giuliani wants to establish that he’s NOT part of the Trump campaign, Laura Ingraham has technical difficulties, and you calls and IMs! (43:15)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Ari Rabin-Havt, the host of the Agenda on SiriusXM and author of Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politicsexplains the how and why of why we got to post truth politics. Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox explains the urgency of the climate crisis is a spiritual and moral and not just political.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump comes up with a new line. Hillary Clinton's record and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 04-18-16-Ari_Rabin_Havt-Josh_Fox-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Cliff Schecter plays out the politics of Bernie Sanders visit to the Vatican. Sanders moves Clinton on the minimum wage. Why activists need support from Democratic leaders. Bernie Sanders has a breakthrough in rhetoric on Israel/Palestine. Having on honest discussion on the Middle East. Bernie tries to make Hillary take a pledge on Social Security? And why Hillary Clinton isn't catching up with the upward left wing movement of the party. (13:30)

Andy Kindler hates more pundits and he thinks he could pass for non Jewish. Andy's exciting new gig and Dennis Miller is the worst and we all make fun of him. (59:15)

On The Fun Half: an update for Right Wing Mandela. Why universal programs are better than targeted ones. (1:39:30)

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Johann Hari the author of  Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs explains why the world owes Colombia and Mexico an apology. Why stigma and punishing addicts creates violence and instability. How drug prohibition has created stunning violence in the drug business. Will the next UN drug summit actually listen to anti drug war voices? Three of the most interesting global activists opposing the War on Drugs. Why the UN slogan "A Drug Free World - We can do it! sounds Soviet. The global class war and the Drug War. The economics of why the drug is so violent and what we will come from the next UNGAS narcotics summit.

On The Fun Half:  Donald Trump calls for Joe Paterno to come back even though he is dead and protected a child predator. John Kasich Gentilesplains to Hasids. How likely is a contested GOP convention. Bernie Sanders has an incredible rally in Washington Square Park in New York City. Clinton advisor promises UFO transparency.

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Direct download: 04-14-16-Johann_Hari-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

David Dayen explains how a new Goldman Sachs subprime mortgages fraud settlement with the Federal Government is a fraud. Why Goldman is not going to end up paying any actual money. Why Goldman's punishment is like forcing a bank robber to open a lemonade stand. Who Goldman Sachs ripped off. Why the Federal government benefits but not consumers. Why Goldman Sachs has no reason to stop engaging in unethical behavior. The Living Will provision of Dodd Frank and why banks are to big. Why the to big to fail provision of Dodd Frank is not being acted on. The way to force banks to downsize and would JP Morgan be more profitable to break itself up?

On The Fun Half: What is happening in Brazil? How big a difference between Bernie and Hillary? No porn for North Carolina because of its new anti LGBT bill? David Cameron destroyed in Parliament by Labor MP Dennis Skinner. And your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 04-13-16-David_Dayen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

The Nation's Ari Berman explains why voting problems in the Arizona Primary is a result of the Supreme Court's gutting of the Voting Rights Act.  How the first Presidential election after the assault on the Voting Rights Act will play out. Why states like Texas will keep fighting ballot access. A Wisconsin Republican admits that photo ID laws are all about helping Republicans. Why voter ID laws oppress people. Voter ID laws are the new poll tax. Are Democrats getting better on defending voting rights? Is Motor Voter a federal law? The Evenwel v Abbott case and preserving one person, one vote and the election and the Supreme Court. (11:15)

On The Fun Half: We get a call form our favorite conservative. A libertarian call. Seder Hotline bling. Bill De Blasio and Hillary Clinton get awkward. Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly: who is the bigger racist? Democratic insurgents run on expanding Social Security. Ben Carson claims CNN reporter was charged with a crime. Glenn Beck going next level crazy??

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Direct download: 04-12-16-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

On today’s program, Rania Khalek (@raniakhalek) joins us to discuss the difficulty of distinguishing between Netanyahu and Trump as well as what the left-wing critique of PC entails.

The function of identity politics in national politics today, especially in the democratic primary. Hillary Clinton and establishment democrats use of privilege discourse, and college, and how young dems are still going to Bernie. The liability left by Dems abandonment of the working class. How the discourse of white privilege erased white poverty.

