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On today’s show: 2016: Lindsay Graham “use my words against me” says he wouldn’t appoint a nominee so close to a general election. 2018: Graham reconfirms his statement that he won’t confirm a new SCOTUS nominee in an election year. Tweet: Graham says he changed his mind because Dems tried to block Kavanaugh.
Sam hosts USC Law Professor Jody Armour (@niggatheory) to discuss his new book N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law and the importance of eradicating anti-black bias in America. The class distinction masquerading as a moral distinction in black respectability politics. The destructive impact of these ideas on the fight for racial justice, particularly with regard to police and prisons. How Obama represents the limits of respectability politics. The need for our criminal justice system to move away from retribution and towards restoration and rehabilitation, even in cases of interpersonal violence.
On the fun half: Nancy Pelosi offers very little other than “go vote” to save RBG seat from GOP Senate. Pelosi says Dems have arrows in their quiver to protect democracy… asked if she will use them Pelosi says “good morning” and that she’s not considering packing the court, wants Trump to “see the light.” Saturday: Biden appeal to GOP senators after RBG death: “please follow your conscience.” Stephanie Ruhle miffed that Biden is making his campaign “Scranton v. Park Ave.” Jimmy Dore says Dems are posturing over RBG death because they have approved other Trump judges. 2016 Jimmy and Sam on “the moon in Lake Michigan,” Sam points out the case of RBG. AOC says go vote and not here to cast moral judgement, voting for Biden is about democracy surviving. Jon Ossoff campaign supercut of 2016 David Purdue destroying 2020 David Purdue’s stance on confirming SCOTUS judges. Trump jokes about Bemidji Minnesota having a large refugee population. Plus, your calls and IMs!
Donald Trump’s private thoughts on Covid from April 13 are a bit of a contrast from his public statment on April 17.
Then Sam is joined by historian Thomas Frank to discuss his new book, “The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.” What is the American history of populism? Is it an attitude, a policy set, a campaign style?
And on the fun half:
Trump, Roger Stone, and Mark Levin really flexing election-stealing muscles. Steve Doocy valiantly defends press freedom. Trump thinks the forest fires may start cooling. Joe Biden calls Trump a climate arsonist, and Jared Kushner has purged the admin of “confident idiots.”
On today’s show: Brian Kilmeade and Tom Cotton defend Trump’s handling of Covid: “What do you expect the president, who’s spent 50 years in business, to know about this pandemic that’s the first thing like it we’ve seen since 1918?”
Sam is joined by Martha S. Jones (@marthasjones_), Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, to discuss her new book, ‘Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.’ While most people think that all women got the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, this is not true; most black women were effectively barred from voting until many decades later. In this book, Jones traces the work of activists including Sojourner Truth, Jarena Lee, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more, to show how black women fought both racism and sexism to advocate for their rights at the ballot box and beyond.
On the fun half: Trump with Judge Jeanine on Saturday, on federal forces’ killing of a purported antifa sympathizer who allegedly killed someone in Portland: “This guy was a violent criminal…there has to be retribution.” Trump further expounds on the killing at rally: “We sent in the US marshals, it was taken care of in 15 minutes.” Trump speculates re: Biden’s use of performances-enhancing drugs. Jake Tapper and Peter Navarro, White House Trade Advisor, argue about Trump’s public/private statements about Covid in February. Bernstein scolds Sam for criticizing Woodward at staged reading of “All the President’s Men.” Minot, ND Councilwoman Carrie Evans goes off on a homophobe at council meeting over displaying the rainbow flag. Joe Rogan whines about Nomiki saying Dave Rubin’s clip about human cloning is dumb, should be de-platformed. On Fox and Friends, TX Governor Abbott tells Steve Doocy how the state can fight local police defunding efforts. FBI Portland denies rumors that extremists are starting the fires. Jimmy Dore claims people who believe in Russiagate are as gullible and stupid as the Qanon people. Plus, your calls and IMs!
your browser does not support audio embeds. On this episode, Joel, Kristin and special guest Isaac Szymanszyk wrestle with the definition of content marketing, and discuss how content and marketing is changing with technology. Show Notes: Conveyor Pocket This Old Marketing Podcast Stratos Jump
Sam hosts Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange), candidate for CA-12 challenging Nancy Pelosi, to discuss his campaign, Pelosi’s leadership failures, California’s wildfires, and the week’s most important headlines.
On today’s show: Tucker Carlson says it’s Lindsey Graham’s fault that Trump talked to Bob Woodward.
Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange) joins Sam to discuss his campaign and break down the news. Shahid addresses the allegations against him. APRIL 26: Pelosi tells those critical of lack of state/local funds in CARES ACT “calm down.” AUGUST: Nancy Pelosi says she’s praying new stimulus negotiations will resume soon. How Pelosi’s leadership failures are connected to her corporate donors. How the Democrats’ malfeasance fuels right-wing populism. Chris Coons’ connection to the nursing home industry.
On the fun half: At rally, Trump says Biden will destroy social security and protections for pre-existing conditions. Ben Shapiro says Trump wasn’t downplaying Covid anymore than Cuomo, “everyone was figuring this out at same time.” Bret Baier shuts down Trump campaign spokesperson’s lies about Woodward tapes. Tucker says America is not white supremacist country because if it was liberals would not encourage immigration, since that would essentially be premeditated murder. Tucker’s ahistorical lessons: says 1908 is like 2020, says Springfield race riot is like 2020. TV broadcast seems to show chiefs fans booing players’ sign of unity before game. Plus, your calls and IMs!
Michael Moore (https://twitter.com/MMFlint), who called the election in 2016, is once again worried that the Dems are going to drop the ball, which he doesn’t want them to do, so naturally, he’s being attacked as a Trump supporter.
Adolph Reed, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is getting canceled and writing articles including his most recent one, "The Trouble with Disparity," which he co-wrote with Walter Benn Michaels and published at Nonsite. (https://nonsite.org/article/the-trouble-with-disparity).
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Joining us tonight is Aaron Petcoff, political organizer in NYC, to critique the legacy of Saul Alinksy’s community organizing strategies. In Aaron’s words: this self-described pragmatism, which dismisses radical politics and empowers a class of professional organizers, has shut the door to more democratic and transformational forms of working-class mobilization.
Michael Brooks on the Origins of Neoliberal Sociopolitical Culture w/ Liz Franczak - MR Live - 9/10/20
he Majority Report continues to look back at Michael Brooks’s career with a 2019 interview featuring Liz Franczak (@liz_franczak) to discuss her essay in the Baffler, “The Century of Spin,” and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing propaganda initiatives aimed at selling the war to the public and maximizing recruiting efforts.”
Sheriff of Spokane, WA whines about media’s pro-Antifa bias, Spongebob memes in 45 minute press conference.
On the fun half: The right tries to pin CA wildfires on Antifa. An organizer from the University of Michigan grad student strike calls in with updates; learn more and donate to their strike fund at geo3550.org. Richie Torres tells pro-Israel lobbying group that DSA is evil because they support BDS, will rot progressive movement from the inside. Democratic Majority for Israel board member says she wishes they could clone Richie Torres. Asked about withholding truth about Covid realities, Trump calls himself cheerleader of the country. Morning Joe says that Bernie Sanders socialism does not play well with Latinos, especially in Florida. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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