The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Journalist Guy Lawson explains why we are moving into another level of post-truth politics. How to think about the Donald Trump disaster. Why the Trump's conflicts of interest are a distraction from the decline of American Empire. The anger of Trump supporters. How can journalists cover Trump? When I dictator says something believe them. George W Bush and taking fundamentalism seriously. Making Trump own his many, many failures. Why Americans are not removed from geo-politics and history. Jared Kushner is dangerous. Taking Trump's language seriously.  Why didn't the Clinton campaign want to talk politics? The failure of the Democratic Party and why the press needs to step up.

On The Fun Half: The many, many reasons why Hillary Clinton lost. Protests meet the North Carolina Republican coup. Pat Robertson disses Sarah Palin. How to protest a racist. Trump thanks African Americans for not voting and our new Trump policy. Lindsey Graham says we need to do something about Russia hacks and your calls and IMs.

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Attorney and writer, Thomas Geoghegan, explains why the election was rigged for Trump and why the Constitution itself is rigged. Why the Presidency, Senate, House and Supreme Court are rigged. How the system is designed to benefit the rich and powerful. The Electoral College and undermining Trump. Why we need to get rid of the Electoral College. Moral authority and protest. Why Congress should object to counting votes from each state where the vote was suppressed. Why Democrats need to widen the divide. Why California and New York need to make voting mandatory and the only way to save the Democratic Party and the Country?

On the Fun Half: Keith Ellison makes the case to lead the DNC. The Republican coup in North Carolina. Rev. William Barber, breaks down what is happening in North Carolina. Tech titans bow down to Trump and Twitter is excluded. Journalist loses the job over and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist David Dayen, explains the history of the Exxon climate crisis coverup. The Exxon knew campaign. Trump's Oil and Gas Cabinet. The gutted FCC. Will Democrats raise the climate crisis during Tillerson's hearings? Wells Fargo stunning scams. Wells Fargo's cheap life insurance game and what Ta Nehisi Coates misses about Obama's legacy.

On The Fun Half: The COO of Energy Transfer Partners, says in a secret recording that Trump "gets it". Trump's earth destroying Administration. A Trump spokesperson says that finding out all members of the Energy Department who went to UN climate meetings is all about "intellectual" curiosity. Why did Trump voters on Obamacare vote for Trump?

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Mara Einstein, author of Black Ops Advertising: Native Ads, Content Marketing and the Covert World of the Digital Sell, explains why Native Advertising corrupts journalism. How to tell the distinction between "branded content" and journalism and how to guard open information.

Corporations paying people to become "trust agents" on social media. How new is native advertising? How the press has devalued its credibility by lending it to advertisers, such as the infamous scientology ad in The Atlantic. Why the onus can't just be on individuals as consumers. The daunting challenge of regaining press credibility.

On the fun half - Reince defends the "chemistry" of installing Exxon at the State Department. Kanye visits Trump Tower. What flavors of Trump scams will we we get. Bernie combats right-wing folktales on MSNBC. Carly Fiorina, possible DNI, impressed by Trump's sports paraphernalia. And your calls and IMs. (43:45)

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The politics behind Trump's phone call to Taiwan. What is a logical defense of speaking with Taiwan like this, Trump's lack of conduct notwithstanding. Background in US/Taiwan relations, back to the Chinese civil war between the communists and Republic of China. The narrative surrounding Trump's lack of preparedness. Taiwan's merits as a democracy with progressive leanings. The US's unfortunate history of using Taiwan to provoke China.

On the fun half - Trump doth protest claims Russia intended to help him. John Bolton thinks it was an Obama false flag. Bernie is good at media, uses Russia question to challenge Trump on medicare and social security. Tony Blair reheats centrism.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Trump supporters know nothing and get major facts wrong. 40% of Trump voters think he won the popular vote. Joe Manchin's play to protect minors health insurance. Should the Democrats be to undermine Trump or simply promote Democratic policies? Learning from the Bush years? The Trump nightmare cabinet and who is really making the picks. Betsy DeVos wants to destroy Public Education. Trump's EPA pick has a background of colluding with dirty energy companies and will the Labor Secretary pick be sacrificed?

On The Fun Half: The Republicans working toward greater inequality. Democrats should not help the Republicans destroy healthcare. Paul Ryan's plans to destroy public health. Why Hillary Clinton not running on policy was a major mistake. Donald Trump defends his plutocrat cabinet. Tulsi Gabbard defends Trump appointing Generals in a very disingenuous way. Mike Flynn's tweets "border on being demented" according to General Barry McCaffrey. Trump supporting College Students need safe spaces and your calls and IMs.

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Why Trump's Cabinet is a nightmare for the environment and workers and a giveaway to the Koch brothers.

Journalist and historian Rick Perlstein, talks about the danger posed by the authoritarian impulse of the Trump age. Lying and authoritarians. How news needs to work when the President always lies. Steve Bannon and the lying culture. The problem with NPR's Morning Edition. Mike Flynn is not an "orderly" thinker. The ideology of the news media. The media narrative and the danger of "redemption" stories. Understanding that the Trump family is like a Mafia family.

On The Fun Half: Trump's plutocratic pick for Labor Secretary. The next level of plutocracy.  Time Warner Chairman says Democrats who support overturning Citizens United are a bigger threat to the First Amendment than Trump. On Yahoo News Rep. Dana Rohrabacher freaks in defense of Russian human rights abuses. Ted Cruz is really disgusting. Trump lies about the Carrier deal and attacks a local labor union leader on Twitter. Meteorologist, Kait Parker calls out Breitbart for misleading on climate science and your calls and IMs.

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Mike Pence spins and lies about Mike Flynn's son's role in the transition team. The maneuver the Democrats could use to seat Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. Lawrence Lessig says Hillary Clinton could have the right to be President because of Bush V Gore. The Brooks Brothers riot. The Far Right wing hack smearing Keith Ellison and why the Republicans are cornered on the ACA unless the Democrats bail them out.

On The Fun Half: Trump's threat to sanctuary cities. Hillary Clinton and the electoral College. How the Democrats need to play healthcare.  Bob Dole lobbies for Taiwan and remember when he did a Viagra ad? and your calls and IMs.

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How Republicans will dismantle healthcare.

Journalist Branko Marcetic, explains the creation of a mass National Security State under the Obama Administration. Killing American citizens without due process. Eric Holder's letter to Rand Paul and can an American Citizen be killed on American soil? The wars Trump inherits across the globe. Obama's failed record on secrecy and transparency. The Obama war on whistleblowers. Lessons from the Nixon era and can Obama do anything to reverse his dangerous National Security legacy?

On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh all of sudden is open to a stimulus. Why FDR was a great Liberal. Armstrong Williams explains why Ben Carson is becoming the head of HUD. Mike Pence lies on Morning Joe. Mike Flynn and his son are both insane. Trump's Boeing tweet and why it happened. The New York Times Public Editor makes a stupid case for outreach to Trump voters.

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Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin magazine, on to discuss the assassination of Fred Hampton, and political organizing and activism in the age of Trump. The Jacobin article, "Politics is the Solution," written in the early hours following Trump's victory. The incredible inanity of Hillary's "America never stopped being great" response to "Make America Great Again." What is the natural constituency for centrist democrats?

On the fun half - How big of a headache will Dems make the cabinet confirmation process? Reince shows the GOP commitment to the Trump's New Mendacity. Trump bumble into Chinese/Tiawanese relations.

 

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