The Majority Report with Sam Seder

It's Hump Day! Emma hosts  Jarod Facundo and Luke Goldstein, writing fellows at The American Prospect, to discuss the results from last night's mayoral race in Chicago. First, Emma runs through updates on yesterday’s election results, Trump pleading not guilty, and the right’s response to Wisconsin’s political shifts. Jarod Facundo and Luke Goldstein dive right into Brandon Johnson’s unapologetically left-wing campaign for Chicago Mayor, his rejection of the Chicago political establishment, and what his victory represents for progressivism across the nation. Next, they step back to assess how Brandon Johnson even found himself in this runoff against establishment candidate Paul Vallas,  after entering the race barely above 2%, walking through his campaign’s emphasis on the ground game, the role of local organizations like the Chicago Teachers Union and United Working Families, and what community organizing meant for his success. They also tackle the positive impact of his riskier policy strategies, presenting a wide breadth of solutions to the voters’ public safety worries rather than taking a “tough on crime” tact, and parse through the impact of Johnson’s and Vallas’ respective endorsements, before wrapping up by exploring this election in relation to Chicago’s recent corruption, and what it says about support for neoliberal politics and austerity.

And in the Fun Half: Emma discusses doubts around Trump’s 34 Felony charges with Will from Cincinnati, debates the reason behind a North Carolina Statehouse member’s party affiliation swap, and covers another piece of journalistic malpractice from a Bari Weiss outlet. Dave from Pennsylvania and Kenny from Berkeley discuss the impact of AI, Kid Rock teaches approximately 20 cans of Bud Light a lesson, and Joe from South Texas asks about the Lincoln Project. Emma also touches on the “Zazademon” alter ego of AOC, plus, your calls and IMs!

Check out Luke and Jarod's work here: ;

Become a member at

Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here:

Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:

Join the Majority Report Discord!

Get all your MR merch at our store:

Get the free Majority Report App!:

Check out today’s sponsors:

Nutrafol: You don’t have to choose between better hair growth and your health. There’s a holistic solution for men that promotes both healthier hair and whole-body wellness: Nutrafol. Nutrafol is the #1 dermatologist-recommended hair growth supplement, clinically shown to improve your hair growth, thickness, and visible scalp coverage. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to and entering the promo code MAJORITY to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription. This is their best offer ANYWHERE and it is only available to U S customers for a limited time.  Get FIFTEEN DOLLARS OFF at promo code MAJORITY.

Seder's Seeds!: Sam tried to grow some cannabis last year, didn't know what he was doing, but now has some great cannabis seeds! Go to and MajorityReporters will get an automatic 15% off. Enter coupon code "SEEDS" for free shipping!

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:







Check out Matt’s show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon!

Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie.

Check out Ava Raiza's music here!

The Majority Report with Sam Seder -

Direct download: 4_5_Facundo_Goldstein-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT