The Majority Report with Sam Seder

From the deep archives of the Air America days an interview with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman on her book The Exception to the Rulersher thoughts on the Bush era and the role of a truly non-corporate media. Also for Members only! an interview with independent filmmaker John Sayles.

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Michael and Matt breakdown the problems in Hillary Clinton's foreign policy vision, why Democrats are still stuck in dead ideas, how anti immigration hysteria is fueling the growth of the Klu Klux Klan, debunking Ukraine conspiracy theories and remembering Robin Williams.

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Professor Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)explains the politics behind the food we eat, how we can make better choices and the future of food policy in America.

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Middle East analyst and commentator Holly Dagres explains why US airstrikes against ISIS are needed, the unique threat that ISIS poses to Iraq, the failures of Nouri al Maliki's leadership, sectarian violence and Iraq's future and what are the best policy options moving forward.

Freelance journalist Dion Beary explains why race is a problem in professional wrestling, why there has never been an African-American WWE World champion, how black professional wrestlers are often portrayed as characters based simply on their blackness and and why the sport fired one its most important stars for confronting racism inside the WWE.

On The Fun Half: Sarah Palin releases her most incoherent video yet, income inequality might be even worse than thought because of tax evasion, police kill two more unarmed black teenagers, James O'keefe crosses the US Mexico border in an Osama Ben Ladan mask and your IMs.

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Political strategist and weekly guest Cliff Schecter explains why President Obama is the fourth President in a row to bomb Iraq, the human rights crisis in Iraq, the potential goals of military strikes in Iraq, why humanitarian intervention might be justified to save the Yazdi community, the austerity crisis in Cincinnati and Detroit, the Tea Party virus and local politics, defending Cincinnati's history from the Tea Party and creditors, why the right and corporations benefit from polarization and the Republican impeachment of Bill Clinton.

Marc Maron explains the difference between Sam's radio voice and his normal voice, the best ways to deal with anxiety, what's bothering Marc, why Maron does not listen to the Majority Report, Sam's latest mishap in terrestrial radio, the latest on the podcast troll lawsuit, Adam Carolla fights the good fight on podcast trolls, what Marc is gonna do in Tampa and will Sam ever be on Marc's podcast or TV show?

Victoria Jackson loses her bid for a County Commissioner in Tennessee, the distinction between military action in Iraq and Syria and your IMs.

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Historian Rick Perlstein author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reaganexplains "wacky packages" and the cultural politics of the 1970s, the rights absurd plagiarism charges, the role of terrorism in left politics in the 1970s, Nixon and the beginning of elite impunity, what was good about the 1970s, the 1970s and questioning institutions, right wing politics and the division backlash, Goldberg, Nixon and Reagan and the tree phases of conservative backlash, the Exorcist and Reaganism, the complex political legacy of Jimmy Carter and and what really drives the conservative movement.

On The Fun Half: Matt's apology, ISIS in Iraq possibly on the verge of mass ethnic cleansing, supporting the Kurds against ISIS, conversations between Palestinians and Jewish teenagers, the debate within the Jewish community, Peter Beinart shames the odious Ben Shapiro and your calls and IMs.

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Greg Mitchell author of Atomic Cover-up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki explains why the history of the United States dropping nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki matters, the stunning civilian death toll from Hiroshima, the examples we are still living from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, why dropping a nuclear weapon had no strategic justification, why Hiroshima was picked as a target, the cover up of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan's current nuclear policy and its history, how we are still distorting the history of Hiroshima, President Obama's shift in policy toward Hiroshima and the dangerous legacies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

On The Fun Half: Right Wing Mandela swings by, Random Rush, why voter fraud should be treated like climate denial, the CIA redacts a Senate report on its torture practices, Rand Paul's lame excuse for fleeing from a dreamer, Israeli memories, President Obama is not exceeding his authority on immigration and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Rafia Zakaria explains the brutal track record of the Taliban and ISIS in attacking women, the all female ISIS brigade that monitors women, medieval imagery, Islamic insurgencies, the Orientalist imagination and how to address global human rights systemically.

Congressman Mo Brooks says there is a "war on white people"

On The Fun Half: Congressman Steven King confronted by two Dream Act young adults, a former Israeli General says there are no civilians in Gaza, Stephen Colbert owns anti public education spokesperson, a children's Open Carry book, the myth of the "fake" geek girl, Fox ignores the Benghazi report and your IMs.

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Daniel Levy the Director of the Middle East Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations explains the strategy behind Israel's attack on Gaza,why Benjamin Netanyahu is a both a risk averse and ultra right wing Prime Minister, Netanyahu's Greater Israel strategy, how Palestinians could practice more effective politics, grassroots organizing and Israel/Palestine and why the Palestinian movement must fight anti semitism.

Breaking down the Benghazi commission report.

On The Fun Half: President Obama acknowledges we tortured people, but still no accountability for the CIA, Rula Jebreal calls out Fox for having o Arab news anchors, Eric Garner's death ruled a homicide and Jon Voight's crazy Israel column and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains the outbreak of Ebola, the policy failures of the United States in public health and infrastructure, why neo-liberalism is endangering our public health, Congress fails to act on the humanitarian crisis at the border, the Republicans attack on child refugees, why Republicans are pushing impeachment and Democrats can take advantage of them on it, the CIA spies on the Senate, will the Intelligence services ever be held accountable? And calling out deregulation.

Isabel Gillies explains her love of her Majority Report theme song, Isabel's upcoming book, Isabel's son likes his Mom's theme song, Sam does a Hugo from Bob's Burgers for Isabel's son , Isabel suggests the movie Chef , playing in theaters and Sam and Isabel's movie memories.

On The Fun Half: debunking Gaza myths, Cory Booker the new Evan Bayh?And your calls and IMs.

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