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Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Malaika Jabali, senior news and politics editor at Essence Magazine, to discuss her recent book It's Not You, It's Capitalism: Why It's Time to Break Up and How to Move On. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s siege of Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the continuing international backlash against Israel’s ethnic cleansing as officials call for a “Second Nakba,” the House GOP’s continuing struggle against governance, Tim Scott’s presidential campaign, and Big Tech and labor, also touching on the US Media’s continuing double standards towards Israel’s war crimes. Malaika Jabali then joins, diving right into the purpose behind her project to open up socialist and anti-capitalist critiques to a US population that’s been immersed in propaganda since birth, first diving into the particular role of capitalist media in obscuring the institutional and systemic roots of major political issues in favor of individualist and behavioral explanations. Jabali walks Sam and Emma through the role of the Great Recession, in particular, in waking her and many others up to the economic and political roots of so many social struggles, an awakening furthered just a decade later with the COVID Pandemic providing proof of these political and economic systems’ capability to support the public on a much broader level. After briefly running through the drastically different material impacts that come from electoral versus community organizing, they walk through the importance of social policy in bolstering the freedom of the public and undermining the leverage from the private sector, and parse through the importance of acknowledging the role race plays in class politics. Wrapping up, Malaika Jabali reaffirms the central role of community organizing in providing tangible results for the success of socialism and the failure of capitalism’s lens on humanity.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma celebrate the human drive to spite your boss, watch Greta Thunberg perfectly respond to complaints of her injecting “politics” into climate activism, and discuss the harrowing footage coming out of Brandeis University’s crackdown on student protest. Tim Scott drops out, Okajic from New York reflects on Vivek’s campaign, and Kowalski from Nebraska gives his agriculture report. Mike from Minneapolis on midwest politics, Tim from Michigan, Pat from Ft. Liberty, and Marcos from Texas on Israel-Palestine discourse. Plus, Rob Schmidt gives the Newsmax audience a wake-up call to the threat of democracy, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Jeet Heer, writer at The Nation, to round up the week in news.  First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the US’ unilateral goals for the people of Palestine, the continued attacks on medical and refugee infrastructure in Gaza, the continuing backlash to the US’ role in this conflict, SAG-AFTRA board meetings, a victory for the Culinary Union in Vegas, and Mike Johnson’s not-so-continuing resolution, before parsing through the devastating (and still foggy) realities of the growing death toll in Gaza. Jeet Heer then joins, diving right into his assessment of the “guns and butter” agenda of the Biden Administration, and how it compares to the blueprints laid out by FDR and LBJ – for better or for worse. Next, Heer tackles the shotty footing of the Biden campaign one year out from election day, and how his backing of the ethnic cleansing of Gaza has weakened it further as various elements of his coalition – particularly among young, and Black and Brown Americans – begin to crumble. After parsing through the complete disconnect between the US political class and their voters, and the terrifying impact it could have, Jeet, Sam and Emma walk through the particularly out-of-touch doctrine of the GOP as Mike Johnson becomes perhaps the second most powerful theocrat in recent US history.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Shawn Fain reflect on the UAW’s incredible fight, Joe Manchin step back from reelection, and assess the biggest races heading into 2024. Michael Knowles theocrats all over himself, Dylan in Kentucky discusses the future of McConnell’s seat, Timmy from Nebraska asks about Iran, and Ross from NY vents his frustrations with US politicians. The MR Crew discusses the internal backlash within US politics to the complete alignment of the political class with Israel’s ethnic cleansing, and bears witness to the horrors of a Jordan Peterson music video, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Alex Kane, senior staff reporter at Jewish Currents, to discuss his recent piece entitled "A “McCarthyite Backlash” Against Pro-Palestine Speech." Then, she speaks with Shah Meer Baloch, reporter covering Pakistan for The Guardian, to discuss his recent reporting on the mass deportations of undocumented Afghans in the country. Then, she speaks with Shah Meer Baloch, reporter covering Pakistan for The Guardian, to discuss his recent reporting on the mass deportations of undocumented Afghans in the country. First, Emma runs through updates on Blinken’s presumptive plan for Gaza, the climbing death toll, continuing pushback to the support for the apartheid regime of Israel, SAG-AFTRA’s strike, and Trump’s fraud case, before parsing through the moving testimony of Rashida Tlaib on the House Floor. Alex Kane then joins, jumping right into what the term “McCarthyite” actually means, and why this genuine “cancel culture” that centers the active stigmatization and silencing of counter-hegemonic ideology makes for such an apt comparison to the ongoing reaction to the pro-Palestine movement. Kane walks through the recent examples of the amplified doxxing of college students involved in Pro-Palestine organizing, the rescinding of job offers from major law firms over similar activities, and the active silencing of college students by our own educational and political institutions, before looking at the hyper-racialized (and particularly Islamophobic) nature of this organized suppression. Kane and Emma wrap up by tackling the growing violence of this McCarthyite backlash, and how state support bolsters that threat. Shah Meer Baloch then quickly establishes a quick background on Pakistan’s ongoing eviction of Afghan refugees amid tensions between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban, centering on the constant threat of terror attacks in Pakistan. After tackling the details of Pakistan’s deadline for Afghan refugees, Meer Baloch and Emma conclude the interview with an assessment of the Taliban’s role in forcing these refugees out of Afghanistan, and what the actual logistics of the plan are.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Matt Binder as they discuss the spineless coverage of the censuring of Rashida Tlaib, the genuine exterminationist goals of Zionism, and why the entire conflict has actually been about Meghan McCain, actually. Brian from Chicago parses through the interpersonal difficulties that have come from this conflict, Ben explores his personal conflicts around voting rhetoric, and Nikki Haley eviscerates Vivek Ramaswamy. Alex from Florida shares his perspective on Jewish-American reactions to the ongoing conflict, and the MR Crew reflects on the long history of bad-faith negotiations with Israel, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Aaron Kleinman, director of research for the States Project at Future Now, to break down last night's election results. Then, Sam talks to Brittany Dorris, a 5th grade teacher in Portland, Oregon, to give us an update from the picket line on the teacher's strike.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s continued ethnic cleansing of Gaza, protests at US ports to shut down military aid, election day in the US, Donald Trump’s fraud case, the upcoming GOP debate, SAG-AFTRA negotiations, labor action, and the global climate emergency, before watching CNBC grapple with UAW’s incredible victory. Then, Sam and Emma jump into the start of Mike Johnson’s speakership, highlighted by an incoming government shutdown and a massive influx of aid to Israel, before parsing through the more *personal* elements of his identity that have recently come to light. They also tackle the absurdity of recent attempts to paint the US as having a *lack* of leverage over Israel, walk through the practicalities of a ceasefire, and what an attempt to actually dismantle Hamas would look like (if Israel or Biden cared).

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss recent bad-faith arguments about the call for Palestinian liberation “From the River to the Sea,” and Israel’s absolute refusal to ever engage with any civil Palestinian liberation movement, before watching Simone Sanders’ recent comments on Biden’s candidacy moving forward. Ramsey, a Palestinian calling in from the DMV, reflects on the long history of the pain and occupation of the Palestinian people and why it is only just now getting acknowledged by the Western world, Abdul from Atlanta discusses Biden’s failed promises to Black Americans, and Jay from Troy dives into some odd strategy from the GOP candidate in his local Mayoral race. Donald Trump’s lawyer takes after the best, and Sam and Emma parse deeper into the FBI probe of Eric Adams’ Chief Fundraiser, plus your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Robert P. Jones, President and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), to discuss his recent book The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy: and the Path to a Shared American Future. First, Sam and Emma break down what has taken place over the weekend in Israel and Gaza, as well as the enormous pro-Palestine demonstrations that were held across the world, specifically the massive march that took place in Washington D.C. to demand a ceasefire. Then, they're joined by Robert, who discusses his research on something known as the "discovery doctrine", a policy put in place by colonizers in the 15th century to justify expropriating lands of indigenous peoples abroad in the name of Western/European exploration and conquering, and how that doctrine has even been used to this day to justify anti-indigenous Supreme Court rulings and policy as recently as the early 1990's. Robert also delves in 3 different communities in Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Mississippi and draws a through line between them, highlighting how indignities inflicted by white settlers on indigenous peoples and by racist whites later on in history on black people characterized all of them, with the "discovery doctrine", while with slight permutations, defines the interactions across ethnicities in those areas. Jones also makes clear the connection between Christian nationalism and white supremacy, and how much of the colonizing mindset, from the 15th century conquests of explorers like Hernando de Soto up until the expeditions of settlers moving West during the time of "Manifest Destiny" in the late 1800's, are defined by both ideologies. Before he leaves, Robert threads this particular needle to the present day in the time of Speaker Mike Johnson, someone he refers to as "the embodiment of Christian nationalism in a tailored suit."

And in the Fun Half, Sam and Emma touch on the terrible polling out of the NYTimes/Siena college, as well as ABCNews/Ipsos, that shows Biden's favorability plummeting and him losing multiple hypothetical swing state matchups with Trump, a showing so bad that even David Axelrod wants Biden to consider stepping aside. Then, they check in on some of the progressive House members appearances on the weekend shows, where Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Jamaal Bowman highlighted the complicity of the Israeli military on the atrocities in Gaza; they also take a look at Israeli historian Avi Shlaim debunking some of the rhetoric surrounding the so-called "divisiveness" of the phrase "from the river to the sea." They also take a look at Sen. Cory Booker trying desperately to stop a pro-ceasefire chant from growing at one of his rallies, to the tune of "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge. They then turn to Norm Finkelstein schooling some moron on Russia Today who accuses him of hating Jews (Finkelstein is the son of Holocaust survivors), then get to the most important thing on today's schedule: The premiere of the trailer for "Jingle Smells" the new Sean Hannity-produced Christmas movie starring former SNL luminaries Jim Breuer and Victoria Jackson. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Jacob Silverman, co-author of the book Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud with Ben McKenzie, and host of The Naked Emperor podcast on the CBC, to discuss FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's recent fraud and conspiracy convictions. And, Jacob has a special announcement! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the FTC’s case against Amazon, more Eric Adams drama, Trump’s fraud case, the EPA, and the US economy, before discussing the Democratic fear-of-ceasefire when doing any messaging – and the importance of that starting to shift Jacob Silverman then joins, diving right into the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried, the former face of Crypto, beginning one year ago today with the leaking of an FTX balance sheet exposing the first strands of massive conspiracy and fraud between SBF’s companies FTX and Alameda, leading up to this week’s conviction of him and multiple co-conspirators. After walking through the economic exposé, Silverman parses through the uncovering of the farce of SBF’s philosophy of “effective altruism,” and the expansive ties of FTX’s funds, before wrapping up with why this disaster hasn’t tainted the crypto industry as much as would be expected. Sam and Emma also look at the incredible cold-hearted coverage of Palestinians by the mainstream media, and touch on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ comments on the hypocrisy of zionist “democracy.”

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Jewish Voice for Peace, the Philly Palestine Coalition, and If Not Now swarm Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, discuss the influence of the war on terror on Netanyahu’s regime, and the potential economic influence of the Ben Gurion Canal on Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The GOP turns on Tommy Tuberville, the Las Vegas culinary union plans a strike, and Donald Trump launches Trump University 2.0. The MR Crew remembers Ady Barkan, plus, your IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Blair LM Kelley, director of The Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, to discuss her recent book Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class. First, Emma runs through updates on Biden’s call for a humanitarian pause in Gaza, Dick Durbin’s call for a ceasefire, the death toll in Gaza, the split between House and Senate GOP, the failure of both censure votes in the House, Oregon’s teachers strike, and legal battles involving Trump and trans rights, before parsing through Lindsay Graham’s despicable response to Israel’s bombing of Palestinians civilians. Blair LM Kelley then joins, jumping right into the absurd presentation of the working class in US politics, with a consistent focus on rural and suburban white populations despite the long and intricate history of a Black and POC working class in the US. First, Kelley steps back and parses through her own family’s history as members of the Black working class in the US, exploring how they were barred from working the jobs that they were skilled in or that allowed them any economic or social freedom – a practice deeply embedded in the US’ history well after the Civil War – before stepping back to analyze how this systemic deskilling of African Americans alongside the social segregation worked to shape the stereotypes of Black Americans as dependent on the government, despite the constant reality of Black Americans paying the same taxes and receiving drastically fewer benefits. Skipping a couple of centuries forward, Kelley then walks Emma through the role of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the designation of “essential” workers, in bringing the problem of proper compensation and fair working conditions for Black and POC Americans back to the fore. Next, Kelley looks at the industry of domestic labor as a central institution in the stunting of labor rights and conditions for Black and POC Americans – particularly women – before wrapping up with the myth of the “Working Class Trump Voter” and the intense intersection between labor and citizenship in the topic at hand. Emma also touches on the recent raid of a top Eric Adams fundraiser by the FBI and NYPD.

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It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with author and labor organizer Jane McAlevey about the UAW's recent progress in obtaining tentative agreements with the Big Three automakers, as well as the state of U.S. labor organizing writ large. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s bombing of Gazan refugee camps, international backlash to Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing, more GOP infighting, labor action, Trump’s legal cases, a suit against realtors, Biden’s student loan program, and the continued need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, before touching on Wolf Blitzer’s astonishment as he interviews an unapologetic IDF spokesperson on the recent bombing of refugee camp in Gaza. Jane McAlevey then joins, walking through her insider perspective on the evolution of the labor movement over the last three decades, with the Chicago Teachers Union’s election of Karen Lewis in 2010 marking a major turning point in the raising of worker expectations across the US, planting the seeds for a renaissance of worker action over the next decade, before the Pandemic slammed a brief lid on growing discontent, ramping up the pressure on the working class and resulting in the post-COVID explosion of labor action across the US. Next, McAlevey focuses in on the UAW’s particular journey over the last decade, beginning with an assist from the DOJ with an investigation into the corruption of UAW leadership forcing the union structure’s hand in holding a direct election of the next union president, a choice that – when joined with low voter turnout – saw the election of Shawn Fain (despite extended pushback from remaining leadership). Moving into the era of Fain, McAlevey explores what we can learn from the UAW’s incredible militancy, and addresses the biggest errors she sees facing modern unionization attempts, before she, Sam, and Emma assess the rulings coming out of the NLRB, and the valuable (but limited) impact they can have. McAlevey also tackles both what the UAW’s strike won, and why that victory was so important, before wrapping up with what’s on the horizon for labor organizing in the US.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma talk about AI and copyright, watch the footage of Code Pink’s protest of Blinken, and address the absurd and enraging conflation of anti-zionism and anti-semitism. The MR crew also shares some bigfoot stories, watch Mike Johnson and Tulsi Gabbard present their bigotry on Fox, and Joe Rogan and Elon Musk invent a perpetual smoke-blowing machine. Plus, your IMs!

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Happy Halloween & News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma speak with Daniel Nichanian, editor-in-chief of Bolts Magazine, to discuss the biggest upcoming races and ballot measures next Tuesday November 7th. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s rejection of a ceasefire, the continuing ethnic cleansing of Gaza, advancing attacks in the West Bank, Mike Johnson’s speakership, the Supreme Court ethics investigation, the Maine Shooter, and X’s dwindling worth, before watching Shawn Fain’s statements on the UAW’s record contract as a “call to action” to workers everywhere. Daniel Nichanian then joins, diving right into updates on Ohio’s continuing abortion referendum spree, with the first success this summer coming under challenge once again next Tuesday, also touching on the state’s other referendums, and where the mass-early voting numbers suggest these races will go. Next, Nichanian looks to Pennsylvania’s massive state Supreme Court election, a race that has already incurred millions in spending, exploring the particular role that voter and felon disenfranchisement play in the election, both as a major factor in who gets to vote and as a central agenda item facing the Court. Wrapping up, Daniel walks Sam and Emma through the other states with the biggest disenfranchisement problems heading into Tuesday, namely Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia, and what to look for as their constituents head to the ballot box.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma put out a call to action to parse through Speaker Johnson’s podcast, parse through various issues with mainstream media’s ongoing coverage of the “Israel-Hamas war,” and Eric Weinstein finally takes a brave stand in talking about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Patrick Bet-David brings DeSantis to heel, Al from Cincinnati expands on Ohio’s upcoming ballot, and Sydney from Washington asks for some help with Rep. Gluesenkamp. Evan from Texas dives into Texas’ upcoming referendum, Greg Gutfeld bravely takes on criticisms of collective punishment, and Stephen Crowder finally takes on theocracy, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Brian Merchant, tech columnist at the Los Angeles Times, to discuss his recent book Blood in the Machine:The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech. First, Sam runs through updates on Israeli operations in Gaza as 2 million Palestinians remain stuck in a terrorized blackout, external (and internal) calls for ceasefire, UAW’s record contracts, and Donald Trump’s candidacy, before watching Hunter Professor Rosalind Petchesky’s reflections from Friday’s Jewish Voices for Peace protest in Grand Central. Brian Merchant then joins, diving right into the misrepresentation of the Luddites in mass culture – largely expressing their aversion to technology as a problem of intelligence or conservatism, rather than their actual ideology, which objected to technology’s role in increasing (rather than decreasing) labor exploitation in industrializing England. Stepping back, Merchant then contextualizes the rise of Luddism in the 18th Century, walking through the particularly rapid mechanization of the textile and cloth industries, bolstered by increasing cotton production from the slave trade in North America, and the complete alignment of the Crown with the Capitalists’ decision to leverage technological development for themselves, and against labor, consumers, and community. Next, Merchant dives into the story of George Meller to paint a picture of the climax of the Luddite movement at the turn of the 19th Century, as, despite their best efforts, the 1800s see even more anti-labor automatization, pushing their tactics from disruption to destruction, only for violent pushback from the Crown and dwindling public support to eventually crush the movement. Wrapping up, Merchant explores the legacy of the Luddite movement, both as a foreshadowing of the role of the state in labor disputes, and in putting forward the blueprint for the militant unionism we see carried out by the most successful labor coalitions of today.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Netanyahu update the public on Israel’s ground operation in Gaza with an unsurprisingly genocidal allegory, and explore the diverse array of dehumanizing reactions to the conflict among Democratic figures – from Fetterman and Gottheimer to Jake Tapper. They also discuss Mike Pence’s failure to hang with the GOP Presidential hopefuls, and DeSantis’ attack on Pro-Palestine college voices, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam is BACK from jury duty! He speaks with Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. First, Sam runs through updates on the US’ airstrike in Syria, Israel’s tank raids in Gaza, the climbing death toll in Gaza, UAW labor action, the shooter still on the run in Maine, Mike Johnson’s Speakership, Georgia’s gerrymander, and George Santos’ standing within the NY GOP. Ryan Grim then joins as he and Sam walk through Biden’s decision to bomb Iranian facilities in Syria in an attempt to *prevent* the Israel-Gaza conflict from becoming regional, before stepping back to look at the problems with Biden’s greater approach to the ethnic cleansing in Gaza, including his recent choice to legitimize doubts about the internationally-backed numbers of Gaza’s Ministry of Health, and his full-throated backing of Israel’s mission. After tackling some of the other responses we’ve seen from the US left, Grim and Sam watch some of Mike Johnson’s theocratic highlights through the years as they explore the absurdity of his speakership, and the Republican party as a whole, before wrapping up with an assessment of the Matt Gaetz of it all.

And in the Fun Half: Sam talks with Russell from Dallas about gun control activism, Sam from Boston discusses his roots as a Christian Gazan, the devastating impact of the war on his community, and the interfaith nature of Palestine and Palestinians. Republicans attempt to claim Trans rights interfere with school shootings, Jamie from Maine expands on the states’ upcoming referendums, and Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP’s presidential hopefuls. Dave Rubin gets triggered by the mere mention of Sam, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Katie J. Wells, postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University, to discuss her recent book Disrupting D.C.: The Rise of Uber and the Fall of the City. Then, she speaks with Alex Sammon, politics writer at Slate, about the new speakership of Rep. Mike Johnson and his recent piece in Harper's entitled "Forbidden Fruit: The anti-avocado militias of Michoacán." First, Emma runs through updates on yesterday’s mass shooting in Maine, the ongoing hunt for the shooter, Israel’s sneak preview of the mass cleansing of Gaza, the IDF’s bombing of journalists’ families, Mike Johnson’s speakership, UAW labor success, Trump’s legal woes, North Carolina’s gerrymander, and Hurricane Otis wreaking havoc on Acapulco, before watching Newt Gingrich step forward to bravely spin yesterday’s mass shooting for the GOP. Then Katie J. Wells joins, first stepping back to contextualize the Uber boom in 2011 within the recovery from the great recession and a massive influx in money to Silicon Valley, and the lingering impact of mass urban disinvestment and decay of the 1980s. Next, Wells looks to this moment as the apex of the rise of technological solutionism, parsing through the story of D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron Linton’s attempted sting on Uber’s illegal operation, and the following pivot by the city to begin a push against regulation as a public good, embracing Big Tech’s fig leaf for cheaper labor practices. After walking through the incredible political battle that Uber and Big Tech waged to push the gig economy past local economies, Katie and Emma wrap up with an acknowledgment of the important role Uber has played for workers in the gig economy, and the need for greater economic reform so Uber is no longer a viable solution. Alex Sammon then walks through his assessment of the nascent Speakership of Mike Johnson, a nondescript right-wing bigot, first clarifying what distinction the GOP moderates were able to manufacture between him and other extremist candidates, before tackling his generically bigoted, theocratic, and fascistic agenda. Wrapping up, Sammon tackles Johnson’s role in representing the GOP’s extreme evangelical base, what that means for the future of queer people, and how the right-wing media is somehow spinning the election of the mastermind behind Trump’s coup as a success for moderate republicanism.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they watch the continuing dehumanization of Palestinians in mainstream news, Colin from Missouri explores getting involved in activism, and Mary from Maine on the horrors of her states’ gun laws. They also watch Owen Schroyer’s final plea as InfoWars abandons him ahead of his Insurrection jailing, Justin from Bremerton tackles some arguments for gun reform, Jeff from Minneapolis discusses the comparison between occupation in Palestine and Ireland in the 1900s, and the MR Crew watches Celtic fans in Glasgow show stunning solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. Shawn Fain announces major victories in the UAW strike, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Emma speaks with Sophia Moccio and Aaron Habrack, ICU nurses at the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss the recent developments in their strike, which has lasted over 75 days. Then, Emma is joined by Bhaskar Sunkara, president of The Nation, to discuss his recent piece in The Guardian on the 40th anniversary of the coup in Grenada. First, Emma runs through updates on Israel’s bombarding of a blockaded Gaza, the UN Secretary General’s calls for a ceasefire, DeSantis’ crackdown on pro-Palestine action, and the potential speakership of Mike Johnson. Sophia Moccio and Aaron Habrack then join, first reflecting on the 83 days that they and the other RWJ Nurses have been on strike and the severe backlash that they’ve faced at the hands of RWJ management, before stepping back to assess the conditions that pushed the nurses to this point, with a particular focus on the over-working and under-staffing that led to poor patient care. After looking at the massive role RWJ plays within both New Brunswick and New Jersey writ large, Sophia and Habrack tackle the legislative reform they’re hoping New Jersey will institute, and how we – on the outside – can help. Bhaskar Sunkara then jumps right into the forgotten story of the only successful socialist revolution in the anglophone world – that of Grenada – and what we can learn from its memory 40 years after a US invasion crushed it. After briefly exploring the role that socialist internationalism – particularly with Cuba – played in bolstering this revolution (and the US’ opposition to it), Bhaskar steps back to walk Emma through the conditions of the absurd and corrupt rule of Eric Gairy that primed the radicalizing afro-Caribbean population for revolution, exploring how some 50 people drew on popular support to overthrow a regime of thousands. Next, Sunkara and Emma run through the overwhelming and immediate success of the socialist policies under Maurice Bishop, as well as the incredible effort it took from an incredibly small movement, before wrapping up with the eventual decline of Bishop’s regime and the Regan-backed overthrow of his party after four short years in power.

And in the Fun Half: Emma discusses the Peter Thiel–SBF origin connections, explores Eric Toller and the NYT’s visual investigation into Israel’s role in the bombing of al-Ahli Arab Hospital, and why such reporting is so important. Sandy from Ontario expands on yesterday’s discussion about the ostracization and marginalization of Sarah Jamma from Canadian politics, the Speakership of anti-gay, anti-choice, and election-denying bigot Mike Johnson, and the GOP’s continuing attack on Social Security. Yosef from Israel on his appreciation for MR’s Reporting (and a small piece of context), and Barnaby Raine touches on the UK’s anti-Semitic panic, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

It's News Tuesday! But first, Emma speaks with Jacob Sugarman, lifestyle editor at the Buenos Aires Herald, to discuss the recent results in the Argentinian presidential race, which is now heading into a runoff. First, Emma runs through updates on the growing death toll in Gaza, the release of Hamas’ hostages, Donald Trump’s legal and electoral woes, UAW labor action, the impeachment of Joe Biden, the first publicly funded religious charter school, and Bob Menendez’s complete lack of guilt, before parsing through recent statement from both State Department martyr Josh Paul and AOC on the US’ failure to hold Israel to account with the Leahy law. Jacob Sugarman then joins, parsing through the lukewarm good news coming out of Argentina, with the center-left’s Sergio Massa beating out far-right dark horse candidate Javier Milei and pushing the presidential election to a runoff, before stepping back to analyze what so particular about Milei’s brand of “anti-establishment” politics, anarcho-capitalism, and general bigotry, and why it has won him his base of young Argentinian men. After contextualizing Milei’s rise within the ongoing economic crisis facing Argentinians today, which has seen years of skyrocketing poverty, debt, and inflation, Sugarman walks Emma through the alternatives to Milei’s anarcho-capitalism, namely Sergio Massa, before wrapping up with the dangers of historical revisionism among the far-right and their junta connections. Emma also touches on the myth of a crimewave, the House GOP’s Speakership chaos, and dances on the grave of an enemy.

And in the Fun Half: Emma watches Fox & Friends go crazy for a ground invasion of Gaza, before parsing through the Times of Israel’s own assessment of such an operation, also talking with Ross from North Carolina on gameplan toward funding Ukraine, and watching Cenk Uygur the moral case for Palestinians on Piers Morgan. Timor from Ontario dives into the chaos in Canadian politics over Israel-Palestine divides, and the MR Crew watches speeches by Donald Trump on being Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Mandela on terrorism and Israel, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Ilan Pappe, professor of history at the University of Exeter and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, to discuss the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s continuing bombardment of the people of Gaza, their expanding attack in the West Bank, global pro-Palestine action, the GOP’s speakership clown car, SAG-AFTRA’s strike, crime rates, and local news funding, before parsing through the hilarious task that is being a republican talking to media right now. Professor Pappe then joins, diving right into Israel’s response to the Hamas attacks on October 7th, including the media’s persistent revenge narrative arming the population for a compassionless siege on Gaza, the pervasive understanding by Israeli civilians that the Israeli army and government can’t and won’t protect them, and why – despite seeing the necessity – the Israeli public is not open to a discussion of alternatives to Israeli occupation. Stepping back, Professor Pappe then walks Sam and Emma through the genesis of the Zionist movement as an attempt to redefine Jewish identity as a nationality amid increasing persecution (and national-identity building) in 19th-century Europe, tackling backing of the project by European states and the US during the onset of the 20th Century, as they sought a clean expulsion of Jews from Europe, with an extra emphasis for the British on expanding their sphere of influence. After expanding on the Western-led colonial structure of the establishment of Israel – particularly in the ethnic cleansing of local populations – Ilan Pappe walks through the thriving cosmopolitan world of pre-Israel Palestine, one in which communities and religions coexisted, as a proper pretext for a discussion of the following eviction and cleansing of these local populations in the leadup to the Nakba in 1948, also touching on the use of Europe’s own crimes against Jewish people as a justification for the violence being imposed upon the Palestinians from 1948 on. Wrapping up, Sam, Emma, and Professor Pappe explore the obvious failings of an Israeli two-state solution, why a single multi-racial, multi-ethnic democracy with full rights for Palestinians is the only viable option, and how Israel and Palestine are reading the international responses to the occupation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma are joined by Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Gaza, respectively, Jim Jordan’s humiliation streak, Israel’s offensives and their rising death tolls, various US agencies, and Apple’s problem with Jon Stewart, before diving into the growing discontent with Israel among Arab countries in the Middle East. Digby then joins as she walks through her reflections on the last week in global politics, tackling the failure of Biden’s immediate response to Israel’s offensive, the potential of a greater regional conflict, and the shortcomings of the Ukraine comparison. Next, Digby, Sam, and Emma tackle the changing opinion on Israel – particularly among younger generations – as well as the right’s unsurprising response to the conflict (virulent Islamophobia) before shifting to the hilarity that is the state of the GOP, including the potential “solutions” to their speakership debacle, intra-party violence, and wrapping up with an assessment of where Trump stands in his various legal battles.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Donald Trump attempt to blame someone else for Iran’s nuclear program, Greg from Philly dives into the political shitshow that is British media, Chadwick from Detroit has a little conspiracy to share, and Blake from Detroit discusses freedom of speech for politicians. They also tackle the insane censorship and threatening of pro-Palestine voices, Israel’s complete failure in making the world safer for Jews, and a few updates on the Republican’s speakership debacle, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! Emma speaks with Spencer Headworth, associate professor of sociology at Purdue University, to discuss his recent book Rules of the Road: The Automobile and the Transformation of American Criminal Justice. First, Emma runs through updates on the arrest of 500 peaceful anti-zionist protesters in DC at a Jewish Voices for Peace rally, the growing death and devastation out of Gaza, US Aid to war, Jim Jordan’s speakership, Trump’s legal battles, and the hot labor market, before parsing through the moving speeches by Rashida Tlaib and Naomi Klein at the JVP rally. Spencer Headworth then joins as he dives right into the evolution of the automobile and its particular impact on policing in the US. First, Headworth walks through the general bloody invention of the car (causing more American deaths over WWI than the war did), and the capitulation of the US government to the whims of corporations, initiating a slow but sure reassignment of the roads from a public place – for play, community, and commerce – to one exclusively for automobiles, with the criminalization of pedestrian use of the vast majority of streets under jaywalking. Expanding on this, Headworth dives into the impact of the automobile revolution on the implementation of the 4th Amendment, with prohibition law enforcement ramping up the use of “probable cause” to stop and search an automobile and its driver, particularly as traffic stops became the primary interaction between citizens and the state. Moving to the second half of the 20th Century, Emma and Spencer explore the role of both suburbanization – and the parallel decimation of urban areas – and in reinventing American segregation, and interstate highways in pushing the federalization of the very same crimes that were punishing Black and brown Americans at increasingly horrifying numbers, before tackling how all of these elements, aided by the wars on drugs and poverty, pushed racial biases to the center of policing strategy. Wrapping up, they look at the devastating impact of policing’s evolution alongside the automobile, and how it serves to reinforce the US police state. Emma concludes the free half by watching Fox & Friends begin to eat the moderate Republicans alive for refusing to endorse Jim Jordan’s speakership.

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It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Caroline Lucas, executive director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU), to discuss the recent tentative agreement the union reached with management after a three day strike. Then, in a pre-recorded conversation, Sam spoke yesterday with Meron Rapoport, editor of Local Call and writer at +972 Magazine, to discuss his recent piece entitled

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! But first, in a prerecorded conversation, Sam and Emma speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his recent piece on the escalating situation in Israel and Gaza entitled "Biden refuses to talk 'ceasefire' though it could prevent a regional war." First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Biden’s visit to Israel, calls from the House for a ceasefire, Jim Jordan’s upcoming speakership vote (and Democrats’ response), the UAW, SCOTUS, and Biden’s deal with Venezuela, before parsing through Ron DeSantis bringing his classic bigotry to the Israel-Gaza conflict as he tries to resuscitate his campaign. Trita Parsi then joins, outlining the peripheral players in the Israel-Gaza conflict, first looking to Hezbollah’s ongoing skirmishes with Israel to the north, as well as Iran’s relationship with Hezbollah, and the existing tensions between these players and Hamas, before walking through developments on the border between Gaza and Egypt, and the future of the 1.1 million inhabitants of northern Gaza. After tackling the Biden Administration’s and State Departments’ developing responses to the conflict, beginning with their full-throated support for military action in Gaza – to the point of banning the use of terms like “ceasefire” and “de-escalation” from any public statements – Sam, Emma, and Parsi explore Biden’s stance as largely tied to domestic opinion, rather than foreign policy, and what that means for pushing a ceasefire. Wrapping up, Trita discusses growing tensions in the West Bank amid the genocide of Gazans, and Sam and Emma cover another failed GOP speakership vote, live!

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma parse through the results from Jim Jordan’s Speakership attempt, explore the parallels and shortcomings of a Gaza-Iraq comparison, and talk with Haley from Montana about the politics of polling. The MR Crew also listens to the newest earsore in right-wing music, Matt Walsh discusses colonization and the wonders it did for human dignity, and Cucker from Chicago dives into labor ongoings in the retail, grocery, and pharmaceutical world. Kevin McCarthy blames Democrats for the GOP’s dysfunction, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, to discuss the ongoing situation on the ground in the Gaza Strip. First Sam and Emma run through updates on stalled aid to Gaza, Israel’s ongoing assault, the West’s unconditional support for Israel, the GOP’s ongoing Speakership fight, fascist ongoings in the US, and surprising election results in Louisiana and Poland, before David Dayen helps them parse through the unsurprising absurdity of the House GOP’s speakership fight coming down to ultimatums from Fox News hosts. Omar Shakir then joins as he jumps right into the history of the Gaza Strip, from the beginning of its occupation by Israel in 1967, through the establishment of their full blockade on people, goods, and aid in the wake of their military withdrawal in 2005, which launched the current era of strict apartheid and de facto Hamas rule. After briefly touching on the international politics around the 2007 blockade and election of Hamas in Gaza, Shakir explores how the Israeli government has supported and maintained Hamas’ rule as a part of their “policy of separation” between Gaza and the West Bank, and a central tool against the establishment of a Palestinian state. Wrapping up, Omar explores the obvious parallels between the current assault on Palestinians in Gaza and the 1948 Nakba that began the occupation, the recent discovery of Israel’s use of white phosphorus, and what a push for a ceasefire and an end to apartheid could look like.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma continue to chat with David as they watch Marc Lamont Hill refuse to let Israel’s euphemisms for war crimes slide, Lindsay Graham’s attempt to use Israel to elect Jim Jordan, and Fox News’ attempt to argue that the true war crimes were making it look like Israel was committing war crimes in the first place. The GOP continues to struggle over the speakership as Jim Jordan rises to the top of the cr*ap heap, Washington Brain continues to infect DC as right-wing alienation eviscerates the suburbs, and a commenter has an interesting theory on aid to Israel, plus, your IMs!

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It's Casual Friday! Emma is joined by Noah Kulwin, co-host of the Blowback podcast, to round up a chaotic week in news. First, Emma runs through updates on Israel’s impossible order to Gazans, rising death numbers, and continuing war crimes, as well as the US reneging on Iran, Bob Menendez’s corruption, labor action, climate change, and more, before parsing through the explicitly genocidal rhetoric coming from the top of Israeli and US politics. Noah Kulwin then parses through Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza, including an impossible evacuation order, the complete lack of symmetry in the Israel-Palestine relationship, and the total control of Israel’s apartheid system. After touching on Israel’s knowledge of an impending attack, Noah and Emma discuss the severe (and unsurprising) failure of Israel’s attempt to beat Palestine into submission, before wrapping up with the dramatic double standards for pro-Palestine and pro-Israel stances in the media. Emma concludes the free half with a quick update on the rise and fall of the theoretical nomination of Steve Scalise to House Speakership, and the increasing bad blood within the GOP.

And in the Fun Half: Emma watches British journalist Owen Jones attempt to fend off a British MP’s relentless apartheid apologia, looks back on Noam Chomsky’s statements on the asymmetry of Israel-Palestine relations, and talks with Ulysses from Cincinnati about a new outsider candidate in the 2024 election. El from Toronto explores the role of conscription in Israel’s project of genocide, Karine Jean-Pierre calls anti-genocide rhetoric “repugnant” on behalf of Joe Biden, and Nathan from the South East discusses his perspective on the troubled teen industry. Matt Walsh finally has some thoughts on queer childhood, and Mike from Brooklyn discusses solidarity action with Palestine, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

Sam is coming to us LIVE for Day 2 of the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s siege on Gaza, Blinken’s unconditional support for the IDF, Steve Scalise’s speakership limbo, expanding UAW action, stalling SAG-AFTRA negotiations, and general tidbits on US democracy, before exploring the ongoing disaster in Gaza as we stand on the precipice of an even larger crime against humanity, with Israel punishing some 2 million Gazans, half of whom are children, for the crimes of some 45k Hamas fighters. Sam then sits down with various lawyers from the law firm Levin Papantonio Rafferty as they parse through their ongoing mass tort cases against some of the world’s biggest corporations to hold them to account for their active lies and omissions. First, Caleb Cunningham joins to explore his work attempting to hold the “troubled teen” industry to account, walking through the unregulated rise of these carceral facilities for minors, and the pervasive trauma that they have left on the children and families they are supposedly helping. After touching on the tactics the industry uses to get around bad publicity or accountability, they wrap up with a conversation on the differences between class actions and other forms of mass tort. Troy Rafferty then joins to explore the devastating impact of Big Pharma’s price gouging of life-saving insulin medication, tackling the prevalence of diabetes and the central role insulin plays in mitigating its deadly impacts, and the role both manufacturers and pharmaceutical middle-men (called Pharmacy Benefit Managers) play in exponentially pushing up the prices on irreplaceable drugs, before they wrap up with a conversation on the failure of the US government to properly hold these bad actors accountable, and what a single-payer system could do to prevent this from ever happening again. Lastly, Peter Mougey discusses his ongoing battle against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in actively perpetuating the opioid crisis in the US, and how they were able to track the malpractice on the part of these industries in refusing to flag clear regional abuse of their drugs. Sam and Emma also discuss the absurd coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, with Fox & Friends painting Hamas’ violence as Palestinians being ungrateful, before they step back to walk through Hamas’ long-time history as a wing of Israel’s war against a Palestinian state, making parallels with the US’ midwifing of the Taliban. Wrapping up, Sam and Emma watch the “radical right” of the GOP immediately shut down any potential hope of a Scalise speakership, and Tim Pool points to female autonomy as the end of feminism.

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Sam is coming to us LIVE from the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! First, he and Emma run through updates on Israel’s assault on Gaza in the wake of Hamas’ terror attacks, the House GOP’s behind-closed-doors speakership battle, the Fed’s SILENCING of PATRIOT George Santos, and electoral battles in Ohio and North Carolina, before parsing through Biden’s recent statements on the Israel-Gaza conflict, and the speakership battle between Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise. Then, Sam is joined by various tort lawyers from the law firm of Levin Papantonio Rafferty to discuss their ongoing cases taking on some of the most heinous (alleged) lies and omissions perpetrated by corporations. First, Chris Tisi walks through the long-ongoing case against Johnson and Johnson for the myriad health defects that came from the talc in their Baby Powder formula – an issue of which J&J was well aware and actively sought to keep secret. After exploring the timeline of the case against J&J, Tisi dives into the company’s manipulation of US bankruptcy law to completely avoid paying the settlement of the case via the “Texas Two-Step,” and how he’s pushing to hold them accountable (once again). Sara Pappantonio then explores her case against the preterm-infant formulas of various companies, including Abbott Labs and Johnson and Johnson, for knowingly employing the use of cow’s milk despite preterm infants’ inability to digest it, resulting in devastating cases of necrotizing enterocolitis. Chris Paulos, next, dives into the prevalence of the active money laundering schemes run by massive banks for illegal operations – from terrorist organizations to gangs – and the cat-and-mouse catch-up game that has developed with lawyers and regulators chasing after these illegal operations as the banks attempt to find newer loopholes. Last, Cameron Stephenson tackles his developing case on Ozempic’s unnamed off-label side-effects that have come to light since the drug took off in popularity, including stomach paralysis and gastroparesis of various permanence, and what the early stages of these cases look like. Sam and Emma also touch on Nancy Mace’s quintessential theatre-kid routine on The House Floor, RFK’s evolution into libertarianism (and Trump’s fear of that), responses to Steve Scalise’s likely speakership nomination, and RFK’s Israeli propaganda.

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Direct download: 10_11_Vegas_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Emma speaks with Jeff Schuhrke, assistant professor in labor studies at SUNY Empire State University, to discuss his recent piece at In These Times entitled "“This Fight Is Global”: Workers Around the World Are Standing With Striking U.S. Autoworkers." Then, she's joined by blogger Ettingermentum to discuss his piece entitled "The Modern Electoral History of Transphobia." First, Emma runs through updates on Israel’s devastating siege on Gaza, including the rising death tolls on both sides, the international response to the conflict, international labor action, Kevin McCarthy’s obsession with stature, Bob Menendez’s desire to run for reelection, Trump’s fraud trial, and Oklahoma’s publicly-funded religious charter, before parsing through the Israeli government’s disturbing response to Hamas’ attacks this weekend, and the large role they played in Hamas’ rise. Professor Jeff Schuhrke then dives right into the massive size of this labor movement, with the US recently seeing hundreds of thousands of laborers on strike in recent weeks, driven in large part by the United Auto Workers’ rolling strikes against the big three auto-makers. Expanding on this latter point, Professor Schuhrke explores the international solidarity being shown to the UAW amid threats to export their jobs abroad for cheaper labor, with both independent Mexican unions and Lula da Silva’s Brazilian government extending support, before he and Emma wrap up with an assessment of the incredible international labor moment, and the future of international labor solidarity. Ettingermentum (or, Josh) then joins as he walks Emma through the evolution of the GOP’s mass transphobia campaign in the face of consistent electoral blowback. Josh first touches on the North Carolina Bathroom Law in 2013 – where the GOP attempted to use its Governorship and Super Majority in the state as a testing ground for their fascist legislation – and the resulting democratic governorship of Roy Cooper that continues to this day, before walking through the second wave of attempts around the 2016 election of Donald Trump, particularly those in Virginia and New Jersey, which failed so severely they saw Donald Trump pivot to a faux-Pro-LGBT stance for the 2020 race. Wrapping up, Ettingermentum and Emma explore the role of the Democratic Party and national media in propping up the legitimacy of this electoral strategy, their important shift towards highlighting the most extreme platforms of the GOP, and why voters won’t go for outright transphobic agendas.

And in the Fun Half: Emma and the MR Crew reflect on coverage of the Israel-Gaza war (including their own) with some help from Dave from Jamaica, Jimmy Dore and Tim Pool tiptoe around any support for Palestine, and Marco Rubio makes an outright call for genocide. Gabe from Philly explores Jewish liberation outside of Zionism, Kevin McCarthy brings the Freedom caucus into his response to the Israel-Gaza conflict, and Michael Knowles continues to exemplify the right-wing attack on education. Miguel S. calls in to explore the direct connections between poverty and crime, plus, your calls and IMs!Check out Jeff's piece here: https://inthesetimes.com/article/uaw-strike-international-solidarity-mexico-brazil-union-labor

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Direct download: 10_10_Schuhrke_Ettingermentum_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam is off today, but in honor of Indigenous People's Day he spoke with Peter D'Errico, professor emeritus of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  about his recent book Federal Anti-Indian Law: The Legal Entrapment of Indigenous Peoples. But first, Emma spoke with Orly Noy, editor at Local Call and chair of B'Tselem's executive board, to discuss the recent fighting between Palestine and Israel.  Emma also walked through on the UAW’s labor action, Donald Trump’s assessment of RFK, a devastating earthquake in Afghanistan, and Gavin Newsom’s regressive veto campaign, before stepping back to look at the role of Israel’s ongoing apartheid state and Bibi Netanyahu’s genocidal government in pushing this conflict to its breaking point. Orly joins the show from Jerusalem, as she updates Emma on the state of war within Israel and Palestine, even as far from the primary conflict as Jerusalem is. Next, Noy parses through Bibi Netanyahu’s response as a perfect encapsulation of his political agenda, completely committing his power to punishing Gaza and Palestine, and shoring up his own political station. Expanding on this, Noy walks through the failure of the Israeli government to even provide safety for Israelis, dedicating their forces to a genocidal response and leaving civilian safety to civilian organizers, before she and Emma step back and assess the evolution of Netanyahu’s approach (or lack thereof) to Palestine, pulling every maneuver to bypass them politically, while maintaining a strict and severe military occupation. Wrapping up, Noy assesses Hamas’ outcast role in Palestinian politics and military resistance, and why ground invasion would be an incredibly dangerous development for the already criminally fragile open-air prison that is Gaza. Professor D’Errico then walks through the evolution of the doctrines of settler colonialism in what is now the United States, with the doctrine of Christian discovery that launched the colonial era from Spain and England setting the stage for the US’ own domestic justification for the “manifest destiny” agenda. Expanding on this, D’Errico and Sam explore the central cases in the establishment of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ‘Marshall Doctrine’ in Indian Law, which actively committed to the perspective of Christian dominion and discovery, and asserted the native peoples as a sub-human class unable to look after their land. Next, they look to the post-Marshall evolution of the doctrine, with the Court carrying its vision forward while slowly obscuring its origins, seeing it affirmatively cited even by supposedly progressive justices like RBH, without reference to Christianity. After expanding on the Marshall Doctrine’s secondary purpose as a reinforcement of federal domination over the states, D’Errico wraps up by walking through the contemporary battles over the Marshall Doctrine, the push for full assimilation of Native territories, and the need to bring the origins of the doctrine back into full public view.

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Direct download: 10_9_Noy_Derrico_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and co-host of the Politics of Everything podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, they're joined by  David Feldman of The David Feldman Show!

 

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and co-host of the Politics of Everything podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, they're joined by  David Feldman of The David Feldman Show! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the job market, Biden’s concerning anti-immigration push, environmental collapse, the GOP Speakership race, Right-Wing legal woes, another killer cop not getting charged, and Cornel West’s candidacy, before parsing a little deeper through Biden’s attempt to shirk responsibility for his regressive immigration policy. Alex Pareene then joins, as they tackle the unsurprising – yet nonetheless disappointing – developments around Dianne Feinstein’s seat, also diving into the absolute chaos within the GOP, from the Speakership battle and the government shutdown to its absolute absence of an agenda. After briefly expanding on a hilarious predicament the House GOP has put themselves in, Alex, Sam, and Emma wrap up with an analysis of various left-wing presidential candidacies. David Feldman then joins to educate Sam and Emma on film history, the Tiki Torch agenda, and the real takeaways from Shelby County vs. Holder.

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Direct download: 10_6_Pareene_Feldman_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with journalist Vincent Bevins about his recent book If We Burn:
The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution. Then, she's joined by Brian Concannon, human rights lawyer and executive director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy (IJDH) in Haiti, to discuss the UN's recent authorization of Kenyan forces into Haiti in an attempt to stabilize the country.

First, Emma runs through updates on the House GOP’s Speakership Fight 2.0, Biden border hawkery, the arrest of Code Pink activists, COVID vaccines, the Menendez fraud, various fraudulent GOP campaigns, Biden’s student debt relief, and the Alabama gerrymandering case, before parsing through the incredible launch of a 75k strong Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers’ strike. Vincent Bevins then joins, diving right into his work exploring the 2010s through the lens of mass protest and their impact, bringing to light the shocking fact that many of the most notorious protests of the era lead to the very opposite of their original goals. Next, looking to his key examples, Bevins walks Emma through the mass protests that exploded in Brazil in June 2013, looking at the role of mass and social media in highly publicizing the protests and the state’s violent response, and expanding the protests well beyond their original aims as various political groups took advantage of the moment, pushing aside the social democratic goals of original organizers in favor of broad anti-corruption, anti-regime ideas, all of which laid the path to the corrupt anti-corruption case that jailed Lula da Silva and landed Bolsonairo in the presidency. Expanding on this, Vincent Bevins parses through the failure of the organizing strategy of the new left – following decades of the crippling social and organizing structures under neoliberalism and atomization – and why the decentralization presented by largely media-driven mobilization can often see moments hijacked by more centralized and politically powerful groups, before looking more carefully at the evolution of the internet over the last two decades, and how the ideas of the social good of the internet and the neoliberal "end of history" were actively challenged as mainstream ideas. Wrapping up, Vincent and Emma explore what the successful protests of the era looked like, and the importance of a movement that speaks for itself – lest someone else speak for them. Brian Concannon then tackles the recently approved, UN-backed, Kenyan-run mission to police the people of Haiti, walking through the birth of the mission in the U.S. State Department and their intense desire to not be seen killing Black Haitians in poor neighborhoods, resulting in their outsourcing of the project to the Kenyan military. Next, Concannon parses through the interests behind the State Department’s project to maintain the unelected regime of Ariel Henry – a project they present as pro-democracy – and their hope to avoid conflict before the 2024 election, before they wrap up with an assessment of the material impact of Biden’s anti-immigration presidency.

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Direct download: 10_5_Bevins_Concannon_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Greg Iwinski member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) negotiating committee, to discuss the agreement struck between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to end their strike. Then, they're joined by Moe Tkacik, investigations editor at the The American Prospect, to discuss her recent piece on the complaint levied against Amazon by the Federal Trade Commission. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on labor action among healthcare workers and the UAW, Federal challenges to monopoly, Trump’s gag order, and Septembers record heat numbers, before parsing through the ousting of Kevin McCarthy, and his total shock in reaping what he sowed during his confirmation. Greg Iwinski then joins, first reflecting on the massive progress made by the WGA since his last MR appearance, and the ongoing process of ratifying their deal with studios – before briefly stepping back to analyze the role of the growing national labor movement and mass contraction of the streaming model in creating this moment. After briefly touching on the future of the industry model, Iwinski walks Sam and Emma through the big wins from the WGA deal, including various pay protections, job protections, and a peek behind the curtain of streaming data. Next, Moe Tkacik tackles the FTC’s ongoing anti-trust suit against Amazon, exploring the elements of monopoly that this case is targeting, and Amazon’s massive ability to leverage third-party sellers and shippers into horrendous deals – with severe algorithmic consequences if they don’t agree. After parsing through the details of the allegations (and what remains foggy), Tkacik, Sam, and Emma look to the growing anti-trust movement in both law and politics, and why anti-trust messaging is so necessary to combat the media manipulation of massive monopolies. They wrap up the interview with an analysis of the future of the anti-trust movement, and what it will take to fight against generations of brainwashing by the Chicago School of economics.

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Direct download: 10_4_Iwinski_Tkacik_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam & Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on Kevin McCarthy’s job, legal news around Trump, the CFPB, and Menendez, respectively, SAG-AFTRA negotiations, drug price negotiations, and the eviction crisis facing US children. Next, they dive a little deeper into Trump’s response to his developing fraud case in New York, coming out of the gates targeting the “corrupt” judge and AG, despite the case NOT being a jury trial, before they shift to Matt Gaetz throwing away his future to embarrass Kevin McCarthy (to everyone’s benefit), and the strategic response from Democrats to let them fight. Then, they parse through Ben Collins’ recent reporting connecting Elon Musk’s Twitter agenda to a far-right, anti-Semitic, transphobic, and anti-vax article from a former Trump speechwriter that put forward Musk’s crippling of the public square as a central tool to the future far-right successes.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Stephen Crowder attempt to clamor back into the public consciousness through gutter-level racism, talk with Ark from New Jersey on trusting military aid to Ukraine (and elsewhere), and the Right Side Broadcasting hosts have some… interesting comments on liberal women. George calls in from the SAG-AFTRA strike, Aaron from Indianapolis discusses the attack on public education, and Astrid from New Brunswick explores the impact of parents’ rights protests. Lane from Nashfield takes on the various types of cooperatives, and the MR Crew covers the live vote on McCarthy's future, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Ian Millhiser, senior correspondent at Vox, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term. Then, they're joined by litigator Mark Bankston who has a special announcement! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on our 45-day reprieve from a government shutdown, the ongoing chaos among the House GOP despite that, Gov. Newsome’s disappointing unilateral action, Donald Trump’s fraud case, and labor action nationwide, before parsing through commentary on the House GOP’s absurd power struggle. Ian Millhiser then joins, diving right into this Supreme Court term’s primary challenges to the administrative state – namely Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo – exploring the lasting governance of the Chevron Doctrine’s deference to government agencies, and the sudden emergence of the anti-democratic “Major Questions Doctrine” that the Court has been using to undermine any “major” decisions by government agencies (including student debt reform). After parsing through the evolution of these two doctrines (and the jurisprudence backing them up) and how Loper might see SCOTUS move onto the “Micromanaging Questions Doctrine,” Millhiser walks Sam and Emma through the radicalization of the US’ 5th Circuit over the Donald Trump administration, exploring how the GOP was able to blockade Obama’s appointments and confirm Trump’s en-masse. Wrapping up, Ian, Sam, and Emma tackle the far-right decisions coming out of the 5th Circuit, and what (if anything) the Supreme Court will do to keep their underlings in line. After Sam and Emma quickly parse through Jamaal Bowman’s ongoing Congressional debacle, they’re joined by Mark Bankston to discuss his representation of Ben Brody in a defamation case against Elon Musk, parsing through the issue at hand, what libel cases entail, and the vast damages that can come from the abuse of one’s public station.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma tackle the madness surrounding the still-impending government shutdown, dive a little deeper into the unsurprisingly racist coverage of Jamaal Bowman… pulling a fire alarm, and assess Biden’s recent statement on the Civil Rights Act. Next, they dive deep into Gavin Newsom’s astounding decision to name Laphonza Butler – a fundraiser who’s never held public office – to Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Seat over the over-deserving Barbara Lee, before Owen from LA helps parse through Butler’s past, Dan from CA provides some good ol’ unproductive libertarian debate, and Hannah from San Diego dives into the absurdity of the rental market as a military-civilian.

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Direct download: 10_2_Millhiser_Bankston_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam speaks with Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. First, Sam runs through updates on the death of Dianne Feinstein, the UAW’s broadening strike, a win for fast food workers in CA, the House GOP’s various sh*t shows, and another Tesla lawsuit over discrimination, also parsing a little deeper through the Biden impeachment inquiry. Ryan Grim joins, as he and Sam jump right into assessing the future of Dianne Feinstein’s seat in the Senate and on the judiciary committee, before touching on the various ongoing labor fights, and the poor coverage that they get from mainstream media. After reflecting on Biden’s debut on the picket line, Ryan and Sam parse through two more of yesterday’s GOP disasters, with the supposed primary debate occurring without Donald Trump, and the flailing impeachment inquiry. Sam wraps up the free half with some of the young progressives’ best moments during yesterday’s Biden impeachment hearings.

And in the Fun Half: Sam talks with Bro Flamingo about labor retaliation, Rep. Brandon Williams gets publicly educated over the government shutdown, and both Elon Musk and Linda Yaccarino struggle to perform on the main stage. Tucker bonds with his old idol Bill O’Reilly, Patrick from Maine discusses his state’s power plans, and Andy from Atlanta rants about Foxconn. Sam from the future calls in with a warning, and Nick from the NRLCA gives his perspective on the union’s decertification process, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_29_Grim_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

It's a JAM PACKED EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Mark Beissinger, politics professor at Princeton University, to discuss his recent book The Revolutionary City: Urbanization and the Global Transformation of Rebellion. Then, she speaks with reporter Emily Tamkin to discuss her recent piece in in The New Republic entitled "Why the GOP Fell in Love with Hungary." And then, Jamie Peck is back to talk about the Block Cop City efforts! First, Emma runs through updates on last night’s GOP Debate, the simultaneous Trump anti-Union event, McCarthy bringing an end to any hope for avoiding a government shutdown, labor action with the UAW, SAG-AFTRA, and Vegas hospitality workers, the Senate dress code, Bob Menendez’s not-guilty plea, and Gavin Newsome’s reproductive care training policy. Professor Mark Bessinger then dives right into his project on the urbanization of revolution, first walking through his definition of revolution, and why the evolution of revolution saw most of its early progress outside of urban centers in the 18th and 19th Centuries, before the massive urbanization of the 20th Century shifted the power of numbers in cities from the state to the people. Professor Bessinger then parses through the moments before and around the end of the Cold War that saw an influx of urban revolutionary tactics that emphasized the use of open space and capitalized on developments in communication and media to spur the rapid mobilization of a broad negative coalition. After briefly touching on the vast difference between “coups,” “protests,” and “revolutions,” Bessinger and Emma wrap up by assessing the future of revolution. Emily Tamkin joins, first discussing who Viktor Orbán is, and why his great replacement theory with added antisemitism so unsurprisingly speaks to the GOP, before walking through how this allowed him to put his Hungarian regime on the map for right-wing dictators, despite its relatively small political role. Tamkin and Emma expand on the parallels and differences between the ideologies of the GOP and Orbán, exploring why they prefer to present themselves as perfectly aligned, before they wrap up with an assessment of the strong connection between natalism, the far-right, and repressive societies. Finally, Jamie Peck tackles the abomination that is Cop City, its myriad issues from social, political, and environmental lenses, and the overwhelming rejection of the project by Atlantans. Next, Jamie and Emma take on the absurdity of Atlanta’s RICO charges against Cop City protestors, before looking forward to the next month and a half of Block Cop City organizing, and the strategies behind planned action this Veteran’s Day.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they watch AOC eviscerate a Conservative NY Democrat, the right-wing continues to embarrass itself over the Hunter Biden investigation, and the MR Team reflects on the GOP debates. The Petersons announce their version of the same right-wing pseudo-university grift we’ve seen countless times, and Cardi B reflects on the legacy of FDR, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_28_3_Guests_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Jarod Facundo, writing fellow at The American Prospect, to discuss his recent piece entitled "Rural Letter Carriers Push for Union Decertification." Then, he's joined by Dr. Sara Nur Yildiz, professor in history at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss the developing situation in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. First, Sam runs through updates on a brand new Donald Trump fraud charge, labor action with the UAW and WGA, the FTC suit against Amazon, net neutrality, the Senate’s continuing resolution, and GOP fascism, before parsing through the absurd news coverage making parallels between Joe Biden visiting the UAW picket line and Donald Trump visiting a NON-union manufacturer. Jarod Facundo then joins, diving right into the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association’s ongoing project to decertify their own union in the face of union collusion and malpractice with Louie DeJoy’s postal service. Facundo briefly outlines the structure of unions in the letter carrier world, before walking through NRLCA’s myriad failures in recent years, resulting in cuts to hours, overtime, and general labor costs with the implementation of the RRECS system – all of which were underexaggerated to union members. Next, Jacob and Sam explore the much broader infrastructure of US unions, with most functioning under the Teamsters, AFL-CIO, and SEIU, as they assess why current NRLCA members want to reorganize under the Teamsters, why the Teamsters are hesitant to outwardly organize with them, and why that conflict is putting such a delay on NRLCA members’ decertification project. Professor Sara Nur-Yildiz then walks Sam through the historical and geographical context for the ongoing cultural genocide of Armenians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region by Azerbaijan, tackling the ethnic history of the region, and the slow development of nationalism within the respective countries over the pre-soviet and soviet periods. Expanding on this, Professor Nur-Yildiz walks through the explosion of violence in the latter half of the 1900s, with a mass pogrom of Azeris, and the eventual Russian-brokered ceasefire that cemented the Armenian victory in the region. Next, Nur-Yildiz looks to the recent military action, with the Four-Day War in 2020 seeing the billionaire-backed Azerbaijan regime of Ilham Aliyev reclaim control of the disputed territory, and implement a blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of hundreds of thousands, forcing a mass exodus of Armenia refugees facing rampant death and starvation. Wrapping up, Professor Sara Nur-Yildiz brings Sam through the major factors in Azerbaijan’s invasion and cultural genocide – mainly the business interests of the billionaire capitalists – and why the Oligarch PR complex might be the only thing preventing a full-throated genocide.

And in the Fun Half: Sam discusses developments in Rumble’s viewership numbers, Tim Pool sees the beginning of the end as Chicago begins tackling food security, and the MR Team walks through the myriad success stories of state-run grocery stores. Tommy Tuberville votes against the woke military, and Jesse Watters gets embarrassed across various Fox programs, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_27_Facundo_Yildiz_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam is back with Emma to break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on Biden’s decision to join the UAW on the picket line, Trump’s anti-union event in Michigan, the Supreme Court’s rejection of Alabama’s gerrymander, Kevin McCarthy’s crisis in the House, Bob Menendez’s corruption, climate catastrophe, and student loans. Next, they parse through the malpractice in mainstream news coverage of Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s respective industry visits in Michigan today, and touch on updates from the strike, before diving into the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Alabama’s racial gerrymander and why this Court is still no friend of voting rights. Next, they chat about Bob Menendez’s rebirthed corruption and why Chuck Schumer refuses to address it (like he did with Al Franken), before wrapping up with the House GOP’s continuing meltdown.

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Direct download: 9_26_Seder_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Happy Monday! Emma speaks with Ahsan Butt, associate professor of international studies at George Mason University, to discuss the recent schism in relations between Canada and India over the purported assassination of a Sikh separatist in British Columbia. Then, she speaks with Akela Lacy, politics reporter at The Intercept, to discuss her recent piece entitled "AIPAC TARGETS BLACK DEMOCRATS — WHILE THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS STAYS SILENT." First, Emma runs through updates on the WGA strike, labor action with the postal union and UAW, the GOP’s government shutdown, the candidacy of Donald Trump, Rep. Menendez’s corruption, DOL child labor investigations, investment in the US Railroads, and an influx in Armenia refugees, before watching Matt Gaetz take Kevin McCarthy head on (via Maria Bartiromo). Professor Ahsan Butt then gets right into outlining the big picture of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s developing allegations against the Indian government and Narendra Modi, walking through the supposed charges (the murder of a Sikh Canadian citizen on Canadian soil), and why India believes they can carry out such an action on the international stage. Next, Professor Butt steps back and walks Emma through the history of Sikh separatism, India’s tensions with separatism as a whole, and why Prime Minister Modi chose to reignite an issue after decades of minimal conflict. After briefly diving into the background of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh dissident assassinated, Emma and Professor Ahsan walk through the evolving stances of Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden, and their respective governments. Akela Lacy and Emma then parse through AIPAC’s targeting of Black progressives with Democratic primaries, looking at the PAC’s overwhelming investment in challengers (and threatening challengers) to progressive congresspeople, and the prevalence this takes in challenges against Black Democrats. Next, Lacy parses through AIPAC’s ties to Democratic and Congressional Black Caucus leadership, particularly members like Jim Clyburn and Hakeem Jeffries, as they assess why the CBC has been drastically less proactive in supporting Black incumbents than they have for white Democrats challenged by Black progressives. They wrap up by exploring the future of progressive candidacies in Congress, and what the Democratic leadership’s ties to AIPAC mean moving forward.

