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May 14, 2021
2588 - An Isolated Israel & The True Nature of US-Cuban Relations w/ Daniel Levy & Noah KulwinMay 14, 2021
Sam and Emma host Daniel Levy, president of the US Middle East Project, and Noah Kulwin, co-creator of the Blowback podcast, to explore two of the US’ messiest and most destructive long-term foreign policy relationships in Israel and Cuba, respectively. Daniel joins to discuss the attacks in Gaza, how commitment to Israeli impunity has undermined a future of a feasible Israeli state, and how raising consciousness around white supremacy has helped discourse in the US to begin to shift, even as the...
May 13, 2021
2587 - The Conservative Obsession Over Public Lands w/ James R. SkillenMay 13, 2021
Sam and Emma host James R. Skillen, professor at Calvin University joins to discuss his new book This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West on the history of how conservatives have used public lands as a pitch to stoke resentment of federal law and play out their libertarian fantasies. And in the Fun Half: Bari Weiss's moral depravity, violent suppression in Myanmmar, Andrew Yang is a cipher for NY's conservative Jewish community, Newsmax anchor chides Jewish Democratic voters...
May 12, 2021
2586 - Why Joe Biden Is the Embodiment of US Empire Foreign Policy w/ Jeremy ScahillMay 12, 2021
Sam and Emma host founder and senior correspondent at the Intercept Jeremy Scahill to discuss his new series Empire Politician on how Biden is the manifestation of US foreign policy over the past 50 years, including Biden's relationship to the intel community, the on-going apartheid efforts in Israel and more. And in the Fun Half: Steven Crowder edits Sam out of a video about left violence and vitriol, why political scientists need...
May 11, 2021
2585 - Israel's Colonialist Project in Sheikh Jarrah & the Need for Palestinian Rights w/ Noura ErakatMay 11, 2021
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 co-host Arun Chaudhary, whose new show premiers next Monday! Red state governors explain why they need to shut off federal UI, what is happening...
May 10, 2021
2584 - Can Antitrust Laws Destroy Surveillance Capitalism and Tech Monopolies? w/ Cory DoctorowMay 10, 2021
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 government and monopolies, and Doctorow dissects how increased interoperability and expansive antitrust laws can begin to break up this...
May 07, 2021
2583 - Donald Trump’s Chokehold on Republican Fealty & Chevron’s Criminal Conspiracy w/ Digby & Steven DonzigerMay 07, 2021
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 coming midterms. Then, Steven Donziger recounts the ongoing attempt to force him into jail as part of a greater conspiracy to continue...
May 06, 2021
2582 - What's In Store With a 6-3 Conservative Supreme Court? w/ Ian MillhiserMay 06, 2021
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 the SCOTUS is seeking to defang congressional delegation abilities and boost (certain) religious exemptions, and how republicans have embedded their...
May 05, 2021
2581 - How Eugenics Made Modern Virginia w/ Elizabeth CatteMay 05, 2021
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 vaccine intellectual property, Tucker Carlson says the CIA is woke because elites, cats v. dogs, Mark Meadows says Republicans have no...
May 04, 2021
2580 - Redistricting Battles & The Need to Abolish Student Debt w/ Aaron Kleinman, Astra Taylor & Umme HoqueMay 04, 2021
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 demands. And in the Fun Half: Sam's midterm advice for the Dems: use before you lose it, Mark Warner says we need to lower worker standards for...
May 03, 2021
2579 - The Persistent Myths and Dangers of Mass Incarceration w/ Victoria LawMay 03, 2021
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 all your MR...