April 7, 2020

2314 - The Next Bite at the Stimulus Apple & Pandemic Voting in Wisconsin w/ Mike Konczal & John Nichols

Sam hosts Mike Konczal, Director of Progressive Thought at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss the stimulus package and what Congress will do next. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent at the Nation magazine, also joins Sam to discuss today's Wisconsin primary amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Plugs and Notices: The Art of Balance is a Chicago-based psychotherapy practice offering telehealth sessions on a sliding scale basis, if necessary; interns can offer pro bono sessions as well. Find them at https://www.artofbalancechi.com or [email protected] Union County (NJ) Mutual Aid is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Donations can be made through Facebook, just search for "Fundraiser for Elizabeth Coalition." Renaissance Economic Development Corp. is a non-profit dispersing loans to small businesses affected by Covid-19 in New York City. More at their website: https://renaissance-ny.org/emergency-small-business-relief-loan-fund/ Ray Lenzi is a progressive Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' 12th district following a tough primary. Go to lenziforcongress.org to look at his platform and drop him a donation! Follow him on Twitter @Lenzi4Congress On today's show: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker confirms Air Bridge private seller auction process, wherein states (and sometimes countries) bid against each other for medical equipment the federal government provides to private companies. Mike Konczal, Director of Progressive Thought at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss the stimulus package and what Congress will do next. Where are economists at with their understanding of the crisis? How the US will suffer without the built-in stabilizers of other countries. The intentional design flaws of the American unemployment system and the impact of Clinton-era welfare reform. What House Democrats should be doing differently. What phase four of the stimulus should focus on. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent at the Nation magazine, joins Sam to discuss today's Wisconsin primary amid the Covid-19 pandemic. How WI went from having good elections and public health to the current state of affairs. How conservative-held courts pushed through WI's elections after the governor tried to postpone them. How shutting down most polling stations will worsen crowding at the ones still open, particularly in cities. How should WI Democrats respond? On the fun half: Trump says IG HHS report about 300 hospitals' lack of testing supplies: "it's wrong." Shoplifting tips from a caller. Footage from overburdened Milwaukee and Waukesha Wisconsin polling stations. Biden on the Democratic Convention and Wisconsin primary: "trust the science, decisions made by the courts." Sean Hannity calls for an economic task force featuring Art Laffer (of the discredited curve) and Stephen Moore. Tucker Carlson says we're going to regret shelter in place orders, says unless we explain why working is dangerous, we should go back to work. Plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! 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Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, on the Antifada Youtube channel, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 21 minutes
April 6, 2020

2313 - An Epidemiologist Explains the Covid19 Pandemic & Trump's Response w/ Dr. MarkAlain Déry