And on the fun half - Identity politics and sexual orientation. Sam Harris. Cenk vs American Airlines.  Alex Jones on the natural strength of redheads vs africans. Glenn Beck on being threatened by George Soros. Ted Cruz is protested in the Bronx.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Cliff Schecter explains the sexual abuse revelations of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and how Republicans looked the other way. Systemic child abuse and power. The move toward Paid Family leave. Why both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns are screwing up. Bill Clinton's major screw up and reopening race politics and the Clintons.(10:00)

Michael Ian Black has a new children's book on Donald Trump. What inspired the Trump book. Wet Hot American Summer and more of Sam's friends who became stars. Michael's reasons for fighting for Gun Control. How Michael got big Twitter. Michael does not listen to the Majority Report and who is Michael's favorite Right Wing talker and when the Trump book is getting released. (47:00)

On The Fun Half: What you can do to seriously address inequality. Hillary Clinton uses a noise machine from the press hearing what she is saying at a fundraiser and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 04-08-16-Cliff_Schecter-Michael_Ian_Black-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion (@felixsalmon), joins us to discuss the Panama Papers leak and the journalism behind it. Why these services are used. The Icelandic prime minister's dance with resignation as a result of the resulting public pressure. The growing global frustration with wealthy elite shenanigans. Why the Panama Papers has led to more exposure of Europeans than Americans. How are the elite referred into this money-sheltering schemes. "Family offices." How the ICIJ coordinated with the journalists. The immediate tightening of "know-your-customer" rules by banks.

On the Fun Half - Bernie vs. Hillary in Qualifications-gate, there are more interesting things to talk about than Bernie-or-Bust, and your calls and IMs! 

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Direct download: 04-07-16-Felix_Salmon-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Ted Cruz wins Wisconsin and the debacle that is coming up at the Republican convention. Republicans hate their choices. Trump plans a series of policy speeches and we all laugh. Trump buys fake Facebook followers. Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin big and Democrats are getting more and more liberal. The minimum wage is raised to $15 in California and New York. Chuck Grassley talks complete nonsense about the Supreme Court. A Republican gets real about Republican voter suppression laws are all about. Was the Bernie Sanders Daily News interview really that bad? How do you breakup the banks.

On The Fun Half: Florida's dirtbag Governor is destroyed when he visits a coffee shop. James Carville wheels out an absurd new attack on Bernie Sanders and your calls and IMs.

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Jacob Hacker the Stanley B.Resor Professor of Political Science, Director of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and author of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper explains why America lost our historical understanding of the mixed economy. How regulation helps grow economies and produce better outcomes. Why we are safer and wealthier because of government investment and regulation. Climate change is the biggest externality that we face and we need government to address it. The descent of the Romney's and the rise of delusional Right Wing politics. Why we need to clean up politics to restore government. Government makes the pie bigger. The problem with the Nudge agenda and why we need to trust government. (12:30)

On The Fun Half: Dinesh D'Souza calls Michael a "limp wristed voice fellow and Sam reviews D'Souza's insane new movie trailer. Trump caller Dug returns! Bernie or Bust? Bernie Sanders called out Panama tax shelters back in 2011 and your calls and IMs.

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On today’s show Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) joins us to discuss the massive new Unaoil corporate corruption scandal out of Monaco exposed by the Huffington Post (read about it here). The escalating corruption of bribery. Why cultural explanations of corruption are insufficient. The line between lobbying and bribery. How ISIS uses corruption in recruiting. (6:45)

Then, journalist Omer Aziz  (@omeraziz12) on Sam Harris and the failure of our new public intellectuals. His odd experience of going on Sam Harris’ podcast, where Harris had him on to read his piece to him while Harris critiques it live. Harris courting of controversy and apparent discomfort with his status as a controversial figure. The thoughtful responses from Harris fans Omer receive through email vs. the responses from twitter. (33:00)

On the fun half - The Panama Papers, Hillary says young voters haven’t done their research, Rosario Dawson says she’ll watch her tone for Hillary, the twilight of Sarah Palin and your calls and IMs!

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Hillary Clinton admits she's too ill too lead our country, liberal Trump-hater Tina Dupuy tries to make Trump the Unifier into a bad thing, Thom Hartmann wants to only punish men for abortions, and why Muslims are going have the right to rape if we don't wise up.

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We celebrate 12 years of the Majority Report!

Cliff Schecter discusses the evolution of rights of the LGBT community from 2004. Why the rights of the LGBT community is still under assault. Business leverage and LGBT rights in Georgia and North Carolina. Will North Carolina go blue? California raises its minimum wage. Donald Trump and the ongoing destruction of the Republican Party. The Republican convention is going to be a disaster and can the Democrats take back Congress?

On The Fun Half: Janeane Garofalo does her great Katherine Harris impression and gives us Harris's "insight" into Chris Christie and why "white lives" matter. Who Katherine Harris backs for President. Katherine's new juicing program and her what Marcus Bachman is going to do Janeane Garofalo's apartment.

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders cannot fully understood just how insane the Republicans are.

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New York Magazine and author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation explains the radical transformation of what single means in today's world. The history of marriage as an institution. What marriage means across racial and class lines. Susan B Anthony and the historical resistance to marriage. Marrying later in life and less gendered relationships. Backlash against "PC culture". Unmarried women and the transforming electorate. Why White men have always received government benefits. Why we need paid sick leave now and why marriage is becoming a new institution. (14:30)

On The Fun Half: How to help Bernie now. More Police abuse. Trump and the revolution the debate continues. Fighting a Clinton Presidency from the left. Donald Trump backs out of his commitment to back the Republican nominee. Trump backs campaign manager who assaulted a Breitbart person. Alex Jones talks to Trump associate Roger Stone and your calls and IMs.

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Public Sector Unions survive as the Friedrich case goes down. Susan Sarandon tells Chris Hayes that if Trump is elected the revolution might happen and Hillary's campaign demands Bernie change his tone in order to debate.

On The Fun Half: the country moves to the left under Democrats. Is President Obama a vampire? A new gun that looks like a smartphone. How change happens and your calls and IMs.

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On today’s show journalist Rafia Zakaria (@rafiazakaria) joins us to discuss her latest piece Decolonising Education and the terror attacks on Lahore. (8:00)

Terror attacks in Lahore on Easter Sunday. How attacks targeted Christians, and how despite this most victims were Christians. Tension between the Pakistani government and the hardline Islamists groups regarding the national recognition of minority religious holidays. The evolving relationship between Pervez Musharraf and radical terror. The “they must’ve had this coming” attitude toward terrorism in Pakistan. Valuing all victims in the war on terror regardless of race and religion. Rafia’s Decolonising Education. Reclaiming decolonization away from terrorist ideologies. The toll taken by the politicization of “human rights,” which only seem to matter in countries we want to intervene in. Holes in the human rights framework.

And on the Fun Half - A bird lands on Bernie’s lectern. John Kerry smacks down GOP stupidity. Everyone spent the weekend talking about Ted Cruz’s alleged girlfriends. On “Bernie or Bust.” Plus your calls and IMs. 

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David Dayen author of the forthcoming book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud explains why the Bernie Sanders campaign shows the left is alive and well in younger Americans. The popularity of socialism in young voters. More and more voters love single payer healthcare. Will Donald Trump get the Republican nomination? Can Democrats take back Congress? How the Democratic leadership fails. The "Trump Network" pyramid scheme and the government's response. And remembering Garry Schandling.

Isabel Gillies calls in from a train to Washington D.C. to recommend "Freaks and Geeks."

On the Fun Half - Cruz is taken to task by an NBC reporter for refusing to say he won't vote Trump, Alex Jones breaks news on Beyonce-singing gangs terrorizing white people, an anti-muslim racist cab driver in Salt Lake City, Bernie as third-party candidate and your calls and IMs!

MR has launched a brand new Podcast! Check out 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, hosted by Michael Brooks and Philip L Mckenzie! Subscribe to 2 Dope Boys on iTunes.  Our friends over at Best of the Left just released their #1000! Take a look back with BOTL here!

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Journalist Guy Lawson explains the story behind the most unlikely trip to the North Pole. The crew of armatures who pulled off an incredible North Pole expedition. Historical realities and fictions and North Pole expeditions. Radovan Karadzic convicted for war crimes by the ICC. Ethnic violence in the Balkans. Global violence and anti Muslim bigotry. No experience foreign policy hawks. Islamophobia and recapturing Canadian identity. Changing America and White ethnic fear. (12:30)

On The Fun Half: Nixon Administration official admits the drug war was all about oppressing Black people and the anti war movement. Bernie Sanders calls out the corporate media. Random Rush. New anti LGBT bill passes in North Carolina and your calls and IMs.

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MR has launched a brand new Podcast! Check out 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast hosted by Michael Brooks and Philip L Mckenzie! Subscribe to 2 Dope Boys on iTunes here!  You can also follow 2 Dope Boys on Twitter here!

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get closer to their party nominations. Why Bernie Sanders should stay in the race. A man in Texas makes a Biblical discovery and The Mosul dam bursting threatens over a million of lives in Iraq.

On The Fun Half: What happens next in the Democratic Primary? Glenn Beck says Obama came out as a Marxist in Cuba. Donald Trump delivers again and your calls and IMs.

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Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama's pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama's strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. The Republicans strategy behind blocking Garland. How to undo the damage of the Roberts Court. What it will take to move the Court to the left and religion and birth control at the Supreme Court. (13:30)

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders talks with sanity and decency on Israel/Palestine. Why is Bernie Sanders getting bold on Israel/Palestine? A libertarian thinks he got Sam. Al Franken shames the Republicans for holding up Merrick Garland and your calls and IMs. 

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