The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Citizen Radio co-host Allison Kilkenny:  explained where Occupy activists are making a huge difference, the growth of Occupy Our homes and Occupy SEC, the new movements for economic justice and the success of Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt.

The implications of a diplomatic resolution to the Syria crises, how the Middle East is changing, the interests fighting proxy wars across the region and an era of limits in foreign policy.

On The Better Half: California raises its minimum wage, America's bridges are collapsing, Christian anti Gay activist pays for prostitutes in Maine, police shoot bystanders in Time Square and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Cliff Schecter: explained the ongoing implosion of the Republican Party, the House GOP strategy for more spending cuts, why Ted Cruz praising Jesse Helms should be treated the sam way Trent Lott praising Strom Thurmond, how the Bill De Blasio wins means a resurgence of an economically progressive left, why we are leaving the age of Reagan and Clinton behind, why younger voters are so economically left wing and how Clinton and Obama governed from the right.

Ross Brockely, talked about what he was growing on his farm in Nebraska, what organic farm techniques Brockely is using, why Brockely was shooting a new movie in Gabon and he pushed the 9/11 conspiracy movie War By Deception and what Brockely is reading and thinking about.

On The Better Half: the recession era and the millennials distrust of corporate power, General Petraeus met with protests at CUNY college and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Matt Apuzzo the co-author of Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden’s Final Plot Against Americaexplained the roots of the NYPD's spying program targeting Muslim communities across the city, the link between the CIA and domestic spying, how the NYPD spying unit operated without oversight,the Handschu case, how all Muslims became suspects in NYC, the most serious recent terrorist plot against NYC, what really works in counter terrorism and the structural threats to civil liberties posed by domestic surveillance.

On The Better Half: will the Syrian chemical weapons deal go through, was Putin secretly communicating with sleeper agent Louie Gohmert? The NSA shares rare information with Israeli intelligence, Random Rush, income inequality hits record levels and your calls and IMs.

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Author of Lawrence In Arabia, Scott Anderson, explains: the slow death of the Ottoman Empire, the four distinct forces driving western intervention in the region, Lawrence's guilt over his role in British imperialism, what compelled Lawrence of Arabia to turn agains the British, the role of European drawn borders in the modern Middle East and the line of delusional thinking that helped shape American foreign policy. Lawrence In Arabia is a must read!

On The Better Half: the success of Bill De Blasio's progressive campaign, Obama's address on Syria, why diplomacy is still the best case scenario in Syria, new reporting on Barrett Brown and your calls and IMs.

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American Prospect senior writer, Monica Potts: explained  historically dramatic examples of declining life expectancy, what's driving reduce life spans in poor white women, the links between income, education and health, the importance of being exposed to healthier lifestyles and access to healthy food and the relevance of investing in the social safety net.

The latest from Syria, John Kerry gaffe or strategic offer, Russia's proposal and what the next steps are.

On The Better Half: privatised meat inspections leave fecal matter in meat, Michael Bloomberg is demented, Bill De Blasio's modest tax proposals have New York's wealthy whining, new 401k failures and your IMs.

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The Nation's John Nicholas: explained why Michael Bloomberg is upset of the success of Bill De Blasio's run for Mayor of New York, why we need real progressive economic policies and the message the New York's Mayors race will send to the rest of the country.

Feministing, Editor, Chloe Anhyal: explained the problems women face in Australian politics, why Australia elected a new right wing Prime Minister and why  he is so bad he would make a great Republican.

On The Better Half: Russia backs a new proposal for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons, Assad makes his case to Charlie Rose, Anarchists fighting in the Syrian opposition, new NSA revelations, Mike Bloomberg's crazy new interview and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter discussed: the Iranian president's wishing of Jews a happy new year, pondered the chances of the Syria war resolution passing congress, why the Republican leadership holds no sway in the House, how losing the Syria vote would effect Obama's poll numbers, why we never learn the lessons of blowback, America's and its allies use of chemical weapons and the many nightmare scenarios for Syria and America.

Director David Wain: explained how Sam inspired Wet Hot American summer, why David Wain wants to live close to his children, he and Sam discussed "the Gawker" how much David likes Who's the Caboose, he and Sam debated House of Cards and recommended the The China Syndrome. 

The Obama Administration will let states move ahead with Marijuana decriminalization, the role of the climate crises in Syria and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Journalist Ali Gharib: explained why the Obama Administration is panicking in making its case for war, how Congressional oversight has already slowed down the move towards intervention, why hawks don't want to discuss Iraq or Afghanistan and what we can do to help the Syrian people.

On The Better Half: Anthony Weiner yells at a voter and he is right, Australia's Prime Minister's amazing statement in favor of marriage equality, Joe Wilson asks John Kerry an insane question and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread 

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Matt Duss of the Center For American Progress: explained how Syria's uprising turned into civil war, the refugee crises outside of Syria's borders, the role of climate change and economic stagnation in the Arab uprisings, Syria's strategic importance to Iran, Russia and America, what can airstrikes achieve, why the US has little grounding international law for moving alone against Syria, could the parties return to negotiations and will congress give President Obama authority to attack Syria?

On The Better Half: Fukushima still leaking radiation, chief Kessler's most amazing video yet? Pat Robertson says Gay people give aids through "secret rings" Random Rush, why nuclear power companies are not to be trusted, John McCain plays poker on his iPhone during the Syria war hearings and your IMs.

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Rolling Stone's, Matt Taibbi: explained the problem with the new student loan bill in Congress, why student loans lead to indentured servitude, how we could make college more affordable, why the student loan crises is like the housing crises and how student loans are crushing young people and the middle class.

On The Better Half: the Libertarian learning annex returns, why action in Syria needs international sanction, why markets and society are different and your calls and IMs.

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