The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Cliff returns from vacation in Europe. His family Star Wars experience in the UK. The truck attack in Nice, France: how much of a jihadist was the attacker was? Trump's Vice Presidential marathon extravaganza, and why choosing Mike Pence may force him into some uncomfortable policy conversations on trade and social issues.

Isabel Gillies then joins us to discuss the climate of fear now, and how now compares to previous times of unrest. Hillary Clinton as misogyny magnet. Isabel's new game-changing transcendental meditation habit. Isabel recommends "The Chef's Table," on Netflix.

On the fun half - The Trump/Pence logo's not-so-subliminal sexual message. Newt Gingrich reaches a new low angling to be Trump's VP. Trump continues marginalizing Chris Christie. Glenn Beck has a gay bull on his ranch. Christian broadcaster Rick Wiles is concerned PokemonGo's cyber-demons are going to church. Why do journalists focus on national polls? Plus your calls an IMs.

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American Prospect editor-at-large and weekly columnist for the Washington Post Harold Meyerson, explains why fewer and fewer Americans consider themselves Middle Class and why they are right. Ways to measure the Middle Class. The New Deal legacy and the evolution of the Democratic Party. The 1960s and expanding and the racial politics of the Democratic Party. The decline of Unions and the rise of Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders and his message to the Democratic Party. What Hillary Clinton needs to do in order to win Rust Belt State and why the Democrats need to move to the left for the sake of the country.

On The Fun Half: Looks like Donald Trump is gonna pick Mike Pence for VP. Bill O'Reilly defends Roger Ailes and he wants the British system for lawsuits. Meghan McCain thinks Newt Gingrich would have been Donald Trump's conscience. How bad is the Republican Convention gonna be?  How bad is the Republican Convention gonna be? CNN bigot says that Black people are more likely to be criminals. Boris Johnson is the UK's next Foreign MinisterAnd your calls and IMs.

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Eddie Glaude Jr, Chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University talks about how segregation and racism still works in America. Policing and Convict Labor. What can you do to undo generations of discrimination. Reaganism and the reverse of Civil Right. Blaming black people for being murdered by Police. The exhaustion of trying to convince white people of the reality of black oppression and suffering. Policing and democracy. The Dallas Police shooting and due process. Why we need to eliminate bail. How the Democratic Party exploits its base. Why Donald Trump represents the rot at the heart of the country and the smartest way to vote in the 2016 election. The exploitation of Black and Brown voters by the Democratic Party and how to hold Hillary Clinton accountable.

Song: "Fear," by Islands.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump makes no sense. President Obama addresses Dallas. George W Bush acts strange at the Dallas Memorial. Jeb Bush lost because of the Pope? Fox News brings up "Black on Black" crime to attack President Obama. Systemic injustice and how to address crime. Glenn Beck things the end is finally happening and your calls and  IMs.

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Chilcot condemns Tony Blair and Tony Blair is still sociopath. David Cameron hums an amazing tune after he resigns as Prime Minister. What Bernie Sanders has contributed force the Democrats in a more progressive direction. Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton and praises to the Democratic Platform. Why the new Democratic Platform is better on the environment and energy. The Republicans have  Gay conversion therapy and the Porn "health crisis" in their platform. Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity theorize about Black people and the Surgeon who treated officers murdered in Dallas reflects on his experience as a Black man.

On The Fun Half: What will make Police accountable? How does revolution happen. Jeb Bush gives a pathetic interview on MSNBC. Is the term "New Atheist" worth saving. A Bernie supporter and listener to the show is running for public office. A Hannity panel on police violence goes as insane and racist as you would expect and your calls and IMs.

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We'll be talking with Ari Paul (@AriPaul) on the release of the Uk's Chilcot report on the Iraq War  Jeremy Corbyn's response to the release of the Chilcot report and how it pertains to the failed Labour coup attempt against him. The struggle to hold police accountable in the United States.

Then Jimmy Dore (@Jimmy_Dore) on police brutality and accountability. "Sorry, Not Sorry" Tony Blair. Chilcot Report reaction. Tony Blair possible sleeping with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife.

On the fun half: Baton Rouge police are flying camera drones but can be warded off with private property. Who will replace Roger Ailes at Fox News? The fixation with Hillary by vocal Bernie-or-Busters. 

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Sociologist Kathryn Edin (@KathrynEdin) joins us to talk about her book: "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

The aftermath of welfare reform, and the new kind of poverty that may have arisen as the economy has slowed since the reforms. The new class of "extreme poverty," and how it has been hidden by economic segregation. The underfunding of welfare and use of welfare funds like TANF by states for programs unrelated to alleviating poverty. The failure of the private sector to create enough jobs.

For Members: Barbara Ehrenreich joined Sam and Janeane to talk about her book "Nickel & Dimed," right-wing abortion politics, the rise of fundamentalism in America and across the world, America's lack of feedback from around the world, and the conservative elite use of social issues to drive voter turnout. (8/2/2004)

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Militarian historian Andrew Bacevich joins us to discuss his new book, "America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History." The Carter Doctrine and the US military shift to the middle-east. The shift in rationale in the war for the middle east from a war for oil to a war for American Exceptionalism. The importance of Carter's much-maligned "Malaise Speech." The Oil shocks of the late 70s. The US expectation that war can create a new political order. Post-Cold War military hubris. The American bipartisan political class view of Global Policeman. The shriveling of our notion of diplomacy.

For members: Sam and Janeane talk to former US Senator Gary Hart on how the second Bush ignored warnings about terrorism, the increasing extremism of the right, the CIA as "rogue elephant," and the old question, "what's the matter with Kansas." (8/4/2004)

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Pamela Lewis (@Tweetin_Teacher) tells us about her new book, "Teaching While Black." Pamela's experience as a teacher in New York city. Teaching as a white profession, while the majority of public school students are not white. How shared background between student and teacher makes education easier. Education bureaucracy as especially problematic for students of color and students with learning challenges. The structural esteem deficit. The failure to integrate schools and the advantage of integrated schools.

For Members: Rick Perlstein joined Sam and Janeane to talk about W Bush was rotting democracy from within and the right wing hatred of democracy. (10-18-04)

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Cliff Schecter explains the conspiracy fueled state of the Republican Party and why the Benghazi investigations are an act of craven Republican politics. The contrast between the 9/11 investigations and Benghazi. Why are Republicans delusional in their attacks on Hilary Clinton. Why is Donald Trump's campaign in such bad shape? What drives Republican extremism? Republicans say Trump is the worst but they won't support Hillary Clinton. Why Republicans need to destroy themselves to make their base happy. Chris Christie might be Donald Trump's VP pick. Trump's campaign is a disaster and it will hurt the whole GOP. An important victory for women's health. Trade and the Democratic Platform Committee and the Democrats failure to create a national narrative.

Steve Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations joins Michael to explain what is driving the security crisis in Turkey, the threats from ISIS and militant Kurdish fighters to soft targets in Turkey and does President Erdogan have the ability to pivot.

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