The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Nation's Ali Gharib, explains how close the worlds powers are to a deal with Iran. Why the Neocons are getting more fanatical as the deal gets closer. The terrorist/cult organization the MEK and how they have bought themselves power in Congress. Benjamin Netanyahu's win and why it was an own goal for Israel.

On The Fun Half: John McCain throws a tantrum. Pat Robertson gives the Taliban props? Ted Cruz announces his run for President and is as crazy ever. Also your IMs.

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Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that Volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

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University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial decisions? How people view poverty and the broader systemic causes of poverty. How the tax system could be improved and what is the feeling and identity of "not being poor".

On The Fun Half: Rick Santorum gets a question from an amazing crazy questioner in South Carolina, about the "Communist Dictator" Obama who wants to nuke Charleston South Carolina. Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden and the abuses of the National Security State. Will the Obama Administration start supporting UN resolutions recognizing the state of Palestine. Also your calls and IMs.

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Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List and Israeli Arab politics. The failure of Yair Lapid's centrist politics. will Israel's next coalition government will be even more far right? Israel is a right wing society. Netanyahu and the permanence of  the oppression of the Palestinians. Why the Occupation isn't hurting Israelis but inequality is. Will Israel finally faces pressure from its European and American partners? Also will the Jewish community in America get fed up with Israel?

On The Fun Half: Seth Myers forgets that Ted Cruz isn't stupid, he is evil. Why Ted Cruz lies so well. The climate crisis is getting worse. The Republicans want the CIA to stop studying the security implications of the climate crisis. Also your calls and IMs.

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Professor of the Practice of Public Health John E McDonough, explains why Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin abandoned single payer healthcare. Is single payer healthcare being considered in any other state? The trends that will lead to greater consolidation in healthcare. Medicare Advantage and Privatization. Will the future be Medicare or Medicare advantage. Sam's healthcare adventure and irrational pricing and coverage system. Also does Congress actually have a smart solution to the The "Doc Fix"? The House Republicans ruthless and cruel new assault on public healthcare. Also what would happen if SCOTUS overturns healthcare subsidies.

On The Fun Half: Jon Voight wants Israelis to vote for Netanyahu really badly, he is also crazy. Glenn Beck has a new end of times theory! Netanyahu, goes all in with his racism and support for endless Occupation. Pat Robertson explains why your Muslim neighbors want to kill you.

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Journalist Eric Alterman, author of the new book,  Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experimentexplains how the inequality crisis finally came into public consciousness since Occupy Wall Street. Why BilldDe Blasio's message on inequality is distinct, progressive and important. How de Blasio is trying to help the poor in New York City. The transformative potential of de Blasio's advocacy for the poor. de Blasio's amazing pick for the head of New York's welfare agency. How the right wing and mainstream New York media is losing its power and influence. Stress and inequality. Where De Blasio has stumbled and why Andrew Cuomo is fighting de Blasio on everything. The battle over Charter Schools and how Cuomo stabbed de Blasio in the back. Also we should judge De Blasio.

On The Fun Half: Can Bibi lose? The inequality crisis in Israel. The Republicans offer their 2016 sociopathic budget. Inequality in Dallas. John Kerry smacks down CBS and the Republicans for Iran letter stupidity. President Obama says he is embarrassed on behalf of the Republicans who sent the Iran letter. Tom Cotton wants us to know that the Iranians run Tehran now! Also your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains his new creative campaign to finally get America to address its gun crisis. Oklahoma's racist frat members and the assault on American history by the right. Why the 1990s were good and why the Republicans failed so hard with the Iran letter.

Alexis Goldstein, co-host of Criticize After Dinner, discusses why you should be watching Better Call Saul, far left critiques of movies like Selma, Foxcatcher, and American Sniper, why House of Cards is stupid and addictive, and what you need to watch now in theaters, on TV, and streaming.

NYPD edits Wikipedia to cover up Police brutality and your calls and IMs.

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Leading progressive blogger and writer Digby, explains how the Obama White House finally learned the lesson that progressives have always know, that the modern Republican Party has zero interest in compromise. The importance of unlearning the lessons of the Clinton era. Former key Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer's acknowledgment that the White House never regretted taking progressive action. How could the Obama White House and mainstream Democrats be so delusional about the Republican Party. Also the the Republican's far right infrastructure and is Pfeiffer being sincere? Why progressives are vindicated again. Also the Hillary Clinton's emails and the Clinton scandal machine. The Clinton soap opera and the crazy Republican Party.

On The Fun Half: Fox's Andrea Tantaros: Feminist moms don’t have husbands because they ‘give it up freely’. The folly of high stakes testing. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Daily Beast's London Editor, Nico Hines explains how in the 1980s the UK Government allowed for the growth of Pedophile rings in high level politics. How discrimination against Gay people led to the exploitation of young children by British politicians. When powerful politicians and Britain's Intelligence services crushed press coverage of sexual abuse. How the abuse was uncovered in 2012. Margaret Thatcher's direct role in the Pedophile cover up. Also how the UK's libel laws helped protect powerful child abusers.

Community activist and parent Michelle Kupper, explains New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's attack on public eduction. How Andrew Cuomo is extorting the state of New York's public schools and ignoring Court rulings on public school fundings. The real problem with the teacher evaluations that Cuomo is pushing. Why Cuomo's Neo-Liberal agenda education agenda will hurt the most vulnerable and undermine good teachers and what you can do to protect public education in New York state.

On The Fun Half: Morning Joe blames rap music for the horrific racism of the Oklahoma SAE fraternity. Why the mainstream press is covering Wisconsin's new assault on workers rights so poorly. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Nation's Ari Berman, explains the historical importance of Selma Alabama. Why Martin Luther King Jr. selected Selma as a site for the Civil Rights struggle. Find out the unknown Civil Rights heroes of Selma. The slow pace of change in Selma and why the cities Country Club is still racially segregated. Why Selma's wealthy white class will not fund public education for African American children. Was Selma on its best behavior for the fifty year anniversary of Bloody Sunday? Also really how craven it was that so many Republicans refused to go to Selma for events marking Bloody Sunday.

On The Fun Half: The stunningly stupid letter sent by Senate Republicans to Iran. Why is Rush Limbaugh still in the country? Megyn Kelly listens to agree and agrees with the Wall Street Journal's Brent Stephen's make racist comments about Ferguson. Reflecting on the legacy of Paul Wellstone. Pat Robertson tells a lady to quit her job so shoe does not get "infected" with Buddhism. Also your calls and IMs.

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George Washington University Professor, Henry Farrell, explains the role of Tor browser by human rights activists, civil libertarians and criminal organizations. Criminal subcultures and trust. Why Libertarian utopias fail in real life and real markets. The story of Silk Road's 'Dread Pirate Roberts' (Ross Ulbricht) and how is his Libertarian politics, drug dealing and attempted murder brought down Silk Road. drug empire and the collapse of Silk Road's Libertarian fantasy. How do you find a trust worthy source for stolen credit cards? Also why Libertarians are ignoring the Silk Road failure.

On The Fun Half: a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma sing an incredibly racist song, the first cop on the scene of the Michael Brown killing by Darren Wilson was one of the cops who sent racist emails. 47 Republican Senators send a shockingly stupid and probably unconstitutional letter to the leadership of Iran. Scott Walker continues his war on working people in Wisconsin. And your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the systemic and grotesque racism of the Ferguson Police Department. What is a "manner of walking" arrest? How many Ferguson's across the country are there? Unequal justice in the United States. The Ferguson PD criminal racket. The Republicans cave on Department of Homeland Security funding. The Democrats finally showing spine? How to defeat new bad trade deals. How to convince the Right to oppose the TPP. Rahm Emanuel is so afraid of losing his race for reelection as Chicago's Mayor that he is now pretending to be a good person. Also why did the Supreme Court take King V Burwell now?

Isabel Gillies explains the next book she is working is working on. Why Sam is frustrated by House of Cards. Are kids more fun the older they get? Isabel is bad at video games but great as a mom. Isabel says we should all watch Selma. Why Boyhood lost to Birdman. And we should also watch the documentary Virunga.

The economy keeps adding jobs but wages are still down. Does President Obama want to use the Keystone Pipeline for something else? Right Wing Mandela comments on 50 Shades of Grey.

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Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi tells us the disturbing story of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston. Michael Winston's role in a Frontline documentary exposing Countrywide's systemic corruption. How Bank of America has targeted Michael Winston with the help of the Court system. The Frontline documentary the Untouchables and the failures of the Obama Administration to hold accountable a criminal financial industry. Why Loretta Lynch will not improve the Justice Department in corporate wrong doing. Also what will happen to Michael Winston?

The New Republic's Brian Beutler explains the Oral arguments in the King V Burwell hearings. The aggressive questioning by the four liberal justices to Michael Carvin the lawyer for the Plaintiff. How the Plaintiffs case would destroy the law. Also will Kennedy or Roberts end up saving Obamacare?

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson launches an incredibly awkward Presidential run and says prison proves that being Gay is a choice. Chris Matthews rips Benjamin Netanyahu and the Republicans for trying to hijack US foreign policy from President Obama. Louie Gohmert says Obama says Obama won't support Nigeria in fighting Boko Haram because Nigeria does not allow Marriage Equality. We theorize that Pat Robertson writes Nigerian scam emails. Also your calls and IMs.

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Simon Lazarus of Constitutional Accountability Center explains why it is so absurd that the Supreme Court is taking King V Burwell. Why the Supreme Court ruling in favor from King would be an "unprecedented power grab". Why everyone know that subsidies are part of the ACA and what will the Court do?

Healthcare industry whistleblower Wendell Potter explains how the insurance industry is planning for the fallout from King V Burwell. What happens to state exchanges if subsidies are eliminated. The deadly spin that the Republicans and the insurance industry use on healthcare. How will progressives activists respond to the Supreme Court destroying subsidies. Also why we still need full universal coverage.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee explains how the Republicans attack on the ACA is all about hating President Obama. Why our new war in the Middle East is not being fully debated. The importance overturning the original authorization of military force given to President Bush in 2002. Also how to address the crisis of Police violence against African American communities.

Mara Liasson's silly argument that King v Burwell isjust as much a threat to Democrats as Republicans. The Alabama Supreme Court pushes forward against marriage equality. Russ Feingold planning on running for his old Senate seat. New York City will observe New York holidays. Edward Snowden returning the the United States? Also your IMs and calls.

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, explains what Republicans would do if the Supreme Court destroys Obamacare. Why so many members of the Congress and Supreme Court don't think about the human toll of overturning Obamacare. The failure of trade policies and why we need to fight TPP. Also why we need to stop listening to people who advocate awful foreign policy ideas.

Yale Law School Professor Abbe Gluck, explains the reasoning behind King v Burwell. What are the Plaintiffs are claiming in the King V Burwell Case. Why the Supreme Court taking the King V Burwell case is odd. The absurdity of King V Burwell. Also how will the Court rule on Burwell?

Hillary Clinton's email secret email account and are the Clinton's competent? Vote for the Majority Report for Best News and Politics at the Podcast awards!

On The Fun Half: Bibi's awful speech on Iran. What's in the Iran deal and what do war hawks actually want with Iran. What Bibi hoped to gain from his address to Congress. Also your calls and IMs.

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Columbia University Professor and author of  The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and PowerSteve Fraser explains how Neo-Liberalism dominates American life. The collapse of organized resistance to economic power and elites and how we can recreate a spirit of resistance.

On The Fun Half: Bill O'Reilly caught in another lie. Bibi comes to America and now even Diane Feinstein is calling him out. The City of Cleveland defends the killing of Tamir Rice. Scott Walker says Reagan destroying a Union was his most important foreign policy decision and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter mourns the loss of Leonard Nimoy and reflects on the cultural importance of Star Trek. The Department of Homeland Security funding bill and the ongoing Republican fail on immigration. Was winning bad for the Republicans? Why President Obama is paying no price for being progressive. Why the crazy right wing media will never stop and why Bill O'Reilly's fans will never care that he is a serial liar. O'Reilly's LA Riots lie. Also Scott Walker compares fighting public sector unions to taking on ISIS.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss is choked up by the loss of Leonard Nimoy. Sam reflects on doing Marc Maron's TV show. Sam and Matt lament Marc's psychological growth. Matthew tells us to watch the new film Wild Canaries. Also is Matthew's movie pick suspect?

On The Fun Half: Pat Robertson goes haywire on Net Neutrality and the "socialist takeover". Random CPAC. The "Duck Dynasty" guy talks about "loving you" at CPAC. Fast Track Trade Authority is bad for America and the world. Also your IMs.

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Micah Uetricht, the Web Editor of In These Times explains Rahm Emanuel getting forced into a runoff in the Chicago Mayoral race matters. The progressive politics of Rahm's opponent Chuy Garcia. The Chicago Teachers Union strike and the movement against Emanuel. Community activism and the response to the right wing Emanuel agenda. Also can Emanuel lose the election outright and the future of progressive urban politics.

Matt Duss the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace explains the deeper conflicts behind the breakdown in the relationship between Israel and the United States. The strategic differences between the United States and Israel. Why Israeli voters are focused on economics. Bibi's cynical use of Iran his own political purposes. Tim Kaine will not attend Bibi's Congressional address and its a big deal. The distinction between American perceptions of Iran and the Palestinians. In spite of it all is Bibi still headed to reelection and the state of Iran negotiations.

On The Fun Half: Sarah Palin sells "I Stand With Bibi" T-Shirts. Andrew Cuomo announces a massive email purge in the middle of a public investigation into corruption in Albany. Rahm Emanuel is the absolute worst. More Bill O'Reilly lies. Pat Robertson says Yoga teaches you to speak "Hindu". Donald Trump makes news. Also your calls and IMs.

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Mother Jone's Senior Reporter Stephanie Mencimer explains what is at stake in the King v Burwell. the incredibly shaking reasoning King V Burwell. The odd plaintiffs who the far right recruited for the case. The bizarre reasoning and personalities behind the case. Also could the strange reasoning and plaintiffs behind the case effect the Supreme Court's thinking?

On the Fun Half: President Obama vetoes Keystone. Chicago Police are operating a "black site" that has included torture. Ron Paul says the Black Caucus were against war because they wanted more money for Food Stamps. Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion. Wow. Kansas State Senator wants to criminalize teachers who present materials that involve anything sexual. Jerry Seinfeld not that funny and racially problematic. Also your calls and IMs.

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Are Republicans going to shut everything else down again? The politics of the DHS debacle. Why domestic right wing terrorism is a much bigger threat than foreign Islamic terror groups. Why Republicans are failing so hard on immigration. Bibi Netanyahu's long fail. South African Intelligence leaks reveals that Mossad does not believe Bibi's fear mongering on Iran's nuclear program. Also America and Iran closer to a nuclear deal.

On The Fun Half: shocking! Climate denying scientists takes money from the fossil fuel industry and the Koch Brothers. Bill O'Reilly has always been a joke and liar. We remember when Al Franken destroyed Bill O'Reilly. No O'Reilly fan cares that he is a liar. Debunking yet more Milton Friedman. Random Rush and your IMs.