Sam hosts Dr. Mark Alain Déry (@drdery), an infectious disease expert at Access Health Louisiana, to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the Trump administration's response as it continues its spread across the continental US. Plugs and notices: For updates and resources on Covid-19 related policy (especially w/r/t your taxes and healthcare options), visit this website from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: https://tinyurl.com/ufpexph Ayuda Mutua MKE is a mutual aid project serving the Latinx community of Milwaukee, WI. Donate to their GoFundMe at https://tinyurl.com/yx753v3c New England PPE is a grassroots group providing masks and face shields to regional hospitals and medical workers. Visit NewEnglandPPE.com to get involved or make a request for equipment. Check out listener Matt's art at matttracyart.com For a more ethical alternative to Amazon, check out NewEgg.com For every mask Susan Rodger sells, she is donating a mask to healthcare workers. Purchase or request a mask in Facebook group "ShopLidora Chatter" Inclusive Action For The City is raising money for an emergency relief fund for street vendors in Los Angeles, as many food vendors are receiving little to no assistance from the state. Donate at https://www.inclusiveaction.org/covid19response There is also a mutual aid network for Asian-American communities in LA County who are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Donate here: https://tinyurl.com/qwkxp8f Listener Heidi is a licensed behavior therapist and social skills coach specializing in children, teens and young adults with autism. She is set up for telemedicine visits, and can be reached at [email protected] The Mask Crusaders is a group of costume designers and other theatrical types making and providing PPE to healthcare workers. Get involved or request PPE at https://mask-crusaders.com/ Nikon is offering free online photography classes at https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/ On today's show: Trump gives potentially deadly medical advice, tells people to take as-yet unapproved drug hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: "What have you got to lose?” Doctor describes the potential side effects and dangers of hydroxychloroquine. Trump blocks Fauci from answering question about hydroxychloriquine. Dr. Mark Alain Déry (@drdery), an infectious disease expert at Access Health Louisiana, joins Sam to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the Trump administration's response as it continues its spread across the continental US. Déry's experience treating and tracking the virus at Louisiana's largest Medicaid clinic. The difficulties in tracking Covid-19 versus other diseases like HIV. Why we need to shift to antibody testing. The problems caused by the US refusing to adopt world testing standards. The best ways to protect yourself. How human development encroaching on nature contributes to the spread of new viruses. On the fun half: A caller expresses cynicism towards electoral campaigns as a tactic for progressive change. John Berman asks trade policy advisor why he's giving medical advice and challenging Fauci. Dr. Drew threatens to sue people for posting clips of his terrible Covid-19 comments. Woman going to church not concerned about Covid-19; "I'm covered in Jesus' blood." Kenneth Copeland preaches away Covid-19 to an empty church. Asked about delay in federal delivery of respirators, Trump tells reporter to "stop asking wise guy questions." Jim Clyburn says new committee will not investigate Trump administration's preparedness or response to Covid-19 during oversight committee investigation. Josh from Chicago provides a counterpoint to the first caller. The Cuomo brothers' conflict of interest. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors:Harry’s knows sometimes it’s better to stay inside. That’s why they ship directly to you. • Harry’s is a return to the essential: quality, durable blades at a fair price – just $2 per blade! Listeners can redeem their Harry’s trial set at HARRYS.COM/majorityreport. Honey is a free online shopping tool that automatically finds the best promo codes and applies them to your cart! Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/majority Help Jamie's friends rebuild their cooperatively-run store and feminist community space at gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Donate to NYC-DSA's mutual aid fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, on the Antifada Youtube channel, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 22 minutes
April 3, 2020

