The Majority Report with Sam Seder

8/24/15

Padraig O'Malley the author of  The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives will explains why the conflicting narratives of Israelis and Palestinians undermines political solutions. How fear and humiliation define the conflict. Why the Two States solution is almost impossible and why the Occupation needs to end now.

On The Fun Half: Harry Reid backs the Iran deal, why Donald Trump's far right populism is getting scary and your calls and IMs.

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8/21/15

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why he is out protesting the Koch Brothers who are visiting his home state of Ohio. The Koch Challenge and why the Kochs are destroying our drinking water. Jeb Bush falters. John Kasich is far right on guns, unions, reproductive rights and education. Why Kasich is becoming the establishment favorite. What can sink Kasich? And Martin O'Malley backs expanding Social Security.

Andy Kindler talks about his latest comedy victory at the Just For Laughs festival and his attacks on Louie CK. How Jerry Seinfeld found out Andy was dissing him. Debating Sam Harris followers on Twitter. The problems with New Atheism. If Hitler did the college comedy circuit. And Andy's critique of Jon Stewart.

The real problem with Sam Harris debate. Sam Harris responds to Sam and your calls and IMs.

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8/20/15

Comedian the co-host of Part of the Problem explains how he considers him a libertarian and why he is a morally opposed to taxes. Should we cut the entire military? Resisting taxes and slavery. What would a ideal libertarian transition look like? Debunking the unfounded liability myth in social programs. What type of system produces the best healthcare. What spurred economic growth in the 1950s and 1960s. How do economies and regulations evolve. Is private property protected by force? And the fiat currency controversy.

On The Fun Half: More fallout from the great Libertarian debate. Donald Trump tears about Jeb Bush. Michael Steele admits Sam seder was right. Cornel West backs Bernie Sanders. John Kasich pushes far right education policies in Ohio and would love to abolish teachers lounges. Also your calls and IMs.

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8/19/15

How stock options helped create create obscene levels of CEO pay and why incentives in modern Capitalism are all about short term gain. The problem with Stock buybacks and why the SEC is asleep at the helm. Governor Sam Brownback continues his Right Wing destruction agenda for the state of Kansas. The attack on public education leads to a "shocking" shortage of teachers. States roll back teaching requirements and the neoliberal push for private education.

On The Fun Half: A medical device worker explains more ways that the FDA saves lives. Is Sam Harris like Joe Lieberman? Why its even worse when Democrats support neoliberal education policies. Could the left have done more to hurt Andrew Cuomo in New York? Mike Huckabee says Martin Luther King Jr. would be appalled by Black Lives Matter. Chelsea Manning gets in trouble for unapproved reading material. Is Dick Cheney smart? What Donald Trump tells us about how wrong the mainstream media is.  Also your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

8/18/15

Ann Lee a Professor of economics at New York University explains why the fundamentals of China's economy are strong and why the worry about a imminent economic collapse in China are unfounded. How China is portrayed in the Presidential election. A defense of China's currency policy. Whats motivating Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti corruption drive?

Donald Trump destroys Frank Luntz after he destroys Fox News.

On The Fun Half: Hillary Clinton talks with Black Lives Matter activists and debates changing hearts and changing laws. Honoring the incredible legacy of Julian Bond. Has Donald Trump exposed and eclipsed the Tea Party? Mike Huckabee supports forcing the ten year old victim of rape being forced to have her stepfathers baby.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

8/17/15

Susan Dwayer a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland explains the importance of bioethics. Her critique of Steve Pinker's attack on the field of bioethics, Consider race, class and gender in medical research. And why we need to consider the big picture in medicine.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson calls Barack a anti semite. Bobby Jindal now imagining laws that don't exist and the Governor of Maryland said what? Also your calls and IMs.

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8/14/15 

Cliff Schecter and Sam recap the fallout from the first GOP debate. Who is gonna win the New Hampshire Republican Primary? Is Donald Trump the future kingmaker of the Republican Party. Is Ted Cruz now a real contender for the Republican nomination? Chuck Schumer's absurd opposition to the Iran deal and why he should not lead the Democrats in the Senate. The transformation of media and why Chuck Schumer can't get away with his war mongering. The president of United Against  Nuclear Iran resigns because he backs the Iran nuclear agreement. But, UANI now has Joe Lieberman supporting the deal. Why the prospects for the Iran deal look good in Congress and is Chuck Schumer out as the next Democratic leader? And Jeb Bush says taking out Saddam Hussain was "a good deal".

Film Guy Matthew and his reading and gambling habits. Sam's appearance on Marc Maron's Sitcom. Why Sam does not like how Maron talks about politics. Matthew talks about documentary film making and suggests the early 1960s documentary called Portrait of Jason.

We talk with a caller who works in the food business and who loves FDA  regulation. Debating Bernie Sanders and how to run a grassroots campaign. How did Sam get into the film industry. Clean Coal is a lie. Can you compare the EPA to BP?

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8/13/15

Journalist Sharon Lerner joins Sam to discuss the terrifying human costs of DuPont's "chemistry of deception". The dangerous chemical that almost all Americans are exposed to. The danger of teflon. Internal documents and the history of DuPont's deception. The products that since the 1950s have been a danger to public health that DuPont continued to sell to the public and expose its workers to. How the EPA finally finally DuPont and what comes next in the investigation of DuPont. And what comes next for DuPont.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson worked with tissues from aborted fetuses for his medical research in 1992, how will the crazies reacted. Can technology save democracy? Do progressives trust government to much? Transparency coming in teacher evaluations? Why is Lawrence Lessig running for President. And your calls and IMs.

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8/12/15

Sam Explains the details of Hillary Clinton's debt free college plan. Why Lawrence Lessig's possible presidential run is the real threat to Bernie Sanders. Heroic FDA regulator Frances Oldham Kelsey passes away and Sam honors her legacy with a epic Libertarian takedown.

On The Fun Half: More debating Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders promises to tackle "institutional racism". Are Black Lives Matters protesters successful. Donald Trump gets shrewd on Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump gives another amazing speech. Also your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

8/11/15

Adam Green the co-founder of the Progressive Campaign Change Committee explains how the idea of debt free college developed. Hillary Clinton's push for debt free college. How progressives are winning the policy debate. Why progressives win when real issues are in play. Where all of the Democratic candidates stand on debt free college. Proving once again that activism matters and government can help peoples lives. What you can do locally to push for debt free college and what you can do if you work in national Democratic politics to help push progressive unity and change.

On The Fun Half: RedState's Erick Erickson called out for all of his sexist comments after he bans Donald Trump from his RedState event. Is Donald Trump paying Breitbart for good coverage? Debating Black Lives Matter and the Bernie Sanders campaign. Also your calls and IMs.

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