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Canadian journalist Jeet explains the colonial roots of the Right's perception of non-white writers. Why the sad case of Dinesh D'souza illustrates the non-white conservative pundit. Racism and upward mobility. Also the links between South Asians and African Americans in the struggle for human rights.

Also Walmart finally raises its wages and we explain why.

On The Fun  Half: the full Rudy Giuliani is a horrible person breakdown. The legacy of Malcolm X. The right's Oscar freakout over American Sniper and your calls and IMs.

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Sam hosts Marc Maron on a 2005 episode of the Majority Report and for Members only! segments from the deep archives of "Katherine Harris" in studio and Sam hosting the Air America Majority Report.

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Journalist and historian Rick Persltein explains how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is selling of to the private sector.

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On today's program we have two archive programs explaining different aspects of Health Care reform.  ProfessorAmanda Frost from American University explains the implications of the Supreme Court holding up the individual mandate. Also John McDonough a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, explained in 2014 the challenges Vermont faced in implementing Single Payers. And for Members only!! Marc Maron hosting the Sam Seder Show in 2006 with a call in from Sam.

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Former GTMO Guard and whistleblower, Joseph Hickman, author of the new book, Murder At Camp Deltaexplains the policies of torture and systemic coverup at GITMO. How the CIA uses GITMO and why there is no political will to uncover human rights abuses at the facility.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains President Obama's tortured relationship with his AUMF. What authorization President Obama wants in his military campaign against ISIS. War Powers and the erosion of democracy. Mission creep and Iraq. The coming war between House and Senate Republicans. Also David Axelrod says President Obama was lying on being opposed to Marriage Equality when he ran for President on 2008.

Andy Kindler talks about Brian Williams. Andy Kindler was fired by The Daily Show? Who should replace Jon Stewart. The real problem with Jon Stewart. Andy's thoughts Charley Hebdo and anti Muslim bigotry. Is time for Bill Maher to apologise for his anti Muslim rhetoric? Sam's upcoming role on Marc Maron's Sitcom. Also Andy has more problems with Louis CK.

Scott Walker "punts" on whether or not he accepts evolution. Demented Rush Limbaugh says Scott Walker should say he dropped out of College so he wouldn't be accused of rape. Why did Scott Walker drop out of college? Debating the death penalty.  Also your IMs and your calls.

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Russia signs a ceasefire with Ukraine. Should Sam takes over for Jon Stewart? Fox's Outnumbered freaks out over President Obama and Josh Earnest acknowledging that more people are affected by Climate Change than terrorism. The right celebrates the murder of Kayla Mueller by ISIS. Fox's incredible lies on Obama and climate change. Why Sam talks to crazy Libertarians.

On The Fun Half: more Libertarian debunking. Was Jon Stewart good for the Liberal cause? The problems with Jon Stewart's Crossfire moment. What's hard about political comedy. Bill Maher and political comedy. President Obama's new AUMF. Who will take over for Jon Stewart? Also your calls and IMs.

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Professor Walter Block explains the four types of Libertarians and why he is a Anarcho/Libertarian. Non-aggression and property rights. The confusing world of Libertarian Courts. Feudalism or Hobbesianism? How were property rights established? Retributions and Libertarians. Natives Americans, homesteading and property in America. Also Walter Block's relationship to Rand Paul and the vaccine debate.

On The Fun Half: Northern Europeans and the causes of the Greek crisis. Another Libertarian debate. More Libertarian debunking. Also your calls and IMs.

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Economics editor of Channel 4 News, in the UK, Paul Mason, explains the political currents that led to the victory of Syriza in Greece. How Syriza drew center-left and center-right voters while being a party of the left. The Neo-Nazi politics of Golden Dawn and the connections between center-right parties and the Nazis. Austerity and the corruption of Greek business. Youth and the revolt against corruption and inequality and what comes next.

On The Fun Half: Eddie Murphy is doing what? How Republicans are trying to lie about caring for inequality and the real anti inequality agenda. Fox News discovers the rape crisis? A debate with a Mens Rights Activist. Utah State Rep is concerned about a new anti rape law for all of the horrible reasons you can imagine. Alex Jones goes on sexist rant in defense of Rand Paul and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Rafia Zakaria, author of the new book The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, explains the role of policing gender and sex in the creation of modern Pakistan. Women's narratives and understanding what is the Pakistani State. The complexity of Benazir Bhutto and the modern civil society movement against terrorism and government corruption in Pakistan.

On The Fun Half: HSBC launders billions for global terrorists and cartels, Syria's anarchist fighters, Eric Bolling's big time stupidity, Howie Kurtz defends Rand Paul's sexism, the state Marriage Equality in  Alabama and your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the toxic brew that created Saudi Arabia. The cynical reasons that Western powers back Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and 9/11. Were senior officials involved in 9/11 and funding Al Qaeda, Zacarias Moussaoui says so. James Baker and how elites cover for the Saudis and the global oil system. Chris Christie under criminal investigation and has been crazily corrupt for a long time. The mystery woman involved in all of Chris Christies shady dealing. President Obama's progressive push. Also the White House pushes back against Bibi Netanyahu for disrespecting and undermining President Obama and Israel is starting to throw John Boehner under the bus.

