The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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October 20, 2020 74 min

Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim, the Deputy Director of Research at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his new book, Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy and the political and intellectual history behind U.S. global hegemony post-WWII. Wertheim and Sam begin their interview by discussing the Monroe Doctrine's implications and its role in defining the role of America's assumption of global hegemony. Wertheim expla...

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Sam takes a look at the week ahead including rising coronavirus cases, the last two weeks of the presidential campaign, and democracy restored in Bolivia.

On today's show: Trump does his road comic routine, says he could be "presidential" if he wanted to. SUNDAY: Pelosi says we need to stop virus if we want stimulus, Pelosi says there's a fight over child earned income tax credit. Fargo, ND city councilman claims ma...

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Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of "The Benjamin Dixon Show" to discuss the week's biggest stories including the ACB hearings, dueling presidential town halls, and more. Then Sam hosts David Rees (@david_rees) of the Election Profit Makers podcast to discuss betting on political futures and raising money for voting rights.

On today's show: Sheldon Whitehouse tells Republicans they have shot their ...

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Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser), senior correspondent at Vox, joins Sam to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and the implications of her appointment. Sam and crew break down the most important moments of yesterday's hearings and the Trump campaign's flailing messaging during the campaign's home stretch.

On today's show: Trump's homestretch campaign platform: the Justice Department fired Bruce O...

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Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election, the downballot races, and the ongoing Covid relief negotiations.

On today's show: Trump is simp, begs for the support of suburban women.

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election, the downballot races, and the ongo...

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Sam hosts courts and law writer at Slate Mark Joseph Stern to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett hearings and what has transpired so far on the first day of questioning. Stern and Sam begin their conversation assessing the Democratic party's strategy leading up to the Barrett hearings and why showing up to a hearing you consider a sham completely undercuts your argument. Sam and Stern also go deep on the implications of gay marriage...

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Sam hosts historian and policy analyst Christopher Shaw (@chris_w_shaw) to discuss his new book Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic on how early 20th century finance shaped politics and grassroots mobilization.

On today's show: The Progressive era as a response to the (first) Gilded Age. The role the labor movement played in extracting concessions from the bankers and setting finan...

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Sam hosts Digby (@digby56) of Salon.com and comedian Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) to recap Trump's return to the coronavirus White House, the foiled kidnapping plot in Michigan, and the rest of the week's biggest stories.

On today's show: Trump won't answer Hannity on whether he tested negative for Covid. Trump says they oscillated his mic in 2016, thinks WH should put on a debate itself.

Sam hosts Digby (...

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Join Sam as he recaps last night's debate, the DOJ's changes in policy on voting-related crimes, and Trump's first on air interview since contracting coronavirus. Matt Binder and the MR crew host the fun half.

On today's show: Close-up of full Pence fly on head moment. Trump message from WH on his recovery and Regeneron "cure." Mark Meadows says he won't disclose Trump last negative test. Trump says he&#...

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Sam hosts economist and author Jeff Madrick to discuss his latest book, Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty and how coronavirus austerity will further strip the US welfare system.

On today's show: Trump tweets that he's cutting off negotiations on Covid relief package, then promises Covid relief in nighttime tweets.

Economist and author Jeff Madrick joins Sam to discuss his latest book, Invisible Americans...

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Sam hosts economist Richard Wolff to discuss his new book The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself. Sam and Professor Wolff begin their conversation assessing American capitalism's failure to prepare for the Covid pandemic and why the private profit system doesn't work to mitigate against a pandemic. Wolff lays out the shortcomings of the US public health system while Trump conti...

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Sam and the crew break down the fallout from Trump's Covid hospitalization and how it might impact the campaign in its closing weeks.

On today's show: Trump tweets video saying he's going to surprise the great "patriots" outside Walter Reed on Sunday. Freaks outside Walter Reed react to Trump in motorcade. SATURDAY: Dr. Sean Conley refuses to provide straight answer on Trump oxygen question. SUNDAY: Conley says ...

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Sam hosts Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty), co-host of the Discourse podcast, and comedian and AM Quickie host Lucie Steiner (@TheSteinbag) to break down the biggest stories of the week and Trump's Covid diagnosis on a Freebie Friday.

On today's show: Trump mocks Biden's mask-wearing practices. Don Jr. jokes with Hannity about Covid safety measures.

Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty), co-host of the Discourse ...

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On today's show: The Majority Report presents another Michael Brooks retrospective interview featuring his 2017 interview with South African anti-apartheid activist and politician Ronnie Kasrils on how Americans might oppose the Trump administration.

At Deluth rally, Trump says Biden will turn Minnesota into refugee camp, chants of "lock her up" for Ilhan Omar. Right wing radio host calls Ilhan Omar "piece of shit&#...

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Sam hosts Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), Justice Correspondent at the Nation magazine, to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS nomination, our conservative judiciary future, and what the left can do to fight it.

On today's show: Brian Kilmeade says Trump missed huge layup when he did not unequivocally renounce white supremacy. Fox and Friends guests can't say why Trump didn't condemn white supremacy. Trump won't condem...

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Sam hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Yale Historian David Blight to discuss his recent biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and how the Reconstruction era lives on in our contemporary politics. Sam and Blight take a deep dive into Frederick Douglass the orator and the ways his politics and activism altered between radical and pragmatism. Then Sam and Blight place Douglass in the larger historical co...

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Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman, director of research at the Future Now Fund and Give Smart, to discuss this year's most important down-ballot Democratic candidates and how they'll impact policy on the state and local level. Sam and Aaron discuss the importance of resource allocation to down-ballot candidates to newly-in-play races in places like Montana, Kansas, and South Carolina as well as what fills in for traditional outreach...

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Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic and comedian David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) to discuss the biggest stories of the week including Mitch McConnell's relentless pursuit of the American judiciary.

On today's show: Trump booed at RBG remembrance at SCOTUS.

Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic joins Sam to discuss the week's biggest stories, including: Mitch McConnell and the GOP'...

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On today's show: The Majority Report continues its memorial to Michael Brooks with his 2016 interview of Jacobin's Peter Frase (@pefrase) on his book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, wherein Brooks and Frase consider the possibility of various post-capitalist futures where full automation has been achieved and the climate crisis either has or has not been solved. Using combinations of abundance/scarcity and equality...

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Sam and the crew discuss the most important stories of the week including a deep-dive into Trump's potential judicial nominees to fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat.

On today's show: Trump asks how Ilhan Omar is running "our country." Rush Limbaugh excited about new justice says it could end Roe v. Wade and restore American values that made US exceptional. 2016: Amy Coney Barrett says inappropriate to replace a jus...

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