The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Journalist Todd Miller (@memomiller) joins Sam to discuss his new book, "Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World."

The twenty-first century has witnessed the rapid hardening of international borders. Security, surveillance, and militarization are widening the chasm between those who travel where they please and those whose movements are restricted. But that is only part of the story. As journalist Todd Miller reveals in Empire of Borders, the nature of US borders has changed. These boundaries have effectively expanded thousands of miles outside of US territory to encircle not simply American land but Washington’s interests.

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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

A judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $570 million for role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico declares a national emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian threatens to turn into a hurricane.

And lastly, Joe Biden’s brother reportedly offered help in incorporating a private businesses’ health care model into Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:

A new Roanoke College poll finds that 53% of potential Virginia voters said they disapproved of President Trump’s job performance, while just 27% said they approved — a new low.

Washington Post reports that Trump announced Monday that he intends to invite Putin to the G7 summit in 2020 despite warnings that Russia is actively trying to interfere again in the U.S. presidential election.

An internal poll from the campaign of Andy Beshear shows the Democratic challenger leading Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin by 9 percentage points, 48% to 39%, with a little over two months until the election.

And Brazil’s fascist overlord Jair Bolsonaro announced that he will reject the $22 million offered by G7 countries to help the country fight the Amazon fires saying the resources would be put to better use reforesting Europe.

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