The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Who to shame in the Trump Administration and why.

New York Magazine's Eric Levitz, explains why the center does not exist. Why voters are not rational. Why human beings are social and tribal and how that effects voting behavior. Why many Americans support extreme Left and Right views. Why there are no "moderate" or "centrist" voters. Why most Americans are to the Left on economics. Why obsessing with the "center" undermines organizing. Big money and the centrist myth. White racial resentment and big money work together. Why Obama's 2012 campaign was more effective than Clinton's 2016 campaign and why Democrats need to create enemies to build political power.

On The Fun Half: Nazis chant "Jews will not replace us" and condemn Trump for giving away Ivanka to Jews. Donald Trump's pro racist rant makes John Kelly flinch. Trump places blame on the "Alt Left". And your calls and IMs.

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Mark Hayer, the father of murdered activist Heather Heyer calls for forgiveness and speaks of his daughters incredible integrity. No one believes Trump's condemnation of racism. Who does Trump, mostly accuse of racism on Twitter? New York hates Donald Trump. Jesse Waters, takes issue with people calling for Trump to be specific about white terrorism when they didn't like him using terms like "radical islam" . Remembering when Steve Scalise said he was David Duke without the baggage. White supremacy and the broader Republican project. Officials continue to take down confederate monuments and Rush Limbaugh tries comedy.

On The Fun Half: how racism works institutionally and personally. Democrats can abandon the center because the center does not exist. Alex Jones talks nonsense with Gavin Mcinnes. Gavin whines that he has lost his famous friends. RWM has also lost friends. Donald Trump calls Jim Acosta fake new and your calls and IMs.

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Sam breaks down the weekend's fascist terror attack at an alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Republican party's responsibility in fomenting and coopting white supremacy. 

On the fun half - more on Charlottesville.

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Cliff Schecter joins us on the verge of the apocalypse. Sebastian Gorka and other idiots in the Administration are pushing for a military option in  North Korea. Gorka undermines Rex Tillerson. The timing of the threats against North Korea and the raid on Paul Manefort's house. Stuart Varney whines about Democrats criticizing Trump. The American pundits instigating for war against North Korea. The absolutely insane NSC Council document on Trump's internal enemies and the rise of the "cultural marxist" talking point.

Judy Gold hates Donald Trump. Jeff Lord is out at CNN. Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump whine at each other. Talking with your kids about having an insane President. The time Trump laughed at a Hillary being called a dog and Judy wants to know what our last meals will be.

On The Fun Half: Trump thinks some leak for love. Trump reverses himself and declares the opiod crisis an emergency. Trump thanks Russia for expelling diplomats and your calls and IMs.

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Trump is irrational and North Korea responds to his threats.

Gilad Edelman, of the Washington Monthly,  explains the long war against government. The Clinton era and the undermining of government. Private contractors across government. Why we don't know how many private contractors work in federal government. Why we need more federal government. Campaign financing and government contracting. IRS staff and funding. Why privatizing government is a win/win for the Right and why government needs to expand.

On The Fun Half: are Democrats structurally disadvantaged? Texas Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress says God gave Trump the authority to take out the North Korean leader. Alex Jones warns of a coup. Newt Gingrich tries to ease tensions between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell. The US Government will not condemn a terrorist attack on a Mosque and your calls and IMs.

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Trump threatens North Korea with fire and fury and North Korea threatens Guam.

Physician, activist and Harvard instructor, Adam Gaffney, explains why Medicare for all is the answer to our health crisis. Why a public option is not going to solve the core problems of the health crisis. The debate inside the Left about how to expand healthcare. The Conyers bill and will doctors make less money overall? Why is American healthcare more expensive? Why Medicare for all is a win for everyone and how Obamacare improved the expectations for healthcare.

On The Fun Half: What's the best way to nationalize healthcare? Rex Tillerson walks back Trump's crazy threats? Lindsay Graham, says its better to fight the "war over there". Trump has been calling for war against North Korea for over a decade. Trump, has a fresh idea for fighting drugs. The positive news packet that Trump gets everyday. Seb Gorka says we are now a "hyperpower" and why there is no such thing as lone wolf terrorist attacks. Fox News whines about Mitch McConnell and your calls and IMs.

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New report indicates climate change is moving even faster than we realized. How the Trump Administration is suppressing climate science. Policy and identity. What Ryan Cooper got right and wrong in his piece on Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick and Corey Booker. ICE's new obscene policies and using children as bait.

On The Fun Half: The climate crisis and is Miami doomed? Is Joy Reid genuine in her insanity? Elizabeth Warren comes out against criminalizing protests against Israel. Nikki Haley confirms a leak on Fox News by accident. Senators move to protect Robert Mueller from getting fired. Alan Dershowitz won't answer whether he is working for Trump. DSA breaks from international socialists and backs BDS against Israel. And your calls and IMs.

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The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) joins the show today to discuss the evolution of the Syrian conflict. Iran's attempts to stabilize the region with in ways favorable to themselves.

On the fun half -  On Kamala Harris and sexism, racism, and corporatism. Jeff Flake keeps talking about how brave Republicans could theoretically get. Eric Bolling tried using baseball jerseys to seduce Fox News contributors.

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Cliff Schecter on the politics of the Republicans push for regressive tax cuts and what Democrats will cave. West Virginia's Governor, Jim Justice defects from Democrat to Republican. Will Joe Manchin, leave the Republican Party. Robert Mueller calls for a Grand Jury. Jeff Sessions reign of terror as Attorney General and the dangers of relying on the defense and intelligence establishment.

The Film Guy Matthew IMDB list. Is Film Guy Matthew double dipping? Sam and Matthew go down memory lane and Matthew tells us to watch the Turkish film Clouds of May.

On The Fun Half: The amazing Scarramucci tapes. Jeff Sessions issues a threat to leakers. Kellyanne Conway spins. Ed Rollins says Sessions should reverse himself. Ken Starr has thoughts on Special Prosecutors and your calls and IMs.

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Why The Trump Administration is pushing a new white supremacy based anti immigrant package.

Journalist Jushua Holland, explains the recent Democratic pivot toward Medicare For All. Is Single Payer healthcare the wrong litmus test? The transition to universal healthcare. The basic challenges of insuring every American. Loss aversion and the best way to achieve  full coverage. Why the ACA was sold in the wrong way. Is there a distinct importance to having a universal coverage? And why no matter what the specifics are we should call the program Medicare For All.

On The Fun Half: Seb Gorka says Trump can dictate North Korea policy through Twitter. Stephen Miller attacks Jim Acosta. Mark Steyn, can get out of our country. Tucker Carelson still complaining about Al Gore. Dave Rubin hosts British tabloid bigot and your calls IMs.

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