The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Labor historian and journalist Richard Yeselson explained how labor militancy drove labor rights in the 1930s, how the passage of Taft-Hartley Act attacked the organizing and cultural power of labor, why the Congressional backlash against labor was connected with opposition to civil rights, what caused union decline and the best way for unions to move forward.

On The Better Half: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says NSA disclosures are "the tip of the icebirg" Sean Hannity's stunning hypocrisy on NSA monitoring and your IMs.

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6/12/13

Sam explained the absurd reactions from Thomas Friedman and David Brooks to the Edward Snowden disclosures, why establishment journalists defend themselves by attacking whistle blowing, Senate coalition pushes for more transparency in the surveillance program and how private companies are abusing intelligence to target the public.

On The Better Half: Immigration Reform moves forward in the senate, Random Rush, Peter King calls for Glenn Greenwald to be prosecuted,  and your calls and IMs.

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Sam went solo today and explained why Edward Snowden isn't the main story, the market for private spying and data collection, why the Patriot Act's implementation is a fundamental challenge to democratic culture, how the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied the Senate and how corporations profit from the military industrial complex.

On The Better Half: the Obama Administration finally backs down on Plan B and Laura Ingraham has something insane to say about it, Michael Isikoff thinks the government may have a hard time prosecuting Edward Snowden and your calls and IMs.

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Professor Juan Cole, explained the corporate distortion of the Constitution, why NSA whistle blowers are turning the tables on the surveillance state, why data mining is a flawed counter terrorism strategy, the origins of Turkey's recent protests and the youth driven global backlash against neo-liberalism.

On The Better half: who is the NSA whistle blower Edward Snoden? Arizona police pull over and arrest a sober man for drunk driving, an atheist prayer needs a Christian "redo and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained the new revelations of NSA data mining and surveillance, how the Obama Administration has codified a deeply invasive framework for monitoring Americans, will Glenn Greenwald be prosecuted? Is the "Grand Bargain" dead? and is Immigration Reform going to be killed by the GOP?

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, talked about President Obama fighting Patent Trolls, what he has been up to and he recommended the classic comedy A New Leaf.

On The Better Half: one incredibly crazy call, Mitt Romney wishes Hurricane Sandy didn't happen when he was running for President and your normal calls and IMs.

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Blogger Marcy Wheeler explained the meaning of the NSA's mass surveillance of Verizon phone customers, why the NSA's monitoring focuses on Americans, the problem with data mining in terrorism investigations, why it is alarmingly easy to become a terrorism suspect and why the programs secrecy is aimed at Americans asserting their civil liberties.

On The Better Half: Jeremy Schahill schools Toure,  the Grand Bargain maybe mercifully dead, The IMF admits that it damaged the Greek economy with austerity, Random Rush, George W Bush bikes with vetrans of his wars and your calls and IMs.

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Terrorism Factory, author Trevor Aaronson explained the absurd case of the Liberty City Seven, why only a small fraction of recent terror arrests have actually posed real threats, how FBI paid informants drive frivolous cases and why these cases distract law enforcement from real terrorism threats.

On The Better Half: the problem with testing culture, Chris Christie is a liar, Donal Rumsfeld says Obama might be on the terrorists side and Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss blames military rapes on hormones and your calls and IMs.

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Filling in for Thom Hartmann, Sam discussed the Social Security Trustees new report on the solvency of the program with Alex Lawson of Social Security Works, looked at how dangerous the proposed TPP trade bill is with Melinda St. Louis, of Global Trade Watch, discussed the backlash against Monsanto with journalist Aviva Shen, how the Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting back against Patent Trolls and much more!

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Sam explained Frank Lautenberg's legacy, the Bradley Manning trial begins today, the unique dangers of the espionage charges levelled against Manning, The Tea Part is on to Grover Norquist being a secret Muslim and protests continue across Turkey.

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