Wed, 30 September 2015
New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler explains the new split inside the conservative legal movement. What is the Federalist Society and what does it do. Why conservative judicial activists are moving even further away from "restraint". Randy Barnett and the Libertarian faction of the Federalist Society. How a little known legal case called Lochner is being used to undermine the New Deal. Why the Right is now the faction of radical Court activism. The Republican internal debate about John Roberts. And what's next for the Republican leadership?
On The Fun Half: The head of Planned Parenthood owns Republican Congressman trying to shame her organization. More incredible lies about Planned Parenthood. Congressman Glenn Grothman explains why as 'a guy' he does not need Planned Parenthood. The GMO debate continues. A Major Majority Report announcement and your calls and IMs.
Tue, 29 September 2015
The great Janeane Garofalo talks about the Marc Maron monologue and why she does not listen to Podcasts. Janeane and Sam talk about how to pronounce words. Are comedians getting more political? Why student loans will force more young people into politics. Inspiration from Jeremy Corbyn. School fundraising and economic segregation. Are we at a tipping point? Donald Trump does not want to be President. The GOP's probable next leader Tom Price know nothing about women's healthcare (surprise, surprise). What happened to Ann Coulter? And how Janeane's conservative dad feels about Pope Francis.
On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh says new discovery of water on Mars might be part of a global warming hoax by NASA. Breitbart "blows the lid" on Ahmed the clock maker Muslim boy. The evolving nature of media discourse in America. Sam debates a Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.
Mon, 28 September 2015
Clyde Prestowitz the President of the President of the Economic Strategy Institute, explains the faulty thinking behind the TPP. Why America's China policy is incoherent and our TPP policy shows us why. Brining China into the WTO and why it didn't cut the American trade deficit. Why our assumptions about trade deals are wrong. How China's trade policy undermines American jobs and how American corporations are complicit. Why Jeff Immelt is a supplicant in China and a player in Washington DC. And the elite consensus on trade.
On The Fun Half: Why did Shell stop drilling in the Arctic. Fox News Pope and sadly the real Pope backs Kim Davis. Jake Tapper grills Ben Carson and Carson's campaign advisor cuts the interview short. Peter King freaks out over John Boehner's resignation. Iran's President laughs at the GOP. Ted Cruz threatens to kill Iran's Supreme Leader. The GMO debate continues and your calls and IMs.
Fri, 25 September 2015
Cliff Schecter explains why John Boehner finally resigned. Will the government shutdown and what are the implications for the debt ceiling. Marco Rubio's feud with Donald Trump, Rubio's rise and Jeb Bush's Romney moment.
Sam and Isabel talked about parenting and Isabel told us to watch Grandma in theaters and told us to stream the animated movie Balto.
The time Carly Fiorina talked trash about Barbara Boxer's hair, libertarian caller argues Obama is a war criminal and your calls and IMs.
Thu, 24 September 2015
Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine and Executive Producer, VEEP Frank Rich explains why the Mainstream fails in covering Donald Trump. Why you need to read comedic fiction in order to understand Trump. Public pranks and Donald Trump. Trumpism and the base of the Republican Party. Why Republican voters do not want Republican establishment candidates and why the Republican Party has no core only sugar daddies.
On The Fun Half: there are cool homeschoolers, is the Hunger Games right wing? SE Cupp twists herself into hilarious knots defending Ben Carson's anti Muslim bigotry. We listen to the best Masshole accent ever. Random Rush. What another government shutdown would mean and your calls and IMs.
Wed, 23 September 2015
HuffPost Live and We The People Live host Josh Zepps explains the internal politics of the Pope's visit. Why the American Right is freaking out over the Pope. Will Donald Trump last? Why all the pundits were wrong about Scott Walker and why Martin Shkreli tells you what you need to know about the Pharma industry.
On The Fun Half: Saudi Arabia calls atheists terrorists, the leader of the UK's Labor Party is a vegetarian because he likes pigs (big contrast with Prime Minister Cameron?), the GOP freaks out over Pope Francis being an actual Catholic and your calls and IMs
Tue, 22 September 2015
Andrew Sayer of Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University and author of the recent book Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, explains the ideological and financial mechanisms that form neoliberal economics. Why we live in a global plutocracy. The problem with the word investing. Are all economies moral? How money and power defines morality in the economy. And what types of property should we support and not support.
