The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Sam hosts Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) from TYT and Lucie Steiner (@TheSteinbag) of the AM Quickie recaps the biggest stories of the week including the no-deal Covid relief bill, the dismantling of the postal service, and the reporting of Covid cases.

On today's show: Trump says Biden is gonna hurt God and the Bible, also against guns and gas.

Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) from TYT joins Sam to discuss stories of the week, including Justice Democrat Cori Bush's win in MO! The Justice Dems' strategy, Bush's activist background, the politics of endorsements, and the role played by the CBC. On MSNBC, Cori Bush says it's important that people who have struggled represent communities like hers and she plans to bring that fight to Congress. Tucker Carlson suggests Covid measures are autocratic and "the left" made orders to change America and support China. Meanwhile, despite no new relief bill, Trump leaves for vacation.

Lucie Steiner (@TheSteinbag) of the AM Quickie joins Sam to break down some news. Speakers at DNC include Bernie Sanders, John Kasich. Throwback: Bernie takes Kasich to task in Congress. Charlie Kirk says Covid public health measures are like "societal waterboarding." Fox and Friends wonder if "V recovery" is still in the cards, blame governors' lockdowns for sabotaging recovery. Smug cop refuses to wear a mask at bodega, says he won't leave. Jeanine Pirro says NY NRA lawsuit is first step to taking away your guns. Sen. Kelly Loeffler says WNBA players who wore shirts encouraging people to vote for her Democratic opponent want to "cancel" her. CNBC lays out how much Bernie's one time 60% tax on billionaires would net from American billionaires. Mike Pence complains John Roberts has been a disappointment for conservatives, reminds voters about presidential election. Ben Shapiro says he doesn't see people trying to pass for white, everyone wants to be Rachel Dolezal.

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On today's show: The Majority Report presents its second Michael Brooks retrospective taking you to Brooks's 2016 interview with ANC freedom fighter Ronnie Kasrils, wherein they discuss Kasrils' film London Recruits and the state of South African politics. Matt Binder joins the MR crew in the fun half.

2014 Girl Meets World clip resurfaces to show Disney's anti-communist propaganda.

On the fun half: Asked if he will take cognitive test, Biden says "Hell no! Come on man!" asks black host if he'll take a cocaine test, asks if host is a junkie. Biden campaign video of how cool he is: Driving a vintage Corvette, says his dad could "really drive." Vic Berger video of Trump talking national parks, "yo-Semite." A caller talks direct democracy. Jordan Peterson has Covid. Trump clip banned from Twitter, Facebook for spreading misinformation about Covid. Cori Bush says she plans to push for $2000/month universal Covid stimulus payments once in Congress, as well as defunding prisons and investing in schools. Protesters keep eviction lawyers from entering Stern and Stern Law Firm. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor of The American Prospect, to discuss last week's Big Tech antitrust hearings in the House and what a real investigation could do. Then Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman (@BobbyBigWheel) of the Future Now Fund to discuss yesterday's primaries and his predictions for the fall elections.

On today's show: Governor Ron DeSantis says Florida unemployment was designed to create roadblocks. Throwback: Woman shames Rick Scott at Starbucks in 2016.

David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor of The American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss last week's Big Tech antitrust hearings in the House and what a real investigation could do. How tech giants like Facebook have violated antitrust laws and why they are confident they won't be stopped. What would it look like to break up Facebook, Amazon, and Google? How anti-trust measures could be carried out using our legal and regulatory system. Measures being taken to undermine the US postal service.

Aaron Kleinman (@BobbyBigWheel) of the Future Now Fund joins Samto to discuss yesterday's primaries and his predictions for the fall elections. Dem voters want to see a sense of urgency, GOP voters want to see a sense of crazy, and other identifiable trends. Suburban liberals moving to the left. Dems starting to recuperate the white working class. Which progressive races will donations make the biggest impact on?

On the fun half: Trump says he wants schools open in the fall, says children are almost immune. Trump's understanding of mail in voting vs. absentee ballots is a mish mosh of Fox News talking points. Brian Kilmeade tries to explain why Trump tweeted about Florida mail-in ballots. Ted Cruz says he's unveiling new stimulus bill, complains about spending, says GOP can never be Santa Claus. Tommy Tuberville says we'd get more done with just Trump running govt, trillion dollars is too much spending. Cori Bush after winning her primary against Lacy Clay: We're a united mass movement that demands change. Dennis Prager says social distancing business measures seem like 1920s speakeasies. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Sam hosts historian Gerald Horne to discuss his new book The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century. 

