The Majority Report with Sam Seder

9/7/15

Happy Labor Day! Today on the program we bring you a collection of great speeches that celebrate labor and people power from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more!

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9/4/15

Sam welcomes Cliff Schecter to breakdown the weeks news.

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Harold A. Pollack a Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago explains how to save the disability insurance program and journalist David Dayen tells us why the FED is on the verge of a big mistake.

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9/2/15

University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J Kaye author of  Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, explains how FDR's Four Freedoms speech came about and how he connected the advances of the New Deal with America's intervention in World War II. What are the Four Freedoms. Was the New Deal inclusive? How the New Deal frightened southern Democrats. Freedom from Want and Freedom of Opportunity. The artistic rendering of the Four Freedoms. The Civil Rights movement and the campaign for the Double V. The progressive energy of the 1930s. And Ronald Reagan and the great pushback against a progressive America.

On The Fun Half: The Iran deal is going to happen and Lindsey Graham freaks out on Twitter. Republican Congressman terrifies school children by talking about Iranian children being trained to be suicide bombers. We have a GamerGate throw back phone call. Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue marriage licenses to Gay couples, keeps getting divorces and having affairs. Donald Trump has found something in the Iran Deal that no one else has. Carly Fiorina makes into the CNN Republican debate. Ben Carson says we might have a "war on whats inside women". President Obama's new secret black nationalist plot and your calls and IMs.

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9/1/15 

University of North Florida Professor and author of Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction explains the importance of Christian thinker Rousas Rushdoony and the drive for Christian run nation and administrated country. The relationship between the Christian Right and The reconstruction movement. How the reconstruction agenda is helping shape education and prison policy. And what the next wave of the Christian agenda is gonna be.

On The Fun Half: Rick Perry loses his mind at a Christian rally. Scott Walker is a dummy and wants to build a wall on the Canadian border? A caller tells us about growing up Christian. What is Israel's plan for Palestine and more abuses of the Occupation. How weird the Sarah Palin Donald Trump interview was. Is the Democratic Debate schedule rigged? Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis defies the Supreme Court and refuses to grant a marriage licences to Gay couples and is confronted. Also your calls and IMs.

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Columnist Malcolm Harris explains why college humor is limited by money not political correctness and he and Michael debate the role of political correctness in comedy and the changing nature of humor and taste.

Connecticut State Representative Matthew Lesser explains how he has taken on a leading role in the fight for student debt relief and how state politics can shape in national progressive agenda.

On The Fun Half: debating Chris Rock, Nas and comedy and your calls and IMs.

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8/28/15

Cliff Schecter explains the importance of Senator Tom Carper coming out for the Iran Deal. What Chuck Schumer should be worried about. Why Chuck Schumer should not lead the Democrats in the Senate. Why The Iran Deal is gonna happen. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz unite to destroy the world (or just kill the Iran deal). The Trump and Cruz love affair. SE Cupp blames liberals for Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders continues to rise and is Joe Biden going to jump into the Democratic Primary.

Isabel Gillies and Sam talk about Middle School memories. How the Isabel Gillies creative process works. The competition to get into good New York City high schools. How to tell if a parent has written a kids essay. Isabel's thoughts on Donald Trump. Why Trump resonates. Also Isabel suggests we all watch Stories Te Tell.

On The Fun Half: Why are Log Cabin Republicans backing John Kasich? No Donald Trump will not tell you what his favorite Bible verse is. And your calls and IMs.

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Author Colin Woodward, of  American Nations: A History of the Eleven, explains the 11 America's and how the different groups that founded America still shape our politics and culture today. Understanding our divisions in the American story. Have the fault lines in regional culture grown in recent history? Is mobility increasing our division. How do you balance individual freedom and group freedom. Who are the America's Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are talking to. And why Trump is hurting the Republican Party well into the future.

On The Fun Half: The practical realities of Islamophobia. Terrorist plots against American Muslims. More problems with Sam Harris. Fox' Five explain how hard it is to be white. A Trump supporter tells Jorge Ramos to get out of his country. Insane conspiracy theories about the Virginia shootings. Sam Harris thinks that European fascists get Islam? Also your calls and IMs.

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8/26/15

Gary Rivlin the author of Katrina After the Flood explains how the white elite of New Orleans used Katrina to take power back in the city. Why New Orleans has no public hospital after Katrina. "ethnic cleansing through neglect" and the plan to force black people out. The made up fear stories that helped drive the Katrina crisis. "Disaster Capitalism" and why the Bush Administration and the New Orleans Democratic leadership let New Orleans down and the policies that only benefited the white community of New Orleans rebuild.

On The Fun Half: Lindsey Graham says he would beat Donald Trump's brains out. Random Rush. Jeb Bush flounders on and warns against "evil doers". What really happened during Katrina. Why the media keeps brining up Elizabeth Warren.

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New Republic Senior Editor Jeet Heer explains why Donald Trump is not a real populist. Why America has distorted the meaning of populism. Richard Hofstadter's "status anxiety" and the raw reality of power politics. Trump's economic positions and why his base does not care. Why Trump is the Republican ideal going back to the Reagan era. Is Trump making overt racism normal again. What does Trump really want? Also getting real about what populism is.

On The Fun Half: Jeb Bush sticks to his guns on saying "anchor babies" but blames it on Asians! China and birth tourism. A atheist fan calls in to debate Sam. How dangerous is Donald Trump? And your calls and IMs.

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