The Majority Report with Sam Seder

1/17/14

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the nature of President Obama's proposed NSA reforms, what Obama didn't say in his NSA address, why Obama always trusts the establishment, will Congress will restore the Voting Rights Act? The Chris Christie scandal keeps growing, all the agencies investigating the Christie Administration and why its hilarious that Bruce Springsteen will never like Chris Christie.

Comedian Judy Cole explains why she hates Chris Christie, why she knows exactly what Chris Christie and his cronies are like, Christie's homophobia and bullying politics, why Duck Dynasty's ratings are going down, Jon Hamm is a Sam Seder fan and Judy suggested the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

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Tanner Colby author of the new book Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America explains the history of race on Saturday Night Live, how segregated social relationships hurt African American opportunity in media, the white gatekeepers in entertainment, how entertainment needs to change, how the TV landscape as a result of changes in advertising and why we need to fight discrimination in housing policy.

On The Fun Half: David Vitter proposes disgusting anti Food Stamp bill, demented Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte promotes anti choice bill in order to “create jobs”, the GMO debate continues and your calls and IMs.

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Mother Jones contributing writer Tom Philpott explains what GMOs actually are, what are industry claims about GMOs, why measuring the health effects of GMO foods is difficult, dangerous implications of GMO on the very idea of food, the danger of food patent rights, how the agriculture companies failed to deliver innovation through GMO innovations, why GMOs lead to more intensive industrial agriculture and the real way to cut the use of chemicals in farming.

On The Fun Half: Senate Republicans screw the long term unemployed, Stuart Varney again shows he is a sociopath, Republicans refuse to accept evolution, ethically challenged Republican strategist Frank Luntz is depressed, Republican Senate candidate complains there are enough Muslim villains in movies and your calls and IMs.

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Professor David J. Blacker of the University of Delaware author of the new book The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame explains the roots of modern primary education in the United States, why changes in capitalist production drive education policy, what is the falling rate of profit? Why being exploited under capitalism is better than being disposed of, what neo-liberalism is a symptom of, why universal education is longer needed for modern capitalism and why we are moving towards an economy of eliminationism.

On The Fun Half: local Republican Party celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with a raffle for an assault rifle, why the corporations that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's water need to go to jail, Rush says women have more control over their bodies than men and your calls and IMs.

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Daniel Levy of Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations explains Ariel Sharon's political legacy, his ultra nationalist vision for Israel, can Israel move to the democratic left, Sharon's human rights record and what really drives Israel's Gaza policy.

On The Fun Half: Roger Ailes just as crazy as Glenn Beck, Fox thinks Chris Christie is in trouble because he is a man, new documents in the Chris Christie bridge scandal, Feds want to know if Christie misused Sandy funds and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains why the TPP trade deal is getting resurrected by the Obama Administration and Congress, why trade deals are a fraud, why they are all about corporate deregulation and how House Democrats fight back against Fast Track trade authority . Also Rachel Maddow proposes a brilliant new theory of who the Christie Administration was punishing with the Fort Lee traffic jams, who is the redacted name in the Christie emails? And why Christie might get indicted.

Actor Richard Kind joined the program from Bed Bath and Beyond, what is on Richard's shopping list, what awards Richard has won, why Richard does not want actors leading the actors union and why he loved The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Chris Christie fires staff and denies all knowledge of what his political staff was doing with the traffic jams, why Christie thinks he could still run for President and why his press conference raises far more questions.

Freelance writer Amanda Hess explains the violent threats she receives online, why women are targeted online, why excuses for abuse of women online reflects excuses across all areas of abuse, the legal implications of threats online and how to address this crisis legally and technology.

On The Fun Half: The Senate moves on Fast Track, Satanists propose religious statue for the Oklahoma state capital, more on the Christie Press Conference and your calls and IMs.

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New bombshell emails show Chris Christie did order traffic jams to punish his political enemies in New Jersey, how Chris Christie played politics with Sandy aid, the rights war against the poor and what the War on Poverty has accomplished.

On The Fun Half: the Sam Seder Libertarian learning annex opens, how much will Christie be hurt by the traffic scandals? Pat Robertson says its getting warmer in Jupiter without SUVs and your calls and IMs.

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Jesse A. Myerson a co-host of the radical economics podcast Disorderly Conduct explains the political agenda Millennials should be fighting for in the long term, the "Drake Principle" of full employment, why we need Social Security for all, why we need a natural resources tax, how Alaska and North Dakota successfully practices socialism and the importance of making banking vanilla again.

On The Better Half: the state of Texas will not take a brain dead woman of life support because she is pregnant, medical spending rates slow, Random Rush, the Marijuana debate continues and your calls and IMs.

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Mark Kleiman, a public policy professor at UCLA explains how Colorado has passed some of the most far reaching Marijuana legalization in the world, the benefits of legalizing Marijuana, what legalizing Marijuana won't do, what types of policies you would need to pursue in order to end the drug war, the downsides of a legal Cannabis industry and the danger of Big Weed.

On The Fun Half: Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race, the rich threaten the Pope and your calls and IMs.

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