2312 - The Airbridge To Nowhere w/ Chris Hayes & H Jon Benjamin

Sam hosts Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, and comedian H. Jon Benjamin.  PLUGS & NOTICES:--NYU med students are organizing the distribution of PPE to hospitals. Go to https://www.ppe2nyc.com --Restaurant workers are in dire need of your assistance. Visit http://bit.ly/rwcfdonate to DONATE. --The Swissvale Community Action Committee (SCAC) is a group in Swissvale, PA, (a neighborhood of Pittsburgh) which pushes for progressive change locally. SCAC is currently running a mutual aid program (MAP) -- organizing and dispatching locals who are willing to volunteer to take care of tasks during the pandemic on behalf of those who are most vulnerable. --Universal Pro/DIY masks SAVES LIVES. https://www.maskupusa.org/ --Hudson Highlands Nature Museum workers need your help, you can donate here to help them reopen the park by June https://www.hhnm.org/  --The Pensacola DSA has a list of Covid19 needs request form and resources available here bit.ly/PensacolaCOVIDNeeds bit.ly/PenascolaCOVIDResources--Narberth Community Food Bank (https://www.narberthcommunityfoodbank.org/) in Narberth, PA is in dire need of a freezer so that it is able to accept and store food for the needy in its community. You can donate here https://gofundme.com/f/x3njd-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help --http://mutualaid.nyc/ is a resource linked to blocks and neighborhoods. Those who can can sign up for specifics tasks and services they can provide and are linked to local coordinators, and those in need can sign up for services. --https://ncov2019.live/data is a global coronavirus tracker designed by Avi Schiffman, who is only 17! On today's show: Chris Hayes and Sam Seder discuss their upstate retreats and how the age of Covid19 is bringing us back to the age of household production, like baking bread. The two explore the absurdity and cruelty of the new PPE market and the commercial entities that are price gouging states while the federal government enables it, and we subsidize it. Hayes and Sam broaden the conversation assessing the myriad of ways the Trump may be using the pandemic as a business opportunity. So what about the Democrats? Where is Democratic leadership demanding accountability and oversight? Hayes and Sam examine the strange duality and tension between expanded unemployment benefits and zero-interest loans to small businesses that keep their staff on board. This tension and failure to small business owners and workers could be explosive, heading into the fall elections.  H Jon Benjamin, the famous comedian and voice actor, joins Sam to discuss his career and what it's like to voice various "drawrings." Sam does his best James Lipton Inside the Actors' Studio and Behind the Music of H Jon Benjamin. Benjamin also gives Sam some advice on how to get back into showbiz. Check out Jon's Instagram fundraising drives here! And in the Fun Half: Does it matter if Bernie stays in the race? The stunning growth of joblessness in America, Trump says the economic recession is fake and will return to normal levels, the USS Comfort is a publicity stunt, Steve Mnuchin says there's enough oversight for the stimulus, the racial disparity in Covid19 infections, comparing a democratic leadership response on a state level, considering the Biden movement and hypocrisy in politics, helping food service workers with strike demands, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Skillshare is an online learning community that offers thousands of classes on almost any topic you imagine, and all classes are taught by experts in their field. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport7 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months! Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson has insights for CISOs and key decisions makers striving to succeed amid rapid change—without compromising security. Each week, Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions at Microsoft, talks with cybersecurity thought leaders and influential industry experts to explore perspectives on implementing new tech, next-generation security risks, current trends, and the future state of cybersecurity. Afternoon Cyber Tea is available on Apple Podcasts and Podcast One. Lamps Plus has been helping customers love their everyday spaces for decades as a leader in lighting innovation and product design expertise. Right now Lamps Plus is offering up to 50% off hundreds of lights, furniture, and décor during the biggest sale of the season until April 15th. Start saving today at LampsPlus.com/majority Help Jamie's friends rebuild their cooperatively-run store and community space at gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Donate to NYC-DSA's mutual aid fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, on the Antifada Youtube channel, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 36 minutes
April 2, 2020

2311 - Using America's History to Confront a Pandemic Crisis w/ Harvey J. Kaye

Author and historian Harvey J. Kaye (@HarveyJKaye) joins Michael Brooks to discuss how our government's past responses to all-encompassing crises can help chart a path forward through the Covid-19 pandemic. On today's show: Dr. Rishi Desai explains all the ways the Trump White House failed to contain Covid-19. Author and historian Harvey J. Kaye (@HarveyJKaye) joins Michael Brooks to discuss how our government's past responses to all-encompassing crises can help chart a path forward through the Covid-19 pandemic. The GOP plan to keep workers powerless. The parallels between our current moment and the 1920s, when the economy was said to be "roaring" but was only actually roaring for capital. The contributions of FDR. How to do labor organizing when we are all stuck indoors? How the Farmers' Holiday Association agitated for power in the early 1930s. How down-on-their-luck New Yorkers helped each other survive in an encampment called Camp Thomas Paine. The dangers of not knowing our history. On the fun half: Trump brags about being #1 on Facebook. Trump concludes press conference by praising Bolsonaro's efforts in Brazil. Asked what laid off workers should do for healthcare, Pence thanks insurance companies. A sidebar on how Jared Kushner got into Harvard. Trump praises Pence's healthcare answer, says he's impressed the VP didn't answer the question for five minutes. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Help Jamie's friends rebuild their cooperatively-run store and community space at gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Donate to NYC-DSA's mutual aid fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, on the Antifada Youtube channel, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 3 minutes
April 1, 2020

