The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma host Daniel Bessner & Derek Davison, co-hosts of the American Prestige podcast, to discuss last week's NATO summit in Lithuania. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on labor action across the US, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, AIPAC Dems’ attacks on Jayapal, and Ron DeSantis, before watching AOC help pump up a crowd of UPS Teamsters in the lead-up to a potential strike. Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison then run through a brief history of NATO since the fall of the USSR, exploring how the US dealt with the disappearance of its only hegemonic challenger – choosing to push a mass expansion of the anti-Soviet (and pro-US) NATO alliance, and ramping up their levels of military action across the globe as the project for a New American Century began. Bessner and Davison then look to the 2004 NATO expansion alongside NATO action in Afghanistan as a continuation of US tactics of hegemonic expansion during the Cold War, particularly the country’s shift towards a capitalist-focused foreign policy that maintains the dominance of the US Dollar. After looking at the US and NATO’s stance towards Ukraine, and how the decision to tempt them with acceptance completely bit the organization in the ass, they wrap up by assessing the US’ slow pivot to the Pacific, and looking at what role the US can (and should) play in promoting peace in Ukraine.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Ron Pearlman’s killer response to Bob Iger’s comments about using the strike to force actors into homelessness, before tackling the incredibly spineless and corrupt response by Democrats to Rep. Jayapal’s statements on Israel’s apartheid state. Jim Jordan defends the little man (Elon Musk) against constant attacks (emails) from the oppressor (Lina Khan), Jody from MA dives into the problems with assisted living, and Miles from Minneapolis dives into his experiences with the Teamsters’ Sean O’Brien. Sam and Emma also address RFK’s odd anti-Semitic and sinophobic COVID claims, plus, your calls and IMs!

Check out American Prestige 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:

LiquidIV: Real People. Real Flavor. Real Hydrating. Now Sugar-Free. Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off when you go to https://LIQUIDIV.COM and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you use promo code MAJORITYREP at https://LIQUIDIV.COM.

Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at Starting today, you can save 35% on all Sunset Lake CBD’s tinctures— even
tinctures for your pets! Now is a great time to stock up folks. Visit and use
code TINCTURE at checkout. This deal ends Monday, July 17th.

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:







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

Subscribe to Brandon’s show The Discourse 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 Matt Binder’s YouTube channel:

Check out Ava Raiza's music here!

The Majority Report with Sam Seder -

Direct download: 7_17_AmPrestige_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT