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1867 - Melania Doesn't Care About Stolen Kids w/ Digby and Film Guy Matthew
01:41:55

Heather "Digby" Parton (@Digby56) and "Film Guy Matthew" Weiss (@langdonboom) join us.

On today's show: Sam remembers Koko the gorilla. Brian Kilmeade goes white supremacist, says "these aren't our kids."

Heather Parton a.k.a. Digby, of Salon.com and digbysblog.blogspot.com, joins us to talk about ICE's terrorism, how a structure becomes (more) ugly when authoritarians get a hold of it. Obama's misguided political calculus re: ICE. Jeff Sessions' accusation that immigrants won't assimilate. How the Flores settlement protected (some) immigrants' rights and how the Trump administration got around it. Why the Republicans don't care about the 2018 midterms. Larry Murphy's theory about Melania's jacket.

Film Guy Matthew joins us to talk movies and more. A clip from his forthcoming production, "Senior Class of Earth." Matthew's weekend film pick: "Seven Beauties," a 1975 Italian film set in fascist Italy featuring an un-erotic sex scene in a concentration camp. "It's about the triumph of the human spirit!"

On the fun half: Young Trump staffers are having trouble dating, boohoo. Ronald Raygun reports from a Dave Rubin event. Dave Rubin talks about "systemic racism" and intentionally not making money to live subsidized housing. US pulls out of UN human rights council. DC DSA members protest outside Kirstjen Nielsen's house. MSNBC reacts to emotional Trump fans at rally. Fox and Friends talks to diner patrons about immigration.

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Jun 22, 2018
1866 - How A P.R. Company Deliberately Enflamed Racial Tension in South Africa w/ Ed Caesar
56:20

Ed Caesar of The New Yorker joins us to discuss his latest piece, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," on how a renowned British PR firm, Bell Pottinger,  worked with dictators and oligarchs and deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process. Caesar's piece details how seemingly innocuous industries like public relations can take on accounts for corrupt political actors like the Gupta family and propagate evil consequences like those from Bell Pottinger's "state capture" campaign in South Africa during the Jacob Zuma presidency.

And in the Fun Half: the infamous Sam Harris "REASON" tattoo, Sam Harris compares Ezra Klein to a Klansman, lamenting the death of Christopher Hitchen and the lack of intellectual challenge on the secular right, the conservative authoritarian movement sweeping Latin America, Trump supporters tell CNN "quit trying to make us feel teary-eyed about the children," Tony Reali's heartfelt monologue on grief and humanity in an era of moral bankruptcy, The President's Show predicted the "Zero-Tolerance" policy in May 2017, Republican congressman Roger Marshall thinks 5-year-old Guatamalans are drug runners, the state of the "oppressed atheist," the Jeffrey Epstein protester at Trump's rally in Duluth, and, of course, your lovely IMs and calls!

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Jun 21, 2018
1865 - The Democratic War & Whitewashing McCain w/ Matt Taibbi
01:22:17

Author and journalist Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) joins us to discuss the war for New York's 19th district and the new John McCain documentary, 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.'

On today's show: Corey Lewandowski on 10-year-old Downs syndrome child being separated from mother at border: "whomp whomp." Kirstjen Nielsen gets protested by DC DSA members at Mexican restaurant.

Matt Taibbi joins us to discuss 'The Battle of Woodstock,' his series of reports on a Democratic primary in New York's 19th Congressional district. How this primary exemplifies larger trends in the Democratic Party. The seven candidates running and the various monied interests they represent. How the DCCC has been intervening in an attempt to squash Jeff Beals and Dave Clegg, the two candidates who qualify as "Berniecrats." How the DCCC's overemphasis on fundraising conveniently shuts out progressive candidates. Also: John McCain's (largely successful) efforts to evade accountability for inviting right-wing populism into the Republican Party via Sarah Palin. (Check out Taibbi's review of the McCain doc here.)

On the fun half: Sam calls Stephen Miller's newly public phone number. Trump says he'll "make changes" to House GOP immigration bills. Progressive advocacy group American Bridge plays crying border children audio outside Trump International Hotel in DC. Fox News' Trish Regan calls internment camps for kids "tough love." Is this policy really a deterrent? The crew discusses the idea of open borders. Ted Cruz's proposed immigration bill. Michael Cohen turns on Trump. A Nazi calls in to argue with Sam about the bell curve...again!

