The Majority Report with Sam Seder


Today William Hartung joins us to talk about the profits of war, which he writes about in his book, Prophets of War.

Direct download: 05-31-2011-William_Hartung-Military_Industrial_Complex-PUB.mp3
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It's Memorial Day. We're off, but we have a new show for you! Labor Negotiator/Attorney Joe Burns joins us to talk about his book, "Reviving the Strike".

Direct download: 05-30-2011-Burns-Memorial_Day-ALL.mp3
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It's casual Friday. Chris Rosen finds the straw that breaks the camel's back and Cliff Schecter joins Sam on the Patriot Act and Joe Scarborough comparing Medicare to his hedonistic fantasies, and Jimmy Reefercake's not quite week in review.

Direct download: 05-27-2011-Schecter-Rosen-On_Scarborough_and_Patriot_Act-PUB.mp3
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Today, Robert Cruickshank about his latest article on the Daily Kos, Why aren’t progressives as good at politics as conservatives?

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We have Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation, on the show today. We talk about Medicare and the GOP loss in New York's 26th District, The GOP attacks on Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial protection Beureau -as well as the success of the Chrysler bailout and what it means for GOP hopefuls.

Direct download: 05-25-2011-Ari_Berman-Mediscare-PUB.mp3
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Today, we have Dennis Vanengelsdorp on to discuss what's currently happening with the sudden disappearance of bees. Dennis is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder. We also discuss a novel new way to deal with corporate whistleblowers.

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Eli Pariser (@EliPariser), former Executive Director of, joins us today to talk about his new book “The Filter Bubble.”

Direct download: 05-23-2011-Eli_Pariser-PUB.mp3
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Today, Conservatives love spending, if it's for them. We also have Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and not ONE, not TWO...but THREE week in review songs. Looks like Jimmy Reefercake(@JimmyReefercake) has some competition!

Direct download: 05-20-2011-Casual_Friday-Cons_love_spending-PUB.mp3
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Today, we have not one, but TWO guests! First, we have Eddie Glaude (@esglaude). He is the chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University. If you haven't read THIS, you should as he'll be on to discuss Cornel West. Our second guest is Matt Duss (@mattduss), who will be calling in live from Tel Aviv! Matt is National Security Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress and will be joining us to talk President Obama's Middle East speech.

Direct download: 05-19-2011-Eddie_Glaude-Matt_Duss-PUB.mp3
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The Supreme Court allows for searches without warrants, while Newt Gingrich continues to put his feet in his mouth.

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