The Managing Entertainment Editor at the Huffington Post Christopher Rosen, explains what he has been up to. How being on the Majority Report helped prepare Rosen for HuffPo live. What TV shows Rosen is watching. Why Rosen didn't like American Sniper and loved Grand Budapest Hotel. The Imitation Game and historical accuracy. The importance of Selma. Whiplash and the Theory of Everything. Is it time for Sam to rethink Boyhood because Rosen loved it and they also agree on Birdman? Also Rosen makes his Oscar win predictions.

On The Fun Half: Senator Tom Cotton is crazy and stupid. Tennessee Christian activist gives insane opening prayer for the Tennessee State Senate. Also your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Timothy Karr the Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, explains the huge win for Internet users with the FCC's reclassification of Internet providers as common carriers. Michael Powell and why the common carriage classification was changed to begin with. Why the battle for Net Neutrality was all about reversing Michael Powell's mistake. President Obama's intervention that helped save Net Neutrality. The powerful grassroots politics that is essential for protecting Net Neutrality. Also what the telecom industry will do now to try to ruin the open Internet.

On The Fun Half: Steve Malzberg says he won't get his son a HPV vaccination so some "female" won't get cancer when she is in her sixties. More Milton Friedman debunking. Drones and ISIS. Fox & Friends calls out Frozen for hurting men. Brian Williams has been lying for years about being on a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.

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Direct download: 02-05-15-Timothy_Karr-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Mitt Romney actually basically told Obama he won because of "black people". Also Michael Bloomberg thought Barack Obama didn't like people enough. Wow.

Journalist David Dayen explains how Bernie Sanders is pushing the Senate in a progressive and substantive direction. The interesting progressives who Bernie Sanders has hired for the Senate Budget Committee. The real deficits we face including: wages and infrastructure deficits. The problems with new corporate tax amnesty proposals. The Corporate strategy for massive tax evasion. The differences between President Obama and Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer's corporate tax proposals. How the US Government pays Apple to dodge taxes. Antonio Weiss and Wall Street's payment model that seed people from finance across federal government and how the AFLCIO is trying to stop it.

On The Fun Half: Carnival Cruises uses an amazing JFK speech in a totally tacky way and the right freaks out for all the wrong reasons. Right Wing Mandela calls out Carnival Cruises.Gross, Senator Thom Tillis does not want restaurants to be forced to make their employees wash their hands. What the hell is happening in Argentina? Also your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Harvard Law School Professor,  Lani Guinier and author of the new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America explains the distinction between testing merit and democratic merit. Why standardized testing is a measure of wealth and not merit. Why testing is not a measure of talent. Class and college admissions. Also how and why we need to rethink merit.

Why Libertarians and progressives do not have the same views on decriminalizing drugs.

On The Fun Half: why there is no capitalism without regulation. How how the anti vaccine myth spread from the UK. How measles spread. Lessons from South Africa, Aids denial and vaccine denial. Rand Paul talks crazy on vaccines. Also some Random Rush. Also your IMs and calls.

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Direct download: 02-03-15-Lani_Guinier-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Politico Reporter and author of Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics, Ken Vogel explains the rise of the scam PAC. Shaun McCutcheon, scam PAC pioneer and the man who helped kill campaign finance controls. Why you need money to raise money in politics. Owning email lists and profiting from PACs. How Erick Erickson and Karl Rove make big money from PACs. Why there are more scam PACs on the Right. Also is there a solution to scam politics?

On The Fun Half: Scott Brown wants his Mass pension. The awesome Super Bowl game. The CDC warns of measles outbreak because of lack of vaccines. The problem with vaccine conspiracy theories. Chris Christie plays to the Vaxxer crowd. Scott Walker talks crazy and Syria. President Obama's new tax proposal. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Cliff Schecter is sad that Mitt Romney isn't running for President. Why Mitt didn't run. Why Mitt Romney is such a asshole. Jonathan Chait's whiney "PC Police" article for New York Magazine. "New Republic: Democrats and why we needed the blogosphere. Having platforms and absorbing attacks. Twitter and democratic discourse. President Obama pushes for an end to "mindless austerity" and wants more spending. Why we need to stop TPP.

Isabel Gillies invites Sam to this years Super Bowl Party. What's the best Clam Chowder? Isabel's dyslexia. Why Isabel is Tom Brady fan. What's the deal with "Deflategate"? And Isabel suggested Sherlock on Netflix.

On The Fun Half: Sam crushes the All In With Chris Hayes Fantasy Draft on MSNBC. Why Scott Walker is a dangerous candidate. Also your calls and IMs.

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

Swarthmore College, Psychology Professor Barry Schwartz the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, explains why more choice is not always the best thing. The jam study? Finding the policy sweet spot. The policy implications of "Nudges". Choices and Libertarian fallacies. Asymmetric information and decisions in health. Finding the best decision making style for your life. Also the role of inequality in choice.

On The Fun Half: Sam competes on MSNBC's fantasy candidate draft. Scott Walker is going to make a strong run for President, because he is a far right extremist who is beloved by the establishment. A full rundown of the Republican clown car. Koch Brothers will spend a billion in 2016. Mike Huckabee says "trashy" women swear in New York. The insane Bryan Fischer finally gets fired. Also your IMs.