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Jun 20, 2018
1864 - Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America w/ Eliza Griswold
01:06:02

Eliza Griswold (@elizagriswold) joins us to discuss her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.

On today's show: Sam calls out libertarian Tim Carney for his disingenuous concern-trolling re: ICE's family separation policy.

Poet and journalist Eliza Griswold joins us to discuss her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. Why Stacey Hanes of Amityville, PA signed a natural gas lease to let a Texas company frack on her land and how she realized there was something wrong with her family's water supply. The history of mineral rights leases in Appalachia. How fracking works and why it's so difficult to do it safely. The nightmare of trying to figure out what's giving people cancer when the chemicals used in fracking are proprietary. How rural America's "resource curse" has disenfranchised the people there and built up resentment towards urban areas. The Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, onerous farm regulations, and other factors driving rural distrust of big government. How Stacey went from concerned parent to political activist in her efforts to get redress from the corporations polluting her community.

Conservative commentator Todd Starnes calls asylum-seekers "illegal alien invaders," outlines how this is different from the Holocaust.

On the fun half: Ronald Raygun steals valor from 4-H. Jeff Sessions says "in Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country." Acting ICE director Thomas Homan uses Nuremberg defense to reject Nazi comparison, says they're "simply enforcing laws." John Kelly describes plan to separate families in March 2017. A caller in Arkansas on how right-wing media indoctrinated people into the the Republican cult starting with Jerry Falwell in the 1980s. Direct Action Alliance Portland protest outside ICE detention center in Portland, Oregon. Trump directs Pentagon to create "space force" military branch. Chris in Taiwan on the audio of kids in ICE detention centers.

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Jun 19, 2018
1863 - The Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration w/ Alfredo Corchado
47:01

Journalist and author Alfredo Corchado joins us to discuss his new book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.

On today's show: "Leading Republicans" like Laura Bush oppose separating kids from parents. Protesters interrupt Mike Pence speech in Columbus, OH.

Alfredo Corchado joins us to discuss his book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration. The 1986 law that gave amnesty to undocumented immigrants for labor reasons. How one farming town in PA showed how immigrants can integrate into American life. NAFTA's complex impact on the Mexican people and economy; "good for Mexico, bad for Mexicans." Why more Mexicans are thinking twice about immigrating to the US and the factors driving violence along the US-Mexico border. Rep. Beto O'Rourke's immigrant rights march. A breakdown of who is seeking asylum in the US. Do these policies fulfill their stated goal of deterring asylum seekers from coming?

On the fun half: Steve Doocy, WH spokesman Hogan Gidley says child detention centers are more like "pens" than cages ('cause that's so much better). Ronald Raygun outlines ICE's attempts to pass the buck, recommends the book 'Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom.' DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen claims "don't believe the press...kids [in camps] are very well taken care of." Internal DHS memo shows accelerated rate of child detentions. Caller Josh on the parallels between Reagan and Trump. Are Baby Boomers to blame for society's ills and are millennials gaining class consciousness? ICE officer in Maine asks bus riders for papers, driver says you must be a US citizen to ride the bus. Trump says his hands are tied by the law, blames Democrats for current immigration policy. A caller in Appalachia asks how to create left-populist reform in states where it seems nearly impossible. Sam destroys a MAGA chud who calls in to argue about immigration. A plug for the Poor People's Campaign and its upcoming march on DC June 23 (more at poorpeoplescampaign.org).

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Jun 18, 2018
1862 - Manafort For Prison & Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Lack of Empathy w/ Cliff Schecter & Judy Gold
01:44:35

Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter ) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold ) join us.

On today's show: Donald Trump CONFIRMS that Peter Doocy is the son of Steve Doocy.

Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss latest news from Washington. Paul Manafort is going to jail, Michael Cohen lost his legal team, New York has filed a civil suit against three of the Trump kids for illegal conduct with their fake charities, what happened with the Singapore summit, and more!

Judy Gold joins us to rail against all things Trump. Paul Ryan dodges a question on Scott Pruitt's ethics scandals. Journalist confronts Sarah Huckabee Sanders over families separated at border, asks "don't you have any empathy?" What will Manafort's prison experience be like?

Jimmy Reefercake continues to make good on his promise to only parody songs by classic butt-rock band The Doors until weed is legal everywhere.

On the fun half: Chris Hayes' interview with whistleblower Antar Davidson, who says the detention center where he worked was "like a private prison" full of traumatized kids. Trump's creepy motivational mural. Hundreds (including Cynthia Nixon) protest Cuomo's "master builder" award; Jamie provides a firsthand report. Joe Rogan pwns Dave Rubin over building codes, Rubin insists the left are "the real racists."

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Jun 15, 2018
1861 - The Pentagon Arms Industry Pipeline That Could Lead to War With China w/ Jay Cassano
43:32

Good morning everyone, on today's show, journalist Jay Cassano, joins us to discuss his new piece, Pentagon’s Top Official For East Asia Led Think Tank Funded By Defense Contractors And Foreign Governments. Cassano shares the history of Project 2049 and how defense contractors and arms dealers are funneling their influence through a bevy of think tanks. Cassano then explains how the weapon system and defense arms race will continue to ratchet up international tensions, specifically in the South China Sea.

And in the fun half: Arizona state legislator doesn't hide the racist immigration ball, Trump will bring back the remains fallen Korean War veterans to their 145-year-old parents, Joe DeVito from Staten Island smashes his framed De Niro photo because Trump, Dave Rubin asks "what does government do well?" before approving USPS's ability to ship his chickens, plus your thoughtful calls and IMs!

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Jun 14, 2018
1860 - Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World w/ Nomi Prins
59:33

Author Nomi Prins (@nomiprins) joins us to discuss her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

On today's show: 74-year-old Rudy Giuliani's still got it, had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator. High school pitcher Ty Koehn strikes out childhood friend, gives him a hug afterwards. Wisconsin Democrats win special election Scott Walker tried to keep from happening. Nazi Corey Stewart wins Republican primary in VA, setting him up to run against Tim Kaine.

Journalist and author Nomi Prins joins us to discuss the role central banking played in the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent bank bailout. The purpose the central bank is supposed to serve: lender of last resort, regulator. A brief summary of how private banks knowingly caused the 2008 crash with their subprime mortgage pyramid scheme. How the government wound up insuring toxic assets. Why Bush and Obama gave bailout money to the banks directly, rather than homeowners who owed money to banks. The ideology driving this anti-populist decision. An explanation of quantitative easing. The problem with conjuring money from thin air and giving it to the wrong people. Are there any institutional fixes?

On the fun half: John from San Antonio on ranked choice voting. Anthony in Miami on voter suppression in Ohio. Trump's North Korean propaganda video. Rachel Maddow's theory that Putin is dictating Trump's NK policy. How Elon Musk is different from pro athletes. Fox and Friends on Trump's tweets about Robert DeNiro. Awesome anarchist/veteran/dad curses out Seattle's city council for repealing corporate tax that would've helped the homeless. Domino's Pizza steps up to repair America's crumbling infrastructure. A caller questions the definition of money. A caller points out that a WSJ article validated Maddow's "theory" before she even came up with it.

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Jun 13, 2018
1859 - Trump & Kim Accomplish Something? & SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Voter Suppression
01:01:12

On today's show: A summary of the "four point peace pledge" and why it does basically nothing. Will the talks nonetheless lead to a loosening of tensions with North Korea? Lindsey Graham "violently disagrees" with Trump's military concessions. Trump gives Kim the thumbs up at press conference, says he trusts him. SCOTUS rules in favor of voter suppression in Ohio.

On the fun half: Trump says Kim Jong-Un has a "great personality." Lead diplomat Dennis Rodman's thoughts on denuclearization. Tom Cotton says "once they have missiles," we have to go to the table. Ex-White House aides who taped together Trump's ripped up documents to CNN: "we thought it was a joke." A caller asks, "what are identity politics?" Should we spend time criticizing the mainstream media or focus on building our own networks? Mike from PA defends the blue wave. Will a boldly progressive program win elections for Democrats? A discussion of the connection between social movements and electoral politics (Jamie defends last week's guest Kim Moody). The Mooch calls in with an apt metaphor for the Trump White House.

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Jun 12, 2018
1858 - Trump Cooks Up a Trade War With Trudeau w/ Guy Lawson
01:01:24

Reporter and author Guy Lawson joins us to discuss his recent article for The New York Times, "First Canada Tried To Charm Trump. Now It's Fighting Back."

On today's show: Larry Kudlow is drunk (or something) on CNN.

Guy Lawson (@GuyLawson2) joins us to discuss the trade war brewing with Canada. How his research began with the Canadian counter-propaganda campaign re: Trump, then developed as the situation unfolded. The history of Canada's relationship to US power. Foreign minister Chrystia Freeland's dire warnings and the fragile state of our rules-based alliance with Canada. Canadians' view of Trump as the natural result of the American system, not a thing apart from it. The lasting damage a trade war with Canada could do.

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On the fun half: Ronald Raygun on how Jeff Sessions is changing asylum law for the worse. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) visits SeaTac federal detention facility, says "mothers could not stop crying." Trump claims he feels "horrible" about detention centers that separate children from parents, blames Democrats. Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro says "there's a special place in hell" for Justin Trudeau, accuses him of "stabbing us in the back." Gorka agrees with him, calls Trudeau "childish." Justin Trudeau trolls Trump with framed photo of Trump's grandfather's Canadian brothel. Abby Huntsman slips up and calls Singapore summit a "meeting of dictators." Alex Jones has a conspiracy theory about Anthony Bourdain's death. John in San Antonio on ranked choice voting. Are Jamie and Michael too vague about socialism and are they turning people off? What's the progressive line on free trade? A Canadian caller on ISDS.

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Jun 11, 2018
1857 - Trump To Wing It w/ North Korea & Remembering Anthony Bourdain w/ Digby & Isabel Gillies
01:40:18

Digby (@digby56) & Isabel Gillies  (@isabelgillies) join us for Casual Friday.

On today's show: Trump says "I don't think I have to prepare very much" for North Korea summit. Gorka mocks "clown" Dennis Rodman for attending Singapore summit, is possibly just jealous.

Heather Parton aka Digby (@digby56), of Salon.com and Digby's Hullabaloo (digbysblog.blogspot.com) joins us to break down the latest tomfoolery from Washington DC. Trump's utter lack of preparation for the G7 summit and naked fealty to Russia. Scott Pruitt's fracking billionaire benefactor and the circle of corruption. What's Giuliani doing in Israel? The role of economic sanctions. The sidelining of John Bolton. The Democrats' enduring lack of nerve and need for new leadership.

Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) joins us to remember Anthony Bourdain and discuss the mental health crisis in this country. Check out her work at isabelgillies.com.

Jimmy Reefercake debuts a new song, "Riders on the Stormy."

On the fun half: Josh in Chicago on mental health and capitalism. Brenda plugs MN gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto. Sam breaks down the ACA lawsuit. A caller drags Elon Musk. Alex Jones chases Bernie Sanders at LAX. Dana Loesch defends masculinity. A caller fills us in on grift and civil rights violations at Whatcom County jail. Manafort indicted for obstruction of justice. Mariah Parker sworn into local office on a copy of Malcolm X's autobiography. The dangerous flaws of '13 Reasons Why.'

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Jun 08, 2018
1856 - Silicon Valley: Not Your Friend w/ Corey Pein
01:08:50

Corey Pein (@CoreyPein) joins us to discuss his new book, Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley and how tech is not the utopian industry we made it out to be less than a decade ago.

Pein gets into his personal history in Silicon Valley, from working for a cutthroat startup to pitching corporate espionage businesses to angel investors. Michael and Corey discuss the larger question of what happens when popular opinion on tech turns sour. A short abstract on Elon Musk's true nature. And are tech workers beginning to have some consciousness of themselves as workers?

Suggested further reading: "Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon" in Jacobin Magazine.

In the fun half: Even Fox News is calling out Scott Pruitt's corruption, Rudy Giuliani is a pig, how to prevent tribal politics in America, NFL stars are speaking out against Trump and his administration's social injustices, American police conduct v. Canadian police conduct, Keith Ellison is running for AG in MN, and Michael breaks down the cult of personality around Elon Musk.

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Jun 07, 2018
1855 - Are Dems Ready for 2018? Election Results Rundown w/ Dave Weigel
01:11:45

Good morning everyone, on today's show Washington Post's Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to talk about the primaries in California, New Jersey, Alabama, and Montana. We break down where the Democratic Party stands as we move towards the November ballot box and whether or not the Overton window is shifting to the left.

On the fun half: right-wing conspiracists enlist SWAT to terrorize David Hogg, Jeff Sessions preaches the gospel of separating asylum-seeking families at the border, Gorka is headed to the Singapore summit, and all of your thoughtful calls and IMs!

