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Sam and Emma host David Dayen, Executive Editor at The American Prospect, to assess Biden's first 100 days in office, what he's accomplished, what's been left on the table, and how we should read last night’s address as we move forward. They talk discourse versus policy, how lingering deficit hawkery obfuscates the future benefits of childcare and …
 
Sam and Emma host legal scholar and human rights activist Noura Erakat to discuss Israel's latest assault on Palestinians in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the larger colonial apartheid project carried out by Israel since its inception and the United States's blank check to Israel. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst introduces MR to her …
 
Due to the 50-50 split in the United States Senate, the fate of all critical legislation and of the Biden Presidency itself, lays in the hands of West Virginia's conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. And Senator Manchin has made it very clear that he intends to use this power for all it is worth. Fine! Good! In this episode of Rumble, Michae…
 
Sam and Emma host journalist Cory Doctorow to discuss his new book “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism” on the issue of tech monopolies, antitrust laws, and what we can do to reign in Facebook and Google. They explore big tech’s self-portrayal as mind manipulators, how their power comes from a historically cooperative relationship between the g…
 
Sam and Emma host Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and talk with attorney Steven Donziger about the criminal conspiracy that Chevron has been enacting against him. Heather, Sam, and Emma delve deep into the chokehold Donald Trump has over Republican fealty, and what (and who) this might affect in the co…
 
Michael is joined by public health expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Laurie Garrett to discuss the new reports that the United States of America will never reach herd immunity to the coronavirus. President Biden seemed somewhat defeated when he had to announce recently that we will have to settle for 70% getting just one shot by the 4th of J…
 
Sam and Emma host Ian Millhiser, Vox senior correspondent, to discuss his new book, “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America,” and how conservative control of the courts could impact democratic government for years to come. They chat about coming out of a decade defined by congressional inaction and judicial activism, how th…
 
Blake Bailey’s new book about Philip Roth was taken out of print by the publisher after Bailey was accused of rape and attempted rape and “grooming” his teenage students for sex with him when they reached 18. Nation columnist Katha Pollitt argues that, while she believes the women—Bailey probably was a rapist, as well as a misogynist and a creep—re…
 
Sam and Emma host Elizabeth Catte, author of Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia to discuss how Virginia's embrace of eugenics allowed the state government to control its poor white population, land rights, and why we've memory-holed our eugenics past. And in the Fun Half: Anthony Fauci's disingenuous "agnostic" remarks about v…
 
Sam and Emma host Aaron Kleinman, Director of Research at the Future Now, to discuss how the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting in the House. Then Astra Taylor and Umme Hoque from the Debt Collective join to discuss how those striking against student debt will escalate their demands now that the Biden Administration has not met their demand…
 
Sam and Emma host author and activist Victoria Law to discuss her new book, “Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration, on how our perception of incarceration has been wrong from the start. We're live at noon ET. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get …
 
Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic, to situate us after 100 days of the Biden presidency, exploring how his administration is inviting pressure to force them towards progressive policy, and how we’re still in a grey area in terms of knowing what the Senate is genuinely willing to get done. Then, they chat about Pareene…
 
Joe Biden is an unlikely savior. Nothing in his past indicated there was a second coming of FDR on its way. However... WTF is going on?! Elected President at a time of transformational change in America, he has chosen to read the political winds — and those winds have shifted left. The progressive worldview is in ascendance, and the demand by the A…
 
Mazie Hirono, Senator from Hawaii: She’s the only immigrant currently serving in the Senate, and she was the first Asian American woman elected to that office, starting in 2013. She talks about the need for filibuster reform and Supreme Court reform, about the storming of the capitol on January 6, and about her vote on Amy Coney Barrett: “Hell No.”…
 
Sam and Emma host Kyle Riismandle, senior lecturer at NJIT and author of Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975–2001 to discuss how the American suburbs became a place where its inhabitants feared everything that came to it. Riismandle explains how Americans imagined, traversed, and regulated suburban space in the last …
 
Sam and Emma host Michael Mechanic, senior editor at Mother Jones, to discuss his new book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All. Sam, Emma, and Mechanic look at the rarified world of billionaires, how the average American subsidies the wealthiest members of our society, and why Biden's plan to strengthen IRS is…
 
Sam and Emma host Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene to discuss his new book “How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart.” They delve into the absolutist, legalized view of rights that frames discourse in the US, how it diverges from the Framers original community-shaped vision of rights, and how exploring the ri…
 
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