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Direct download: 9_25_Butt_Lacy_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Matt Duss, executive vice president at the Center for International Policy, to round up the biggest stories in foreign policy this week. Then, they're joined by comedian Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Bob Menendez renewing his Jersey bona fides with a brand new corruption case, the House GOP’s ongoing sh*tshow, another Clarence Thomas corruption allegation, labor action, Medicaid and medical debt, and stats on climate change, before watching Shawn Fain lay out the newest strike plan for the UAW. Matt Duss, Sam, and Emma then parse through Bob Menendez’s comedically criminal corruption indictment and the future of his seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Next, they look to Ukraine as they assess Poland’s rollback of arms support for defense against Russia, the state of Ukraine’s incredibly slow offensive to regain territory, and Biden’s evolving criticism of the operation, before parsing through the absolute failure of Putin to hit his primary (crushing Ukrainian nationalism) and secondary (send a warning to NATO) targets for the war, and where the end of this conflict lies. Wrapping up, Duss explores US policy towards India, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and the absurd freedom we allow *certain* allies on the international stage. Judy Gold then reflects on her summer and the ongoing success of her book-turned-show “Yes, I Can Say That,” before she walks Sam and Emma through the absurdity of the recent Hasan Minhaj drama, Lauren Boebert’s continuing role in Congress, and her anger towards Trump and Tommy Tubofshit.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma cover Bob Menendez sticking it to the establishment by… taking hundreds of thousands in cash and bars of gold. They also watch John Fetterman speak on accessibility, see the horrifying impact of theocratic fascism on our children, and then watch that theocratic fascism in action with Matt Walsh’s commentary on universal voting. Jeremy Boreing flaunts selling Daily Wire data to DeSantis for pocket change, plus your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_22_Duss_Gold_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Orisanmi Burton, assistant professor of anthropology at American University, to discuss his recent book Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt. Then, she's joined by David Vine to discuss his project entitled "WORDS ABOUT WAR MATTER." First, Emma runs through updates on the filling of Rupert Murdoch’s shoes, the House GOP’s ongoing self-obstruction, Merrick Garland’s testimony, Lina Khan’s FTC, the ongoing labor action of the UAW and WGA, Trump’s skyrocketing polling, another Rudy allegation, Kari Lake’s run for Senate, and Bob Menendez’s old-school corruption, before parsing through the dense black hole of reactionary bigotry and corruption that is the legacy of Rupert Murdoch. Then, Professor Orisanmi Burton dives right into his analysis of prisons as an extension and development of warfare, outlining why this distinction from other analyses of the US Justice System is both necessary and not mutually exclusive from those lenses. Expanding on this, Professor Burton walks through prisons as the domestic grounds for counter-insurgency techniques the US Empire develops abroad, backed by a global network of state actors, before he and Emma step back and walk through the parallels between the lenses of “prison as war” and “prison as slavery.” Next, Orisanmi parses through the legacy of what he dubs the Long Attica Revolt, an extension of the four-day Attica Rebellion in September 1971, exploring how the broader understanding of these riots paints a picture of organized revolution over the months before the incident, and completely counters the bloodless liberal narrative of spontaneous carceral reform. After tackling the evolution of the Attica narrative (despite mass bloodshed at the hands of the state), Professor Burton wraps up by walking through the consistent role of counter-insurgency tactics employed by US Intelligence from COINTELPRO through the ongoing indictment of Cop City protestors, and how prison is maintained as a site of demobilization and discipline. Professor David Vine then joins as he assesses the evolution of the rhetoric of warfare two decades on from the war on terror, exploring how the terms and emphasis – from terror to “special operations” – serve to obscure the immense violence at hand. Professor Vine and Emma then look to the international spread of this rhetoric, from Russia to Israel, as leaders attempt to shirk responsibility for their violence, before they tackle how this rhetoric also serves to dehumanize and monolithize the targets of violence. David leaves us with a message on the importance of direct transparency from the state, particularly when it comes to warfare.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they tackle the absurdity of gender reveals, watch Merrick Garland get reamed for supposedly being anti-TradCath, and Alia calls in to expand on today’s conversation about warfare rhetoric. David Brooks is shocked that alcohol costs money, Matt Walsh takes on trans men in his most recent bigoted tirade, and Michael from Nashville asks for help on a national rail system, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_21_Burton_Vine_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Ali Breland, writer at Mother Jones, to discuss his recent piece entitled "A Peter Thiel-Linked Startup Is Courting New York Scenesters and Plotting a Libertarian Paradise." Then, they're joined by Harry First, law professor at New York University, to discuss the antitrust case currently at trial against Google. First, they run through updates on the House GOP’s ongoing meltdown, labor updates on the auto world, yesterday’s special elections, the formation of the American Climate Corps, and conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, before watching Brian Kilmeade see red over the chaos within the GOP. Ali Breland then dives right into his work covering (and uncovering) details behind a Peter-Thiel-linked startup attempting to grift its way to popularity via a minor internet Libertarian community, bringing them on board its project to form the “Praxis Society” – a predictable libertarian utopia that will make them lots of real estate money. After briefly walking through the various “big plans” for establishing a real city, Breland walks Sam and Emma through what the society actually does (throw parties and plan Europe trips for a niche, supposedly cool group of right-wing, libertarian rich folks), and why so much of this boils down to Silicon Valley’s reactionary obsession with being so overwhelmingly disliked. Harry First then explores the ongoing anti-trust case against Google, centered on their monopoly as the standard search engine, exploring the players behind the case and why there are so many parallels between this, and the most recent sizable Tech anti-trust case back in the early 2000s against Microsoft. Next, Professor First walks Sam and Emma through what is likely to be the major factors of the case and why it’s likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court, before wrapping up with a discussion on the evolution of the judicial world in recent years.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss the Big Three auto companies tying themselves in knots trying to outmaneuver the UAW, watch Nikki Haley dub herself a union buster, and explore the astonishing move by the senate to… remove the dress code for men. Greg Kelly freaks out over automatic voter registration but can’t figure out how to make it sound bad, Kevin from Lancing walks through the multi-generational history of the UAW and auto unions in Michigan, and Trish from Boston makes a case for acknowledging Marianne Williamson. Jacob from Alabama (of the Valley Labor Report) updates us on some non-Big Three UAW strikes, the GOP’s literal and figurative book burnings continue, and Dusty from North Carolina parses through the state of his state’s politics, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

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It's Newsday Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on the US and Iran’s frozen assets-for-prisoners swap, Canada’s almost-accusation of India’s assassination of a Canadian on Canadian soil, the GOP’s DOA spending plan, Rudy Giuliani’s newest lawsuit, and the IRS continuing their progressive reforms, before parsing through the UAW’s ongoing labor action, and the levels of support they’re getting from Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Next, Sam and Emma dive into the impending GOP-led government shutdown, tackling the fiasco of their internal negotiations, and why their approach to IRS reform would be a net expenditure for the US, before expanding on the specifics of Biden’s renovations of the IRS that the right-wing hates so much. They also dive into the anti-revolutionary anti-authoritarian ideology of the IDW, and wrap up by covering the upcoming special election in Allegheny, PA.

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Direct download: 9_19_Seder_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Happy Monday! The whole MR Crew is back! Sam and Emma speak with James Tabery, professor in Philosophy at the University of Utah, to discuss his recent book Tyranny of the Gene: Personalized Medicine and Its Threat to Public Health. First, Sam runs through updates on a US deal with Iran, the House GOP’s impending government shutdown, Drew Barrymore officially un-resuming her show (making Bill Maher the biggest SAG Scab), and progressive action in the US, before diving into the UAW’s ongoing strike and the unconditional support coming in from the White House. James Tabery then joins, diving right into his personal experience working with and within the Personalized Medicine industry, and seeing how it can (with great expense) help patients, before stepping back to analyze the greater history of precision (personal) and genomic medicine over the last three decades, with the evolution of the Human Genome Project, and the rise of Human Genome Institute figurehead Francis Collins to the director of the National Health Institute. Briefly, he then discusses Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Professor Tabery then walks Sam and Emma through the complicated drive behind the personalized medicine movement, with real believers (like Collins) used as lynchpins by the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries that would profit from a hyper-individualized and cure-based philosophy to medicine over a preventative and environmental-based one, before looking at how this has also resulted in a politicization of environmental considerations in medicine, and why – despite existing proof of environmental contributions to countless health issues – the US healthcare system remains far behind researching and addressing these problems. Wrapping up, Professor Tobery parses through the influence of this debate when it comes to research on race-based genomes for issues that could likely result from environmental factors.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch the Auto Industry leadership attempt to undermine UAW after the union essentially kept the industry alive in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis, also expanding on Biden’s support for the UAW and the inverse being expressed by GOP Presidential hopefuls. Rylie from West Philly and Corey on I-80 expand on the union discussion, the MR Crew discusses the unsurprising Russell Brand news (and those that came to his defense), and Teacher James from Iowa discusses the epidemic of anti-LGBTQ outing laws. Ronald Raygun gives his perspective on the positive impact on unions, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_18_Tabery_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam speaks with David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam speaks with Shunte Sanders Beasley, former vice president of UAW Local 869 and worker at the Stellantis Stamping Plant in Warren, Michigan to discuss the UAW strike against the Big 3 automakers that started today. First, Sam runs through updates on US labor action, the impending government shutdown, Trump’s fraud trial, Hunter Biden’s indictment, COVID boosters, student loan debt, and a new old EPA ruling, before diving into Shawn Fain’s exceptional leadership as the UAW launches a strike against the big three auto manufacturers. David Dayen then joins, as he and Sam parse a little deeper through the UAW’s ongoing negotiations with the “Big Three,” how Shawn Fain more than lived up to his union president platform, and Biden’s perspective on record profits meaning record contracts. Expanding on this, Dayen and Sam then expand on the state of labor in the US, exploring why CEOs from GM to Hollywood keep making themselves out to be ghouls (accurate), the role of the NLRB and its recent CEMEX ruling, and how the negotiation process can still be shored up. Next, David dives into the DOJ’s ongoing case against Google as the conversation moves to anti-trust, before they assess rising poverty (and child poverty) rates with the US sunsetting countless welfare programs. Shunte Sanders-Beasley then dives right into the breadth of the UAW’s ongoing labor action, with her local plant standing at the ready to strike, and the solidarity nationwide as auto workers refuse to back down after a decade-and-a-half of severe exploitation. Wrapping up, Sanders-Beasley explores the incredible role played by union leadership in fighting for the workforce as a whole, and what external support for the UAW can and should look like.

And in the Fun Half: Sam talks with Jackie from CT about the various obstructions to Biden’s student loan forgiveness (and how the CFPB can help), DeSantis continues his anti-vax crusade as Trump tiptoes between taking credit for the success and shirking responsibility for the failures of early COVID policy. Dan from Oceanside discusses his beautiful dream for the postal union, Lauren Boebert gets caught being a horrible person (likely thing for her to be), Matt Gaetz goes for McCarthy’s throat, and Robin from South Florida reflects on the inspiration that is Hot Labor Summer, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_15_Dayen_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

Emma returns for an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Rebecca Galemba, associate professor in international studies at the University of Denver, to discuss her recent book Laboring for Justice: The Fight Against Wage Theft in an American City. Then, she's joined by artist and activist Murray Cox to discuss his work on the project Inside Airbnb. First, Emma runs through updates on Trump’s Georgia trial, the expiration of UAW’s contract with the big three automakers, Mitt Romney’s retirement, Joe Manchin’s future, another attack on DACA, and the most recent environmental disasters, also parsing through her recent COVID-related absence and watching Rashida Tlaib speak in solidarity with the UAW. Professor Rebecca Galemba then dives into her exploration of the most prevalent form of theft in the US – wage theft – exploring the various blatant and more subtle ways that employers steal pay and benefits, and why the existing numbers on the issue are drastically underestimated. Expanding on this, Professor Galemba tackles the role of the often unreported exploitation of more marginalized communities, before parsing through the particular impact of wage theft on migrant communities, and the direct relationship between aggressive immigration law and lax labor regulation in forcing migrants into increasingly insecure situations economically and increasingly precarious work. After tackling the dynamic between the ongoing child labor crisis in the US and the labor exploitation of migrants, Professor Galemba wraps up by walking through the major labor progress (and regress) being made on the local and state levels, and what other policies – both in immigration and labor – should be pushed to continue to tackle this issue. Murray Cox and Emma then get right into tackling his ongoing project tracking Airbnb listings in major cities across the globe, starting with New York, where he previously worked on an anti-gentrification project and first saw the massive impact of Airbnb on local renting and housing markets. Cox then parses through the recent NYC legislation that has drastically reduced the number of short-term rentals in the city, looking at the various laws across the globe that it was inspired by, and what the major problems and limitations are with this type of legislation. They wrap up the interview by assessing what those of us outside of these projects can do to help.

And in the Fun Half: Matt Binder hosts the show solo, as he and Bradley discuss the scabbing of Bill Maher and Drew Barrymore, Eddie from Ft Worth discusses generational voting habits, Never Back Down refuses to back down from their losing tactics, and Jamelle from Cleveland reflects on Michael Brooks, and what it takes to escape the IDW. Mike Lindell can’t deal with the softest of insults, RFK has a word with Matt, and Aaron from Georgia also discusses deradicalization, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 9_14_Galemba_Cox_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Yohuru Williams, historian and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, and Michael Lansing, Professor of History at Augsburg University, to discuss their documentary project on the history of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) entitled "Overpoliced and Underprotected in MSP." Then, he's joined by Mario Ariza, investigative reporter at Floodlight News, to discuss his recent reporting on a November 2023 ballot measure in Maine that would create a non-profit power utility in the state. First, Sam runs through updates on the UAW’s work stoppage plan, gas prices and rent, soaring child poverty rates in the US, Wisconsin judicial politics, the new COVID booster, and the indictment of Memphis cops over the killing of Tyre Nichols, before parsing through Kevin McCarthy’s attempt to save his career via launching ready-to-fail impeachment proceedings. Professor Yohuru Williams and Professor Michael Lansing then join, diving into Minneapolis’ long history of unjust policing (and resistance) since the establishment of Minneapolis PD in 1870, and how much of this history has been swept under the rug and forgotten. Professors Williams and Lansing then give us a picture of the work behind “Overpoliced and Underprotected in MSP,” before they walk Sam through the process of this “historical amnesia,” why it must be addressed and fought against if we are to redefine “Public Safety” beyond policing, and what that redefinition could look like. Mario Ariza and Sam then dive into Maine’s upcoming referendum on purchasing the state’s investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities and turning them into a public-private partnership. They tackle the bipartisan frustration with the running and maintenance of Maine’s power grid, and why the fight to essentially nationalize the industry is largely non-ideological.

And in the Fun Half, Sam checks in on the insane book banning hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee where freak witnesses AND senators felt it necessary to read passages from young adult books about strap on blowjobs. Steven Crowder discusses, again, I don't know if you can guess: no-fault divorce, and Walter Isaacson (and his good friend, Jake Tapper!) run insane interference for Isaacson's recent subject (and baby boy), Elon Musk. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Direct download: 9_13_Williams_Lansing_Ariza_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! But first, Sam speaks with Marian Schlotterbeck, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, to discuss the 50th anniversary of the U.S. backed coup in Chile against leader Salvador Allende. First, Sam runs through updates on Kevin McCarthy’s House leadership, a deal between the US and Iran, disaster in Libya, various labor updates, and a new COVID booster, before touching on JD Vance’s recent proposal to handcuff the US Government’s pandemic response until the 2024 elections. Professor Schlotterbeck then joins as she and Sam dive into the legacy left by Salvador Allende as a democratically-elected Marxist, walking through his evolution in Chilean politics and touching on his major policies over his three years in office before his killing in 1973. Then, they take a step back as Professor Schlotterbeck works her way through the CIA’s relationship to Chile pre-1970 – serving both as a Super PAC and Op-Ed machine for right-wingers – and how the Cuban revolution mobilized US intelligence to begin to act even more aggressively in South America, before expanding on the relationship of the CIA and Henry Kissinger to the corporate world so threatened by Allende’s presence. After wrapping up the story of the 1973 coup with a greater assessment of US involvement, Marion and Sam briefly look at US economists’ role in the violent Pinochet regime of the next two and a half decades. They conclude the interview by diving into the lasting effect of Allende on the Chilean left and the ongoing attempts to redraft Augusto Pinochet’s 1980 constitution.

And in the Fun Half, Sam checks out UAW President Shawn Fain's appearance on CNN, the "Drew Barrymore Show" scab effort, Australian hospitality mogul (and freak) Tim Gurner discussing the recent "arrogance" of the labor market, as well as some selections from the PragerU kids renderings of what happened in the Civil War. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Hey Folks! Covid has hit the office, we look to be back with a full show tomorrow.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Noah Kulwin and Brendan James to discuss the most recent season of the Blowback podcast. Then, she's joined by freelance writer Garrison Lovely to discuss his recent piece in The Nation entitled "Confessions of a McKinsey Whistleblower." Emma starts off by reacting to remarks UAW President Shawn Fain made on CNBC, in response to a question about UAW withholding their endorsement of President Biden. Then, she's joined by Noah and Brendan to discuss Season 4 of Blowback, and Emma's devastation that a postscript from the movie "Rambo" did not, in fact, hand it to the mujahideen in Afghanistan, despite the movie being a love letter of sorts to them regardless. Noah dives into some of the history of the mujahideen, and how the U.S. began involvement with them and supporting them as a Cold War battleground state in the conflict against Russia. Brendan breaks down the antecedents to the Iraq and Afghanistan war, and how all of the elements of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan from the 1970's-1990's, especially their support and eventual rejection of the mujahideen, lead directly into the 20+ year conflict that defined the 21s century. Then Emma is joined by Garrison, who discusses his early employment as an intern, and then full-time staffer at McKinsey Consulting, and how it shaped his views on America capitalism. Garrison explains his work involving the carceral state, and how McKinsey tried to make its mark on American prisons, and also dives into some of the absolutely unbelievable corporate-speak that McKinsey has introduced into the lexicon, like "right-sizing", and how those signifiers mask and obscure some of the more insidious characteristics of the work being done at the firm. 

And in the Fun Half, Emma is joined by Matt Binder and Brandon Sutton and check in on some of the Senate Republicans, like Josh Hawley, who are getting a little antsy about Mitch McConnell's leadership as Minority Leader after his most recent freeze-up. They then dive into Mehdi Hasan's masterful skewering of Vivek Ramaswamy, who was constitutionally incapable of answering why Trump was the best President of his life time, but also a sore loser who committed abhorrent acts on January 6th. They then get into the REAL, hard-hitting news of the day: Tucker Carlson's bombshell interview with convicted felon and serial fabulist Larry Sinclair, who outlined the (most likely fictional) night where he had (alleged) sex with Barack Obama and smoked crack with him (it was actually cocaine, we think.) They top it off by hearing Tim Pool's thoughts on the matter (would it shock you that he compared it to Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against Justice Kavanaugh)? Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Direct download: 9_7_Blowback_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, to discuss her recent research into the benefits of guaranteed cash transfers, and how they can help reduce homelessness. Then, they're joined by actor Shaan Sharma, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee, to discuss the recent updates on the strike and the ongoing negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). First, they run through updates on Gabe Amo’s victory in Rhode Island, Saudi Arabia’s oil production cut, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago case, the Cop City RICO indictment, Russian bombing in Ukraine, COVID hospitalizations, captive audience meetings and AirBnbs in New York, and Google’s anti-monopoly trials, before parsing through Atlanta’s role as the testing ground for building massive Police day camps despite active local pushback – and how to criminalize those that won’t stop. Dr. Jiaying Zhao then outlines her study into the massive impact of direct cash transfers on the lives of homeless people and on the government's pockets, with only $7,500 drastically reducing both the extent of time spent homeless and the net spending on aid. Then, Shaan Sharma updates us on SAG-AFTRA’s negotiations with Hollywood studios, why the studios refuse to negotiate in good faith for anyone but Wall Street and the shareholders, and the complete corruption of corporate America.

And in the Fun Half: Joe Rogan tells Oliver Anthony you can't just tax the rich, Jeannine Pirro thinks hurricanes started in the 1400s, Elon Musk melts down about Jews ruining his business, and Saul roasts Sam for a second consecutive day and offers his opinions on Bugattis.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma run through updates on the GOP’s Government shutdown, Alabama’s racial gerrymander, Trump’s Co-Defendants, Texas’ crackdown on free will, Ken Paxton’s potential impeachment, and the Georgia DA’s indictment of 61 ‘Cop City’ protestors on RICO charges, before diving into the UAW’s upcoming labor action just nine days ahead of a potential strike, and other elements of Hot Labor fall. John from San Antonio then joins as he walks Sam and Emma through Rhode Island’s upcoming special election, tackling the major players in the Democratic primary, who got whose endorsements, why Aaron Regunberg is the progressive choice, and what we can expect from today’s primary. Sam and Emma also dive into Texas towns’ ongoing fascist attack against the free travel of abortion-seekers, and assess Obamacare’s genuinely positive impact on healthcare price inflation.

And in the Fun Half: Saul joins to expose his dad once again. Bill Maher is not here for Hot Labor Summer, a call from Jesse Singal, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

Happy Labor Day! The MR Crew is off today but in the meantime please enjoy our annual audio compilation of labor-themed excerpts from luminaries such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mario Savio, John L. Lewis, as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders reading the words of Eugene Debs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

It's a special Thursday because SAM is hosting! He speaks with Samuel Moyn, professor of Law & History at Yale University, to discuss his recent book Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Associate Professor of History at the California State University San Marcos, to discuss his recent writing on the Wagner Group and Blackwater. Then, he is joined by Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large at The American Prospect, to discuss the recent decisions made at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). First, Sam runs through updates on the Department of Labor’s overtime change, the delay of the Proud Boys’ sentencing, the labor market, Hurricane Idalia, and other natural disaster and climate updates, before parsing through Biden’s Medicare and student debt agenda. Ibrahim Al-Marashi then dives right into Blackwater’s blueprint for the Wagner Group, and the role of South Africa’s Executive Outcomes in setting the stage for them both, exploring how these three groups were the outcome of their nations capitalizing on the demobilization of state military by funding independent mercenary groups that largely work outside of any accountability apparatus, be it international of public. Expanding on this, Al-Marashi walks through the immense role Blackwater played in US involvement in Iraq, helping commit atrocities in the US’ name without requiring a greater loss of US soldiers, before expanding on the Wagner Group’s relationship to Russia beyond its role in Ukraine, with its operations largely located in Africa, where they’ve spent time warlording and extracting from local communities, all while Russia denied operations in the region. Wrapping up, Sam and Ibrahim walk through the conflict between state militaries and contracted forces, and explore the role that has, and will continue to play in Russia’s floundering invasion of Ukraine. Harold Meyerson then joins, contextualizing the NLRB’s recent Cemex ruling as one of the most empowering labor developments in a half-century of dwindling organizing, and why Jennifer Abruzzo’s Board has chosen now as their moment to be active. Next, he and Sam parse through the actual details of the Cemex decision, why it’s a great first step back towards the Joy-Silk doctrine of the NLRB, and how it aids in both forcing bargaining and punishing union busting. Wrapping up, Meyerson expands on the necessity of labor unions to capitalize on this moment, as they finally have both leverage and public opinion on their side, as well as touching on the role the Supreme Court and Senate have yet to play.

And in the Fun Half: Sam watches the Right meltdown over Oliver Anthony not being a Republican, Nick from St. Louis calls in with a Prigozhin conspiracy, Okajic in NY relays Vivek’s newest freestyle, and Tim Pool accidentally reveals a pattern about his programming. Graham from Maine expands on the evolution of Blackwater, and Mitch McConnell stares into the void, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, They run through updates on Donald Trump’s federal trial date, the New Hampshire GOP’s civil war over the 2024 Primary ballot, Trump’s rampant support in Georgia, increasing COVID hospitalization rates, and Biden and Lula’s plan to call for improved labor conditions, before watching Jesse Watters do some wildly racist pandering to Black people over Trump’s mugshot. Sam and Emma then parse through the upcoming Medicare drug price negotiations, looking at how Biden’s IRA got us here, what his plan for the negotiations is, and how this particular element allows the US government to save en masse and will likely push down drug prices for the rest of us. After tackling the likely lawsuits that will follow Biden’s attempt to impose these negotiations, they shift the conversation to the NLRB’s massive ruling on union busting in the leadup to elections, first contextualizing the NLRB’s doctrine for much of the 20th Century (and why that doctrine got changed) that helped keep union elections legitimate, before walking through the specifics of the recent Cemex Construction ruling, and how it forces employers to bargain and threatens union busting with full unionization. Wrapping up, Sam and Emma discuss Trader Joe’s United filing the first Cemex Bargaining Order, and the unionization attempt in Disney’s VFX department.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss Kevin McCarthy finally coming around on the futile impeachment claims against Joe Biden, John from Eugene explores the feasibility of various gun control arguments, Willow from Minnesota parses through trans migration in the US and dealing with general despair over the lasting assault on trans rights from the GOP. Zach from Colorado calls in to cover discrimination in the medical education system, and Glenn Beck calls for restoring an era of social security that never existed, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam is BACK from vacation. He and Emma speak with Richard Kahlenberg, education & housing policy consultant and non-resident fellow at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent book Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don't See. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Trump’s various legal woes, this weekend’s white supremacist mass shooting in Florida, the UAW’s tentative agreement with auto companies, the NLRB’s massive new ruling to empower unions, and various conservative political operations, like CPAC and No Labels, before looking at the local response in Jacksonville to the racist shooting of four Black people. Richard Kahlenberg then dives right into why the incredibly dry topic of housing zoning inspires rabid reactions and fundamentally shapes so much of our social stratification. Kahlenberg then parses through the relationship between class and race in US public policy, and how they frequently act as proxies for each other, becoming tightly bound in how they must be addressed, as seen in the shift from extreme racial segregation to extreme class segregation coming out of the Civil Rights era, and how this economic stratification so neatly feeds into educational segregation. After walking through his primary case study of Scarsdale and Port Chester, in upstate New York, Sam, Emma, and Richard discuss Reihan Salam’s recent response to Kahlenberg’s work, as they tackle how deeply tied up in elitist and hyper-individualist culture the vast majority of exclusionary housing policy is. Wrapping up, they tackle Kahlenberg’s major policy projects and suggestions to push back against these exclusionary zoning laws (even when the wealthy communities object), and work through the local models for both sides of the zoning debate.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Vivek Ramaswamy get absolutely bodied by Chuck Todd and Dana Bash over his comments about anti-racists being more racist than racists, parse through the DeSantis Campaign entering its clearance sale era, and do a deeep dive on Jesse Singal’s recent freak out over MR’s coverage of his misinformation campaign last week. Wrapping up, the MR Team unpacks Tim Pool’s recent endorsement of shaming all women, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Emma speaks with Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, she's joined by David Doel, host of The Rational National! First, Emma runs through updates on the booking of Donald Trump, the various attacks on the prosecutor Fani Willis, the UAW, Putin’s totally earnest response to the slaying of Prigozhin, Ukraine’s counter-offensive in Crimea, the Ohio GOP’s anti-democratic move against abortion, Maui’s lawsuit against Hawaiian Electric, and a brand new COVID surge, before parsing a little deeper through the various routes the GOP is trying to take to undermine Fani Willis’ prosecution of Donald J. Trump. Jamelle Bouie then walks through his perspective on the showmanship of Donald Trump, as Bouie and Emma tackle the genuine legitimacy of the charges against him, and the greater revelations that have come out of the legal process. After expanding on Georgia Gov. Kemp’s avenue to undermine Fani Willis, and why we can trust elements of the jury process, Bouie and Emma dive into this week’s GOP Presidential debate, how they read the various candidates, and the GOP’s reversion to entitlements without the presence of Trump. Wrapping up, they assess the dismal vibe of the GOP platform heading into the 2024 elections. David Doel then joins as he reflects on his MR debut, the release of the DT Mugshot, and discusses Trump’s admiration of Vivek Ramaswamy’s admiration of him. Doel concludes the interview with a fervent apology for the existence of Jordan Peterson on behalf of Canada, before he and Emma bask in JP’s ongoing downfall on the professional and personal levels.

And in the Fun Half: Emma tackles the fantastic new NLRB ruling on busting union votes, Asa Hutchinson discusses Donald Trump’s disqualifiers, and the MR Crew discusses a harrowing story coming out of Pittsburgh that has 75 police officers on leave. The New York Times continues its malevolent coverage of trans issues, uplifting an already-debunked whistleblower without any new information, and Donald Trump gets back to the important issues (ratings), plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 8_23_Bouie_Doel_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Richard Wiles, President of The Center for Climate Integrity, to discuss the recent efforts to file lawsuits against Big Oil companies for violating racketeering laws. Then, she's joined by Eleni Schirmer, organizer with Debt Collective, to discuss where things stand at the 1-year anniversary mark of President Biden's student debt relief plan. First, Emma runs through updates on the release of Trump’s co-conspirators' mugshots, the death of Prigozhin, potential action from the executive branch, fascist policy in South Carolina and Florida, right to repair, environmental disaster, and SpaceX’s hiring discrimination, before parsing through their initial responses to last night’s GOP Presidential debate, and watching some highlights from Trump and Tucker’s broadcast on X. Richard Wiles then joins as he dives right into why litigation has proved to be a promising avenue in the fight against climate change, as – while it doesn’t allow for actual solutions – it provides the opportunity to hold to account the companies responsible, and reaffirm in the public eye what we already know about the mass and ongoing coverup of the climate emergency. Wiles then parses through the blueprint set by cases against the Tobacco and Opioid industries, respectively, and the long history of politicians asking the DOJ to pursue similar claims against Exxon, Shell, and co. Next, Wiles walks us through the various legal avenues open to the DOJ, including base-level fraud charges, versus a much larger RICO case, and why the former allows for bigger financial accountability, while the latter forces open and active communication in any future marketing or sales of fossil fuels, before wrapping up by assessing the Biden administration’s shaky record on climate change, and how this case could change that. Eleni Schirmer and Emma then jump right into the Biden administration’s complete failure in the very delayed rollout of their student debt relief plan, tackling the problems with Biden’s avenue for justification, and why his fear of outright cancellation forced him into undermining his own program. Stepping back, Schirmer then walks through her recent work on the massive lasting impact of student debt among older generations, before tackling the Debt Collective’s work on pushing forward a new plan to cancel student debt, why Joe Biden and the DOE have already proven it’s possible, and a new tool that can help make it possible for even more debtors. Wrapping up, Schirmer and Emma explore Biden’s personal relationship to the world of creditors, and how his approach to canceling student debt may evolve.

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Direct download: 8_24_Wiles_Schirmer_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

It's Hump Day! First, Emma speaks with attorney Stephen Bright and James Kwak, law professor at the University of Connecticut, to discuss their recent book The Fear of Too Much Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Insistence of Inequality in the Criminal Courts. Then, she's joined by writer Katherine Stewart to discuss her recent piece in The New Republic entitled "The Claremont Institute: The Anti-Democracy Think Tank".  First, Emma runs through updates on tonight's GOP Presidential Debate, Trump’s various legal battles, the UPS-Teamsters agreement, Hollywood’s anti-labor action, child labor in the US, Ed Bloom’s new anti-education lawsuit, a potential Oregon Supreme Court case on homelessness, and various geopolitical discourses, before admiring Climate Defiance’s recent action in front of a Maura Healey fundraiser. Stephen Bright and James Kwak then join, first diving into Bright’s history with capital punishment in the US over the last four decades, making him ever so intimate with the criminal-legal system’s myriad injustices, blatant race discrimination, and severe power imbalance in favor of the prosecution, before stepping back to analyze why the conversation of the role of race and poverty in capital punishment is so centered on the southern US, despite racism, poverty, and death sentences all existing in the north as well. Next, Bright and Kwak parse through the drastic power imbalance that comes from the simultaneous hyper-politicization of the legal system through prosecutors alongside the deprioritization and underfunding of public defense, walking countless examples of prosecutorial injustice and the malpractice of certain supposed public defenders. Bright and Kwak then focus on the Supreme Court case of McCleskey v. Kemp, and the eventual decision that, despite overwhelming evidence of racist bias in the endorsement, sentencing, and execution of the death sentence, said bias cannot be used as an argument in individual cases, in “fear of too much justice, before wrapping up by walking through the compiling and countless injustices of the criminal legal system and its death penalty. Katherine Stewart then walks Emma through the greater history of the Claremont Institute, and its evolution from a standard conservative think tank to the far-right, anti-democratic, neo-confederate thought leader that it is today – playing host to multiple Trump co-conspirators. Stewart begins by tackling the basis for the institution’s radicalization, including who the major players were, and the bigoted arguments they were able to put forth, from gender and race segregation to citing public Nazis as inspiration, before wrapping up with its culmination in the battle against “woke,” the right’s attacks on education, and their ultimate goal of affirmative action for conservative men.

And in the Fun Half: Emma tackles the renters’ nightmare that is the modern-day United States, Dave from Jamaica critiques recent “male loneliness discourse,” Tim Pool and Moonlord eviscerate the non-existent authoritarian hygiene and total-lockdown policies of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Noel from Queens tackles the Democrats’ need to be aggressive about literally anything. Newsmax goes all-in on homophobia, a Televangelist comes for Barbie’s Dreamhouse, and Bailey from NC expands on the hell of economic life in America, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 8_23_Bright_KwakStewart_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! But first, Emma speaks with Marco Fonseca, instructor in Latin American and International Studies at the York University Glendon campus in Toronto, to discuss the results from Guatemala's runoff election this past weekend.

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Direct download: 8_22_Fonseca_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Happy Monday! Emma speaks with Rebecca Ruth Gould, Professor of Islamic World & Comparative Literature at the University of Birmingham, to discuss her recent book Erasing Palestine: Free Speech and Palestinian Freedom. Then, she speaks with Jessie Kelly, a member of UAW Local 160 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, and Chair of Communications for local 160, to discuss the UAW's potential strike that may be coming in September. First, Emma runs through updates on Guatemala’s rebuke of the conservative establishment, disaster in Southern California, the rebuilding effort in Lahaina and conflicts between community and capital, Biden’s visit to Maui, Trump’s reign over the GOP, a new COVID booster, rampant homophobia in the US, and the massive mounting death toll between Russia and Ukraine, before diving into Fox News’ continuing attempts to push anti-environmental propaganda. Rebecca Ruth Gould then joins, diving right into her history as a Jewish American that briefly lived in the West Bank while working, via multi-hour and multi-checkpoint commutes, in Jerusalem. Gould first reflects on the radicalization she underwent with her first-hand experience of the Israeli apartheid state, from the active separation of worlds to the continuing settler-colonial violence, which resulted in her publishing of an article entitled “Beyond Antisemitism,” on the weaponization of the Holocaust and antisemitism. Jumping ahead in her life, she explores how this article, despite being a single moment in her career as an academic, came back around during her career teaching at University in the UK as a student attempted to cite the work as an example of pure antisemitism – solely on its criticisms of Israel – a claim that was taken seriously by a British establishment that had just seen Theresa May affirm the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism, which largely focuses on any criticism of Israel in their examples. Expanding on this, Gould parses through the IHRA’s actual definition, what was so problematic about the guidelines that came alongside the definition, how it homogenizes an already marginalized group, and why forcing states to define antisemitism beyond “prejudice against Jewish people” is an issue. Wrapping up, Rebecca Ruth Gould explores the worsening violence around Israeli apartheid in recent years, despite turning public opinion against it, and talks with Emma about parallels between Israeli and US colonialism. Jessie Kelly then walks through the inspiring leadership of Shawn Fain and the UAW team during the recent bargaining session, the importance of militant organizing and rhetoric, and the state of the bargaining process (despite everything the auto manufacturers are doing not to bargain), before wrapping up by discussing the growing strength of labor in the US, and the process of labor radicalization.

And in the Fun Half: Emma watches famed bigot Riley Gaines argue for female inferiority in intellect, Kowalski from Nebraska gives an update on the state of agriculture in the US (and what Jerome Powell is doing to prevent the spread of food), and Liz from PA explores the problems with population control. The MR Team basks in Ron DeSantis’ marvelous collapse, watches Shawn Fain pump up UAW workers, and listens to Matt Damon eviscerate an anti-union libertarian. Bato T from Washington discusses working in a teachers’ union, and Ethan from LA explores the problems of leftist infighting, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 8_21_Gould_Kelly_-_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

It's a Very Casual Friday! Since Sam and Emma are out of town, the MR Crew are off. But in the meantime, check out this interview Sam and Emma did with Andrew Seidel, attorney with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on his recent book American Crusade: How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom. Andrew Seidel begins by providing background on the recent rise of a billion-dollar shadow network of Christian Nationalist organizations and judicial allies, with these modern “crusaders” attempting to redefine and pervert the meaning of the US constitutional right to religious freedom, using various realms of the private/public sphere – from bakers to coaches to schools and websites – to litigate the supreme privilege of Christian identity in the US via the courts. Seidel then quickly runs through the major breakthroughs in the Christian Right’s barrage on the US legal system, from the Mojave Memorial Cross case in 2010, and the acknowledgment of the Supreme Court that they would be willing to – at a minimum – participate in this discourse (and opening up the floodgates to countless filing), through the cementing of a conservative majority under Donald J. Trump, alongside the increasing publication of clear collusion and corruption among US Justices. Stepping back, Seidel then works to define the line between belief and action that defines the US conception of religious freedom, the right to act on one’s religious beliefs insofar as they do not infringe on the rights of others, and the pre-21st Century understanding that this, indeed, was the perspective set out by the framers, before tackling the slow perversion of this concept to solely protect the rights of Christians, while other religions – as seen in the Muslim Ban and the evangelizing of Coach Kennedy – are pushed to the side and gaslit. After exploring the state behind SCOTUS’ turn towards Christian supremacy and parsing through the details of RFRA – and whether its 1993 passage foresaw the conservatives’ abuses of it – they wrap up with where the battle against theocratic fascism goes from here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

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It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Ben Terris, writer in the Washington Post's Style section, to discuss his recent book The Big Break: The Gamblers, Party Animals, and True Believers Trying to Win in Washington While America Loses Its Mind. Then, she's joined by Kaniela Ing, National Director of the Green New Deal Network and former member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, to discuss the ongoing recovery efforts from the Maui wildfires, and how the aftereffects of colonialism are still affecting Hawaii to this day. First, Emma runs through updates on the Maui wildfires’ climbing death toll, another wildfire in Canada, Trump’s legal cases, Rudy’s legal bills, the upcoming UAW strike vote, abortion rights in the US, action from far-right legislatures in the US, and a potential Lula-Biden meeting, before diving into recent revelations on Roger Stone’s most unsurprising role in Trump’s conspiracy. Ben Terris then joins, diving right into his project studying the impact of Trump’s “shock” to the DC system, and how his victory inflamed all of the worst elements of the Capitol, making it somehow even more grifty, shifty, and power-hungry. Terris dives into his work profiling Matt Schlapp, Robert Stryk, and Sean McElwee, to explore how they capitalized on a shifting power structure in DC by clinging firmly to Trump, knowing the right people, and betting their way to the top, respectively. Kaniela Ing then joins as he first provides background on the devastating impact of the recent wildfires in Maui, burning through the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Lahaina, with thousands missing alongside the over 100 declared dead. After walking through the response from the Hawaiian community, as well as the best way to help from the outside, Ing and Emma tackle the ongoing invasion of disaster capitalists in the wake, attempting to extort devastated Hawaiians for their land, and coming in under the guise of aid solely to exploit. Wrapping up, Kaniela walks through Hawaii’s history with colonial capitalism (particularly in the wake of disasters), and what the major challenges of the rebuilding process will be.

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It's Hump Day! Emma speaks with Vinnie Perrone, President of Teamsters Local 804, to discuss the recent tentative agreement reached between the Teamsters and UPS. Then, Emma speaks with Rebecca Lewis, senior state politics reporter at City & State New York, to discuss her recent reporting on the introduction on safe injection sites in the state. First, Emma runs through updates on the slow uncovering of the Maui wildfires death count, Biden’s environmental regulations, FBI shenanigans, the continuing abuse of Dianne Feinstein, DNC’s new chair, fascist politics in North Carolina, and RFK teaming up with a sitting GOP Rep, before diving into the spectacular fall of Rudy Giuliani and his myriad ongoing legal battles – from the Trump indictments to his own interpersonal and financial abuses. Vinnie Perrone then joins as he helps to contextualize the historic agreement made between the Teamsters and UPS, walking through the massive concessions from UPS’ side (aka decent labor practices), from Holidays to anti-labor technology, before tackling the major victory on the Teamsters’ front: the elimination of UPS two-tiered wage system. Expanding on this, Perrone walks Emma through the myriad elements of UPS’ system that needed restructuring, and how the deal helped bring about 7,500 full-time promotions, before parsing a little further through new policies on certain anti-labor tech and workplace environments. They wrap up the interview by discussing the Teamsters’ labor action within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent influx in labor action in the US. Rebecca Lewis and Emma then dive into what Safe Injection Sites are, and how they made their way to the forefront of the harm reduction debate around drug abuse in the US, tackling their immense success for decades outside of the US, and the proven lack of any negative impact on local drug use. Next, Lewis walks Emma through recent statements made by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York awkwardly targeting the recent small-scale Safe-Injection Sites, despite the Districts’s long-standing role within the US judicial system, and the genuine support across NYC Mayors for this initiative. Wrapping up, Lewis parses through the slow introduction of this policy over decades of shifting public opinion toward drug addiction, and how the battle will be waged moving forwards.

And in the Fun Half: Emma and the MR Team reflect on the fascist inclinations that come over the wealthy when it comes to the homeless and impoverished, Amber from Northern Virginia dives into Gov. Youngkin’s anti-trans agenda, and Tim Pool posits the idea of Chinese Space Lasers starting the Maui wildfires. Armando from Portland on how to protect places (like Maui) from disaster capitalism, and Michael Flynn wonders why the Jews didn’t push back against Nazi discrimination. UAW president Shawn Fain absolutely eviscerates the anti-labor narratives against both autoworkers and Hollywood workers, and Jason Whitlock perfectly demonstrates the astroturfed absurdity of the right’s new Anthem, plus, your calls and IMs!

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It's News Day Tuesday! But first, Sam and Emma speak with Murtaza Hussain, reporter at The Intercept, to discuss recent reporting from him and Ryan Grim involving the U.S.'s previously unreported pressure campaign to remove Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan from power. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on a ruling in Montana on the role of climate change in governmental considerations, labor action in Hollywood, as well as with the SEIU, the climbing death toll in Hawaii, DeSantis cucking to even Disney, and Russian attacks in western Ukraine, before diving into the massive indictment of Donald Trump (and 18 allies) coming out of Georgia. Murtaza Hussain then dives right into a summary of the diplomatic cable between the US State Department and the Pakistani ambassador to the US that was recently unearthed, first walking through the background on tensions between the US and Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan over Khan’s “aggressive neutrality” towards the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and unpacking the theorized contents of the cable surrounding the US pressuring Pakistan to move forward with a vote of no confidence against Khan. After parsing through the exact details of the exchange (which was very much what had been theorized), Hussain steps back to walk Sam and Emma through Khan’s relationship to Pakistani politics as a whole, his entrance into the political realm as an objector to US intervention in the region, his turn against the military (and theirs against him), and his overwhelming public support despite a recent three-year sentencing to political imprisonment. Wrapping up, they reflect deeper on what we can learn about the US involvement in throwing their weight behind an anti-democratic movement in Pakistan – one suspected of myriad crimes against journalists, politicians, and citizens – from the recently revealed messages.

And in the Fun Half: Sebastian Gorka goes on Newsmax to absolutely rail against the SUPPOSED crime of conspiracy?! as the MR crew reflects on Donald Trump’s myriad ongoing legal issues, and watch 2014 Ben Shapiro totally school 2023 Ben Shapiro on bootlicking (kind of). RFK continues his strong left-wing campaign against public health, abortion rights, and financial regulation, and a harrowing story of a pre-teen’s forced birth comes out of Mississippi. The team also watches some killer labor action coming out of Detroit, before analyzing a clip of Matt Walsh, theocratic fascist, being a theocratic fascist, plus, your calls and IMs!

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It's a special edition of the Majority Report: The MR Crew are celebrating the life of Michael Brooks, as his 40TH BIRTHDAY was yesterday. They're joined by a number of friends and former guests of The Michael Brooks Show to commemorate.

Guests on the show today: Lisha Brooks, Michael's sister; Luke Mayville of Reclaim Idaho, TV, film, and video producer Artesia Balthrop, Drew Mikhael, scholar in the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict at Queen’s University Belfast, Ben Burgis, columnist at Jacobin and host of Give Them An Argument With Ben Burgis, and Bhaskar Sunkara, president of The Nation. Plus, some birthday wishes from other friends!

First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Trump’s tampering in Georgia, the civil war amongst his Co-Conspirators, the failures behind the Hawaii wildfires, the Wisconsin GOP’s attack on the state Supreme Court, a potential Assange plea deal, and fascist attacks on education, before diving into the recent raiding of a Kansas Newspaper by local police. Then, Sam, Emma, and the MR Crew are joined by countless guests as they share stories of the beauty, joy, strength, and righteousness that Michael brought into their lives, and the lives of countless others – touching on how he constantly welcomed people into his life, delivered masterful impersonations and impressions, influenced and connected with the politics of strangers and friends alike, grew his vision of cosmopolitan socialism, and so much more.

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It's Casual Friday! Emma hosts Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and co-host of the Politics of Everything podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, she's joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! Emma starts off with some more harrowing updates from the wildfires in Maui, where residents were advised by police to jump into the ocean to escape the blaze. Then, MR bestie Alex Pareene joins Emma and the crew to break down the big headlines, starting off with the big win for abortion rights and democracy in Ohio after Issue 1 was rejected by voters. Emma and Alex discuss, given the consistent success that left-leaning issues have had with ballot measures in purple-to-red states, sometimes even more success than actual Democratic politicians, what liberals and the national Democratic party can learn from this. They also wonder if, given the success on the ground in referenda like Issue 1, as well as voters, liberal and independent, now having seen the Republicans assault on democracy with their own eyes on January 6th, 2021, whether the "abortion & January 6th" political strategy is the most salient one going into 2024. They then touch upon the January 6th indictment brought down by Special Counsel Jack Smith on Trump, and how Emma was "libbing out" over the impressive and effective nature of how streamlined Smith made the indictment, seemingly intentionally so. Emma brings up Sam's contention about how Trump is running in the 2024 primary, and how it differs slightly from 2020 and 2016: that Trump, due to all of the legal arenas that he is exposed in going into 2024, is essentially fighting for his life, existentially and politically. News breaks as this discussion is going on, with the announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland now announcing that he has, upon request, appointed David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden. This is SEPARATE from the Robert Hur special counsel into Biden's possession of classified documents, a trend that, Alex points out, has never worked to make Republicans trust that Democrats are being properly overseen and investigated. This leads to a very well-earned discussion on the unique uselessness of Garland as a Cabinet official, compared to someone like FTC chair Lina Khan.The topic turns to Ron DeSantis, whose presidential campaign has continued to crater, and how, in retrospect, it seems as if this implosion has been all but inevitable. Alex marvels at how, even after 7 years of Donald Trump, no one in the Republican Party seems to have any idea on how to actually "deal" with Trump, especially now that, as Matt points out, DeSantis's candidacy is essentially contingent upon an act-of-god taking Trump out of the primary. The MR Crew take a stroll down memory lane, exemplifying Trump's debate prowess in pantsing his fellow primary opponents when Ted Cruz tried to explain "New York values" to a debate audience, remarks that Trump proceeded to destroy him on. This is proof, for Alex, that it almost seems silly that Trump wouldn't want to participate in the first debate in a few weeks, because nothing endears him to voters more, because the talk radio and pro wrestling instincts are actually Trump's strongest (and not DeSantis's). Emma and Alex end their chat discussing yet another bombshell ProPublica report on Justice Clarence Thomas's seemingly endless benefits, trips, and gifts he received from a number of extremely rich benefactors, and what, if anything, congressional Democrats might do to try to rein in corruption on the Supreme Court. The lack of oversight on these unimpeachable justices, and the lack of coherence of any political message coming from the Democrats on what they plan to do to combat the undemocratic nature of the court, will inevitably lead to disillusionment in rank-and-file voters. One last appeal against blanket reverence for institutionalism is made, and then Emma lets bestie Alex go.

Then, Francesca joins the MR Crew right before she was going to head out to walk the picket line in solidarity with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. They react to CNBC's Jim Cramer's bone-deep fear of UAW President Shawn Fain, and how, per Cramer, the man is seemingly as charismatic as Malcolm X and as frightening as Freddy Krueger. They then take a look into the romance of Ron and Casey DeSantis and how, during an NBCNews interview, Casey outlines how, when she was undergoing treatment for cancer, Ron...picked up their kids from school. They get a few more laughs in at DeSantis's expense, revisiting some of his extremely unnatural retail politicking, before Francesca jumps off.

And in the Fun Half, Emma takes a look at Al Gore's recent TED Talk where he eviscerates the idea of pushing more chips into the middle of the table and investing in carbon capture (something the Biden Administration is literally doing right now), as well as the pick-me girl musings of Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on Barbenheimer. Plus, your IM's!

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It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Sara Marcus, assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, about her recent book Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis. Then, Emma is joined by Zoya Teirstein, climate change and health reporter at Grist, to discuss her recent reporting on climate change-related illnesses. Emma starts off by highlight reporting in Bloomberg that showed how the city of Minneapolis had beaten back inflation in no small part due to a concerted effort to build more affordable housing in the city. Emma also touches upon Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro's visit to Eagle Pass, Texas, as he surveyed the absolutely evil conditions Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had set up at the Southern border to control and deter migration. Then Emma is joined by Sara, and they begin their conversation by specifying what the moments of "political disappointment" in American history are per her scholarship, and what are the specific characteristics that makes these moments correlate with one another. As Sarah explains, these moments (starting with Reconstruction and ending with the response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980's) bear similarities in the cultural responses to them. Emma notes that the moments that Sara highlights, that of "political disappointment" aren't monocultural historical moments from the 1960's, but ones that center on marginalized communities. Sara observes how the narratives of "progress" perpetuated in American history are ones that are clearly rebutted and contradicted by the experiences of marginalized communities, as writers like WEB Dubois observed in their writings. They then touch on another moment outlined in Sara's research, the Civil Rights Movement, and how her thesis manifested in ideological and strategic conflict between Martin Luther King Jr. & Stokely Carmichael, and how that conflict was ultimately exacerbated by the people reporting on and historicizing it. They jump back in time to Sara's research on the 1930's, specifically the quarrels that characterized the politics surrounding the New Deal, specifically within the American Communist movement in the fight against fascism, and how the factionalism at the time complicated and blurred the lines of racial coalitions at the time. Emma reflects on how some of these notions that Sara outlines, and how they show some strong parallels with some of the disaffection of young voters on the Left who, galvanized by Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, are unsure of what may come in the future that may replicate that, if anything. They touch on the feminist movement in the 1960's and 1970's, before ending the conversation on Sara's section on the AIDS crisis.

Then, Emma speaks with Zoya, and asks her to react to some of the footage coming out of the island of Maui in Hawaii, that's been besieged by raging wildfires. Zoya observes that this summer has been a summer of weather extremes across the country, and that the situation in Maui is no different. Emma asks Zoya if she thinks there's been a larger media reckoning in how climate change has been covered, seeing now that, in the context of the air quality issues in New York City earlier in the summer, that extreme weather issues have come home to everyone nationwide as opposed to the protection from them some may expect on the East Coast in urban centers. Emma and Zoya then dive into her reporting in Grist, and how Samoa and its residents, as well as its physicians, have been on the forefront of climate-related illness, both experiencing it and treating it, and, in Zoya's estimation, it'd be a mistake for medical practitioners to not try and emulate early treatment methods that Samoan doctors are developing. Emma asks Zoya what she thinks are some heat and climate-related illnesses may become more and more prominent as extreme weather events begin to become more and more common. Emma asks how some of these climate-related illnesses, like fungal-based illnesses or illnesses like dengue fever, are able to migrate when they may have been previously unable to, and how lower-income areas with less supported water and sanitation infrastructure can be even more adversely affected by this disease migration. They end the conversation by touching on Zoya's most recent piece, about the heat-related illnesses found in people in Phoenix, Arizona, after 31 straight days of over 110 degree heat. Zoya, trying to stem the tide of doomerism, ultimately does qualify that there have been serious and encouraging medical breakthroughs to help mitigate these issues (whew!).

And in the Fun Half,  Emma is joined by Brandon and Binder as they break down Michael Knowles hawking an abortion reversal pill, Fox News highlighting a Mom on TikTok...bemoaning American capitalism??, Matt Walsh complains that people care more about the fate of hummingbirds than the fate of white people, and Twitter flack Linda Yaccarino tries to claim that X (??) is even safer than it was a year ago (Binder, you'd be surprised, doesn't agree with this!). Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Moe Tkacik, investigations editor at The American Prospect, to discuss her recent suite of pieces in this month's issue on the U.S. healthcare system. Then, they're joined by Nicole Cyrille, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee, to discuss the recent developments in the strike and what to expect going forward. Sam and Emma start off the show by reacting to the big victory in Ohio surrounding Issue 1, the ballot measure that Ohio Republicans were attempting to utilize to make it harder for Ohioans to codify abortion rights into the state Constitution in the fall. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose spoke with Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends this morning, to make clear that actually, it's totally fine that his side lost by millions of votes! Then, they're joined by Moe to discuss her astounding amount of reporting in this month's issue of The American Prospect about the U.S. healthcare system, and its frankly near-criminal origins. Moe traces back how the healthcare industry as we know it, dating back to the 1960's, was essentially created by crooks, leading to the essential codification of healthcare law that is rarely ever enforced, and which essentially benefits a sprawling network of middlemen at the expense of actual patients. The structure of this policy Moe claims, ultimately leads to adverse outcomes: making patients sicker then healthier, while a smaller group of individuals become richer and richer. Moe also traces some of the history of the American Medical Association (AMA), the standard for healthcare administration prior to the 1960's, as well as an organization characterized in opposition to socialized medicine. Moe then tells the story of United Healthcare, one of the premier organizations that characterized and revolutionized the inequitable structure of U.S. healthcare through the advert of HMO's, or health maintenance organizations, and how, through their financing structure, HMO's make it extremely difficult for medical professionals to maintain a successful practice via lowballing them, while also making pains to only offer coverage for necessary care. Sam, Emma, and Moe, discuss how United Healthcare and the HMO model is essentially a vertical integration model, and how that model spread from United Healthcare to other aspects of the industry, like drug pricing. Moe enlightens Sam and Emma on the weird tale of Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli actually *taking on* price gougers of a certain drug before he got into his own troubles doing some price gouging of his own. Moe also breaks down pharmacy benefit managers (PBM's), the distributors of pharmaceuticals and their presence within the supplying of drugs to pharmacies and customers, and the inherently corrupt bargain that legitimizes them in the healthcare supply chain. Moe finally breaks down some potential solutions to the inherent corruption, grift, and mismanagement within the U.S. healthcare system, including a more robust enforcement of Medicare fraud laws.

Then, they're joined by Nicole to discuss some updates on day 26 of the SAG-AFTRA strike and Day 100 of the WGA strike. Nicole gives a brief rundown on the main issues for SAG-AFTRA in their labor action(being treated with dignity and respect by streamers, corporate executives, and producers, raising minimum wages in a new agreement so actors can qualify for healthcare.) Nicole breaks down the discrepancies between linear network TV and the streaming model that has taken over, with syndication benefits no longer applying to shows on streaming, an enormous sea change in the industry that is ultimately penalizing creators while the people behind streaming platforms get more rich of the backs of those same creators. Nicole elucidates how there has still been no clarity on the metrics behind the success and failures of shows on streaming, which gives them leverage to not have to give in to any demands to the creators because there's no mutual frame of reference. This, as Nicole explains, the companies hire analytics companies like Parrot, so that they have this information while the creators themselves aren't permitted access to that data. Sam asks Nicole if he thinks there's a potential to any cleaving between the wants and needs of a subscription model for a business like Netflix compared to a business like Amazon, something Nicole says, while she can't confirm this, is hard to fathom because 1. They're beholden to their shareholders and 2. They don't have to adhere specifically to a fall schedule like producers did under the linear model. Nicole offers her perspective as a member of the disabled community in show business, an audio description narrator, and how both of those groups are even further marginalized by the inequities inherent within why SAG-AFTRA is striking for better conditions. They then touch on "interim agreements" and what they entail, as well as the AMPTP trying to strike a wedge between the WGA and SAG-AFTRA (unsuccessfully) before Nicole jumps off.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive into the absolute messaging flop carried out by Ohio Republicans on Issue 1, and how seemingly no one has learned their lessons as to what is salient for voters when it comes to trans issues and abortion rights. They then discuss a great story of workers with the Houston-based organization Food Not Bombs being let off on charges of...feeding the homeless in public..., before getting into the ever-deepening hole that Steven Crowder keeps digging for himself because he can't stop defending exposing himself to his employees (allegedly!) They then finally check in on Donald Trump, sweaty and nasty as ever, reveling in his groupies in New Hampshire. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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It's News Day Tuesday! But first, Sam and Emma speak with writer and conflict analyst Hannah Rae Armstrong to discuss the developments in the conflict in Niger. First, Sam and Emma check in on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doing some retail politics in Kentucky and getting mercilessly booed and heckled for his troubles. Then, they're joined by Hannah, in a dispatch from where she's located in Dakar, Senegal, to give some context to the burbling conflict in Niger, and the history of the Sahel region where the country is located, one that has been defined by coups recently. Hannah mentions that, given the turbulence in the Sahel countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, & Mali, it's been known as the "Coup Corridor" in Africa. Emma probes on why, in Niger, per Hannah, the leadership under Nigerien President Bazoum was mostly democratically elected in name only. Hannah then breaks down some of the electoral history in Niger prior to Bazoum, and the military action that was taken to depose Bazoum and who seized from him. Sam asks Hannah about the colonial and resource-based interests within the country and if that factors in at all to the regional turbulence, an influence (in this case, from the French) that Hannah concedes is slightly overblown at this point. They then touch upon the regional influence that the Russian mercenary Wagner Group have in the area, with Wagner leader Prigozhin going so far as to congratulate military leaders on the coup of President Bazoum, and if that had any influences on the conflict, and if there's any chance of a proxy war in the region given some of these outside foreign influences. They then discuss the inevitable American influence on this conflict, and how, as with many global destabilization efforts, military leaders and members had been trained and matriculated in the U.S., and whether the U.S. support for President Bazoum is sincere. Hannah tells Sam and Emma what might be next for Niger the country and the Sahel region going forward before she jumps off. Afterwards, Sam touches on Lee Harris's reporting in The American Prospect about Biden's Labor Department being set to issue a ruling on the Davis-Bacon Act, a ruling that could raise the salaries of some of the lowest-paid workers on infrastructure projects.

And in the Fun Half, Sam and Emma check in on Ron DeSantis bravely monologuing to NBC for 2 minutes before conceding that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, as well as former Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany potentially...admitting she watched private testimony from Hunter Biden's business associate Devon Archer last week. They then touch on an inscrutable point Greg Gutfeld tried to make about "mobs", then zero in on RFK's...seemingly thin healthcare policy that he outlined on milquetoast podcaster Jimmy Dore's show yesterday. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Micha Frazer-Carroll, columnist at The Independent, to discuss her recent book Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health. First, Sam and Emma touch on Trump attorney John Lauro, who made the rounds on the Sunday shows yesterday, and specifically the strategy that he and Trump are attempting to cast doubt on holding the January 6th trial in D.C., and moving it to the..."diverse" location of...West Virginia. Then, they're joined by Micha and get started by discussing Micha's journey and struggle with her own mental health, and how those experiences shaped her reporting and scholarship that went into "Mad World." She then discusses some of the history behind how mental health issues and other characteristics of people's gender & sexuality, their marital status, among other things were traced as pathologies for people's mental state in a way to categorize and stigmatize them, as opposed to identifiers and signifiers of someone's emotional and mental state that were simply lived experiences within the context of their personal lives. Micha, Sam and Emma also discuss how the idea of "stress" and the struggle with mental health within society, especially under global capitalism, is extremely individualized, as opposed to an idea of approaching stress as something systematized and baked into the trappings of labor, incarceration, homophobia, and other issues within and without the workplace. They discuss the history of asylums within the UK and how that, and how "mad" people or people suffering from "madness", paralleled that of how mentally ill people were treated in the U.S. as well. Emma brings up this idea of mental health "awareness" and how awareness of the vitality of mental healthcare has been completely saturated without any tangible approach to actual policy that would mitigate the structures and circumstances that exacerbate people's mental health struggles, the ones that require that so-called "awareness".

And in the Fun Half, Sam and Emma discuss Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's recent comments about military action against Palestinians, something Sam referred to as "Praise-To-Slay", before diving into Steven Crowder's advertisement (featuring the Majority Report!) promoting a great" Re-Platforming" that's coming up tomorrow. They then discuss striking LA hotel workers outside the Fairmont Miramont getting forcibly dispersed by LAPD officers and hotel security basically masquerading as Pinkertons deputized by police. They also touch on some of Universal Studios' hardball against WGA and SAG-AFTRA picketers by, as Adam Conover, outlines, literally uprooting the sidewalk the picketers are attempting to walk on. They then turn to Ron DeSantis desperately trying to get Iowans to care about him seeing a guy in San Francisco shitting on the street, then touch on a huge appeals court decision in Mississippi turning over a Jim Crow-era voting law. Plus, your IM's!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

It's an ALL CALLS edition of Casual Friday! Call in at 646-257-3920 if you want to chat with the MR Crew! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Donald Trump’s Not-Guilty plea, his other legal challenges, the continuing Fed assault on labor, Justice Kagan’s response to Alito, the Biden Crime Family, more scientific support for gender-affirming care, and Wisconsin’s new era of politics, before diving into Jeff Merkley’s discussion of a Biden primary challenger, and where the progressive fight lies heading into 2024. Next, they expand on the massive indictment on Donald Trump that occurred this week, a first step in holding any US President accountable for their actions, watching Trump’s attorney John Lauro talk with Laura Ingraham as a foreshadowing of his future legal defense, alongside his “other” defenses (delaying and racism). Next, they parse through Jack Smith’s killer indictment, and how the work tactfully prepares for the various legal avenues Trump’s defense might take, before wrapping up the free half by basking in the glory of Rudy Giuliani’s hellish last few weeks of leaks.

And in the Fun Half: Nick from Pennsylvania dives into Tesla’s various product failures, John from Oregon tests the waters on that whole “alien” thing, and Jessica from Ohio clarifies that the Kink community does NOT claim Rudy Giuliani. Jasmine from Texas gives an update on SB-193, and Josh from Chicago discusses the Saudi invasion of professional sports. They also chat with Hank from Austin, and Brandon from Cincinnati on organizing under Amazon, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Azad Essa, senior reporter for Middle East Eye, to discuss his recent book Hostile Homelands: The New Alliance Between India and Israel. Then, she's joined by Paris Marx, author of the Disconnect newsletter and host of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast, to discuss their recent writing on ChatGPT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with attorney Matthew Butterick about a lawsuit he's involved with representing artists against OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Then, he's joined by political reporter Cameron Joseph to discuss the upcoming referendum in Ohio, entitled Issue 1, regarding ballot measures in the state. First, Sam runs through updates on Donald Trump’s various legal woes, WGA-Studio talks, Flint’s new natal care plan, the Fed’s continuing war on labor, SCOTUS record low public approval, and Russian bombing of Ukrainian grain stores, before parsing through the recent, massive indictment of Donald Trump of multiple charges of conspiracy and obstruction. Matthew Butterick then joins, diving right into his work with various acclaimed authors taking on the unauthorized use of their work across various AI engines, which, in fact, entirely rely on pre-existing and often-copyrighted works for their primary inputs, not to mention producing infringing derivative works with its outputs. After diving a little deeper into how this case centers on copyright infringement, and how it applies to other forms of AI (e.g. art and music), they wrap up by tackling the shape of the case as a class-action suit, and what the next steps are in this battle. Cameron Joseph then walks Sam through Ohio’s various upcoming referendums, first looking to the referendum to enshrine abortion rights in the State Constitutions that is scheduled for November, and tackling the long organizing process that took it to get there, before touching on the legislature-expedited response by Gov DeWine’s Secretary of State to launch an earlier referendum (scheduled for August) that makes it vastly more difficult to pass a constitutional referendum. After tackling the state of Ohio politics that led to these respective referenda, and why, the anti-referendum referendum seems poised to fail, they wrap up by looking to the ongoing political debacles in Wisconsin as liberals begin to take power and abuse the tools set up by the previous conservatives in their place.

And in the Fun Half: Sam is joined by Sean Fitzgerald AKA Actual Justice Warrior as they debate all things crime, walking through the impact of the George Floyd protests and the COVID-19 Pandemic on retirement rates, police funding, and overall crime rates. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on 2024 Presidential polling, Hunter Biden’s newest nothing allegations, Donald Trump’s various legal woes, LA’s hotel strike, Oklahoma public education policy, Phoenix’s destructive heatwave, and the Biden administration’s Student Debt plan 2.0. Next, they watch Bryan Cranston and Ilana Glazer tackle the ridiculous inhumanity of the studio executives amidst both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, before diving a little deeper into public opinion on Joe Biden heading into the final 12 months of the election cycle, and why Biden’s failure to pass much of his agenda with Build Back Better might come back to haunt him. They also dive deeper into the details of Biden’s brand-new Student Loan relief program, the non-revelations around Hunter Biden, and correct the record on the Lab Leak discussion with Ryan Grim.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma tackle the conservative obsession with identity politics, as Vivek Ramaswamy dances around the existence of institutional racism and Malika from Raleigh tackles the genuine violence in pushing progress for marginalized people aside. Sam and Emma also discuss RFK ramping up his zionist rhetoric, and Soren from Minneapolis parses through another anti-trans grift attempt in the world of sports, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Meron Rapoport, editor of Local Call and writer at +972 Magazine, to discuss the recent passage of  Prime Minister Netanyahu's proposed judicial reforms through the Knesset, its challenges before the Supreme Court, and the unrest that's resulted. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Republican primary polling, Donald Trump’s various indictments, Biden’s brand new student loan program, Florida’s Black history curriculum, extreme heat in Phoenix, and Twitter’s hate speech problem, before parsing a little more thoroughly through the prospects for the Presidential primary on the right. Meron Rapoport then joins, diving right into a recap of the major overhauls to the Israeli judiciary that recently took place, the role the Courts can play in reining it in, and where it will leave Israel’s supposed “democracy.” Expanding on this latter element, Rapoport walks through some of the major players involved in Netanyahu’s reforms, and the violent and genocidal stances towards Palestine and Democracy that they have maintained for decades, including Yariv Levin, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Bezalel Smotrich. Wrapping up, Meron walks through the responses from the rest of Israel to the passing of Netanyahu’s overhaul, including how it interplays with growing anti-apartheid sentiment in recent years, and talks with Sam and Emma about the future of US-Israeli relations as the latter dives further into fascism.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss the role of the US Supreme Court and watch Mark Joseph Stern perfectly encapsulate why Samuel Alito’s recent “leave the Court alone” rampage is absurd and obscene. They also discuss Donald Trump’s various indictments, watch Ben Shapiro explain “That’s just Don!” and Alfred and Matthew have some words to share, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Donald Trump keeping his criminal charge numbers up, Mitch McConnell’s future in the Senate, ramping heat waves across the US, environmental and fuel efficiency standards, and Elon’s continuing fraud, also watching Ron DeSantis attempt to defend his white supremacist curriculum. Digby then joins as she helps parse through Trump’s attempt to repurpose the “Crooked” and “crime family” monikers from Hillary to Biden, and touch on Ron DeSantis’ floundering campaign and why his attempt to out-flank Trump on the right was ridiculous. Digby, Sam, and Emma then attempt to assess what the hell his message is going into 2024, and what the greater GOP message is (and is it anti-Social Security?), before wrapping up with coverage of the ongoing strife between McCarthy and… the rest of the House.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma discuss Jack Smith’s Hall of Fame pace with his Trump charges, explore the spiraling campaign of RFK, and tackle why the UFO story isn’t actually worth the coverage right now. Sandy from Ontario reflects on the recent terror attack at the University of Waterloo, Moody from Minneapolis dives into a recent public school data breach, and Vivek Ramaswamy shows off his hot bars. The MR team also watches Steve Deace’s recent meltdown, and a heartwarming story of organizing against fascists, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with James Risen, senior national security correspondent at The Intercept, and co-author Thomas Risen, to discuss their recent book The Last Honest Man: The CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the Kennedys—and One Senator's Fight to Save Democracy. First, Emma runs through updates on ANOTHER Fed rate raise despite cooling inflation, rising child labor, a telecom probe, Mitch McConnell’s medical emergency, Niger’s coup, and Hunter Biden’s legal woes, before touching on Jim Cramer’s telling CNBC comments on the UPS Teamsters and UAW. James and Thomas Risen then join, diving right into a background on Senator Frank Church and his political evolution into a progressive, anti-imperialist, and anti-authoritarian legend of American politics, including his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War and the expansion of the US Intelligence community in the wake of the assassination of JFK, and eventual push for the establishment of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (Church Committee). Next, the Risens explore the expansion of the US Intelligence community post-WWII, tackling the establishment of the CIA as a covert actor for US hegemony on foreign soil, putting them on track to rapidly become the international assassination juggernaut they are today, before expanding on their interaction with domestic actors, their mutually antagonistic relationship with J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and the FBI’s own relationship to political conspiracy and terrorism. After taking on the establishment of the Church Committee in the wake of Watergate, the state of disillusionment with the US government, and the revelations the Church Committee brought forward (particularly around COINTELPRO), James, Thomas, and Emma wrap up by assessing the absurdity of the GOP’s attempt to frame their Congressional farce as the Church Committee 2.0.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they discuss the British-American accent dynamics in Hollywood, DeSantis’ position on an RFK cabinet roll, and the Weinstein couple muses about their voyeuristic experience at a recent drag show. Lucas from Montana dives into the anti-woke hijacking of libraries, Cody from Georgia expands on today’s interview and connections with JFK and the Oswalds, Newsmax comes for the White House dogs, Kowalski proposes a prudent judicial philosophical conundrum, and Adam from Rhode Island brings up Elon’s active destruction of Twitter, plus, your calls and IMs!

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It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Luis Feliz Leon, staff writer at Labor Notes, and Alicia Ozier, a warehouse worker at the Amazon delivery station in Pontiac, Michigan, to discuss the recent decision by Pontiac Amazon workers to walk out for hours on Amazon's "Prime Day". Then, they're joined by author and filmmaker Greg Mitchell to discuss the recent Christopher Nolan film "Oppenheimer" and Greg's scholarship on the man himself, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on a potential UPS-Teamsters deal, Israeli protests around the rollback of judicial powers, the DOJ v. Texas, record-breaking employment numbers across the US, Big Pharma’s response to Bernie’s new tact, increasing threats to IRS agents, and the introduction of Prager U into the Florida educational curriculum, also diving into Molly Nussbaum’s reflections of the SAG-AFTRA strike. After parsing a little deeper through the response by Israelis to the Knesset disempowering the judiciary, Sam and Emma discuss the pure inhumanity coming out of Texas, with increasing revelations around the violent treatment of migrants and refugees on and around the border. Next, Sam and Emma take on the massive economic and quality-of-life issues in the US, despite rising employment numbers, and why the extensive financialization of necessities – like housing and healthcare – essentially negates any potential benefits of capitalism, ensuring that any profitable problem isn’t solved, and any unprofitable solution is never employed.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak to freelance journalist David Neiwert to discuss his recent book The Age of Insurrection: The Radical Right's Assault on American Democracy. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel disempowering their Supreme Court, offensives in Moscow and Odessa, the recent Spanish elections, various labor actions across the country, Bernie’s pursuit of government-developed pharmaceuticals, and environmental warming, also diving into Ron DeSantis’ recent comments on Florida’s new “lost cause” education around the “civilizing” nature slavery. David Neiwert then joins, parsing through his own history studying right-wing authoritarianism in the US, beginning with his childhood in Idaho, strong John Birch Society territory, before starting his work in journalism during the rise of white supremacist militias, the Aryan nation, and hate crimes over the 1970s and ’80s, tackling the internal conflicts of addressing these subjects as a journalist, and why journalism must be rooted in public welfare. Moving forward, Neiwert tracks the evolution of right-wing extremist and white supremacist organizations over the Clinton and Bush administrations, leading up to the mobilizing event of Obama’s (a black person’s) election, before looking to the era of the Trump regime and the leadup to January 6th. After walking through the defining traits of right-wing authoritarian followers – namely submission aggression, and conventionalism – Neiwert, Sam, and Emma dive into the January 6th insurrection, the various narratives around it, and why it was no doubt a neo-fascist insurrection, before wrapping with 1/6’s aftermath, and how the far-right has pivoted to localized, grassroots insurrections.

And in the Fun Half: Mike Pence perfectly demonstrates how abortion exceptions aren’t really exceptions at all, the MR Team basks in the glory of recent labor action with UPS and McDonalds, and Mehdi Hasan goes right after one of the major players behind Trump’s child separation policy. Troy from Indiana discusses anti-woke attention-seeking in country music, Hope from Nevada dives into California’s Proud Boys problem, and a libertarian from Oregon spews some genuine nonsense, plus, your calls and IMs

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma chat with Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. Then, they're joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Donald Trump’s myriad upcoming legal cases, more labor action in film and theatre, UPS pilots standing with UPS Teamsters, fascist witch hunts and legislation, and the least surprising Crowder revelations, before they parse through a debunking of RFK’s recent appearance on the GOP’s “Weaponization of Federal Government” committee. Ryan Grim then joins as he walks Sam and Emma through his perspective on an encounter with Jesse Watters he had at the 2016 White House correspondent’s dinner over Watters’ ambush journalism, and why he remains unrepentant. Next, they dive into the recent Congressional drama over the US’ relationship with the Israeli apartheid state, as Grim dives into the boycott of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's recent appearance, Rep. Jayapal’s statements on the racism of Israel, and the ultimate vote House to rebuke these anti-Israel statements, before they reflect on the impact DMFI and AIPAC have had over the last few election cycles, particularly in how they’ve sought to undermine and buy-out progressive and pro-Palestine candidates. After briefly touching on updates to Donald Trump’s various legal battles, Ryan, Emma, and Sam wrap up by discussing recent revelations around the COVID “Lab Leak” theory, the GOP’s recent leak of their own, the partisanship around the theory – and bipartisanship around China hawkery – and what the lack of evidence for a lab-origin means for debate. Matthew Film Guy then joins as he unpacks his complex feelings for the upcoming “Barbie” movie, why brand affiliation is the wrong way for movies to go, why the Left™ needs to learn to enjoy things, and gives his recs of “How to with John Wilson” and Nina Menkes’ “Queen of Diamonds.”

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

*REST IN POWER MICHAEL JAMAL BROOKS*

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It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks to Melissa Villa-Nicholas, associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island, to discuss her recent book Data Borders: How Silicon Valley Is Building An Industry Around Immigrants. Then, she is joined by Kyle Bailey, Ph.D candidate at York University in Toronto, to discuss the recent right wing shift in Finland's government. First, Emma runs through updates on Trump’s various legal woes, Biden’s meeting with the president of the UAW, the absurd ongoings of the House, abortion legislation, and labor news, before reflecting on the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Michael Brooks, and his lasting legacy on the Left, and watching Biden’s recent statements on labor policy. Melissa Villa-Nicholas then dives right into her concept of “Data Borders,” looking at the core concept of “borderlands,” particularly those between the US and Mexico, and how data plays a massive role in the functioning of these areas – particularly when it comes to the interactions between individuals and federal agencies. Professor Villa-Nicholas then dives into the role of tech companies like Amazon and Palantir in constructing massive databases for law enforcement and predictive policing, that often rely on the data mining of immigrants, with border and immigration agencies like ICE and DHS tracking all sorts of biometric data from those crossing (both legally, and illegally). Expanding on the public-private partnership between federal agencies and big tech, Melissa parses through the history of tech involvement in the militarization of police, how private surveillance has permeated myriad legal industries, and what the future of fighting for information autonomy – especially for non-citizens – looks like. Kyle Bailey then steps back as he walks Emma through the results from April’s election in Finland, seeing the emergence of a far-right-neoliberal coalition ousting the left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Mirella Marin, and why this flip largely lies in the classic anxieties around the collapse of neoliberalism, the climate, and rising populism. After expanding on the rise of the far-right Finns Party, and the militant racists that stand at its forefront, Bailey and Emma wrap up the interview by looking at the major policy implications of the new coalition, how it might impact Finnish labor and welfare, and the role the invasion of Ukraine has played so far.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they watch Sam’s message from the SAG-AFTRA picket line, talk with Micah from Sacramento, and watch Ben Shapiro attempt to Twitter-lawyer Donald Trump out of legal troubles. Candace Owens blames “gay pedophilia” on “gay people” rather than “pedophiles,” and Brett Weinstein comes to the shocking realization that much of the IDW community is aligned with Nazis, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks to Mila Wade, a Louisville area Starbucks worker, who participated in recent store shutdowns in conjunction with workers at Sunergos Coffee.  Then, they are joined by Guardian environmental reporter Oliver Milman to discuss his recent piece "'Double Agents: Fossil-Fuel Lobbyists Work for US Groups Trying to Fight Climate Crisis." First, Sam runs through updates on the slow walking of Trump’s stolen documents case, Russian attacks on Odessa grain infrastructure, Rudy’s potential flip, protests in Israel, Atlanta City Council sabotaging an upcoming Cop City referendum, and US relations to Israel, diving into Rashida Tlaib’s intense (and accurate) comments on Congress’ refusal to acknowledge Israeli apartheid. Mila Wade then dives right into the recent labor action across the Louisville-Clarkson area that shut down all Starbucks and Sunergos coffee shops in the cities, tackling the ongoing unionization process that the various Starbucks shops are undergoing, and the myriad ways in which Starbucks, despite successful unionization votes, is seeking to undermine and discourage the bargaining process. After expanding on the joint action between Starbucks and Sunergos employees, Wade and Sam discuss the importance of growing labor consciousness among our younger generations, particularly in sparking inspiration and connections among those with limited access to labor organizing, before wrapping up with the future of the labor fight, and what those of us on the outside can do to help. Oliver Milman then walks through the myriad ongoing climate emergencies across the US and the globe, as he discusses the proliferation of oil and gas lobbyists working on BOTH sides of the fight, whether that be environmental organizations, museums, tech companies, or local governments, all supposedly “pushing back,” while effectively funneling information directly back to those they’re fighting against. Wrapping up, Milman and Sam parse through the other moral and tactical conflicts of interest that arise from the fossil-fuel double agents, and the various absurdities that come from using the tools of capitalism to fight an effect of capitalism.

And in the Fun Half: Sam watches RFK plunge even deeper into the far-right libertarian trend of reactionary fear-mongering, Jake Tapper becomes the most recent media member to ask Ron DeSantis why he’s sucking to his face, and Marjorie Taylor Greene happily steps into her new post as Biden’s PR rep. Todd from Raleigh reflects on the absurd lionization of the Unabomber, Jacob from Alabama dives into the state’s attempt to avoid redistricting (and what may come from it), and David from Wyoming dives into the US’ continuing attacks on unhoused folks. Vic from Ventury walks through safety vs. surveillance tactics when it comes to dashcams, and Ben Shapiro levels another hearty media critique against a… Disney casting choice, plus, your calls and IMs!

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It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma speak to KJ Boyle, research assistant at the Revolving Door Project, to discuss FTC Chair Lina Khan's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last week. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Donald Trump’s various ongoing (and approaching) trials, Alabama gerrymandering, labor action in UPS and Amazon, and fascist policy in Iowa and Texas, before diving into the absurd arguments around any criminal proceedings involving Trump, and the complete lack of a conspiracy cannon on the far right. KJ Boyle then dives right into the phenomenal job Lina Khan has done in completely upsetting the business establishment by… being anti-monopoly, walking through her nearly 70 features in WSJ OpEds, and how, exactly, she has gone about revamping the FTC. He, Sam, and Emma then look to her appearance before the HJC, discussing the major talking points the GOP has leveled against her, and the absurdity of a Meta-stock-owning ethics council claiming her interest in anti-trust maybe should recuse her from dealing with Meta. Wrapping up, they watch the highlights from Khan’s appearance, and why anti-trust is a winning topic moving forwards. Sam and Emma also dive into the recent reports coming out of Texas of Gov. Abbott’s order for the border patrol to begin drowning and dehydrating migrant children.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Ron DeSantis do the classic Republican “your Medicare is safe… but not really” schtick, Kowalski from Nebraska gives an agriculture report and parses through some difficult tensions in yesterday’s NATO interview. Sam reflects on his own influence on the SAG strike, No Labels gets astonishingly exposed as a fraud, and Lydia from PA dives into her experiences with gender-affirming care at the VA. Mason from Alabama and Alan from North Carolina discuss their respective local politics, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

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!