Sam and Professor Horne begin their conversation exploring Horne's historiographic path, specifically how he has worked his way backward through American history to understand its racism and quest for power. Horne explains the relation between religious authority and how struggles between sects of Christianity forged a shared pan-European identity in hopes of dominating the New World and defeating Spanish catholic rule. Professor Horne examines the roots of the capitalist system in the New World, including the slave labor used to produce commodities like sugar plantations in the Caribbean. Sam and Professor Horne conclude their conversation examining how European leaders improvised a vision of pan-Europeanism and racial superiority and how it relates to today's white supremacist groups and antiracist efforts from the grassroots. 

And in the Fun Half: Cole James Cash remembers Michael Brooks and describes what it's like to work in a Covid isolation hotel, Donald Trump wants a taste of the TikTok sale, Trump says mail in voting is ok now, the right fails to malign John Lewis, Ben Shapiro sings Les Mis, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam hosts investigative journalist Sonia Shah (@soniashah) to talk about her prescient book Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond and her new cover story in the Nation, "It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It."

On today's show: Mnuchin says Trump is "incredibly involved" in stimulus negotiations, reporter points out Trump has been golfing.

Sam hosts investigative journalist Sonia Shah (@soniashah) to talk about her prescient book Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond and her new cover story in the Nation, "It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It." The idea of Covid as a foreign pathogen that can be defeated with a single magic bullet and other damaging myths Americans believe. The kinds of policy and behavior changes that would help get the virus under control, and how politics are getting in the way. Possibilities for how the current pandemic could end and how it could continue indefinitely. What we can learn from other pandemics like HIV and cholera.

On the fun half: Dr. Deborah Birx says we're in a new phase of pandemic that is widespread and affecting all parts of America. Sen. Mike Lee says Americans have been conditioned to trust the government and people should push back on that. Steve Hilton says only vulnerable populations should wear masks, not all of us, Charlie Kirk agrees. Judge Jeanine Pirro says masks dehumanize, they're a tactic of anarchists. Teacher Lauren calls in with a grim update on school reopenings. Texas Congressman Chip Roy says Democrats won't compromise, small businesses are going under because of $600 UI, criticizes NBA stars who won't highlight black businesses closing. Joe Concha (The Hill media reporter) on Fox and Friends says Dems want to cancel presidential debates, compares it to cancel culture. Wallace asks Trump campaign advisor why Trump appointee is compromising USPS. Bill Clinton thanks James Clyburn for stopping the Sanders campaign in South Carolina. Fox and Friends say Bernie is moving Biden left, struggle to make a case against Biden. Plus, your calls and IMs.

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Sam hosts Digby (@digby56) of Hullabaloo and Salon and David Feldman of The David Feldman Show to discuss this week's biggest stories, including Trump's latest attempts to undermine the fall elections.

On today's show: Brian Kilmeade says "use logic" to figure out that people will forge and steal one another's ballots in households.

Digby (@digby56) of Hullabaloo and Salon joins Sam to discuss the week's biggest stories, including the GOP's horrendous policies on Covid testing, the bipartisan failure to provide adequate unemployment benefits, and Trump and friends' latest attempts to suppress the vote and invalidate the fall election results. Trump says he doesn't want to wait for election results, ballots will get lost.

David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) stops by to give the Bernie bros of MR a lesson in kindness.

On the fun half: Fauci explains to Congress why US response has been so disastrous, states reopened too quickly. PDX protester on how the feds have been escalating the violence. Eulogizing John Lewis, Obama says it's time to pass "John Lewis" voting rights, calls filibuster a Jim Crow relic. Tucker is shocked Obama discussed "partisan talking points" (voting rights) at John Lewis's funeral. Bill Clinton eulogizes John Lewis by saying he's glad he wasn't as radical as Stokley Charmichael (Kwame Ture). Seb Gorka "pranks" journalist Will Sommer, says he should stick his head in a bucket of eels. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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On today's show: The Majority Report begins its look back at the career of Michael Brooks starting with Brooks' June 2015 interview with Mark Ames about Seymour Hersh, corporate muckraking, and the dangers private corporations pose to a free press.

TP USA co-founder dies of Covid the day after organization posts anti-mask meme. Previously: Charlie Kirk rails against mandatory mask-wearing.

