The Majority Report with Sam Seder


Corey Robin on how great social movements provoke reaction from the Right.  His book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.  And it’s J17!  Jeff Smith reports live from nation’s capitol on Occupy Congress.  Listen LIVE at 11:30 am (EST).

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Happy MLK Jr. Day. Today’s show is a brief compilation of clips including excerpts from "The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile," NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a MLK sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967, then the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite reporting on the assassination on  4-4-68 and finally, Nina Simone singing “Why?” recorded live three days after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are back live on Tuesday at

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Sam fills in as host on the Thom Hartmann show!  On the show, Robert Reich (@RBReich) on the Bain of Capitalism, Dahlia Lithwick (@dahlialithwick) to talk about the importance of the Supreme Court and Citizen’s United and Kanene Holder of Occupy the Dream and the National Day of Action (1/16).

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Robert Forrant on relevance of 1912 Bread & Roses labor strike to today’s Occupy movement, Republican Governor of Pennsylvania plans asset testing for food stamps. Listen LIVE at 11:30am (EST)



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Dave Weigel from Slate on tenor of New Hampshire Republican Primary.  Romney's win, Huntsman's dad - will he pay up and the political skills ofRon Paul.  Occupy Manchester checks in with news of their actions.  Listen LIVE at 11:30 am (EST)

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Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on his run for President, his thoughts on Ron Paul and Occupy Wall Street.  Plus, Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) prepares for J17 and Occupy Congress next week. Listen LIVE at 11:30 am (EST)

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Laura Clawson, Daily Kos, on Republican union bashing efforts in Indiana.  NFL Players Union pushes back against right-to-work, causing Republicans to attempt blitz passage to avoid Super Bowl spotlight.  Listen LIVE at 11:30 am (EST)

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Friday favorite Cliff Schecter joins Sam.  Today, rights that are ok for Rick Santorum’s family but not yours.  And at the root of Ron Paul’s “good” positions is a dark, dangerous belief system.  Surprise – Chris Rosen’s back with movie reviews!  Listen LIVE at weekdays 11:30am (EST)

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Recess appointments and Obama’s incentive. Updates on occupy movements across the country including and Jeff Smith reports on Occupy Wall Street's march on Grand Central protesting NDAA. Listen LIVE at, weekdays 11:30 am (EST).

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Matt Taibbi on Iowa caucus results, GOP primaries as a meaningless sideshow and why Ron Paul resonates with voters.  Plus, Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray & fracking earthquakes. Listen LIVE , 11:30am (EST)

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