The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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Author Adam Cohen joins Sam to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. Plugs and Notices: Don't forget to fill out the census! Instructions on making two different kinds of facemasks can be found at https://youtu.be/lKOcisLGfnU and https://youtu.be/ljldaY1dHyA Best practices for dealing with potentially infected packages can be found at The Prepared (https://tinyurl.com/ua3bo97) Get involved with a volunteer-run messenger group at https://covid19messengers.com Donate to the NYC DSA's mutual aid Covid-19 relief fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Austin's Coach Potatoes Sofa Factory has converted its entire operation to producing PPE for the city and those in need. Donate to their efforts at https://www.gofundme.com/f/sofa-factory-stops-production-to-make-ppe-masks Jamie's friend's store, Cult Party, was broken into and robbed. They were already missing out on most of the Covid-19 stimulus programs because they are run as a co-op. Help them get back on their feet at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cult-party-robbery Michele Happe is offering half-price life coaching sessions to MR listeners: https://www.mhappe.com Luna Video Games in San Diego, CA is shut down due to the Covid-19 crisis. Visit their website for info on making purchases for curbside pickup, or to donate to their employees' GoFundMe: http://www.lunavideogames.com/howtohelp.php Bit Drafted creates 3D models and is working on a 3D printer pattern for a ventilator: https://www.bitdrafted.com/ Urban Artifact, a bar in Cincinnati, OH, is shut down, but is approved to ship their sour and fruited beers. Check them out at https://www.artifactmerch.com Refoundry trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into home furnishings and mentors them into their own business and/or career path. Donate at https://www.refoundry.org/donate Someone Cares is a soup kitchen in Costa Mesa, CA that is badly in need of supplies. Donate at http://www.someonecareskitchen.org Buy Bernie-themed apparel and more at Ronkeyo Designs: https://teespring.com/stores/ronkeyo-designs The Freelancers Union has a guide on how to apply for paid sick leave for affected freelancers: https://tinyurl.com/w2yusbm Go here to donate to a fund to help hourly workers through the Covid crisis: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helphourlyworkers Operation Dynamo is a platform for crowdsourced 3D printing of parts for machines related to Covid-19; volunteers will 3D print the necessary parts (e.g. parts for respirators) and send them to the hospitals. Get involved at https://operationdynamo.org, and contact nimashoghi@gmail.com with any questions. On today's show: Author Adam Cohen joins Sam to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. In 1969, President Richard Nixon launched a reactionary attack on the Supreme Court, appointing conservative judges and dismantling the liberal majority that had, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, made landmark decisions in favor of the rights of the poor and racial minorities. Cohen traces the radical rightward swing of the courts that continues to this day, and makes prescriptions for what Democrats should (but have yet to) do to reverse it. Only when Democrats let go of the idea that the courts should be apolitical will they be able to effectively fight back. On the fun half: Judge Jeanine is drunk on her show. Larry Kudlow asked why he said the virus was contained last month: "I'm as good as the facts are." Biden says it's "too harsh" to say Trump has blood on his hands. Dr. Anthony Fauci says we could see 100k-200k Covid-19 related deaths. Trump says government response will have been a success if only 200k people die from Covid-19. Mindy tells of her Twitter ban; follow her new account at @MaydayMindy1. Asked why GOP-led Florida got all requested supplies and Dem-led states have not, Trump says governors are happy. Trump attacks a CNN reporter for asking about when he said he wants Democratic governors to be more “appreciative.” DECEMBER 4: Constitutional law scholar during impeachment lays out why withholding aid is impeachable. Trump suggests maybe  NY hospital workers are stealing masks. Kowalski on why he thinks Trump will get re-elected. What the heck is up with Cliff? Fox & Friends mailbag question asks Trump about "special interests" in stimulus packages, Trump says Democrats are trying to make "levels of voting" such that Repulicans never win another election. 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Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn

Sam hosts Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) of the Nomiki Show and Matthew Film Guy on this casual Friday! Plugs and Notices: Access a database of Covid-19 mutual aid groups in Australia here (https://tinyurl.com/uhbf74a) Organized and United Residents of Michigan City is a community group organizing mutual aid projects and legislative demands in Michigan City, IN. Find out more at https://ourmc.org/ Go here to donate to journalist Hunter Walker's fund to support housekeepers and day laborers suffering from loss of income (https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-housekeepers-and-day-laborers) Thinklab has a collection of Covid-19 related fundraisers at https://thinklab.com/site/gofundme.com Follow @OaklandNurse on Twitter for updates from an ER nurse at a county hospital in Oakland, CA who is also the president of his SEIU Local 1021 chapter Check out CareerOneStop for info on applying for Covid-19 specific benefits (https://tinyurl.com/tauwuk7) The AFL-CIO has a state-by-state database of resources for workers affected by Covid-19 at https://aflcio.org/covid-19/state-resources For info on applying for Medicaid, visit https://www.usa.gov/medicaid Covid Collections is an initiative in NY/NJ which picks up small batch donations of extra PPE and delivers them to healthcare providers and facilities in need (https://www.covidcollections.com) Next Gen America helps young people navigate the process of voting in elections (https://nextgenamerica.org/pledge-to-vote-2020/) On today's show: Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst), of The Nomiki Show, joins Sam to discuss the political and economic aspects of the Covid-19 crisis. Covid's impact on small businesses. Trump downplays New York's ventilator needs on Hannity. Ainsley Earhardt questions if NY really needs that many ventilators, says now is not the time for Cuomo to play the blame game. Is Trump saving the federal government's supply of ventilators for swing states? AOC slams the Senate's corporate bailout bill on house floor. The privatization that goes on under disaster capitalism. Will New York's Democratic primary be moved back or eliminated? Jamie returns for a discussion of former staffer Tara Reade's new sexual assault allegation against Biden. On the fun half: Film Guy Matthew stops by to recommend some films: Zero Mostel plays a bad guy in Elia Kazan's 1950 noir "Panic in the Streets." Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin star in Zach Braff's 2017 heist comedy "Going In Style." The recently deceased have just one week to choose one memory to keep for eternity in Hirokazu Koreeda's 1998 fantasy-drama "Afterlife." Jeff Bridges stars in John Huston's 1972 neo-noir boxing drama "Fat City." And Candid Camera's 1970 hidden camera style reality film "What Do You Say To A Naked Lady?" provides a window into the casual misogyny of the time. Trump says nobody could've prepared for this, that he inherited a broken situation, and he doesn't need the Deference Production Act. Trump says "things are being considered" for people with no health insurance, "a lot of different things." 2017: Steve Bannon says Trump's goal is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Matt Walsh, Daily Wire Christian-in-Chief, draws false equivalence between auto deaths & Covid-19 mortality projections. Dennis Prager skeptical of quarantine effectiveness, says quarantine should only stay in effect if death toll surpasses flu numbers (30,000 -50,000). Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn

David Dayen, the Executive Editor at The American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Senate stimulus package and the "money bazooka" it aims directly to large corporations and CEOs. Sam and Dayen break down how the bailout will work for industries like the airlines and workers. Dayen explains the absurdity of Democrats means-testing the one time $1200 lump sum, the complicated unemployment insurance expansion, and why the census delivery might be the best means to deliver aid to Americans. Dayen then describes how the Fed's leveraged lending will work and why the Democrats' oversight board will be ineffective, and it will create more significant wealth disparities. And in the Fun Half: Michael and Sam critique the Senate bailout from the left, Bernie Sanders rails against GOP senators who are "concerned" about unemployment insurance payments, Hannity can't decide how to approach the bailout, Trump says the media wants everyone to suffer through Covid19, plus your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn  

