The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Journalist, Radley Balko, explained the rise of "warrior cops" why the "wars" on "drugs" and "terrorism" have militarized the police, how the "drug war" brought battle field weapons to America's streets, how Swat Teams became normalized, the corporate special interests that profit from warrior cops and the debate on how to reform the system.

On The Better Half: Random Rush, more problems with Cory Booker, James Clapper the Director Of National Intelligence who lied to the Senate will be in charge of the civil liberties overview of NSA programs and your calls and IMs.

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Professor Vijay Prashad, explained what Bradley Mannings leaks showed about American pressure on developing economies, why the Yemeni & Pakistani governments are complicit with American drone attacks, the growth of southern power and modern alternatives to capitalism.

EFF’s Rainey Reitman, explained what was missing in Obama's recent address on the NSA revelations, why Obama could have acted at any time to protect privacy, why the FISA Court reforms proposed by Obama may still not be enough and how you can use technology to protect your own privacy.

On The Better Half: A New York Judge rules against Stop and Frisk, Eric Holder moves against sending non-violent drug offenders to prison, a Republican Congressman's insane reasons for wanting to slash Food Stamps and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained why Mitch McConnell was always a nightmare, why McConnell's campaign manager is "holding his nose" working for Mitch, why Mitch is beatable, why Democrats should run on populist economics, the many problems with Cory Booker and why Cliff and Sam want Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City.

We heard birthday girl Myla Seder's excellent cover of Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger. Happy Birthday Myla!

Andy Kindler mounted a serious defense of Obama, things Kindler is called on Twitter, why Howard Stern is funny and Adam Carolla sucks, Kindler's challenges with Louie C.K. and he and Sam reviewed the state of comedy.

Andy Kindler still loves Obama, still not a huge fan of Edward Snowden, Andy mounted a serious defense of Obama, things Kindler is called on Twitter, why Howard Stern is funny and Adam Carolla sucks, Kindler's challenges with Louis CK and he and Sam reviewed the state of comedy.

And your IMs.

 

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The Washington Monthly's, Haley Sweetland Edwards, explained the secretive group of doctors that controls Medicare costs, how the process is connected with price setting, the power of the medical device industry, how the American Medical Association benefits from the pricing structure and how to reform the system.

On The Better Half: the NSA shares information with the DEA, the NSA is searching through the content of all email going in and out of the country, Australia's Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum says progressives have ruined male and male showering at YMCAs, insane PA police chief makes another video and your IMs.

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Journalist David Dayen, explained what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do, how the housing bubble brought us the financial crises, why Obama's new housing policy is confused, the problem with the American obsession with home ownership and how we are creating another housing crises.

More fallout from the NSA revelations, how NSA spying is being used in domestic drug cases and how President Obama lied about the NSA program on Leno.

On The Better Half: former NSA head says that Snowden supporters are in their twenties and have not spoken to the opposite sex, did Russia access Snowden's files? A 14 year old anti GMO activist owns a pro Monsanto propagandist on Canadian TV and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Chase Madar explained what led Bradley Manning to leak material on human rights abuses in Iraq, why Manning was shocked by Iraqi human rights abuses under the American occupation, the similarities between Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning, why the State Department pressured Haiti to keep its minimum wage low and the dangerous legal implications of the Manning verdict.

On The Better Half: Judge sentenced for taking bribes to give minors jail terms in a private prison, Moral Monday protest in North Carolina draws thousands, Fukushima still leaking, and your calls and IMs.

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Jodi L. Jacobson, he editor in chief of RH Reality Check, explained the state by state wave of the war against women, the substantive differences between Democrats and Republicans on reproductive health, the Obama Administration's contraception policies, the "stigma" of feminism and why we are becoming a more feminist society in the long run.

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Congressman Keith Ellison explained why we need to raise the minimum wage and why a strong middle class strengthens the economy. Attorney Jonathan Rapping, explained the Gideon's Promise project that works to support public defenders and strengthen public. Susie Sampson of Tea Party Express, gave a "Tea Party" response to Netroots nation and youth activist Roman Collins explained how listening to the Majority Report helped spark his commitment to fighting for the abolishment of corporate personhood.

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Pardiss Kebriaei of the Center For Constitutional Rights brings us the latest on Guantanamo Bay. NAACP head Ben Jealous, explained how the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, why the act is vitally important what's next in the movement for Civil Rights.

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University of Pennsylvania Professor Tom Sugrue, explained what happened to Detroit, why Unions are not to blame, the racial dynamics of Detroit's history and what policies finally drove it to bankruptcy.

and what policies drove Detroit And Carol Linnit of De Smog Blog Canada, explained how the global environment is threatened by a new trade agreement with the United States, why Canada is punished for having higher standards for the environment and consumer protection and why Canada's right wing Harper government signed a new trade agreement in secret.

And only for you Members an archived interview with documentary filmmaker Filmmaker Heidi Ewing on her film Detropia, which a examines the destruction of an iconic American city.

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