The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and author of Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, to discuss the makeup of America's new working class and why America has always been a working class country. The divergence between the educated and non educated population. The college graduate debt crisis. Why the working class is worse off than in the 1970s. Why we need to start talking about the working class again. The emerging movements of working class. solidarity. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the "old" and "new" working class. Representing the working class in media. The Fight For $15, the future of labor organizing and why does Microsoft care about protecting McDonald's from paying higher wages? What the New Working Class needs and what's next for the Democratic Party and will the case against Donald Trump hurt pushing the Democrats to the left?

On The Fun Half: John Kasich is so sad that he can't endorse Donald Trump. Right Wing Mandela slays John Kasich. The Koch Brothers try to sound like Bernie Sanders. Alex Jones attacks the LGBTQ community for the Orlando attack. Looking for rationality in Trump supporters. A pastor is glad that the Orlando slaughter happened. Glenn Beck goes to the next level of insane and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-16-16-Tamara_Draut-PUB.mp3
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The lack of objective in US "jihadi" terror shootings. The instrumentalism of religion by ISIS leaders, and why it's a mistake to assume they are truly pious. How Donald Trump is playing a role that helps ISIL. Why Bill O'Reilly is wrong about how defeating ISIS works and saying they're the "same thing" as the Nazis. The operational reality in how ISIS is being rolled back: nobody likes them. The backlash against fundamentalist islam, even wearing beards, in primarily Islamic countries like Egypt. The incredible social change occurring in the middle east.

On the Fun Half - Obama gives an excellent speech on terror and the right's "radical Islam" obsession, Bill O'Reilly calls for gun laws, do we believe in Satan?, and your calls and IMs!

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Matthias Matthijs, an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, explains the history of the European Union and the relationship between the UK and the EU. Why the Left in Britain skeptical of the EU historically. The common currency and getting "Britain's money back". Thatcher and the rise of Euro Skeptic politics in Britain. Why Britain's current relationship with the EU is the best of both worlds for Britain. How close was Britain to joining the Euro? What will happen to Britain if the Brexit wins. The success of Europe and how would the Brexit hurt the European project.

On The Fun Half: more Math debate. Can you really hate the sin and not the sinner? Right Wing Mandela talks math. A Infowars reporter stalks David Petraeus. Why its absurd to compare the Petraeus and Clinton.  Why its absurd to compare the Petraeus and Clinton. Rabbi Michael Lerner makes a powerful call for justice at Muhammad Ali's funeral. Fox News wants people at mass shootings to "fight back' against ISIS. Donald Trump promises far right judges. The DC Circuit upholds Net Neutrality. Deepak Chopra calls Donald Trump "retarded" and your calls and IMs.

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An anti Gay terrorist attack in Orlando. The emergency need for gun control and what we can do to to get gun safety. Can a liberal Supreme Court chip away at the Heller decision? Bizarre British pundits try to deflect from the homophobic nature of the attack and Owen Jones walks off set. Donald Trump, exploits Orlando and implies Obama is a terrorist. Alex Jones has ideas about Orlando and reforming State Democratic Party platforms.

On The Fun Half: Brexit advocate in the UK use the Orlando attacks to argue for exiting the EU. Is Bernie or Bust white privilege. "Bill Clinton" is Bernie or Bust now. Transitioning with the help of Obamacare. The plague of violence against women. Sam Seder is called a "dumb jew" by a fake "former terrorist". Chis Christie picks up McDonalds for him??!! And your calls and IMs.

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David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, joins us in studio and explains how foreclosure fraud is still a national crisis. Will Elizabeth Warren be Hillary Clinton's running mate? How Warren wields power. Why we would Hillary pick Warren? How progressives started winning the battle over Social Security. Donald Trump and how the politics of Social Security have transformed. If Trump loses will the Republican fever break? No. Do Democrats need to give up some of the center so Republicans have room to leave the extreme right? And the Democratic Platform Committee hearings and the trial of the modern Democratic Party.

Comedian Judy Gold explains why she hates Republicans and who they are hating on now. Why would anyone vote for Trump? Paul Ryan sucks. The absurdity of the Trumps. Comparing the Clintons and the Trumps. Ted Cruz is still the worst, Chris Christie crushes on Women Tennis players and David Duke thinks the Jews are trying to take Donald Trump down.