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Direct download: 01-29-15-Barry_Schwartz-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Guardian journalist Ed Pilkington explains the shocking role of entrapment in the FBI targeting of environmental activists. The case of Eric McDavid and how he was entrapped by FBI informant. The bizarre story of "Anna" the FBI counter intelligent agent who infiltrated the environmental movement and the ongoing fallout of the FBI abuse of eco activists.

On The Fun Half: Michelle Obama makes a statement in Saudi Arabia, what really drives the Saudi and American relationship, Fox News lying more than ever and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-28-15-Ed_Pilkington-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Erwin Chemerinsky the dean of the University of California–Irvine School of Law and author of the new book The Case Against the Supreme Court, explains why the Court has historically sided with the wealthy and powerful and why we reform is needed.

Direct download: 01-27-15-Erwin_Chemerinsky-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Greece's left wing Syriza Party wins big and vows to reverse austerity and restore democracy. The lunatics meet up at the Iowa Freedom Summit and Sarah Palin gives an "amazing" speech.

On the Fun Half: Republican Congressman repeats all of the lies about the Minimum Wage in one small clip. Republican governors pursue regressive taxes on middle class and poor people. Fox News attacks Bibi Netanyahu for accepting a Republican invite to address Congress. Ebola under control in Liberia? Big shocker, the leader of Germany's anti Muslim movement, caught posing as Hitler. Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley says overturning Citizens United could lead to abolishing the entire Bill of Rights! Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-26-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Cliff Schecter explains why we should not honor King Abadullah. Cliff wants to know where the President Obama of the SOTU address was the last five years? Where President Obama undercut his own message. The Republicans are committing to fighting voting rights. Expect more fake populist politics from the Republicans. Why the politics of mass inequality are shifting. Republicans agree climate change is real just not caused by humans. Democrat Bob Mendez goes insane on Iran negotiations. The stunning invitation from Republicans to Bibi Netanyahu to address Congress. Also Republicans trying to  hide their disgusting women's health politics.

Comedian David Cross was in Men In Black and he has a new movie he is working on called HITS. Why Masters of Atlantis is David's favorite book. What HITS is about. Why David isn't on Twitter. The limits of quantifying. Why David's new movie will be released on Bittorrent. Is fame a poison.

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Direct download: 01-23-15-Cliff_Schecter-_David_Cross-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Journalist Johann Hari, explains the motivation for his new book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on DrugsWhy were drugs banned to begin with and what really creates drug addiction. Harry J. Anslinger the most important person you never heard of. Anslinger's racism and obsession with Billie Holiday. The racist roots of the drug war. The heroism of Billie Holiday and the white supremacist crusade that destroyed. Arnold Rothstein and invention of modern drug dealing. Why cartels are so violent. Former drug warriors who want to end the war on drugs. Debunking drug addiction myths. What we can learn from Portugal. Also why drugs are a social problem not an individual one.

On The Fun Half: why do we ignore poverty? the Sam Seder Libertarian Learning Annex reopens. We hear from our most incoherent libertarian caller. And the rest of your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-22-15-Johann_Hari-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Vermont Senator and progressive champion Bernie Sanders explains what President Obama got right at the State of the Union and why we are in record levels of inequality. The proposals that would help solve the poverty crisis and Why TPP and Fast Track trade authority are problems for inequality and transparency.

The beautiful moment when President Obama burned the Republicans.

Adam Green Co-founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, explains what President Obama got right in his SOTU. Why progressives won the rhetorical fight, but are Democrats really moving in a progressive direction? The obvious progressive ideas that are popular with everyone. Outlining the goal of debt free college. And how do we finally reform trade laws.

On The Fun Half: The great Charles Pierce breaks down the President's SOTU. Why poverty has disappeared from our political discourse. The role of Reagan, Clinton and race in ignoring poverty and the problem with middle class rhetoric.

Joni Ernst's Republican response and your IMs.

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Direct download: 01-21-15-Bernie_Sanders-Adam_Green-Charles_Pierce-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Historian Ray Raphael, author of Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past,explains the distinction between history and heritage. Revolutionary activity in colonial Massachusetts. The problem with historical myths. How history records rebellions and why it matters. Why the Founders didn't want limited government. Why the Founders wanted the power to tax. What the right's favorite Ben Franklin quote really meant. Why originalism is a myth. Why the Founders hated influence and would always back campaign finance reform.

On The Better Half: Fox New's apologies for the fake "no go zone" story, Bobby Jindel does not get the message. Another Libertarian caller. Previewing the State of the Union. Tea Party leader wants to "own" MLK Jr., also MLK Jr. was a socialist. Rush Limbaugh, explains how to say "Selma with soul". Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-20-15-Ray_Raphael-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

Happy Martin Luther Jr! Day. Today’s show is a compilation of clips including excerpts from “The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile,” NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967, then the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite reporting on the assassination on 4-4-68 and finally, Nina Simone singing “Why?” recorded live three days after the death of Martin Luther King,Jr.