2310 - Majority Report Presents: This April's Fools

When Matt's video game takes up too much bandwidth, the MR crew accidentally broadcasts an episode of the Ken, Ken & Ken Show, the Stoughton area Number#1 Conservative, Constitutional, Anti PC, Freedom loving morning show with Scotso, the Deuce, The New Dork, and Stinky Bren Bren! On today's show: Mitch McConnell says impeachment distracted Congress from Covid-19, compliments Tom Cotton for being first Senator to criticize Chinese. Trump says impeachment probably distracted WH efforts to combat Covid-19. Ryan Grim (@ryangrim), a lib reporter from The Intercept, joins the KKK crew for a free exchange of ideas. If Dr. Anthony Fauci isn't talking to Hillary, why won't he turn over his phone records? Why don't libs want women like Kelly Loeffler to make money in the stock market? If "price gouging" by companies during a pandemic is bad, why is wage gouging by workers AOK? Rich Lowry says Trump has silenced any "just the flu" arguments. Tuesday: Trump says it's never enough for some governors (re: Cuomo and ventilators). Sunday: Trump gives helpful career advice to reporter, says media should be nice to White House. Ben Shapiro says workers striking for safer conditions is the same thing as price gouging for protective equipment. Gorka says he had Covid-19 in January. James O'Keefe gets tested, says media is overblowing Covid-19 and it's just the flu. Christian Evangelist preacher, friend of arrested pastor, says he will hold Woodstock style Easter service. Call: Anthony from San Juan. My Pillow CEO says Trump is turning liberals because of Covid-19 efforts, calls critics of WH press conference "evil.” A call from Hunter Biden. Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out The Antifada's new Twitch Channel, broadcasting live starting at 3pm ET today, at https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn Members watch the full episode here.
  • 1 hours, 29 minutes
March 31, 2020

2309 - Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy w/ Rick Hasen

Professor of Law and Political Science Rick Hasen (@RickHasen) joins Sam to discuss his new book, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy as well as the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 general election and remaining primaries. Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) joins Sam for the fun half. Plugs and Notices: Confused about how college students should fill out the census? Watch this helpful video: https://youtu.be/B4Ee8ol_LxY The Mutual Aid Tenant Collective of Hudson County, NJ (MATCH) is providing help to those who need it in the Covid-19 crisis via grocery/supply runs and tenant support. Donate via PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at @njMATCH, and follow them on Twitter at @njMATCH. Jamie’s friend’s store, Cult Party, was broken into and robbed. They were already missing out on most of the Covid-19 stimulus programs because they are run as a co-op. Help them get back on their feet at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Support independent book stores by buying audiobooks through libro.fm, not Amazon Listener Dr. Eric provides telehealth services through https://amwell.com/cm/ A Facebook group called "COVID Assistance Network - Chester County [PA]" seeks to connect people who need assistance with local groups and others who are willing to help during this crisis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/545555112760833/ More info on making DIY face shields: https://nyinnovate.com/2020/03/26/face-shields-icreate/ Stony Brook University Hospital now accepting PPE donations: https://news.stonybrook.edu/newsroom/stony-brook-now-accepting-personal-protective-equipment-donations/ Texas company looking to dock paychecks for those receiving stimulus checks: https://tinyurl.com/rrlywqo Check out Pop Culture Classroom at popcultureclassroom.org for tons of free resources and lesson plans including how to make comic books and/or games, educational history comics with teacher's guides, and lesson plans to accompany popular age-appropriate graphic novels. Tracking real-time corona virus updates from around the U.S. and Canada at coronavirus.1point3acres.com "I'm offering free tutoring for math and science courses using Zoom to help out students that need help getting through their online courses. The schedule is 3:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. All people need to do is use this link, https://zoom.us/j/6948404515, and I'll be there." The Shashank RK Studio does sheet music and piano tracks for needs like gigs, auditions, and practice. To support fellow artists who have fallen on hard times, they're offering commission-free sheet music; visit shashankrkstudio.com for more info. On today's show: Diamond & Silk suggest death numbers are being inflated to harm Trump's popularity. Professor of Law and Political Science Rick Hasen (@RickHasen) joins Sam to discuss his new book, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy as well as the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 general election and remaining primaries. As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections on both sides of the aisle. Factors driving this include voter suppression tactics (particularly on the part of Republicabs), pockets of incompetence in election administration (often in large cities controlled by Democrats), and foreign and domestic misinformation campaigns. Hasen goes over how these currents have manifested in recent years and offers some ideas for reforms that might restore people's faith in the US electoral system. On the fun half: Governor of Montana Steve Bullock says he needs test kits, Trump says he hasn't heard about testing problems. IMAGE: Number of COVID-19 tests performed per 100K People (as of 3/30). Longtime Trump defender Mike Francesa blows up on air at Trump's Covid-19 failures. My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell gives "dear leader" appreciation speech about Donald Trump at WH press briefing. A caller on the negative political fallout of the crisis. Friday: Evangelical pastor says he will continue services because he has machines that can instantly kill any virus. Sunday: Trump says landlords will "take it easy" for tenants. Workers walk off the job at the Staten Island Amazon warehouse to demand safer conditions. Friday: Union rep tells construction workers they're free to go, "let's look out for each other." Biden says M4A would not help alleviate this crisis, says Covid-19 has not changed his stance on single payer. Sunday: Asked about his statements on governors needs, Trump denies prior statement, says journalists should be nice. A plug for genstrike.org, which is seeking to network a national movement of rent, debt and labor strikes. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check Out Today's Sponsors: Grove Collaborative is the online marketplace that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! For a limited time, when listeners go to Grove.co/majority you will get a FREE FIVE PIECE Cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove — in crisp scents like mint or rose — a $30 value! Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 6 minutes
March 30, 2020

