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1699 - Corey Robin: The Republican Grift

10/17/2017
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On today's show, Corey Robin, (@CoreyRobin) joins us to discuss his piece in n+1 "Triumph of the Shill" on the political dead end the GOP finds itself in now that they have consolidated power. On the fun half - Trump says Obamacare doesn't exist and is terrible and needs to be sabotaged, Seb Gorka not happy McCain bashed nationalism, Bill O'Reilly drank last summer and talked about Kushner, are cops workers or instruments of state oppression?, and your calls and IMs. Check out today's...

Duration: 01:12:42


1698 - Trump's New Health Insurance Scam & Why it Threatens You w/ Wendell Potter

10/16/2017
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Steve Bannon brags about destroying healthcare and the Iran deal. Health industry whistleblower and founder of Tarbell.org, Wendell Potter explains what Trump's new executive order on the insurance exchanges does. Reopening the door to insurance scams. Buying insurance across state lines and lowering standards. Junk plans and why they will be made even worse if Trump's plan goes through. Why the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough. Why is our health system so ridiculous? Corporate...

Duration: 00:51:32


1697 - Documenting The Triumph of Idiocy w/ Cliff Schecter & Vic Berger

10/13/2017
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Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) joins us to discuss the ongoing degeneration of the GOP and what to make of the apparent Bannon/McConnell split. Then, Vic Berger (@VicBergerIV), video maven at Super Deluxe joins us to discuss his rise as the internet's premier video editing satirist. On the fun half - A Louisiana sheriff wants to stop freeing good laborers from his prison, Social Security is incapable of ever being insolvent, Emma Thompson on the iceberg of sexual harassment in Hollywood,...

Duration: 01:45:53


1696 - 26 Years Ago Yesterday, Sexual Harassment Went Public w/ Amanda Terkel

10/12/2017
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Amanda Terkel (@aterkel), Washington Bureau Chief, HuffPost, joins us to discuss her article, "26 Years Ago, America Started Talking About Sexual Harassment Thanks To Anita Hill." And on the fun half - Trump continues gaslighting Puerto Rico, Bryan Fischer wants enviromentalists to consider the benefits of the death penalty, horrible fires continue in California, Rush Limbaugh's audience upset he suggested Trump was being dictatorial with the NFL, and your calls and IMs! Today's sponsor:...

Duration: 00:57:52


1695 - What If The Right-Wing Media Wins? w/ McKay Coppins

10/11/2017
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On today’s show, Sam discusses a piece in Columbia Journalism Review, 'What If The Right-Wing Media Wins' with author McKay Coppins (@McKayCoppins). How the right has shifted from ostensibly wanting to 'reform' the media to wanting to destroy journalism. Why the right is fundamentally advantaged in the bankrolling the weaponization of information over the left. On the fun half - Zuckerberg apologizes for virtually-hi-fiving in Puerto Rico, will have to apologize for not getting why he...

Duration: 01:06:08


1694 - How JP Morgan Paid Its Fine for the Mortgage Crisis—With Phony Mortgages! w/ David Dayen

10/10/2017
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Meet the new members of the Majority Report crew. Journalist David Dayen, explains the types of fraud that JP Morgan committed during the housing crisis. How the federal government always goes soft on JP Morgan and other unethical mega banks. Why the fines that JP Morgan pays are not real fines. Who is Larry Snyder and what happened in the Roosevelt era to protect people from losing their homes. How Chase unloaded toxic assets, how Chase kept a secret data base on its toxic assets. How...

Duration: 01:14:52


1693 - Corruption in Manhattan DA Offices? w/ Jay Cassano

10/9/2017
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Good morning everyone, on today's show, Jay Cassano, (@jcassano ) joins us today to talk about the apparent corruption regarding separately Harvey Weinstein and Ivanka Trump and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance. On the fun half - Don Jr. calls in, what is being revealed to society about sexual harassment by powerful people, Mike Pence plots a tax-funded PR stunt at a Colts/49ers game, Trump and Corker continue sparring, and your calls and IMs. Support our sponsors getquip.com/majority,...

Duration: 02:38:12


1692 - Buzzfeed Exposes Milo & the Mercers w/ Cliff Schecter & Judy Gold Destroys Trump

10/6/2017
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Cliff Schecter, joins us BuzzFeed expose of Milo reveals about Right Wing politics. Nazis and Republicans. Will far right plutocrats ever not in invest in politics. The Billionaire bubble and why its dangerous. Judy Gold, destroys Trump, explains how disgusting he is and does an amazing Rex Tillerson impression. The Saudi King gets stuck trying to leave his plane. Jon Huntsman gets "grilled" by his daughter on Fox News. The real story with Puerto Rico's debt. Don Jr and Ivanka probably...

Duration: 02:04:49


1690 - SCOTUS Fateful & Dangerous New Term w/ Ian Millhiser

10/4/2017
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Donald Trump stumbles into promising debt relief for Puerto Rico and Mick Mulvaney walks it back. Ian Millhiser, from the Center for American Progress, explains the a major redistricting decision that could overturn the Wisconsin Republican Party's effort to gerrymander. Justice Kennedy's tell and possibly good new in the gerrymandering case. The long term danger of one party state governments. Neil Gorsuch is a dick. Lawrence Lessig's theory for why we need to abolish the electoral...

Duration: 01:04:46


1689 - Macron's War on French Labor w/ Cole Stangler

10/3/2017
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On today's show French based labor reporter Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) joins us to discuss Macron's war on labor. What can we say definitively about Macron's victory now that he has a Trump-level approval rating. How the french economic system and labor actions have worked historically. Macron's reheated 3rd way centrism. On the fun half - Alex Jones flips on cohost for not running with Antifa Las Vegas theory, a texas atheist calls in to discuss evangelicalism and christian fascism,...

Duration: 01:02:42


1688 - The Biggest Mass Shooting in American History & Why the GOP is Working For More

10/2/2017
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The biggest mass shooting in American history and why Republicans are now going to push to weaken regulation on gun silencers. The NRA's terrorism and American's disgusting relationship with guns and the Republicans disgusting gun policy. On The Fun Half: The role Joe Rogan plays in public discourse. Gun control and public support. Donal Trump's grotesque response to Puerto Rico. Trump offers golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico. Geraldo asks the Mayor of San Juan where all the dying...

Duration: 00:43:47


1687 - The Trump Malaise w/ Heather 'Digby' Parton & Anthony Atamanuik

9/29/2017
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Today on the program we have Heather 'Digby' Parton (@Digby56) as well as Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) of Comedy Central's 'The President's Show.' Digby helps us break down the current sense of Trump malaise, how tardy the response to Puerto Rico's hurricane disaster, and taking the temperature of the long GOP descent most recently observable in the success of Roy Moore in Alabama. Then Anthony Atamanuik of The President Show joins us to talk about how he maintains playing the...

Duration: 01:45:30


1686 - How Puerto Rico is Being Strangled w/ Nelson A. Denis

9/28/2017
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Gary Cohn can't promise middle class families they won't pay more in taxes. Journalist and historian Nelson A. Denis (@NelsonADenis) joins us. The history of the Jones Act and Puerto Rico as a colony and shock doctrine target. PR's obscene lack of representation. What else is behind the Trump admins response. On the fun half - Dave Rubin and his dumb libertarian hanger-ons are afraid to debate economics. Trump keeps saying theres a Senator in the hospital. Tom Price's avaricious grubbing...

Duration: 00:49:34


1685 - The Alt Right’s Philosophy Fail & Trump’s NFL War w/ Sean Illing

9/27/2017
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Sean Illing (@seanilling) of Vox joins us to talk about Trump's NFL fight and how the GOP is a white identity party and his piece in Vox on the Alt-Right's poor understanding of philosophy from his article, "The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too." On the fun half - a German listener calls in for an in-depth update on the right wing in Germany. Trump back to defending the flag and deleting pro-Luther Strange tweets. Plus your calls and IMs!

Duration: 00:35:19


1684 - The Debt Crisis is a Myth & Modern Monetary Theory w/ Stephanie Kelton

9/26/2017
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Steve Mnuchin reflects on lying to Americans about pushing for a large tax break for the wealthy. Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), a Professor of economics and public policy at Stoney Brooke University, explains the Bretton Woods system. Why leaving behind the Gold Standard creates policy flexibility. Why did Nixon take America out of the Gold Standard? Why our fiscal policy has not left behind the Gold Standard way of thinking. What is money in modern economics? How does payment...

Duration: 00:47:44


1683 - Puerto Rico in Crisis & Trump At War With the NFL

9/25/2017
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Puerto Rico in chaos. Trump hasn't mentioned Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis. What the Jones Act does to Puerto Rico. Graham Cassidy is still alive and the Koch Brothers are angry. Donald Trump campaigns for Luther Strange and picks a fight with professional athletes who protest. What other athletes support Colin Kaepernick? Brian Kilmeade thinks Muhammad Ali didn't get in trouble for speaking out on politics. On The Fun Half: Arthur Laffer, still pushing his trickle down scam. Laffer's...

Duration: 00:53:58


1682 - GOP Continues Marching Sick Americans Toward Cliff w/ Jeff Stein

9/21/2017
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Trump tells Africa his rich friends are coming to his country to get rich. Today, Vox's Jeff Stein (@jstein_vox) joins us to talk about how dumb the GOP is/is playing about the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. The radicalism of this repeal led by liar Bill Cassidy, who presented himself as caring about people keeping their healthcare. How will McCain, Rand, and McConnell vote? On the fun half - Jimmy Kimmel destroys Brian Kilmeade. Destroys. Rouhani shows Trump how to be...

Duration: 01:00:51


1681 - The New Republican Plan to Kill You & Did Trump Win Because You Won't Date Conservatives?

9/20/2017
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Jimmy Kimmel, calls out Senator Bill Cassidy for lying to him about the Jimmy Kimmel test and healthcare test. How Republicans are counting on scamming America. Did Trump win because you won't date a conservative? An amazingly stupid new column argues just that. The boring story of the 2016 election. On The Fun Half: Senator Bill cassidy, lies more about his new healthcare bill. The Google Memo guy is a fucking idiot. Nikki Haley claims "Rocket Man" worked. Some of the worst people in...

Duration: 00:48:04


1680 - The Mueller Investigation & Did Facebook Flip the Election w/ Marcy Wheeler

9/19/2017
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Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN. Marcy Wheeler, of Empty Wheel, explains why the FBI are getting closer and closer to Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort. Robert Mueller is trying to get Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort to flip on the Trump origination. Who is leaking and not leaking? People close to Trump are feeling financially drained. Trump's lawyers talk loudly and publicly about the Russia investigation. How close is Jared Kushner to the investigation. Facebook, Cambridge...

Duration: 01:12:51


1679 - Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity w/ Daniel P Keating

9/18/2017
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Trump wishes the CIA a happy birthday in a very bizarre way and he threatens North Korea. Daniel P. Keating, a Professor of Education and the University of Michigan and author of, Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity – and How to Break the Cycle, explains how stress gets transmitted, what is epigenetic. The advantages and disadvantages of stress. Why America is becoming more stressed. Generational stress and group oppression. The individual and group implications of...

Duration: 01:01:40

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