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It's a JAM PACKED Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and host of the Politics of Everything podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, they're joined by actor and SAG-AFTRA member Andrew Leeds to discuss the most recent vote by the union to authorize a strike. And THEN, they're joined by comedian Andy Kindler, host of the Thought Spiral podcast! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the Republicans’ absurd budget proposal, the Democrats successfully killing it, and SAG-AFTRA going on strike, as well as the disgusting corporate proposals that got the film and TV industry to this point. Alex Pareene then joins as he dives into the continuing story of inflation, and what could have been if the establishment wasn’t so keen on ignoring its roots in price gouging. Next, he, Emma, and Sam look to the Republicans’ grotesque $900bln defense bill as perfectly exemplary of the GOP’s complete capitulation to anti-woke politics despite its stunning lack of popularity – something that’s also seen in the falling popularity of the once-prophesied DeSantis campaign, before wrapping up the interview with an assessment of New York state politics post-Cuomo and what a strong NY Democratic party could mean on the national level. Andrew Leeds then walks through the central issues facing SAG-AFTRA, discussing the massive role residuals play in actors’ income, and in qualifying for healthcare and other union benefits, only for the streaming revolution to nearly take these payments off the shelves entirely. After expanding on the attempted gigification of the acting industry, Andrew wraps up by discussing the incredible spirit of solidarity in the union (and their sister orgs), and what those on the outside can do to help. Andy Kindler concludes the first half as he assesses the incredible grifting done by Jimmy Door, and tackles why the hell some famous people get so obsessed with being wrong they dive headfirst into bigotry.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She talks to Bradford Vivian, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University, to discuss his recent book Campus Misinformation: The Real Threat to Free Speech in American Higher Education. Then, she is joined by Marco Fonseca, instructor in Latin American and International Studies at the York University Glendon campus, to developments surrounding Guatemala's elections. First, Emma runs through updates on Biden’s visit to Ukraine, a potential return to the ERA, labor action with SAG, the EPA, and Ray Epps’ lawsuit against Fox News (and how it might have played into Tucker’s departure). Bradford Vivian then joins as he parses through the evolution of conservative attacks on higher education over the last few decades, with entire organizations, like TPUSA and YAF, and individuals, like Brett Weinstein and Barry Weiss, who have built up an entire industry of reactionaries who go to colleges to talk about how they can’t say anything at colleges. Professor Vivian parses through this blueprint as, largely, a pretext for state-control of higher education, and a way to undermine social justice movements, and the communities that form around and within academia. Stepping back, Bradford walks Emma through some parallels between this era of anti-intellectual attacks, and the similar conservative battle we saw in the mid-20th century, particularly in how it can serve to undermine social justice movements, before parsing through how the recent attacks have pervaded through all levels of education, K-12, as we see with attacks on CRT and the Don’t Say Gay bill. Marco Fonseca tackles the most recent round of Guatemalan elections and the surprise success of the Semilla party, a left, anti-corruption party that won enough to advance to a runoff, before stepping back to discuss the roots of the “Seed” party in the Guatemalan spring, with son of first President Arévalo helping to found the party. After walking through the CIA-backed Coup that violently halted the Guatemalan spring, and the decades of growing corruption that followed, Fonseca dives into the recent backlash to said corruption and parses through why the Elite interference in the 2023 election seemingly ignored the threat of Semilla, before they wrap up the show by assessing the future of Guatemalan election integrity as a Semilla ban becomes more and more likely.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma talk to Bill McKibben, contributing writer at The New Yorker and founder of ThirdAct.org, to discuss the recent climate disasters across the country. Then, they are joined by Palestinian journalist and activist Basel Adra to discuss his recent piece in The Nation entitled "The Destruction of Masafer Yatta," co-authored with Yuval Abraham.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on recent NATO drama, Iran’s continuing lack of nukes, Trump’s various criminal cases, Israel’s political turmoil, and severe environmental repercussions being felt across the US, before diving into Fox News’ and the GOP’s whattabout game as their primary witness for the crimes of the Biden family is arrested for being a foreign agent. Next, Sam and Emma dive a little deeper into the ongoing NATO drama, with backlash to both Sweden’s entry and Ukraine’s lack of a concrete path, also touching on the climate change inflection point that we are in the midst of, with Florida’s waters reaching all times temperature highs (along with the rest of the World’s environment), and the North East going through torrential storms, before diving into Obama’s recent statements about his tone-deaf advice to Malia about climate nihilism (you know, that thing he largely symbolizes for her generation). They wrap up the free half by discussing the recent stories about mothers and their daughters being charged for “illegal” abortions, and the criminalization of healthcare as the most recent manifestation of the GOP’s fascist attacks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Mark Joseph Stern, senior writer at Slate, to discuss the bombshell rulings that came down at the end of the Supreme Court's most recent term. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and outside support, the future of a government shutdown, the Supreme Court ethics bill, climate change, labor action, and more theocratic fascism from the right, before diving into the anniversary of the Tusla White Supremacist massacre of a massive Black community, and the Oklahoman Right’s ongoing effort to revise history. Mark Joseph Stern then joins as he tackles the rollout of the Supreme Court’s most recent session, beginning with moderate cases in June before rapidly dropping vitriolic right-wing decisions right before the July 4th break, effectively helping to bury the disastrous role the Court is continuing to play in US politics. Next, he, Sam, and Emma parse through the individual roles the liberal justices on the Court have assumed, before Stern walks through SCOTUS’ recent rejection of Student Debt Cancellation via the HEROES Act, why the Court relied on the Major Questions Doctrine, and whether the Biden Administration’s pivot to the Higher Education Act could be successful. After a discussion on 303 Creative v. Elenis, the absurd lack of standing in the case, and how it largely undermines Lawrence v. Texas (Sodomy Law), Emma, Sam, and Mark wrap up the interview by assessing the affirmative action decision, and Clarence Thomas’ ultimate decision to limit active diversity to the military.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive into the Biden Administration’s advancement of war crimes in Ukraine, sending cluster bombs in the face of decades of research to their devastating civilian impact, UPS Teamsters begin assembling the ranks for an upcoming strike, and Donald Trump gets very confused about who absolutely should be in jail and who absolutely shouldn’t. Keith from Ashville dives into recent experiences with transphobic in public (and how to deal with them) and Jonuh from Richmond brings up debate tactics online vs. irl. Cody from Denver shares his experiences with the devastating real-world impact of transphobia on individuals and their communities, and inspires a discussion of the absolute need to be a militant advocate for marginalized communities, particularly in the face of escalating political persecution and bad faith attempts to justify them. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! And Sam's BACK from vacation! He and Emma talk to David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through this week’s headlines, including the impact of the Fed’s continuing impact on workers, US funding for Ukraine, three straight days of global heat records, Lula’s impact on Amazon deforestation, and labor action, before Sam parses through his recent trip to Monticello. David Dayen then joins as he starts by peppering Sam with questions about his work with RFK as well as Kennedy’s political evolution over the last two decades, before the conversation shifts to Dayen’s recent article on the economic theory of government spending “crowding out” private business. David parses through what this economic theory entails, how it has become baked into any US policy, with any public spending requiring equivalent support for private businesses, and why the incredible success of the IRA and CHIPS act should absolutely be challenging this and the role direct public investment can play in the economy. Continuing, David, Sam, and Emma tackle the material impact a change in our economic philosophy could have, and what a return to big government could mean. After a quick discussion on the continuing inflation misinformation, they wrap up the interview by assessing the Biden administration’s pivot to the Higher Education Act for Student loan forgiveness.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Fox and Friends try to shift recent job growth to be demonstrative of… the failure of Biden’s government, Ron DeSantis gets hit with “Why don’t people like you?” by a Fox host, and Ben Shapiro, notorious theocrat, tries to make out queer identity to be a “belief system” thus not a protected identity. NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson does apologia for the Moms for Liberty, and Greg Gutfeld talks violent crime, like detergent theft, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

The MR Crew is back with an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks to David Broder, Europe editor at Jacobin, to discuss his recent book Mussolini's Grandchildren: Fascism in Contemporary Italy. Then, she speaks to Amjad Iraqi, editor at 972 Magazine, to discuss the recent escalation of violence by the Israeli military in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. First, Emma runs through this weekend’s headlines, including Biden’s student debt pivot, the Mar-a-Lago warrant, Trump’s fundraising, mass shootings in the US, labor action, and environmental updates, before diving into Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ recent killer legislative move. David Broder joins as he first runs through updates on recent turmoil in France in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed teenager, tackling the history of over-policing Black and migrant communities in Europe, and how the French and European far-right is turning this issue into one of heterogeneity and immigration, with little to no pushback from Macron and the center. Next, Broder shifts his focus back to Italy, as he walks Emma through the normalization of far-right political figures, from Berlusconi to Meloni, and how the growth of the clearly-fascist wing of the American GOP has given an excuse to ethnonationalists worldwide. Stepping back, Broder dives into how right-wing Italians are grappling with their country’s history with fascism, and the attempt to repaint their role during WW2 as victims of communist violence rather than oppressors aligned with the Nazis, before they wrap up the interview by looking deeper at Giorgia Meloni’s cult-of-personality and how her womanhood is used symbolize the greater eugenicist underpinnings of fascism. Amjad Iraqi then joins as he and Emma walk through the past few weeks of increasing genocidal violence against Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin. After tackling the significant escalation that Israel took by bombing the West Bank, Iraqi walks through the actual process of violence and settlement that occurred in Jenin, the toll on the Palestinian population, and the increasing violence of Israeli apartheid.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they talk with Scott from Baltimore about the Baltimore PD’s complete mishandling of a mass shooting this weekend, discuss the future (or lack thereof) of social media as Twitter’s fall is all-but assured, Ron DeSantis’ response to backlash to his homophobia, and the unsurprising revelation of Eric Adam’s lies. Charlie Kirk brings out the classic White Supremacist hits in a discussion of affirmative action, and Anthony from Long Island discusses his victory in a Brookline, MA election, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

The MR Crew are still off after July 4th so we're coming to you with another mid-year Best Of! This one, from late November 2022, is with Dale Kretz, visiting assistant professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to discuss his recent book Administering Freedom: The State of Emancipation after the Freedmen's Bureau. 

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The MR Crew are off today so we're coming to you with a special mid-year best of! In an episode from February 2018, Sam spoke with the late, great Daniel Ellsberg about his book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.

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It's Casual Friday! Emma talks to David Griscom, co-host of Left Reckoning, to round up the week in news. Then, she is joined by Chill Goblin!

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It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks to Andrew Seaton, junior research fellow at St. Anne's College at the University of Oxford, to discuss his recent book Our NHS: A History of Britain's Best Loved Institution. Then, Emma talks to Camille Rey, a mother of a trans child who left Texas and moved out of state due to Texas's extremely restrictive anti-trans laws. First, Emma runs through the day’s headlines, touching on the severe air quality issues in the US, a terror attack on a gender studies class in Canada, Donald Trump’s alternative tactics to shirk responsibility for his stolen documents, and mass arrests in French protests against police brutality, before parsing through the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision, their perversion of the 14th Amendment, and the highlights of the dissents. Andrew Seaton then joins as he dives right into the NHS’ 75-year history as a beloved British institution that always seems to be under threat from the right, first looking at the current state of the service – with the NHS deeply hindered during the pandemic alongside increasing cost-of-living and wage-crises among its laborers. Slowly working backward, Seaton then walks Emma through the Labor Party’s slow revitalization of the NHS over the 21st Century, revamping its budget after decades of cuts, and seeing a drastic improvement in its efficacy and efficiency, only for the emergency of a string of conservative governments in the later 2010s to completely reverse their progress. Continuing the journey backward, Emma and Andrew explore how the NHS remained the beast that Thatcher couldn’t slay during the neoliberal turn, before taking on the post-war labor project that was establishing the NHS, and how the project was viewed by the rest of the West (particularly the US). Camille Ray then discusses her experiences as the mother of a trans kid in Texas as anti-LGBTQ legislation gets more and more repressive, painting a picture of the impact of the mere existence of this legislation on trans kids, and the exclusionary and transphobic tactics that they employ. Wrapping up, Ray and Emma look at the reality of being a trans kid in the US, walking through what gender-affirming care ACTUALLY looks like, and what her and her son’s post-Texas life has provided.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they admire Vic Berger’s newest Tim Pool video, watch Tim struggle to define any policy reasons for loving Ron DeSantis, and Bob Woodward dives into the ridiculousness of Trump’s ongoing documents scandal. Alex in Missouri parses through Tim Pool’s incredibly stupid abortion arguments, Brennan in Kentucky dives into crypto scams, and the MR Crew watches RFK go full capital shill for the VC world. They also watch David Sacks discuss his crypto pump-and-dump schemes, and Eric Adams calls an organizer a slave-owner for questioning him, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

It's Hump Day! Emma hosts Mike German, fellow at The Brennan Center for Justice, to discuss a recent interview he did with Mireya Navarro, the editor-in-chief of Brennan en Espanol, entitled "Why White Supremacist Groups Attract Latinos to Their Ranks." Then Emma is joined by Matt Ford, staff writer at The New Republic, to discuss his recent piece entitled "Clarence Thomas Wants to Demolish Indian Law." First Emma runs through the day’s headlines, including Trump claiming “ego” instead of “insanity,” updates on Prigozhin’s mutiny, more wildfire disasters, trans rights, and Yusef Salaam’s entrance into the New York City Council, also diving into Laura Ingraham’s ridiculous coverage on what’s fringe and what’s not. Michael German then joins, diving right into his history as an FBI agent infiltrating White supremacist groups, exploring how these groups function and extend their reach beyond other explicitly white folks, provided they align with their ethnonationalist beliefs. After tackling the particular role of Hispanic ethnicity within white supremacist communities, German wraps up the interview by assessing the greater attempts by these groups to polish their public appearance both to draw in members and avoid the typical “domestic terrorist” image. Matt Ford then walks through the Supreme Court’s recent Moore v. Harper decision rejecting the fringe “Independent State Legislature” theory, and why, despite it not being the perfect outcome, we should be thankful it wasn’t worse. He and Emma then tackle Gorsuch’s staunch defense of native sovereignty, exploring where he grounds his stance, why his conservative colleagues don’t align with him, and how the votes might fall in upcoming cases on native sovereignty. After assessing the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action cases and why an overturn is all but expected, Ford dives into the constitutional attack on marriage equality, and wraps up with an exploration of the absurd arguments (that might work) about the unconstitutionality of a wealth tax.

And in the Fun Half: Emma talks with Jason from Ft. Worth on the right’s bad-faith manipulation of academic studies – as shown by Tim Pool – before she and the crew dive into her discussion with Tim on his undermining of a 10-year-old rape victim’s story, and talk with Matt from Oregon on the horrific real-world implications of fascist reproductive viewpoints. They also explore Mikhaila Peterson’s grappling with her father’s violent misogyny, Greg Gutfeld’s undermining of his own transphobic stances, and Trump’s “bravado” defense, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through headlines on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Harper v. Moore, as well as cases on wealth tax and statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases (sorry Jim Jordan!), the US Government’s intel failures leading up to January 6th, Prigozhin’s makeup with Putin, the repercussions of fascist abortion policy, and Delaware’s bill on giving corporations the right to vote. Sam and Emma then dive into the recently released tapes of Donald Trump very explicitly discussing his mishandling of classified documents, walking through the contents of the tape itself, and how it might impact Trump’s candidacy moving forwards. Next, they look to the Supreme Court, as they break down their surprising rejection of the Independent State Legislature theory, and reflect on Jim Jordan’s history in institutions of pedophilia as a new Supreme Court case potentially puts him back in the spotlight. Wrapping up the free half, they look to the recent report on the extreme unlikelihood of the Wuhan Lab Leak theory on the origins of COVID-19, and why so many centrist pundits went crazy over it.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Jesse Watters shine in his new role as the face of fascism on Fox, really putting his own spin on the “Obama isn’t American” schtick, before they parse through a little more of Tim Pool’s embarrassment at the hands of Emma, first tackling his obvious smear campaign calling Emma a “pedophile” just to get the attention off of his own idiocracy. They also walk through Tim’s claim to be the only true anti-imperialist, despite supporting imperialism, and his absolutely astounding comment that treaties from before he was born don’t count, plus, your IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak to Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, History Ph.D candidate at the University of Pennslyvania, to discuss the recent developments in the Russian/Ukraine conflict that have transpired since Friday. Sam and Emma start off the week by checking in on the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington D.C., where a Liberty University communications official said, out loud and on camera, that the right needs to act more like Hitler and Stalin did to seize control of education. Then Kimberly joins the show to discuss the absolute chaos that has been the last 48 hours in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Kimberly explains why, after the last time she was on the Majority Report in March of 2022, she isn't surprised by how protracted the conflict has been, and emphasizes that, per her scholarship and research, that the United States is not the principle actor in the war, and that the U.S., particularly the Biden Administration, most likely would prefer a negotiated settlement so as to forestall conservative attacks on the amount of military aid going to Ukraine. They then dive into the complex web of associations between Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the mercenary Wagner Group, Sergei Shoigu, the head of the Russian army, and Valery Gerasimov, the head of the war effort in Ukraine, and why exactly Prigozhin took this moment to turn his forces back from Ukraine and into Russia, in order to briefly occupy the city of Rostov-on-Don, before negotiating with Vladimir Putin and Belarus's Lukashenko to stand down and defect to Belarus. Sam and Emma ask Kimberly what she thinks is next going forward, whether Prigozhin can survive the mutiny attempt after the settlement with Putin, and what the end goals of any supposed rebellion like this would be for Prigozhin. Kimberly also warns against observers who see this as potentially the end of Putin's leadership in Russia, noting that, due to the overwhelming control of state media in the country, it's very hard to determine how much of this is actually getting through to the Russian public.

And in the Fun Half, Emma and Sam break down some of Emma's legendary performance on the "Culture War" podcast live and in-studio with Tim Pool and the "Actual Justice Warrior" Sean Fitzgerald. Emma and the MR Crew watch the classic moment where Tim melted down when asked about the Allen, Texas shooter who had posted screenshots from an episode of "TimCast" on a personal social media profile. Emma then touches on racist man-on-the-street legend Jesse Watters officially getting Tucker's old spot on Fox News, the 2024 presidential primary war on words between Big Guys Chris Christie and Donald Trump, as well as their...divergent receptions at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference. Plus, your calls & IM's!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam runs through updates on abortion legislation, the house GOP coming after Social Security and Medicare, the PFAS lawsuit, Biden sucking up to Modi, and Starbucks’ labor action over pride, before diving into Ron DeSantis’ commitment to anti-democratic actions, and watching AOC eviscerate his authoritarian tendencies on the House floor. Digby then joins as she and Sam dive right into this week’s massive story about the implosion of an “experimental” (aka unregulated) submersible, parsing through the industry experts’ (such as James Cameron) response to the Oceangate CEO’s rejection of safety procedures. They also dive into how this story is a perfect encapsulation of the anti-scientific and hyper-individualist libertarian strain that has run rampant over the last few decades, from climate denial to anti-vaxxers, looking also at the recent RFK vs. Peter Hotez, as another prime example. Wrapping up, Sam and Digby dissect parallels between the reactionary pushback to social change that birthed the lost cause movement, and our contemporary pushback to reproductive and gender-affirming care.

And in the Fun Half: Sam watches Charlie Kirk try to pin the submersible disaster on wokeism, Josh Hawley takes on the “religion” of woke, and Laura Ingraham denounces the anti-democratic criminalization of friendship between Justice Alito and Harlan Crow. Anthony from Austin gets nitpicky on fiduciary duties, Hannity attempts to calm the storm between Lauren Boebert and MTG, and Jannine Pirro reminds us that you can’t criticize capitalism under any circumstances. Cameron from Washington dives into fascist unreality, and RT from DC addresses MR’s perspective on Elon Musk. They also talk with Emma Vigeland as she reflects on her appearance on Tim Poo’s “Culture War” this morning, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

It's another EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks to journalist Sian Norris to discuss her recent book Bodies Under Siege: How the Far-Right Attack on Reproductive Rights Went Global. Then, Emma talks to Sam Russek, reporter and researcher at The New Republic, to discuss his recent piece on the upcoming Houston mayoral race. First, Emma runs through today’s headlines, diving into a disheartening SCOTUS decision, and the growing friendliness between Indian PM Narendra Modi and myriad institutions of the US, from Democratic leadership to Big Tech and Elon Musk. Sian Norris then joins as she dives right into the foreign exchange of discrimination that occurs across the West, both between issues – such as anti-LGBTQ discourse advancing anti-abortion issues – and countries, with the US importing the UK’s TERFdom while exporting the vehement hatred for reproductive rights. Expanding on this, Norris parses through the role of social media in bolstering this global exchange of discrimination, bringing domestic narratives and lies to every inch of the globe, and creating a network of discrimination that serve to reinforce the quintessential European and US ideology of white male supremacy. Wrapping up, Emma and Sian assess the state of discrimination in both the US and Europe, and the role of austerity and financial crisis in bolstering this hatred. Sam Russek steps back as he analyzes the history of Houston’s mayoral race, first tackling who the “Left” candidates are, and why none of them genuinely represent the progressive wing of the party. Wrapping up, Russek looks to the role of labor (and the Fire Department’s union in particular) in exposing truths of John Whitmer and Sylvester Turner’s respective ideologies, both for better and worse, and dives into the failures of the Texas democratic parties and Houston’s democratic leadership.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they parse through the absurd and glorious confrontation between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, and watch Donald Trump’s bold response to questions about his role in developing the COVID vaccine. Marcus from Left Flank Vets tackles the state of military recruiting, Kowalski from Nebraska gives us an agriculture update, and Glenn Beck sparks a conversation on the right’s ridiculous relationship to slurs. Bernie absolutely shuts down Fox’s Wall Street talking points, and Eric from Jersey parses through the misinformation and disinformation tactics of the anti-vax wing, plus your calls and IMs!
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT