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Jul 10, 2020
2381 - The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy w/ Stephanie Kelton + Member Archive: Michael Hastings on The Real David Petraeus ScandalsJuly 10, 2020
Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) joins Sam to discuss her new book, "The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy." To those who favor a robust welfare state bolstered by generous federal spending, "how are you going to pay for it?" is an all-too-familiar rejoinder. But what if that question were...
Jul 09, 2020
2380 - The NRA: The Unauthorized History w/ Frank Smyth + Member Archive: Michael Hastings On How Occupy Was Spied On - Feb 2012July 09, 2020
https://youtu.be/FrZo2h-S2dc Frank Smyth joins Sam to discuss his new book, "The NRA: The Unauthorized History." The NRA is one of the three most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, DC, consistently opposing restrictions on gun ownership and enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with Trump and the GOP. But it has not always been this way. In this book, Smyth traces the history of the organization, from its surprising roots...
Jul 08, 2020
2379 - How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb w/ Greg Mitchell + Member Archive: Michael Hastings on America's Runaway MilitaryJuly 08, 2020
Greg Mitchell joins Sam to discuss his new book, The Beginning or the End: How...
Jul 07, 2020
2378 - How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy & Threatens World Peace w/ Michael PettisJuly 07, 2020
Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis), professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Sam to discuss his new book, Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the...
Jul 06, 2020
2377 - Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy w/ Elaine Tyler MayJuly 06, 2020
Elaine Tyler May joins Sam to discuss her book, "Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy." Elaine Tyler May on how our obsession with security has made citizens fear each other and distrust the government, making America less safe and less democratic. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the...
Jul 03, 2020
2376 - The DNC's Dead End Politics & The Coming Eviction Apocalypse w/ Alex Pareene & Jack CrosbieJuly 03, 2020
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything podcast to discuss the week's top stories. AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie (@jscros) also joins to discuss his new project The Discourse. On...
Jul 02, 2020
2375 - The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border w/ Achin VanaikJuly 02, 2020
Michael Brooks hosts writer Achin Vanaik to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, "The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border," and why each country's foreign policy deserves blame for the escalation. On today's show: Biden looking for Cuban and Venezuelan American votes with red baiting anti-Trump ad. Writer Achin Vanaik joins us to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine,...
Jul 01, 2020
2374 -A Brief History of Fascist Lies w/ Federico FinchelsteinJuly 01, 2020
Sam hosts historian Federico Finchelstein (@FinchelsteinF) to discuss his new book, A Brief History of Fascist Lies, why fascists regard obvious and often hateful lies as truth, and why so many of their followers have believed the falsehoods. On today's show: Laura Ingraham says Biden will raise statues of Colin Kaepernick and Stacey...
Jun 30, 2020
2373 - This Week's SCOTUS Rulings & Why John Roberts is Not Your Friend w/ Elie MystalJune 30, 2020
Sam hosts Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at the Nation magazine, to discuss this week's SCOTUS rulings on abortion TRAP laws, executive authority over the CFPB, USAID funding, and the First Amendment, and religious schools receiving taxpayer dollars. Sam and Elie breakdown the recent rulings with the understanding that John Roberts is doing his best to dress up the court as an apolitical institution. Mystal says the goal of Roberts is to bend the law as much as possible to the GOP's agenda. The...
Jun 29, 2020
2372 - The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants w/ Adam GoodmanJune 29, 2020
Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants. On today's show: Mike Huckabee says you can only blame Trump for Covid if US mismanaged response and pretended it wasn't serious. Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history...