2308 - The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America w/ Adam Cohen

Author Adam Cohen joins Sam to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. Plugs and Notices: Don't forget to fill out the census! Instructions on making two different kinds of facemasks can be found at https://youtu.be/lKOcisLGfnU and https://youtu.be/ljldaY1dHyA Best practices for dealing with potentially infected packages can be found at The Prepared (https://tinyurl.com/ua3bo97) Get involved with a volunteer-run messenger group at https://covid19messengers.com Donate to the NYC DSA's mutual aid Covid-19 relief fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Austin's Coach Potatoes Sofa Factory has converted its entire operation to producing PPE for the city and those in need. Donate to their efforts at https://www.gofundme.com/f/sofa-factory-stops-production-to-make-ppe-masks Jamie's friend's store, Cult Party, was broken into and robbed. They were already missing out on most of the Covid-19 stimulus programs because they are run as a co-op. Help them get back on their feet at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Michele Happe is offering half-price life coaching sessions to MR listeners: https://www.mhappe.com Luna Video Games in San Diego, CA is shut down due to the Covid-19 crisis. Visit their website for info on making purchases for curbside pickup, or to donate to their employees' GoFundMe: http://www.lunavideogames.com/howtohelp.php Bit Drafted creates 3D models and is working on a 3D printer pattern for a ventilator: https://www.bitdrafted.com/ Urban Artifact, a bar in Cincinnati, OH, is shut down, but is approved to ship their sour and fruited beers. Check them out at https://www.artifactmerch.com Refoundry trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into home furnishings and mentors them into their own business and/or career path. Donate at https://www.refoundry.org/donate Someone Cares is a soup kitchen in Costa Mesa, CA that is badly in need of supplies. Donate at http://www.someonecareskitchen.org Buy Bernie-themed apparel and more at Ronkeyo Designs: https://teespring.com/stores/ronkeyo-designs The Freelancers Union has a guide on how to apply for paid sick leave for affected freelancers: https://tinyurl.com/w2yusbm Go here to donate to a fund to help hourly workers through the Covid crisis: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helphourlyworkers Operation Dynamo is a platform for crowdsourced 3D printing of parts for machines related to Covid-19; volunteers will 3D print the necessary parts (e.g. parts for respirators) and send them to the hospitals. Get involved at https://operationdynamo.org, and contact nima[email protected] with any questions. On today's show: Author Adam Cohen joins Sam to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. In 1969, President Richard Nixon launched a reactionary attack on the Supreme Court, appointing conservative judges and dismantling the liberal majority that had, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, made landmark decisions in favor of the rights of the poor and racial minorities. Cohen traces the radical rightward swing of the courts that continues to this day, and makes prescriptions for what Democrats should (but have yet to) do to reverse it. Only when Democrats let go of the idea that the courts should be apolitical will they be able to effectively fight back. On the fun half: Judge Jeanine is drunk on her show. Larry Kudlow asked why he said the virus was contained last month: "I'm as good as the facts are." Biden says it's "too harsh" to say Trump has blood on his hands. Dr. Anthony Fauci says we could see 100k-200k Covid-19 related deaths. Trump says government response will have been a success if only 200k people die from Covid-19. Mindy tells of her Twitter ban; follow her new account at @MaydayMindy1. Asked why GOP-led Florida got all requested supplies and Dem-led states have not, Trump says governors are happy. Trump attacks a CNN reporter for asking about when he said he wants Democratic governors to be more “appreciative.” DECEMBER 4: Constitutional law scholar during impeachment lays out why withholding aid is impeachable. Trump suggests maybe  NY hospital workers are stealing masks. Kowalski on why he thinks Trump will get re-elected. What the heck is up with Cliff? Fox & Friends mailbag question asks Trump about "special interests" in stimulus packages, Trump says Democrats are trying to make "levels of voting" such that Repulicans never win another election. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check Out Today's Sponsors: Stitch Fix is a personal styling company that makes getting the clothes you love effortless. It’s a completely different way to shop that’s all about you, every time.To get started, go to StitchFix.com/MAJORITY to set up your profile and they’ll deliver great looks personalized just for you - in your colors, styles and budget. Get started today at StitchFix.com/MAJORITY and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 19 minutes
March 27, 2020

2307 - Trump To Cities: Drop Dead & Biden's Sexual Assault Allegation w/ Nomiki Konst & Matthew Film Guy

Sam hosts Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) of the Nomiki Show and Matthew Film Guy on this casual Friday! Plugs and Notices: Access a database of Covid-19 mutual aid groups in Australia here (https://tinyurl.com/uhbf74a) Organized and United Residents of Michigan City is a community group organizing mutual aid projects and legislative demands in Michigan City, IN. Find out more at https://ourmc.org/ Go here to donate to journalist Hunter Walker's fund to support housekeepers and day laborers suffering from loss of income (https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-housekeepers-and-day-laborers) Thinklab has a collection of Covid-19 related fundraisers at https://thinklab.com/site/gofundme.com Follow @OaklandNurse on Twitter for updates from an ER nurse at a county hospital in Oakland, CA who is also the president of his SEIU Local 1021 chapter Check out CareerOneStop for info on applying for Covid-19 specific benefits (https://tinyurl.com/tauwuk7) The AFL-CIO has a state-by-state database of resources for workers affected by Covid-19 at https://aflcio.org/covid-19/state-resources For info on applying for Medicaid, visit https://www.usa.gov/medicaid Covid Collections is an initiative in NY/NJ which picks up small batch donations of extra PPE and delivers them to healthcare providers and facilities in need (https://www.covidcollections.com) Next Gen America helps young people navigate the process of voting in elections (https://nextgenamerica.org/pledge-to-vote-2020/) On today's show: Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst), of The Nomiki Show, joins Sam to discuss the political and economic aspects of the Covid-19 crisis. Covid's impact on small businesses. Trump downplays New York's ventilator needs on Hannity. Ainsley Earhardt questions if NY really needs that many ventilators, says now is not the time for Cuomo to play the blame game. Is Trump saving the federal government's supply of ventilators for swing states? AOC slams the Senate's corporate bailout bill on house floor. The privatization that goes on under disaster capitalism. Will New York's Democratic primary be moved back or eliminated? Jamie returns for a discussion of former staffer Tara Reade's new sexual assault allegation against Biden. On the fun half: Film Guy Matthew stops by to recommend some films: Zero Mostel plays a bad guy in Elia Kazan's 1950 noir "Panic in the Streets." Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin star in Zach Braff's 2017 heist comedy "Going In Style." The recently deceased have just one week to choose one memory to keep for eternity in Hirokazu Koreeda's 1998 fantasy-drama "Afterlife." Jeff Bridges stars in John Huston's 1972 neo-noir boxing drama "Fat City." And Candid Camera's 1970 hidden camera style reality film "What Do You Say To A Naked Lady?" provides a window into the casual misogyny of the time. Trump says nobody could've prepared for this, that he inherited a broken situation, and he doesn't need the Deference Production Act. Trump says "things are being considered" for people with no health insurance, "a lot of different things." 2017: Steve Bannon says Trump's goal is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Matt Walsh, Daily Wire Christian-in-Chief, draws false equivalence between auto deaths & Covid-19 mortality projections. Dennis Prager skeptical of quarantine effectiveness, says quarantine should only stay in effect if death toll surpasses flu numbers (30,000 -50,000). Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 5 minutes
March 26, 2020

2306 - The Bailout That Will Sink America w/ David Dayen

David Dayen, the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Senate stimulus package and the "money bazooka" it aims directly to large corporations and CEOs. Sam and Dayen break down how the bailout will work for industries like the airlines and workers. Dayen explains the absurdity of Democrats means-testing the one time $1200 lump sum, the complicated unemployment insurance expansion, and why the census delivery might be the best means to deliver aid to Americans. Dayen then describes how the Fed's leveraged lending will work and why the Democrats' oversight board will be ineffective, and it will create more significant wealth disparities. And in the Fun Half: Michael and Sam critique the Senate bailout from the left, Bernie Sanders rails against GOP senators who are "concerned" about unemployment insurance payments, Hannity can't decide how to approach the bailout, Trump says the media wants everyone to suffer through Covid19, plus your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn  
  • 1 hours, 18 minutes
March 25, 2020

2305 - The Senate's $2 Trillion Pandemic Stimulus Package (Plus Michael Brooks Returns!)

Sam breaks down the Senate's $2T stimulus package with special guest Michael Brooks who makes his MR social distancing debut! Plugs and notices: -Donate to NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid -Ars Technica has up-to-date information on the Covid-19 pandemic here; it updates at 3pm every day. -New info from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: It's possible, but unlikely, for the virus to be spread by infected people touching surfaces. -Food safety and corona virus: a guide from Serious Eats -Go here to find out how to donate to NYC hospitals -Chilling interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb notes that 56% of hospitalized corona patients in NYC are under age 50 -s/o to Costco workers on Long Island; reminder to observe the quarantine! -Psychotherapist offers low sliding scale fees to MR listeners; [email protected] -Verde Greens offers fresh farm boxes for pickup to customers in the Houston area On today's show: Governor Cuomo suspends mortgages but not rent payments in New York. State Senator Mike Gianaris introducing a bill to freeze rents for tenants; NYC residents call your local reps! Sam and Michael break down the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package. The Democrats' utter failure to leverage Trump's homicidal incompetence. Should help for businesses and help for people have gone in two separate packages? The House version of the bill. The superior measures Denmark and South Korea are taking. Trump annoyed with governors criticizing his inaction: "it's a two-way street.” Boeing CEO David Calhoun on Fox Business: "We have other options" if government wants to condition bailout on getting a share in the company. Brit Hume supposes people are mad about Trump's Covid-19 response because we're polarized, which makes everyone mad about everything. On the fun half: What could Biden do to appeal to Bernie supporters? Joe Biden flubs Covid-19 response statement on The View: "the cure will be worse than the problem." Bernie on MSNBC says that bailouts need to be done in a way that protects working people. Caller asks why he should vote for Biden when the Dems have been screwing him over for decades. Michael makes the case for the progressive left boycotting the election until certain demands are met. Trump says reopening country on Easter would be beautiful. Fauci's reaction when Trump says "deep state department."  Trump press secretary not sure if task force was informed about Trump's Easter Sunday decision. Raygun shares stories of government malpractice around Covid-19 and immigration courts. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Liquid I.V. Energy Multiplier gives you sustained energy throughout the day. The premium Matcha and green Energy Blend tastes delicious and provides a lasting energy boost throughout the day. Get 25% off when you go to LIQUID IV DOT COM and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. That’s 25% off ANYTHING you order on Liquid I.V.’s website. Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 31 minutes