On The Fun Half: Chuck Schumer's approval rating falls. Why GMO labeling is about ethics. Scott Walker claims he is showing leadership by dropping out of the Republican Primary. We remember Sarah Palin's amazing speech announcing she was quitting Governor of Alaska. Sociopath Pharma CEO raises life saving drug price dramatically. Volkswagen installed software to defraud emissions controls. Random Rush. Carly Fiorina job destroyer and your calls and IMs.
Mon, 21 September 2015
Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch explains the success of the global fight against malaria. Is the international community shifting to a broader fight against poverty? The forthcoming UN sustainability goals. Why the international community is recognizing the connection between ecological and economic needs. The timelines for achieving global goals on poverty. Did the United States commit itself to cutting its own poverty rates? America's contribution to reducing the Aids and Malaria crisis. The Syrian refugee crisis and the global agenda. What three countries host the most Syrian refugees? The danger the Syrian crisis poses to Lebanon. And what to expect from this weeks United Nations meetings.
On The Fun Half: Richard Dawkins posits bizarre conspiracy theory on Twitter on the Muslim boy arrested for brining a clock to school. Are Bernie Sanders views on GMOs unscientific? Did the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron, "put himself" inside a dead pigs mouth. The Republican base and members of Congress believe crazy things about President Obama. Why John Boehner is worse than Donald Trump. Ben Carson does not want a Muslim President and your calls and IMs.
Fri, 18 September 2015
Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss the latest happenings in Congress and to review the "best" of CNN's 2016 Republican Presidential debate.
Matthew Film Guy talks movies and recommends Mondo New York.
Jimmy Reefercake brings us his latest tune "Presidential Primary Blues."
In the fun half: Donald Trump's response to a Trump supporter saying we need to get rid of all the Muslims in the U.S., Doug calls in to blame young Ahmed for bringing his clock to school and debates Sam, plus yours IMs!
Thu, 17 September 2015
Blogger Digby explains how far right the political norm on the Right is now. Why Republican candidates think we are living in a dystopia. Why anti immigrant Republicanism will continue to undermine the Republican Party. Republicans don't understand foreign policy but they are afraid. When Carly Fiorina was a joke and why the Republican establishment wants her to succeed so badly. Did Ben Carson lose last night? Jeb Bush fails again. Is Jeb Bush the new Fred Thompson? Why Scott Walker is failing. Also why the Democrats should have more debates and a pro Hillary PACs pathetic attack on Bernie Sanders.
On The Fun Half: The best moment of the debate, Donald Trump dominates Jeb Bush. Why is Jeb Bush so low energy? Jeb Bush wants margaret thatcher on a 10 dollar bill. Is Donald Trump like Rob Ford? Also your calls and IMs.
Thu, 17 September 2015
Listen along with the MR team to the second Republican debate!
Wed, 16 September 2015
A High School in Irving Texas suspends and have Police interrogate a 14 year old high school student named Ahmed Mohamed all because he made clock that some teacher thought was a bomb. Islamophobia matters.
On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders speaks to Liberty University and frames inequality as a moral issue and what forms his worldview. The Pot business in Colorado. Mike Huckabee questions the motives of Syrian refugees. Also your calls and IMs.
Tue, 15 September 2015
On today's M&M Tuesday, M&M take your phone calls on Trump's staying power, Bill Maher's absurd comments on Syrian refugees and Europe. And also Sam Harris tries to make sense on racial profiling and still does not.
Mon, 14 September 2015
Journalist Jay Cassano explains why Turkey's AKP Government is launching military strikes against Kurdish fighters and violating Kurdish rights in Turkey. The history of Turkish and Kurdish relations. Why the Turkish President is moving against the Kurds and is Turkey heading into civil war?
And Tennis star James Blake attacked by NYPD.
On The Fun Half: The radical leader of the UK's Labor Party, Bernie Sanders can draw more voters, Men's rights activists put out a new disgusting video and your calls and IMs.
Fri, 11 September 2015
Sam remembers the September 11th attacks and how and why we harmed ourselves after them. Cliff Schecter joins Sam to discuss the fourteen anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Why the stolen 2000 election, the September 11th attacks and the invasion of Iraq were the three terrible events that defined the modern era. Watching September 11th happen. What could have been if Al Gore was President. President Obama and the world win a major victory with Democrats block a Republican filibuster on the Iran deal. How Elizabeth Warren helped solidify the Democratic Party. Also Prostitute visiting Senator David Vitter gets a reporter fired for asking him about prostitutes.
On The Fun Half: has Sarah Palin's stupidity actually gone up to another level? Glenn Beck calls Sarah Palin a clown and wants to know why she is hanging out with Trump. Robert Rubin, Hank Paulson and Timothy Geithner yuck it about income inequality. The CIA's role in Afghanistan and your IMs.
Thu, 10 September 2015
National Security journalist William Arkin author of Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, explains the growth of the global intelligence network supporting modern warfare and spying. The global hunt for information. The shifting calculus of unmanned war. How drone warfare has made border meaningless. The "Deep State" and the Obama Administration. The Homeland Security mistake. The fusion of domestic and international surveillance and the problem with the phrase "war on".
On The Fun Half: Glenn Beck says that Louie Gohmert sent him an email saying he might resign over the Iran deal. The Patriots were not the first Football team to tape other teams and we have proof. What the Republicans want to do to Social Security. What does a corruption probe that has already led to the resignation of the CEO of United Airlines have to do with Chris Christie? Donald Trump says that the Obama Administration failed on the Iran deal and says they will not "Read Art of the Deal". Jeb Bush continues to bore during his appearance on Stephen Colbert.
Wed, 9 September 2015
Steve Clemons the Editor at Large of the Atlantic explains the confusing nature of the Senate vote on the Iran deal. Why the Senate might not pass a bill disapproving of the Iran deal. The drama and the optics of the deal and how it plays out in Iran. Why the Obama team got a great deal with Iran. Hillary Clinton's problematic support for the Iran deal and the neocon influence on her foreign policy.
On The Fun Half: Mike Huckabee says he should go to jail instead of Kim Davis. Mike Huckabee aid physically blocks Ted Cruz from getting on stage with Kim Davis. Conservative calls in to debate the Kim Davis situation. Why Lawrence Lessig running for President is a waste of time. The Iranian cult/terrorist group the MEK and why so many Republicans support them. Also your calls and IMs.
Tue, 8 September 2015
Alex Jones has an emergency alert to warn us that the elite are fighting the Tea Party. Why the elites want a world financial collapse. The one fact that Alex Jones nailed. Trump continues to dominate the Republican Primary and Sam called it when he Trump first jumped into the race and why Donald Trump is creating an internal war on the right.
On The Fun Half: Arizona local TV viewers freakout over a new anchor pronouncing Spanish words correctly. Debating a September 11 conspiracy theorist and your calls and IMs.
Mon, 7 September 2015
Happy Labor Day! Today on the program we bring you a collection of great speeches that celebrate labor and people power from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more!
Fri, 4 September 2015
Sam welcomes Cliff Schecter to breakdown the weeks news.
Thu, 3 September 2015
Harold A. Pollack a Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago explains how to save the disability insurance program and journalist David Dayen tells us why the FED is on the verge of a big mistake.
Wed, 2 September 2015
1163: Harvey J Kaye: The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J Kaye author of Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, explains how FDR's Four Freedoms speech came about and how he connected the advances of the New Deal with America's intervention in World War II. What are the Four Freedoms. Was the New Deal inclusive? How the New Deal frightened southern Democrats. Freedom from Want and Freedom of Opportunity. The artistic rendering of the Four Freedoms. The Civil Rights movement and the campaign for the Double V. The progressive energy of the 1930s. And Ronald Reagan and the great pushback against a progressive America.
On The Fun Half: The Iran deal is going to happen and Lindsey Graham freaks out on Twitter. Republican Congressman terrifies school children by talking about Iranian children being trained to be suicide bombers. We have a GamerGate throw back phone call. Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue marriage licenses to Gay couples, keeps getting divorces and having affairs. Donald Trump has found something in the Iran Deal that no one else has. Carly Fiorina makes into the CNN Republican debate. Ben Carson says we might have a "war on whats inside women". President Obama's new secret black nationalist plot and your calls and IMs.
Tue, 1 September 2015
University of North Florida Professor and author of Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction explains the importance of Christian thinker Rousas Rushdoony and the drive for Christian run nation and administrated country. The relationship between the Christian Right and The reconstruction movement. How the reconstruction agenda is helping shape education and prison policy. And what the next wave of the Christian agenda is gonna be.
On The Fun Half: Rick Perry loses his mind at a Christian rally. Scott Walker is a dummy and wants to build a wall on the Canadian border? A caller tells us about growing up Christian. What is Israel's plan for Palestine and more abuses of the Occupation. How weird the Sarah Palin Donald Trump interview was. Is the Democratic Debate schedule rigged? Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis defies the Supreme Court and refuses to grant a marriage licences to Gay couples and is confronted. Also your calls and IMs.