The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us.

On today's show: UAW workers explain bargaining demands to CNN anchor.

Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us to talk socialism. The difference between a democratic socialist and a social democrat and the idea of worker control. Historical examples of social democracy in action. Which sectors should the state control, and which should the workers? A brief response to the left-critiques of market socialism. How does democratic socialism fit into the left's current political project? Where do race and "status" fit in?

On the fun half: Trump asks campaign advisor Steve Cortes how he looks so WASPy and if he likes the Hispanics or the country more. Asked about the UAW GM strike, Trump says he's got the workers' support. WFP director explains why party endorsed Warren over Sanders. Chris Coons explains (walks back) his call to strike Iran. Ben Shapiro says nobody has yet described Kavanaugh's penis. Ben Shapiro time travels back to the '90s, says rap isn't music. Steven Crowder's bonkers gun insurance commercial. A caller recounts how MR helped him leave the Yang gang. TI asks Candace Owens which era of American history was so great for black people that she wants to bring it back.

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80,000-plus unionized Kaiser Permanente healthcare employees plan to strike in October; the biggest labor action in the United States in over 20 years.

Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee is investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for a potential conflicts of interests between her official role and her family’s shipping company.

And lastly, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office subpoenas the last eight years of Trump's tax returns in its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization.


ProPublica reports that Trump’s National Labor Relations Board is attempting to cut Obama-era protections for millions of temporary workers a d fast-food workers. 

The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday. Bernie Sanders finished second in the WFP's ranked-choice endorsement system between five candidates, according to the New York Times.

The Women's March revealed Monday that three founding board members who have been accused of anti-Semitism, financial mismanagement, and other detrimental behavior are being replaced by 16 new board members from across the U.S. 

And Edward Snowden said Monday that he would return to the United States if afforded a fair trail where the American public could hear why he leaked global surveillance documents to the press.

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