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Jun 06, 2018
1854 - How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War w/ Kim Moody
01:14:13

Good morning, everyone on today's show, author Kim Moody, join us on today to discuss his new book, How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War.

 

Moody breaks down how our transformed industrial terrain offers new possibilities for organization in the workplace and opens doors for grassroots, independent political action strengthened by reemerging labor and social movements.

In the fun half, Ted Cruz admits he's not an expert on presidential self-pardons, Fox and Friends are subhuman, Nikki Haley has no friends at the United Nations, and a San Diego local news report goes off the rails. Plus: a cornucopia of insightful calls and IMs.

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Jun 05, 2018
1853 - Tim Shorrock: The North Korean & US Summit Explained
58:20

Donald Trump lies for no apparent reason about reading a letter presented by a North Korean envoy.

Journalist and author of Spies for Hire Tim Shorrock, (@TimothyS), explains why both South and North Koreans want a peace deal. The stakes for reunification for both South and North Korean perspectives. What is Kim Jong Un’s strategy?  What are the interests of the United States? The militarized nature of US policy in Korea. What are China’s interests? Why Trump is doing the right thing in meeting with North Korea and the liberal freakout isn’t helping. Is there any actual downside to the Trump meeting? John Bolton’s attempts to undermine the negotiations? Could this be the end of the Korean War? Japan’s hawkish approach and Russia’s push for economic integration and what is the role of the United Nations in finalizing any diplomatic agreement.

On the Fun Half: John from Saint Antonio tells us what to look out for in tomorrows state primaries.  Raygun is going to see a Dave Rubin show. The test ballon of separating families at the border and what’s next in the war on immigration. Senator Jeff Merkley, goes to a child detention center and is asked to leave. A bizarre caller tries to defend ICE showing up at Jake Flores’s apartment. The Baker Case.  Tomi Lehren, is shockingly a total hypocrite. Rick Santorum blames Obama for the racism of Trump and his supporters. An MSNBC segment the smile of the day segment is actually a sign of American dystopia. Sean Spicer tries get back into Trump’s good graces. FBI agent accidentally shoots someone at a dance off and and your calls and IMs.  

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Jun 04, 2018
1852 - Schumer Failing & US Censoring Jokes About ICE w/ Alex Pareene & Jake Flores
01:41:11

Good morning everyone, on today's show Alex Pareene (@pareene) and comedian Jake Flores (@feraljokes) join us to discuss Trump's latest tariffs imposed on our allies, how feckless Democratic leadership needs to go, and why ICE is a terror organization.

Alex Pareene came by the studio for a rare in-studio casual Friday to discuss his latest piece from Splinter News, "Chuck Schumer Is Not Cutting It." Chuck Schumer has been rolled by Trump and his administration the past two years, even helping Trump confirm such controversial nominations like Gina Haspel and applaud the newly minted US embassy in Jerusalem.  Also, Jonathan Chait is Having A Really Bad Time.

Then, comedian Jake Flores from Pod Damn America tells us the saga of how one (hilarious) tweet bashing ICE led to an early morning visit from DHS agents. Flores also tells us why ICE should be abolished and how defenses of the agency (Sesta Foster) are completely disingenuous.

On the fun half: Cynthia Nixon's small donors spooking Cuomo, John Boehner with a giant bloody mary, Niall Ferguson employs TPUSA students to get dirt on Stanford leftists, Michael Cohen is Willy Loman, purity politics and peeping toms, and DUG!

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Jun 01, 2018
1851 - Why Unions Are Not a Special Interest w/ Eric Levitz
47:11

Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins us to discuss his latest piece, "Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group."

On today's show: Trump says he'll "have a little fun today" visiting shooting victims' families.

Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins us to discuss unions, Jordan Peterson, Puerto Rico, and more.

The correlation of unionization rates and the wages of all workers, not just the ones in unions. The myth that higher unionization rates hinder economic growth, especially when you look at the share of that growth that goes to the working class. Anti-union propaganda and the shifting perception of unions, even among the Democratic Party. The 1970s roots of backlash against unions. Why so many Senators consistently vote against labor. The contradictory politics of people in red states and the rising respect for unions among even (some) Republican voters. Levitz's take on Jordan Peterson and the myth that Marxists want everyone to be perfectly equal. The policy changes that would have to take place for us to actually have equality of opportunity.