Also Dr. King's first tv "interview" from the show The Open Mind - The New Negro hosted by Professor Richard D Hefner.

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1/16/15

Political maestro Cliff Schecter, explains why Mike Huckabee calling Jay Z a pimp is just the beginning of the 2016 Republican Primary. Why the death threats to John Boehner and teens trying to join ISIS once again shows the need for gun control. The fill Republican clown car in 2016 and why Democrats are finally getting progressive.

Film Guy matthew Weiss explained why he does not care about the Oscars, why Selma was snubbed. What we should be watching on TV. Why our obsession with the world ending and Zombie Apocalypse is a good thing and suggested that we all watch the Vice documentary Return to Homs.

On The Fun Half: what New Yorkers think of the battle between Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD, Pope Francis calls for action on climate and freaks out Rush Limbaugh and the Dalai Lama calls himself a Marxist. Also your IMs.

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Direct download: 01-16-15-Cliff_Schecter-Matthew_Weiss-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

More proof of the Lead theory of crime reduction.

Contributing Editor at Harper's Magazine and author of  Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfareexplains why Dick Cheney is the perfect example of a Lord of Secrecy. The sociological understanding of the cult of secrecy. Why bureaucracies love secrets. Why there was less secrecy during the Cold War when America actually faced an existential threat. How mediocrity and corruption flourish under secrecy. The quest for technological mastery in war and the closing of public debate. What the Thomas Drake story reveal. And is there and American "Deep State?". John Brennan and David Petraeus and legal double standards.

On The Fun: Half: David Petraeus possibly facing criminal charges is all about covering up Benghazi! according to Fox News and Louie Gohmert. Rudy Giuliani says if Mitt Romney talked more about Benghazi he might have won in 2012 and relive one of the best moments of the 2012 campaign. The Mitt Romney pile on continues. Nancy Grace gets schooled by 2 Chainz. Random Rush. Bill Nye debates more Libertarian nonsense with Penn Jillette. And of course your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-15-15-Scott_Horton-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar, Karl Widerquist explains how a Guaranteed Basic Income would work. The push for Basic Income in Europe. The different ways of delivering a basic income. Would Basic Income replace the welfare state? Reversing Welfare "reform" overcome poverty? The problem with Libertarian thinking. Why Libertarians are all about entitlement and privilege. Also How Libertarianism leads to feudalism.

On The Fun Half: Intrepid caller asks when Sam and Cliff are getting married. More debate on the basic income. House Republicans move to deport dreamers and the 2016 Republican Primary begins. The phony Republican theatre on the Keystone Pipeline vote. And of course your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-14-15-Karl_Widerquist-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Political Science Professor and author of  The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White HouseThomas Schaller explains the best way to understand the modern Republican Party. Why Republicans want to have the Congress more than the Presidency. Why Republicans can govern from the House. Why this is Gingrich Republican Party not Ronald Reagan's. How and why the Republicans gerrymandered the House. Why the current Republican Party will never do outreach. Why its hard for Republicans to win the Presidency. Also understanding the right wing political racket.

On The Fun Half: Debunking the godfather of Libertarianism. Why Democrats can and should be more populist. "Terrorism Expert" Steve Emerson goes on the BBC and hilariously attempts to defend himself for his insane comments on Islam in Europe. Fox News host Jeannine Pirro goes on an insane "kill them" rant. Also  your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-13-15-Thomas_Schaller-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Oil analyst and author Dan Dicker, explains what really is driving lower oil prices. How is it is to get started in the fracking business. How Dodd-Frank has effected the oil business. Speculation and oil prices. How Russians will bleed because of lower oil prices. How the Saudis are able to position themselves in the global oil market. Why lower oil prices will push back development of renewable energies five to ten years. When the market will self correct. Also New York's fracking ban and the policy implications for the rest of the country.

On The Fun Half: how Republicans are aiming to destroy Social Security in the new Congress. "Terrorism expert" Steve Emerson says non-Muslims aren't allowed in Birmingham Britain and UK Prime Minister calls him an idiot. Pastor beats kid to help him to take "Christ seriously". Bob Beckel compares accepting radical Islam to inter racial dating. Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-12-15-Dan_Dicker-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

Political maestro Cliff Schecter breaks down the broader implications of the terrorist attacks in France. What is and is not a existential threat. Lessons on gun control from France. How the right will use the terror attacks in Europe and America. Debating the merits of censorship. Elizabeth Warren builds progressive power. Democrats stand firm on Wall Street reform. Why progressive Democratic politics are the only path forward. President Obama's new progressive push.

Pete Dominick of Sirius XM misses Sam's prank calls to right wing radio talkers. How Pete got Rick Sanchez fired. What is Sirius XM Insight. What's great about radio. Do Pete and Sam disagree on anything? Who Pete and Sam hate the most and told us to watch the movie Fury.

On The Fun Half: an update from the UK on this May's elections. and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer, explains what motivated his new book The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Why Congress was also broken during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. How liberals were stifled on civil rights, Medicare and education. Why obstruction was worse in the 1960s. Why the importance of Lyndon Johnson's political skills may be overstated. Why  vibrant liberal movement allowed for all of the progress in the 1960s. Why the American system is stacked towards conservatism and the political moment that Johnson recognized. Find out why fear mongering over the deficit has always been a effective tactic against liberalism. Also what to make of the Controversy over the film Selma.

On The Fun Half: Bill Donohue of the The Catholic League expresses sympathy for the Paris terrorist attacks. Charlie Hepdo will publish next week and what we know about the attackers. Juan Cole's theory of why the attack happened. Fox's Shannon Bream wants to know what do when terrorists aren't "the typical color"? Debating the merits of  "freedom". Don Lemon asks a Muslim human rights lawyer if he supports ISIS. Also your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-08-15-Julian_E._Zelizer-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

The Terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satiric Magazine in Paris France.

The Nation's Maria Margaronis, explains the horror of the French terrorist attacks and the danger of it aiding the growth of far right parties in Europe. Will The National Front win the next elections? Anti austerity does not mean anti Europe. How the mainstream political parties in Greece have destroyed the Greek economy and hurt themselves through enforcing austerity. Why Syriza can win and the scare campaign aimed at progressive politics. The many, many ways the austerity has failed. Will Syriza inspire the rest of Europe to reject austerity?

On The Fun Half: Republicans attack Social Security out of the gate. How the Obama Administration will deal with the next Congress and Social Security as a bargaining chip. Former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell goes to jail for corruption and Pat Robertson knows whose fault it is. Rush Limbaugh thinks Republicans will sell out to Obama because he is black. Michele Bachmann explains how she beat progressives by "outsmarting" them. and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-07-15-Maria_Margaronis-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Journalist Ari Paul, explains Bill de Blasio has long angered the NYPD. The Central Park Five Case and why the NYPD are angry about it. The real problems New York City faces now. NYPD Labor Union head Pat Lynch is gunning for a favorable contract for the NYPD. Why the Police Union is out of step with a much more diverse NYPD. Also why the right is united against Bill de Blasio and what they fear about him.

Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, explains the hilarious reasons that Congressman Ted Yoho is running against John Boehner for Speaker of the House. Why Boehner is ignoring the crazies running against him. Is Steve Scalise going to stay on as a Republican leader despite his ties to David Duke? What Republicans are going to do in the new Congress and why they are running out of options. Also the fights on trade and Wall Street appointments in the next Congress.

On The Fun Half: Louie Gohmert defends his run for Speaker of the House against John Boehner on Fox News. Chris Christie makes a fool of himself at a Dallas Cowboys game and is also incredibly corrupt. A Ferguson Grand Juror files a lawsuit in order to be allowed to speak about the process and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Remember that whole IRS "Scandal"? Well its been completely and finally debunked. Staten Island Congressman michael Grimm uses his reelection to get a better plea deal in his criminal trial. The crazy, crazy Congresspeople taking on Speaker Boehner. House Republican Leader Steve Scalise speaks to David Duke's organization and still has his job. Also "shockingly" Steve Scalise voted against the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Senate Republicans are going to push Keystone hard. President Obama's damning comments on the Keystone pipeline. The heartbreaking suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.

On The Fun Half: NYPD continues its work slowdown and guess what crime has not gone up! The City mourns the death of the two murdered police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Off duty African American cops are victims of racial profiling. Pittsburg Police Chief condemns racism and the Police Union says what? And your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 01-05-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

Best of 2014!:

Princeton’s Eddie Glaude Jr. explains the larger meaning of the crisis in Ferguson and the murder of Michael Brown, “conflict porn” and why we don’t get to the bottom of race in America, why white supremacy is the disease that undermines America, white supremacy can be practiced by anyone, the politics of respectability, President Obama’s reluctance to engage on Ferguson is a expression of our racism, why shouldn’t African Americans expect more from President Obama? the Police culture of abuse and harassment of African Americans, how Ferguson challenges the African American establishment, the intersection between race and poverty and why treating populations as disposable blocks America’s democracy.

Also! Cliff Schecter joins the Majority Report crew to mock Paul Ryan and his completely made him brown paper lunch bag story, Sam Seder talks to Isabel Gillies son as Hugo from Bob's Burgers, the now infamous Libertarian "have you ever ran a Denny's?" debate, and two classic Alex Jones bits: Super Male Vitality and Nazi Net Neutrality.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

On today's Best of 2014 as chosen by our listeners:

Professor William Lazonick explains how companies have turned from employment security, how corporate leadership structures are hurting the entire economy, what stock buy backs, how stock buy backs are different from traditional stock purchasing, how Ronald Reagan deregulated the stock market, why the FCC can’t monitor buybacks, why stock rewards have become more and ore popular, the similarity between stock buybacks and pump and dump schemes, how these schemes keep wages down, the real story behind executive pay, why Reagan economic policies failed to put money in the economy, why real wages used to track productivity growth, the 1980s focus on stock price and the destruction of wages and the radical financial reform that is needed.

Also! A Texas police chief claims he'll take on ISIS, Isabel Gillies and Sam Seder discuss standardized testing, Sean Hannity and Bob Beckel demand Muslims celebrate Easter, and Rafael Cruz hates bologna!

Direct download: 01-01-15-Best-of-2014-William_Lazonick-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EST