The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Jessica Valenti, feminist blogger, talks sexual messaging and our young girls, the failed abstinence only eduction and purity balls.  And why controlling women works for conservatives.  Also, Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison(D-MN), his goals for strengthening the movement.  In the better half,  author and Center for Public Integrity senior analyst Wendell Potter on the Affordable Care Act and the state of the health care insurance industry.

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Writer Chris Mooney on his book The Republican Brain: The Science of Why they Deny Science and Reality.  He examines conservative brain characteristics, the role played in shaping today's Right/Left divide and what the Left needs to learn.  Also Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz on the global bee crisis.  Their movie Queen of the Sun examines why bees are disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save the population.

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Cornell Economics professor Robert H. Frank on the conflict over consumption and competition.  Does competition contribute to progress? He explains Darwin's role and the Progressive Consumption Tax.   His book the Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good.

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Economics professor Daron Acemoglu on political and economic failure; how cultural values factor in and the role of the institution.  His latest book, Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity & Poverty. And, in the better half, members will hear Aaron Smith (@YI_Care) of Young Invincibles talk on protecting Health Care access for younger generations.

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Casual Thursday! Sam and Cliff Schecter, Libertass LLC, talk SCOTUS strip search ruling and other stories from the week’s news.  Isabel Gillies gets a theme song but has to sell Sam on her movie pick.  And in the better half, more news and an interview with Myla!  Katy Perry, watch out! Your calls and IMs.

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Representing plaintiffs in NDAA case against government, civil rights attorney Bruce Afran on why the law is unconstitutional and how NDAA threatens the rights of every citizen.  Did congress understand the Act before signing it into law? And it’s the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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It’s official – Curveball, aka Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, lied to get the US into war and US doctored graphics to make the case more compelling.  SCOTUS rules strip searches ok for EVERYONE and Sam on why conservatives hate science. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Sam comments on upheaval at Current and our man in Wisconsin Josh Orton with news of recalls, the GOP strategy involving fake democrats and tacking further right, Romney loses with women. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC, talks all the week's news; Trayvon Martin killing, SCOTUS and the antagonistic divide between Right and Left.  Plus on the links sharing his day of golf, Richard Kind has our movie review. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer reports on SCOTUS v Obamacare; the poor analogies, Limiting Principle, the Individual Mandate (is it severable?) and the effect of court’s partisan make-up.  Plus, Spain’s general strike and Occupy’s NYC subway fare action.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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