Ben Jealous explains why Bernie Sanders represents the future of America. Bernie Sanders explains why what is radical today is common sense tomorrow and your calls and IMs.

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Rebecca Gordon, author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes, explains the origins of the Nuremberg tribunals. The political and practical implications of Nuremberg. The United States and the ICC. The ICC and political stability. What are war crimes? Are American Drone strikes war crimes? The Bush Administration's use of torture in hyping intelligence for the invasion of Iraq. Does accountability mean criminal prosecution? Can peoples tribunals be effective and how we have mainstreamed torture.

On The Fun Half: The establishment and Donald Trump. A caller really does not like the Clintons. Bernie Sanders to help sure Donald Trump does not become President of the United States and to fight for DC Statehood. Ed Rendell, has an incoherent reason why Elizabeth Warren shouldn't be Vice President. President Obama endorses Hillary and your calls and IMs.

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How a Stanford swimmers rape of an unconscious woman demonstrates how rape culture works. Hillary Clinton locks up the Democratic nomination and Bernie Sanders should stay in. The historic nature of Clinton's nomination. Hillary's victory. A die-hard Bernie supporter is gonna vote for Hillary in the general and Donald Trump gets low energy.

On The Fun Half: More positive results from Bernie's run. Can Trump ever attract normal people? Jeffrey Lord is an insane and racist Trump supporter. Paul Ryan condemns Trump's racism, but of course still supports Trump. Glenn Beck making sense??!! Donald Trump gets boring. Trump still talking about owning Black people. Trump keeps imploding and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-08-16-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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Rana Foroohar the author of  Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business explains why Mitt Romney is wrong about who the real makers and takers are. The imbalance between the financial sector and "real businesses." Why finance sectors half the size of ours in the us are bad signs for economies. Inequality and the credit driven economy. Concentric circles of Wall Street's toxic influence on the entire economy. What are Share Buybacks and why they are a threat. Robert Mcnamara's influence on the balance sheet economy. The high tax myth and how to reform Capital Markets.

On The Fun Half: Ken Starr who terrorized Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky ignored a rape crisis at Baylor College when he served as President. Can business reform itself? Katrina Pierson says women Judges might be unfair to Donald Trump. Bill O'Reilly debunked by Megyn Kelly. Right Wing Mandela shares his thoughts and your call and IMs.

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Today, Michael will be talking to Publisher and Owner of The Black Star News Milton Allimadi (@Allimadi) on South Africa and turmoil in the ANC and Uganda's contested presidential elections.

Muhammed Ali's legacy beyond boxing. Malcolm X's influence on Muhammed Ali's consciousness. The upcoming elections in South Africa. The unraveling of the ANC government under Jacob Zuma. Jacob Zuma's history of misbehavior. The struggle to maintain the current coalition under political and economic tensions. The crisis in Uganda. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. American influence in Uganda since the 90s. The controversy over the Ugandan presidential elections. What can be done to get Uganda out of Museveni's control

On the fun half: More on Muhammed Ali. Are liberals purging leftists? The protests in France and the failure of centrist politics. Trump is having a tough time pivoting as the GOP promises he will. Bernie has a message for those calling on him to drop out, and your calls an IMs.

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Political strategist and MR regular explains some progressive wins in the state of Ohio. The transformed politics of Social Security. The evolution of the modern Democratic Party on Social Security. Where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are on Social Security. Social Security and the Republican con game. The Trump Paul Ryan meeting. Donald Trump starts reversing himself on his war against the Republican establishment. Is Donald Trump calculated or insane and will Bernie win California?

Comedian Dave Hill is working on speaking better by hosting his own radio show. Dave Hill's brush with fame in Japan. The time Dave Hill worked for Donald Trump. Dave Hill's relationship with Trump. Why Trump is just a performer and parenting tips for older dads and Dave's experience in performing in Prisons in New York and Mexico and check out Dave's new book, Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

On The Fun Half: Hillary Clinton smacks Donald Trump. An epic Libertarian debate and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-03-16-Cliff_Schecter-Dave_Hill-PUB.mp3
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