The survey that found 4,581 Puerto Ricans, not 64, have died as the result of Hurricane Maria. The failings of the Trump administration and the manmade nature of this catastrophe.

The corporate malfeasance by which Purdue Pharmaceuticals knowingly profited off of, and contributed to, opiate addiction in the US. The false dichotomy between rule of law and economic inequality in framing problems like the opiate epidemic.

On the fun half: The broader implications of the coup against Lula in Brazil. Police beat up drunk woman on New Jersey beach. Jim Acosta cries about MAGA people calling him a scumbag. Bacon's rebellion, miscegenation laws, and the history of the ruling class using racism to divide workers. Tucker Carlson says that MSNBC, Tim Wise are the real racists. A caller in Nigeria talks about the state of LGBT rights in Africa and what we can do about it. Alex Jones defends Roseanne by saying he's "gorilla-like" himself. Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Kim Yong Chol, Vice Chairman of North Korea. China releases video of awesome aqua drones. What to say to someone who thinks progressive politics don't go far enough? Jamie and Michael debate tactics and where to draw the line. Should the MR crew go harder on people like David Brooks?

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May 31, 2018
1850 - The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism w/ Gerald Horne
01:04:30

Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of 'The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean' joins us.

On today's show: Virginia is set to expand Medicaid; Utah to vote on Medicaid expansion and medical marijuana. Trump tells voters in TN that Nancy Pelosi "loves MS-13." ICE is separating more kids from their parents.

Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, joins us to discuss his latest book, 'The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean.' How England's rise to power in the 1600s was fueled by the slave trade. What "apocalypse" means in this context: The mass deaths of Native Americans and Africans. The construction of whiteness as a "new identity politics" and the purposes it served in Europe and the New World. Could European integration be reversed? Which came first, slavery or white supremacy? The role played by the Crusades and Enlightenment-era "science," and how these ideas got yoked to capitalism. The high profit margins of the slave business. Horne's perspective on Trump, the NFL controversy and modern day politics.

On the fun half: John from San Antonio on Bernie 2020 and the latest primary polls. Alex Jones gives stay-at-home-son Michael Rotondo a pep talk on Infowars. Dave Rubin tries to defend Bill Maher. Tucker Carlson compares Roseanne cancellation to book burning, re-education. ABC began its recent upfronts with jokes about Roseanne's Twitter activity. A caller on the opposition journalist who faked his own death in Kiev. Asad Haider's book on how identity politics have divided the left. Rush Limbaugh asks if NFL protests are worse than Roseanne's racist tweets. Geraldo Rivera, who likes to drink, jokes that Greg Gutfeld is a "pervert on the playground."

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May 30, 2018
1849 - #WhereAreTheChildren Explained & Is It The Left vs. The Resistance?
01:07:34

On today's show: Giuliani gets booed at Yankee stadium on his birthday. ICE lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year; some of them wound up trafficked. PBS Frontline documents Guatemalan teens forced to work on Ohio egg farm. Is it bad that people are conflating Obama's immigration policy with Trump's? GEO Group private prison contractor creates a prison transport bus for babies. Jonathan Chait's latest sloppy, red-baiting piece on how "the left" doesn't care about democracy.

On the fun half: GOP candidate John Ward doesn't want PuertoRonald  Ricans voting in Florida races. New Harvard study finds death toll in Puerto Rico is at least 4,600 (official government figure: 64). Ireland overturns its abortion ban by referendum, granting human rights to millions. Sam was right about birth control and conservative commentator Peter Schiff was wrong. Ronald Raygun on ICE removal proceedings, the lack of a left alternative on immigration policy. Roseanne's show canceled over racist tweet. GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher won't apologize for supporting housing discrimination against gay people. KY Catholic diocese banned a valedictorian's speech for being too political, so the teen found a megaphone. Maggie Haberman and the NYT don't want to lose their White House access. A plug for Chardo Richardson, the Justice Democrat running against Blue Dog Stephanie Murphy in Florida. Mindy on Haberman's connections to the Kushner family. A caller recommends the manga version of Marx's Capital. (This one is good too, says Jamie.) How dependent is MMT on the US as global hegemonic power?

