The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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March 5, 2021 110 min

Sam and Emma host Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.con and Hullabaloo to discuss the Senate's efforts to pass Biden's $1.9T Covid relief bill, Cuomo's fall from grace, and other top stories of the week. And Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) joins us in the fun half.

On today's show: Sen. Ron Johnson delays Covid relief bill with bizarre visual metaphor, making clerks read bill out loud.

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Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Then Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) joins to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill.

On today's show: Mondaire Jones explains why passing HR 1 is so crucial to American de...

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Sam and Emma recap the top stories of the week including the voting rights cases before the Supreme Court and GOP efforts to further restrict voting rights across the country.

On today's show: Biden says US will have enough supply to vaccinate every adult by end of May. What's in the Covid relief bill? The Strand moves Cuomo’s book from "notable" to “history” shelf. Supreme Court seems ready to uphold racist voting ...

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Sam and Emma host HuffPost journalist Jonathan Cohn on his new book The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage on the last decade of healthcare debate in America and what lies ahead.

Sam, Emma, and Jonathan begin their conversation discussing the failures of the Clinton healthcare bill from the first Clinton administration and what was learned from its failures. Cohn traces how healthcare expansio...

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Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education on remote learning's failures during the Covid crisis and how we can improve schooling in the event of future pandemics.

On today's show: Biden gives bid of support to Alabama workers and their right to unionize.

Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest ...

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Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at the New Republic and host of "The Politics of Everything" podcast to breakdown the week's top stories including why Democrats should call Kyrtsen Sinema's bluff. Plus, Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) stops by to talk movies!

On today's show: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (of  natsec lady gang "the badasses") defends Biden's attack against Irani...

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Sam and Emma take a look at some of the most important stories of the week including the parliamentarian's ruling on a $15 minimum wage, fixing the USPS, and more.

On today's show: Chris Hayes asks Bernie Sanders if Senate has votes for $15 minimum wage on up/down vote, Bernie laughs "no." John Thune recounts making a wage in the '70s, says it's too much to raise wages to $15/hr, even though his wages in ...

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Sam and Emma host former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (@RBReich) to discuss his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, plus his take on the Biden administration's efforts so far and his assessment of how the 46th president has stacked his administration.

On today's show: Ron Johnson suggests that rioters were not in fact Trump supporters.

Sam and Emma host former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (@RBReic...

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Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality, on how the powerful wield diversity to ensconce their priorities and agendas.

And in the Fun Half: Who is coming to Neera Tanden's defense, Ted Cruz does crisis communications, MEghan McCain on the vaccine rollout, Newt Gingrich calls the vac...

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Sam is back today with Emma to host author and professor Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) to discuss the climate disaster this past week in Texas and her latest NYT op-ed "Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal."

On today's show: Ron Johnson says Texas snow storm is reason why Green New Deal is a terrible idea.

Author and professor Naomi Klein joins the program to discuss climate disaster in Texas and her latest NY...

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Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) of TYT and the Jacobin Weekend Show joins Emma on this casual Friday.

On today's show: De Blasio backs up Ron Kim's statements about Cuomo on Morning Joe.

Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) of TYT and the Jacobin Weekend Show joins Emma to discuss the big stories of the week: Ted Cruz's leaked texts. White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki muddies the waters wrt Biden’s refusal to forgive $50k ...

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We are live at noon. Kate Aronoff joins Emma to discuss the extreme weather events in Texas and elsewhere, and the seemingly coordinated right-wing media reaction it. Also, Ted Cruz's brief Cancun excursion, Trump remembers Rush.

And on the fun half: More on Ted Cruz, Andrew Cuomo cracking?, Dumpster Cops in Texas,and your calls and IMs.

 

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John Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and candidate for United States Senate in 2022, joins Emma to talk about his fossil fuel pledge, running for Senate, whether he supports medicare for all, and more. We also discuss Rush Limbaugh's death and Joe Biden's town hall.

On the fun half: Sam calls in re: Rush, Biden wants biracial commercials to save us, corporations are going socialist, and your calls and IMs!

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Political Scientist Robert A. Pape tallks with sam about his piece in the Atlantic, "The Capitol Rioters Aren’t Like Other Extremists."

And on the fun half, Matt and Emma discuss conservatives running interference for fossil fuels with the Texas shortage.

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David Zucchino joins us to discuss his book, "Wilmington’s Lie:
The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy"

We are back live tomorrow.

 

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Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth), editor at Defector and host of The Distraction Podcast, to discuss the week's top stories including the second senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump and the Biden administration's Covid relief plans.

On today's show: Rep. Raskin argues that if Trump returned to office he would not bother to reign in his suppo...

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Sam hosts Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, to discuss the deluge of statehouse legislation aiming to curb voting rights for the next election cycle. Sam and Ari examine how states have tried to restrict voting rights after the 2013 Supreme Court decision which no longer required southern states to receive federal approval before changing their voting laws. Sam and Ari then explore how voting laws may change in the midte...

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Sam and Emma host New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth to discuss her new both This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race on the new world of espionage and cyber-warfare and Washington's failure to address cyber over the past several decades. Sam and Emma discuss the history of Zero-Day programming and the arms race to exploit digital infrastructures across the globe, as well as how to ...

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Sam and Emma look forward to the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump, the latest on Covid relief, and more on today's show.

And in the Fun Half: Luara Ingraham goes full Goebbels, the GOP blames the left for politicizing Covid, and Brian Kilmeade advocates for abolishing the federal minimum wage, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam hosts New Orleans epidemiologist Dr. MarkAlain Dery to discuss the state of the Coronavirus in the US, including the science behind the vaccines, and why people should remain vigilant as more infectious variants begin to spread across the country.

And in the Fun Half: the church of Donald Trump, Mike Lindell predicts the end times, and Democrats negotiate against themselves to decide who's worthy of relief checks.

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