On the fun half: Cuomo threatens to hike MTA fares again to make up for budgetary shortfalls. Bill De Blasio says unmarked car arrest is not like Portland. Kevin McCarthy has a Freudian slip, calls Louie Gohmert "Congressman Covid." Gohmert tells Hannity he's "all in" on treating his Covid with hydroxychloriquine. Trump says he will not let Dems destroy your beautiful suburbs. Stuart Varney says Trump's right to question election integrity and push for Election Day delay. FL GOP Rep. Greg Steube proposes a Google search conspiracy about Gateway Pundit and SEO shadowbanning. Dave Rubin says "cancel culture is here" re: friend whose sponsor dropped them...then says companies can drop those they don't want to be associated with. Plus your IMs!

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Sam and the MR crew break down this week's biggest stories including Barr's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and Trump's latest efforts to spread Covid-19.

On today's show: Trump upset, questions why he and his administration are not as popular as Fauci: "nobody likes me." Trump promotes anti-mask, pro-hydroxichloroquine doctor at Covid press briefing: "I thought her voice was important." Sam breaks down the GOP's so-called "HEALS Act." Primala Jayapal asks why Barr is concerned with unarmed peaceful protests and not armed white supremacist ones in Michigan. Ted Lieu explains to Barr why unmarked van arrests were unconstitutional. Cedric Richmond asks Barr about claims of ballot tampering. Mary Gay Scanlon takes down Bill Barr's "common sense" counterfeit ballot concerns, says experts say those concerns are false.

On the fun half: Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for Covid just in time to avoid getting on a plane with Trump. David Cicilline asks Barr if it's okay to tear gas peaceful protestors, Barr says it's okay under some circumstances. Bill Barr quibbles with Cicilline over the Navy vet beaten by federal officers; Barr says inspector general is investigating. Rank and file NEA member calls in to talk union opposition to including M4A in Democratic platform, spotlight progressive candidate for NEA president (norberg4neaprez.com). Gohmert claims wearing a mask gave him Covid. MAY 8: Gohmert flaunts not wearing a mask. On reopening schools, South Dakota Governor says research on masks is mixed. Local Sinclair TV stations getting ready to air conspiracy theory about Fauci and Covid. Peter Navarro keeps calling Covid "China virus" on CNN, gets booted from interview. Dave Rubin says the left is like Thanos. Ben Shapiro complains about women in Star Wars, says the dark side is only interesting part. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Sam hosts journalist and Type Media fellow Sarah Posner to discuss her new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump. Posner and Sam dive deep into the network and culture of Evangelical Christians that extends way beyond the pulpit in 2020, including its robust media ecosystem, conferences, newsletters, and art. From an outsider's perspective, it seems that Donald Trump is our least religious president ever. However, Posner describes the story of Trump's relationship to televangelists, notably Paula White, whose prosperity gospel preaching style resonated with Trump. But how did the majority of evangelical churches and leaders come to endorse and embrace the Trump campaign? Posner says the evangelical grassroots loved Trump and mobilized behind his campaign, after which the church leadership fell in line. Sam and Posner breakdown why the evangelical base loved Trump so much so early on. The base saw Trump as a wrecking ball that could demolish the liberal state they believed to be a threat to their religious liberty. Sam and Posner conclude their conversation considering the religious right's role in the judiciary and the religious leaders in Trump's cabinet, including Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Bill Barr. 

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The Majority Report returns this week as Sam hosts journalist and author Colin Woodard (@woodardcolin) to discuss his new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhoodon how 19th-century intellectuals forged the myth of national unity.

On today's show: Steve Mnuchin says WH won't use taxpayer money to let people stay home. Mnuchin says it wouldn't be fair to pay people to stay home while others have to work.

Journalist and author Colin Woodard (@woodardcolin) joins Sam to discuss his new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhoodon how 19th-century intellectuals forged the myth of national unity. What "the United States" means to its citizens has never been a given, inspiring various actors to try to impose their version of a unifying national myth onto this vast and diverse nation-state. Woodard tracks these competing visions, including that favored by 19th century historian George Bancroft, which posited the US as a project blessed by God to spread "freedom" across the continent, as well as the explicitly ethno-nationalist vision favored by people like Woodrow Wilson in the KKK era.

On the fun half: Ted Cruz says Democrats only want to extend unemployment benefits to beat Trump in November. Jake Tapper asks why Trump hasn't used Defense Production Act to improve testing turnaround, Giroir says "it's not magic.” Jesse Watters has nice things to say about Qanon during interview about tech censorship with Eric Trump. Ben Shapiro says empathy is bad for politics. Plus, your calls and IMs.

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