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Entertaining Daily Politics, Award Winning Long-Form Interviews and Irreverent, Independent Analysis. For more info see Majority.FM

    2502 - The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy w/ Vanessa Williamson

    2502 - The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy w/ Vanessa Williamson

    Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, "The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy," on how the cult of the "taxpayer" functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy.
    On today's show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white supremacist president, GOP boos her. House GOP member says Trump and his supporters aren't racist.... they're just afraid of immigrants crossing the border and not being able to say offensive things!
    Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, "The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy," on how the cult of the "taxpayer" functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. In the days of Reconstruction, the Southern planter class found it difficult to get poor whites on their side without appealing to their material interests. By re-framing policy in terms of taxes, they got tax-burdened whites on board with a project of austerity which continues to this day.
    On the fun half: Poll: QAnon favorability is highest among young people. Marjorie Taylor Greene unveils plan to impeach Joe Biden. QAnon Shaman describes how the cops let him leave the capitol. Trumpers yell at Rep Correa in airport. A plug for National Educators United (nationaleducatorsunited.org). Protestor before capitol building yelling "we were invited!" After Trump is impeached in the House, Mike Huckabee describes it as a lynching. NY AG Tish James talks about lawsuit against NYPD. Tucker says Democrats are a solitary group with "shared genetics" founded in the exclusion of straight white men. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    2501 - The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy w/ Adam Jentleson

    2501 - The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy w/ Adam Jentleson

    Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy.
    On today's show: Democratic House member says GOP reps are telling him they fear for their lives if they vote to impeach Trump.
    Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. How John C. Calhoun and other Southern Senators pioneered the filibuster to block civil rights legislation during Reconstruction. How it persisted through the Jim Crow era and became normalized. Reforms that could change the majority required to pass legislation in the Senate back to 50%.
    Asked if he feels responsible for recent events, Home Depot CEO Ken Langone feels betrayed by last week's riots: "I didn't sign up for that!"
    On the fun half: GOP House member says there's violence on both sides of the aisle. Asked about companies opposing Trump, Lauren Boebert says Democrats were the ones who normalized violence. NJ Congresswoman asserts that GOP Reps were taking civilians on recon tours through the House the day before riots took place. Doocy asks hypothetical: If it was a GOP House would they impeach a Democratic president for what Trump did, Kilmeade admits yes, but Democrats always impeach, Kilmeade then asks pro-impeachment GOP why they're against Trump now. Pompeo ignores questions from VOA reporter who was reassigned after challenging Pompeo w/ hard questions about his role in delegimitizing election results. Mike Pompeo says Al Qaeda's Abu Mohammed al-Masri was assassinated in Tehran in August and that shows Al Qaida "home base" is in Iran. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    2500 - Democrats Prepare for Impeachment Pt. II & What Happened Inside the Capitol w/ Brendan Gutenschwager

    2500 - Democrats Prepare for Impeachment Pt. II & What Happened Inside the Capitol w/ Brendan Gutenschwager

    Sam and Emma break down the Democrats' plan for impeachment, rising coronavirus cases, and potential investigations into what happened at the Capitol last week. Sam and Emma discuss the right-wing media 's talking points on Trump's second impeachment and why Democratic leadership cannot capitulate to calls for "unity" or "moving forward." Sam and Emma then host video journalist Brendan Gutenschwager (@bgonthescene) who was inside the Capitol last week to discuss what happened on the ground and what went wrong with security.
    And in the Fun Half: de-platforming and antitrust monopoly issues, the seriousness of the conservative aggrievement and the actions it foments, fighting disinformation and widespread fake news, Sam and Emma argue about liability law in bars, Alex Jones and his Frankenstein monster, Lesley Stahl asks bad questions to Nancy Pelosi who gives bad answers,  plus your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    2499 - The Capitol Attack & What It Means to "Never Forget" w/ David Dayen

    2499 - The Capitol Attack & What It Means to "Never Forget" w/ David Dayen

    Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises.
    On today's show: Right-wing reporter explains how Q believers understood rushing the Capitol, "close to a mass casualty event."
    Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. The likelihood that leaders of the capitol invasion will be prosecuted vs followers. What would impeachment at this point achieve? How the Dems should approach the politics of GOP culpability. How the Dems could use reconciliation to get stimulus money through. Biden's lessons from the Obama admin.
    On the fun half: Asked about GOP desire for unity and healing, AOC says accountability is separate from unity, need to set proper precedent. Charlie Kirk says impeachment won't help heal nation, says Democrats want to erase history of Trump presidency. Kilmeade says good leadership would "move forward" from Jan 6. Kilmeade says Big Tech censorship of Parler and conservatives is a 5-alarm fire for free speech. Dave Rubin chats with Tulsi Gabbard about censorship. Rep. Jim McGovern says Belichick should not accept Presidential medal of freedom. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    2498 - Trump Finally Admits He's Out, Victory in GA & What The MAGA Riots Portend w/ Ben Dixon

    2498 - Trump Finally Admits He's Out, Victory in GA & What The MAGA Riots Portend w/ Ben Dixon

    Sam hosts Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss a historic week where Georgia run-off brought Democrats control of the legislature and MAGA diehards stormed the US capitol, the first breach since 1814.
    On today's show: Trump addresses nation (via Twitter) day after protests, concedes election.
    Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) joins Sam to discuss the news of the week, including: the role of black voters in GA Senate elections. Did m4a and defund work against  Dems in GA? Joe Manchin's opposition to the $2k checks: will it make a "red-brown alliance" more likely?
    On the fun half: Checking in on Mike Cernovich. Frank Lutz Trump 2020 voter focus group devolves into shouting match, can't agree on what's happened. Citing the American Revolution, Rush Limbaugh implicitly endorses political violence. Dave Rubin says it might have been Antifa breaking down windows at the capitol, we don't know, people are shouting "no Antifa!" Bernie says Democrats need to act decisively and wield power while they control the executive, House, and Senate: "No ifs buts or maybes." Trump mob chases Lindsey Graham from airport terminal: "traitor!" Jimmy Dore loses it over Force the Vote criticism, says people should be nice to him. MAGA rioter gets arrested, his grandma sarcastically thanks Trump. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    2497 - The Republican Party is the Insurrectionist Party w/ Rick Perlstein & Lizet Ocampo

    2497 - The Republican Party is the Insurrectionist Party w/ Rick Perlstein & Lizet Ocampo

    Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to discuss the historic implications of yesterday's riot at the Capitol and then Lizet Ocampo (@mlizetocampo), Political Director at People for the American Way discusses her work in Georgia, securing Democrats control of the Senate.
    On today's show: Trump tells supporters you can't take back your country with weakness, have to show strength. Trump supporters surge past capitol police.
    Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to discuss the historic implications of yesterday's riot at the Capitol. Analogous examples of treasonous acts throughout US history, what this latest outrage represents, and where the Democrats should go from here.
    Lizet Ocampo (@mlizetocampo), Political Director at People for the American Way, joins Sam to discuss her work in Georgia, securing Democrats control of the Senate.
    On the fun half: Joe Scarborough's tone matches the moment, calls out capitol police, "you opened the fucking door for them!" Trump video telling people it's a fraudulent election, they need to leave, but he feels their pain and he loves them. Ainsley really hopes Trump can forgive Pence. Ainsley Earhardt says like George Floyd protests showed us need for police reform, storming the capitol shows we need election reform. Rioters celebrate as they freely leave capitol, "next time we come back we won't be peaceful!" Cori Bush calls rioters white supremacists, calls for the removal of any Republicans who tried to overturn election. Lou Dobbs and Mo Brooks suggests Antifa is behind this. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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