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May 29, 2018
1848 - We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights w/ Adam Winkler
44:48

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law, joins us to discuss his new book "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights." What exactly is a corporation? The corporations seizing of their first rates as 1809, and how corportions are extensions of property rights. How "Corporate Personhood has become problematic. How corporations shed their public obligations and piggybacked on the 14th amendment to give corporations more rights. How the Supreme Court has been consistently pro-corporate whether it leaned liberal or conservative. The counter-intuitive role of Ralph Nader in expanding corporate rights. Citizen's United and the "money=speech" equation.

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May 28, 2018
1847 - ICE Loses 1475 Children, Football Players Lose Speech Rights w/ Benjamin Dixon & Ben Mankiewicz
01:25:19

Good morning on everyone on today's show, Benjamin  Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon)  and Ben Mankiewicz. We are live at 12:00 ET.

First, ICE has lost 1475 children they ripped from parents they've detained. It must go.

Then, Ben Dixon joins us to break down Nancy Pelosi's lame response to the NFL telling players they can't kneel, Trump's erratic diplomacy with North Korea, and how much will the Democrats squander their "blue wave."

The Ben Mankiewicz joins us to discuss his love for Los Angeles driving routes, The Americans and Deadwood, Fleetwood Mac as the third greatest band of all-time, and Steve Kerr's response to the NFL's kneel rule.

On the fun half - The NRA's Dan Bongino calls NFL players snowflakes and blocks Matt, Trump continues making NK talks pettier than you can imagine, is a fascist board game indoctrinating children, LGBT  rights still need defending, and your calls and IMs!

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May 25, 2018
1846 - Bullsh*t Jobs w/ David Graeber
01:14:14

Anthropologist David Graeber (@davidgraeber) joins us to discuss his book, "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory."

On today's show: Trump says NFL protesters shouldn't be in the country. Milwaukee police tase NBA player Sterling Brown over parking infraction.

Anthropologist and activist David Graeber joins us to discuss his book, "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory." How Graeber gathered stories from people about their experiences of work. The five categories of bullshit jobs: goon, duct taper, flunkie, box ticker, task master. The high percentage of UK survey respondents who think their jobs add nothing to the world. The psychological effects of knowing your job is bullshit. The link (or lack thereof) between GDP, employment rates and indicators of well being. What the growing number of useless jobs says about how capitalism actually works. How whole industries are moving to a system of managerial feudalism. How the financialization of the economy drives the bullshit job phenomenon and the role the government plays in extracting profits. The benefits of replacing means-tested programs with UBI. Why right-wing populists resent the cultural elite.

On the fun half: Josh from Chicago praises Jamie's op-ed on Cynthia Nixon, points out the white supremacy of Trump's NFL statement. Bari Weiss's hot NFL take. Richard Spencer admits the alt-right is not pro- free speech. Elon Musk complains about the press, Peter Daou invites him to fund Verrit (hell yeah). A caller inducts more people into the Yacubian left. Is Trump's NFL meddling a first amendment issue? Jim Bakker knows "in his spirit" than 100 hit men have been hired to assassinate Trump. Mike Pence says North Korea must adhere to Libya model in negotiations. An early plug for International Whores Day (donate at IWD18.org). What kind of statement is 'The Handmaid's Tale' making about politics? Michael from Miami calls in to contextualize Bill Clinton's '90s-era politics.

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May 24, 2018
1845 - Trump Omnibus Scandal Parade w/ Marcy Wheeler
01:05:59

Journalist Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) joins us to discuss the latest on the Mueller investigation.

On today's show: Trump tells anecdote about young girl coming home from "schloogp." Congress passes "right to try" bill that will undercut FDA's ability to regulate potentially dangerous new drugs. An update on primary results from around the country.

Journalist Marcy Wheeler, of EmptyWheel.net, helps us unravel the many threads of the Mueller investigation. The DOJ's interest in Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Jared Kushner and how it works when people agree to flip. Giuliani's theory that the FBI had an informant in the Trump campaign. The trading of foreign policy favors for dirt on Hillary and the deal between Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The role played by informant Stefan Halper. The White House's efforts to limit the investigation to pre-election promises ("quid") and exclude post-election follow-through ("pro quo"). The imminent sentencing of Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who lied to the FBI to cover up treason. How Don Jr. and Eric Prince fielded offers from oligarchs and spies from around the world. How the "crime fraud exception" could invalidate Cohen's attorney-client privilege. How this tracks with the rest of Trump's shady career. Manafort's many charges and the likelihood he will flip. What's next?

