The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Nation's Michelle Goldberg explains the Republican elites new attack on the working poor, how the GOP's contempt for the working class is becoming more open, the myths Republicans need to tell themselves about the economy to sustain their ideology, will the public become more supportive of the poor and can Democrats embrace a progressive economic agenda.

On The Fun Half: The 60 Minutes NSA puff piece, the Pope is not offended by being called a Marxist, Chris Christie pulls out of a Global Warming pact, Megyn Kelly plays the victim on her white Santa comments and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-16-2013-Michelle_Goldberg-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

Weekly guest and political maestro Cliff Schecter explains the importance of the Newton shooting anniversary, how local groups are still working for gun control, how Congress has failed to act to protect the country from guns, why Starbucks no longer allows guns inside its stores, how the new budget deal inflicts further pain on the unemployed, why employment is the real crisis, how President Obama failed by giving in on austerity, Michigan's new assault on women's health and reproductive services, why right wing policies increase abortions and Cliff's trip to the Creation Museum.

On The Better Half: Pat Robertson says letting your kids hanging around Lesbians can make you Gay, how to debate libertarians, the tyranny of student loans, the bizarre story of the interpreter at the Mandela funeral and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: _12-13-13-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Journalist David Dayen, explains how Illinois and other states are breaking contracts with workers and slashing pensions, why workers won't be protected by Social Security, how large are the cuts workers are facing, why public sector workers are demonized, why public pensions funds are financially safer and more politically active, how the Murray Ryan budget deal slashes federal workers pensions, why federal workers are paying the price for small reversals in sequestration and why we are almost at the Ryan far right budget.

On The Better Half: Teen kills four people and gets away with it because he is rich, Megyn Kelly freaks out "Jesus and Santa are white!" and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-12-13-David_Dayen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

The Roosevelt Institute's Mike Konczal explains why the new Volcker Rule regulations are good, the three reasons the left does not have its own Tea Party, what is the Tea Party? How the Tea Party succeeds across the board at pushing policy to the right, how the Tea Party has pushed state politics to the far right, can the left rebuild itself? The importance of holding the corporate funded Third Way group accountable and what's good about the new Volcker Rule regulations.

On The Better Half: how to deal with crazy conservative social policies, the future of progressive politics in America and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-11-13-Mike_Konczal-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

The Guardian's Ed Pilkington explains ALEC's role in helping corporations dominate the local policy process, how ALEC was able to operate outside of public scrutiny for so long, the document leaks that are exposing ALEC's far right agenda, ALEC's connection with the Trayvon Martin killing, how exposure is scaring away ALEC corporate sponsors, why ALEC claims they don't lobby, how the State Policy Network fits into the right wing state policy agenda and how corporate lobbyists are designing one size fits all bills for state governments across the country.

On The Better Half: The Daily Caller's Patrick Howley explains his theory that liberal will eliminate men being able to look at women and Sam has a epic debate with him and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-10-13-Ed_Pilkington-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Huffington Post economics reporter Zach Carter, explains what the Trans Pacific Partnership is, how leaked documents show that the Obama Administration is pushing for a stun growth of Corporate power in the TPP trade deal, how the TPP could undermine financial regulation and make medications more expansive, how TPP undermines democratic institutions and will Congress pass "Fast Track" trade authority.

On The Better Half: Rand Paul on unemployment insurance: heartless or stupid? Scott Brown might run for Senate in New Hampshire, CNN reporter asks what maybe the most dumb question asked at a White House briefing and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-9-13-Zach_Carter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Cliff Schecter explains Nelson Mandela's legacy, what Mandela meant on college and high school campuses in the 1980s, why the rights leading lights backed Apartheid South Africa, William F Buckley's disgusting writing on Nelson Mandela, Mandela's incredible capacity for forgiveness, the importance of sanctions and boycotts in ending Apartheid, President Obama speaks out on inequality, is it to little to late? Is Congress about to pass Fast Track trade authority and the endless failures of Neo-Liberal policy.

Tom Scharpling the host of the Best Show Ever, explains how he helped create the Majority Report, why before the invasion of Iraq there no real voices of dissent in mainstream, Sam's experience making A Bad Situationistwhy Tom is ending his show and Tom suggested the "boring" documentary Salinger.  

Bill O'Reilly calls Nelson Mandela a communist and Rick Santorum compares healthcare reform to Apartheid, a Random Rush and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-6-13-Cliff_Schecter-Tom_Scharpling-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Josh Orton Political and communications Director for Progressives United explain what the corporate backed front group Third Way that has been attack Senator Warren, how Senator Warren responded to Third Way's attacks, the importance of holding Third Way and Democrats who support it accountable and why "New" Democrats are a relic of another era.

On The Better: why Martin Bashir was fired from MSNBC, how progressives are getting more aggressive, Random Rush,  and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Direct download: 12-5-13-Josh_Orton-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Chris Savage the  Editor of Eclecta Blog explains the new federal ruling that could slash Detroit's public pensions, Governor Rick Snyder's radical austerity policies, who is Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevin Orr? how the labor unions are working to protect pensions, how the big banks are brutally exploiting Detroit, selling off Detroit's public assets, what caused Detroit's financial collapse, why the neo-liberal attack on Detroit poses a danger for the rest of the country and the greater project privatization.

On The Better Half: Corporate shill "centrist" Democrats attack Senator Warren and take shadowy corporate money, a Tea Party writer says the Pope is making Jesus cry while other right-wingers think the Pope was flipped by the KGB, Scott Walker says to make a Holiday gift to his campaign and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!


Direct download: 12-4-13-Chris_Savage-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Economist and co-author author of the new book The Benefits of Full Employment: When Markets Work for PeopleDean Baker explains what full employment means, why demand problems drive the modern economic crisis, economic myths feeding unemployment, all the many benefits of full employment, why government is pursuing anti employment policies, generational debt myths, what needs to be done to boost the economy now and why we need a weaker Dollar.

On The Better Half: Bill O'Reilly says the "War on Christmas is upon us again", Fox contributor says Obama wants young people dependent on their parents and government, and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!


Direct download: 12-3-13-Dean_Baker-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST