The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Russia signs a ceasefire with Ukraine. Should Sam takes over for Jon Stewart? Fox's Outnumbered freaks out over President Obama and Josh Earnest acknowledging that more people are affected by Climate Change than terrorism. The right celebrates the murder of Kayla Mueller by ISIS. Fox's incredible lies on Obama and climate change. Why Sam talks to crazy Libertarians.

On The Fun Half: more Libertarian debunking. Was Jon Stewart good for the Liberal cause? The problems with Jon Stewart's Crossfire moment. What's hard about political comedy. Bill Maher and political comedy. President Obama's new AUMF. Who will take over for Jon Stewart? Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 02-12-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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Professor Walter Block explains the four types of Libertarians and why he is a Anarcho/Libertarian. Non-aggression and property rights. The confusing world of Libertarian Courts. Feudalism or Hobbesianism? How were property rights established? Retributions and Libertarians. Natives Americans, homesteading and property in America. Also Walter Block's relationship to Rand Paul and the vaccine debate.

On The Fun Half: Northern Europeans and the causes of the Greek crisis. Another Libertarian debate. More Libertarian debunking. Also your calls and IMs.

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Economics editor of Channel 4 News, in the UK, Paul Mason, explains the political currents that led to the victory of Syriza in Greece. How Syriza drew center-left and center-right voters while being a party of the left. The Neo-Nazi politics of Golden Dawn and the connections between center-right parties and the Nazis. Austerity and the corruption of Greek business. Youth and the revolt against corruption and inequality and what comes next.

On The Fun Half: Eddie Murphy is doing what? How Republicans are trying to lie about caring for inequality and the real anti inequality agenda. Fox News discovers the rape crisis? A debate with a Mens Rights Activist. Utah State Rep is concerned about a new anti rape law for all of the horrible reasons you can imagine. Alex Jones goes on sexist rant in defense of Rand Paul and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Rafia Zakaria, author of the new book The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, explains the role of policing gender and sex in the creation of modern Pakistan. Women's narratives and understanding what is the Pakistani State. The complexity of Benazir Bhutto and the modern civil society movement against terrorism and government corruption in Pakistan.

On The Fun Half: HSBC launders billions for global terrorists and cartels, Syria's anarchist fighters, Eric Bolling's big time stupidity, Howie Kurtz defends Rand Paul's sexism, the state Marriage Equality in  Alabama and your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the toxic brew that created Saudi Arabia. The cynical reasons that Western powers back Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and 9/11. Were senior officials involved in 9/11 and funding Al Qaeda, Zacarias Moussaoui says so. James Baker and how elites cover for the Saudis and the global oil system. Chris Christie under criminal investigation and has been crazily corrupt for a long time. The mystery woman involved in all of Chris Christies shady dealing. President Obama's progressive push. Also the White House pushes back against Bibi Netanyahu for disrespecting and undermining President Obama and Israel is starting to throw John Boehner under the bus.

The Managing Entertainment Editor at the Huffington Post Christopher Rosen, explains what he has been up to. How being on the Majority Report helped prepare Rosen for HuffPo live. What TV shows Rosen is watching. Why Rosen didn't like American Sniper and loved Grand Budapest Hotel. The Imitation Game and historical accuracy. The importance of Selma. Whiplash and the Theory of Everything. Is it time for Sam to rethink Boyhood because Rosen loved it and they also agree on Birdman? Also Rosen makes his Oscar win predictions.

On The Fun Half: Senator Tom Cotton is crazy and stupid. Tennessee Christian activist gives insane opening prayer for the Tennessee State Senate. Also your calls and IMs.

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Timothy Karr the Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, explains the huge win for Internet users with the FCC's reclassification of Internet providers as common carriers. Michael Powell and why the common carriage classification was changed to begin with. Why the battle for Net Neutrality was all about reversing Michael Powell's mistake. President Obama's intervention that helped save Net Neutrality. The powerful grassroots politics that is essential for protecting Net Neutrality. Also what the telecom industry will do now to try to ruin the open Internet.

On The Fun Half: Steve Malzberg says he won't get his son a HPV vaccination so some "female" won't get cancer when she is in her sixties. More Milton Friedman debunking. Drones and ISIS. Fox & Friends calls out Frozen for hurting men. Brian Williams has been lying for years about being on a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.

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Mitt Romney actually basically told Obama he won because of "black people". Also Michael Bloomberg thought Barack Obama didn't like people enough. Wow.

Journalist David Dayen explains how Bernie Sanders is pushing the Senate in a progressive and substantive direction. The interesting progressives who Bernie Sanders has hired for the Senate Budget Committee. The real deficits we face including: wages and infrastructure deficits. The problems with new corporate tax amnesty proposals. The Corporate strategy for massive tax evasion. The differences between President Obama and Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer's corporate tax proposals. How the US Government pays Apple to dodge taxes. Antonio Weiss and Wall Street's payment model that seed people from finance across federal government and how the AFLCIO is trying to stop it.

On The Fun Half: Carnival Cruises uses an amazing JFK speech in a totally tacky way and the right freaks out for all the wrong reasons. Right Wing Mandela calls out Carnival Cruises.Gross, Senator Thom Tillis does not want restaurants to be forced to make their employees wash their hands. What the hell is happening in Argentina? Also your calls and IMs.

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Harvard Law School Professor,  Lani Guinier and author of the new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America explains the distinction between testing merit and democratic merit. Why standardized testing is a measure of wealth and not merit. Why testing is not a measure of talent. Class and college admissions. Also how and why we need to rethink merit.

Why Libertarians and progressives do not have the same views on decriminalizing drugs.

On The Fun Half: why there is no capitalism without regulation. How how the anti vaccine myth spread from the UK. How measles spread. Lessons from South Africa, Aids denial and vaccine denial. Rand Paul talks crazy on vaccines. Also some Random Rush. Also your IMs and calls.

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Politico Reporter and author of Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics, Ken Vogel explains the rise of the scam PAC. Shaun McCutcheon, scam PAC pioneer and the man who helped kill campaign finance controls. Why you need money to raise money in politics. Owning email lists and profiting from PACs. How Erick Erickson and Karl Rove make big money from PACs. Why there are more scam PACs on the Right. Also is there a solution to scam politics?

On The Fun Half: Scott Brown wants his Mass pension. The awesome Super Bowl game. The CDC warns of measles outbreak because of lack of vaccines. The problem with vaccine conspiracy theories. Chris Christie plays to the Vaxxer crowd. Scott Walker talks crazy and Syria. President Obama's new tax proposal. 

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Direct download: 02-02-15-Ken_Vogel-PUB.mp3
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