On the fun half: Jake Tapper calls out Matt Gaetz's far right collusion interference. Journalist Lesley Stahl says Trump told her he attacks the media so people won't believe negative stories about him. Trump touts his pro-life bona fides at Susan B. Anthony dinner. Why do Democrats run on tickets with Republicans? More un-published Jordan Peterson books. Dr. Gorka's dissertation. Dave from Jamaica asks how we get to a post-capitalist future; Jamie responds. Steve Bannon says MLK would be proud of Trump's black unemployment rate. Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg's crap apology. Trump goes off script, says 2018 is less important than 2016. NFL owners vote to penalize players for kneeling during national anthem; players' union responds.

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May 23, 2018
1844 - Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of Silicon Valley w/ Yasha Levine (& Cliff Schecter Bonus)
01:20:06

Journalist Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) joins us to discuss his new book, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of Silicon Valley, and Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) joins us to talk about his new project, Ohioans for Economic Opportunity.

On today's show: Betsy Devos says she has "heard that opined" that there are $15 billion in cuts to student aid in the plan she approved.

Yasha Levine joins us to discuss the history of the internet as a surveillance tool. The birth of the internet in the 1950s as a Cold War national security network and the development of ARPANET in the 1960s as a way to gather and analyze data. The internet's history as a tool for spying on US citizens and how that undercuts the techno-libertarian ethos. The National Science Foundation's successful efforts to privatize the internet once it caught on with consumers. The web's concentration of private entities that will share info with the government. The internet's domination by private monopolies and government spies as a reflection of neoliberalism, not a natural inevitability. How TOR is presented as a privacy solution, but is actually funded by government contractors and used to spy on people. The impossibility of true internet privacy and the political nature of the problem.

Cliff Schecter joins us to talk about his new project, Ohioans for Economic Opportunity. Through a website and media buys, Cliff hopes to spread the word about how Republican lawmakers are screwing over the middle class on "kitchen table" issues like taxes and healthcare. His hopes of replacing Rep. Steve Shabot with Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval. Why, in Cliff's opinion, Democrats can win in Ohio by appealing to POC voters and moderates who don't like Trump. For more, visit OHeconomicopportunity.org.

On the fun half: Betsy Devos explains (deflects) why school performance reviews don't need to include "sub-performance groups." Is she evil, stupid, or some combo of both? The NRA's absurd commercial for "National School Shield," their plan to "mitigate" the number of kids who are murdered with guns. Mike Pompeo vows U.S., middle east allies will "crush" Iranian operatives around the world. KY Governor Matt Bevin talks about cutting "red tape" when he's really cutting the safety net. Trump says NASCAR fans are good because they "stand for our flag." Woman calls cops on people in Oakland for BBQing while black; community responds with even more BBQs. Vic Berger shares threatening visit from Proud Boys in retaliation for making fun of them. A caller breaks down the Supreme Court's recent anti-labor decision, recommends subscriptlaw.com for info on Supreme Court rulings. Dissident Peasant fills us in on the governor's race in GA (vote for Stacy Abrams!).

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May 22, 2018
1843 - Trump's NK Jitters & Blame Everything But The Gun
01:10:31

On today's show: Trump is having second thoughts on his negotiations with North Korea. The Supreme Court issues an anti-labor ruling. Home Depot tycoon Ken Langone tells millennials they, too, can love capitalism if only they give it a try. Border patrol agent detains two women for speaking Spanish in Montana. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says schools need to limit the number of entrances to prevent shootings. Sean Hannity wants the government to monitor every student's social media account. Lt. Gov. Patrick thinks abortion led to Santa Fe shooting. Oliver North throws stone from glass house, says "culture of violence" is to blame for mass shootings (also Ritalin).

On the fun half: John from San Antonio updates us on how Berniecrats are doing in primaries. Caller Mariana on the complex web of factors driving the incel movement. (It might be fun to mock these people, but is it politically helpful?) A fedora-adorned Jordan Peterson thinks "good men" are going away because boys aren't allowed to throw snowballs anymore. A list of JP's un-published works. The connection between many mass shootings and far right ideology. A severely abbreviated summary of how capitalism (and its helpers patriarchy and white supremacy) provides the basis for toxic incel culture.

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