The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Listen along with Sam, Michael and new Matt to full coverage of the Republican Primary debate on November 10th.

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11/12/15

MSNBC reporter and co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains where the Notorious RBG meme came from. Why Justice Ginsburg has always been a trailblazer. Overcoming sexism and anti-semitism in the law. How Justice Ginsburg's progressive politics were developed in Sweden in the 1960s. The law and redefining gender norms. Justice Ginsburg's low key approach and hidden radicalism. Where does Justice Ginsburg stand on economic issues. The reasoning behind Roe v. Wade and Ginsburg's future role on the Court.

On the Fun Half: Bill O'Reilly says fascism is creeping across college campuses because of anti racism activism. Bush senior attacks Dick Cheney. Why Republicans want lower wages. Sam's complete guide to superdelegates and your calls and IMs.

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11/11/15

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi explained why Carly Fiorina got him drunk at his Republican drinking game. How long can Ben Carson go along with saying nothing. Why the Fox News Business debate was a giant nothing burger. Why John Kasich is so depressed. How Jeb Bush is preparing to drop out. Carly Fiorina keeps lying. How far will Donald Trump go and why the press cannot accept how crazy the Republican Party is.

On The Fun Half: Why Hillary Clinton is wrong on raising the minimum wage. Ben Carson talks gibberish on the financial system and your calls and IMs.

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11/10/15

Research analyst and journalist Mike LaSusa explains Rudy Giuliani’s history of using “Broken Windows” and “Zero Tolerance” policies in New York City. The stunning level of brutality the NYPD used in enforcing these policies. Rudy Guiliani's consulting work in Mexico, Brazil and Trindad and Tobago. Class, race and violence in Latin America, what actually reduces crime and "Zero Tolerance" and gentrification.

On The Fun Half: The strike for a living wage, debating Israel and Palestine, Ben Carson blames drug addiction on political correctness and your calls and IMs.

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Blogger Digby explains the insanity of the modern Republican Party. Why Ben Carson and Donald Trump are the perfect examples of today's Republicanism. Ben Carson willing victim of a practical joke? The mega delusions of Ben Carson. The Donald Trump drop out theory. How the three Democratic Candidates faired in the MSNBC Democratic forum. Why the Democratic Primary is a good thing for the Party and progressives. Corporate Democrats panic. Why Bernie Sanders needs to push further left in order to deepen his challenge to Hillary Clinton and why Bernie needs to get more clear about what his political "revolution" means.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson freaks out at a press conference. Bill O'Reilly battles George Will. Michele Bachmann is pretty convinced the world is coming to an end. Also your calls and IMs.

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11/6/15

Cliff Schecter explains the victory of Matt Bevin in the Kentucky Governors race. Why Democrats are still failing to explain Obamacare. Why Third Way Democrats keep failing. Why Democrats need to run as populists. Why legalizing Marijuana failed in Ohio. Is it over for Ben Carson? The Ben Carson con artist campaign. Jeb Bush continues to sink and Chris Christie sinks to the little kids debate.

Brian Reich the host Sportocracy talks about talking with his kids about sports and injuries. The horror of sports injuries, would Brian let his kids play Football? The ethics of watching sports? What happened to Grantland? Bill Simmons and the real "Gamergate". And Brian tells us to watch The Two Escobars.

On The Fun Half: Fox & Friends struggle with reporting good jobs numbers and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

11/5/15

Joy-Ann Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC and the author of the new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide explains the uneasy history between African Americans and the Democratic Party. Jesse Jackson's relationship with the Democratic Party and the changing demographics of American politics. Reaching out to Black voters and alienating white voters. Why President Obama is hesitant to speak directly to African American issues. The differences between the Clintons and Obama when speaking on race. The split between African Americans and the left over Obama. President Obama civil rights leadership and Wall Street.

On The Fun Half: The why of progressive taxation, Ben Carson's campaign releases a rap song, Harry Reid rips Morning Joe for its softball Koch Brother interview and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

11/4/15

A shock win for a far right extremist in the Kentucky gubernatorial race. The threat to healthcare in Kentucky. Ohio voters reject a controversial Marijuana legalization proposal. Why Marijuana prohibition destroys lives. A user of Medical Marijuana has the state of Ohio take their newborn baby away from them. Houston rejects equal rights. Charter School in Brooklyn has "got to go" list of kids who administrators wanted forced out of the school and the danger of Charter Schools.

On The Fun Half: Caller Greg wants Jordan to absorb all of Palestine. Rafeal Cruz says the country will be destroyed if Hillary Clinton wins,  Jeb Bush says sorry to the French and Donald Trump rips Marco Rubio. Also your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

11/3/15

Edward Miller an an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs at Northeastern University and author of Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy, explains the surprising history of the modern southern strategy. Why JFK coined the term "nut country".  Race, class and conservative politics. Texas politics, segregation and racially driven politics. The Howard Hunt media empire, the first Alex Jones and the Republican devolution on Civil Rights.

On The Fun Half: James O'Keefe's sad new pathetic fail. Megyn Kelly mocks the Republican candidate debate demands. Republican debate demands. Donald Trump is amused by the "low energy" Jeb Bush. Lawrence Lessig drops out of the Democratic Primary and your calls and IMs.

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Juan Cole of Informed Comment Blog and author of The New Arabs, explains why Turkey's Justice Development Party won big in yesterdays elections. Why President Erdogan is getting more authoritarian and rigid. Why Erdogan is campaigning against the Kurds and the why of Turkey's interventions in Syria.

Comedian Christopher Hamilton says political correctness is hurting comedy.

On The Fun Half: Sam breaks in to debate PC and comedy. Paul Ryan wants Family Leave for him and no one else, terrorists murder a secular publisher in Bangladesh and Bernie Sanders is not sexist. Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 11-02-15-Juan_Cole-PUB.mp3
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