Sam breaks down the Senate's $2T stimulus package with special guest Michael Brooks who makes his MR social distancing debut! Plugs and notices: -Donate to NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid -Ars Technica has up-to-date information on the Covid-19 pandemic here; it updates at 3pm every day. -New info from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: It's possible, but unlikely, for the virus to be spread by infected people touching surfaces. -Food safety and corona virus: a guide from Serious Eats -Go here to find out how to donate to NYC hospitals -Chilling interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb notes that 56% of hospitalized corona patients in NYC are under age 50 -s/o to Costco workers on Long Island; reminder to observe the quarantine! -Psychotherapist offers low sliding scale fees to MR listeners; ricardo@roblestherapy.com -Verde Greens offers fresh farm boxes for pickup to customers in the Houston area On today's show: Governor Cuomo suspends mortgages but not rent payments in New York. State Senator Mike Gianaris introducing a bill to freeze rents for tenants; NYC residents call your local reps! Sam and Michael break down the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package. The Democrats' utter failure to leverage Trump's homicidal incompetence. Should help for businesses and help for people have gone in two separate packages? The House version of the bill. The superior measures Denmark and South Korea are taking. Trump annoyed with governors criticizing his inaction: "it's a two-way street.” Boeing CEO David Calhoun on Fox Business: "We have other options" if government wants to condition bailout on getting a share in the company. Brit Hume supposes people are mad about Trump's Covid-19 response because we're polarized, which makes everyone mad about everything. On the fun half: What could Biden do to appeal to Bernie supporters? Joe Biden flubs Covid-19 response statement on The View: "the cure will be worse than the problem." Bernie on MSNBC says that bailouts need to be done in a way that protects working people. Caller asks why he should vote for Biden when the Dems have been screwing him over for decades. Michael makes the case for the progressive left boycotting the election until certain demands are met. Trump says reopening country on Easter would be beautiful. Fauci's reaction when Trump says "deep state department."  Trump press secretary not sure if task force was informed about Trump's Easter Sunday decision. Raygun shares stories of government malpractice around Covid-19 and immigration courts. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Liquid I.V. Energy Multiplier gives you sustained energy throughout the day. The premium Matcha and green Energy Blend tastes delicious and provides a lasting energy boost throughout the day. Get 25% off when you go to LIQUID IV DOT COM and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. That’s 25% off ANYTHING you order on Liquid I.V.’s website. Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn

Dr. Danna Young (@dannagal), a Communication & Political Science Professor at University of Delaware, joins Sam to discuss her new book, Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.  Plugs and notices: -Donate to the NYC DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid -Project N95 connects manufacturers of medical supplies with distributors, local governments, and hospitals to get supplies to where they are needed. Learn more or request to be connected at projectn95.com -The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota has a wealth of pandemic-related info on their website -Get advice on how to properly use Covid-19 home testing kits at Stat News -According to ACP Internist Weekly, it's probably fine to use NSAIDs like Advil if you have Covid-19 and can normally tolerate them -The North Carolina AFL-CIO is pushing the state government to expand unemployment insurance for all affected workers in the state. Folks can send a letter here. -Go here to donate to a relief fund for NC restaurant workers. -Go here to sign a petition for NC Governor Roy Cooper to enact a rent/mortgage/utility payment freeze. -Day One Disaster relief and Triangle DSA are looking for volunteers for their relief efforts; sign up here. -ATTN WI VOTERS: It's important to vote for Jill Karofsky for the state Supreme Court on April 7! Absentee ballots can be requested online by March 30 with a proof of ID at myvote.wi.gov, and Jill Karofsky’s website is jillforjustice.com. -shout out to the paramedics of NJ, specifically IAFF local 4610 and the Trinitas Hospital mobile intensive care unit in Elizabeth -Out-of-work foodservice folks have created a Facebook group to share resources and help each other through the Covid-19 crisis. Look up "Food and Beverage Solidarity" on Facebook! -Schwans home service is offering no-contact food delivery nationwide and they accept SNAP benefits. Download the Schwans app on Google Play or in the Apple app store or visit Schwans.com  -Visit covidtotals.com for up-to-date info from Johns Hopkins University -Reclaiming Our Homes is a coalition in LA that’s already helped several unhoused families move into vacant homes owned by CalTrans, the state highway department. Visit reclaimingourhomes.org/takeaction to learn more, donate, and get involved! -Check out the 10 Percent Happier app for meditations to help you through the crisis: www.tenpercent.com/live -Monocacy Farm Project grows produce for the emergency food system in the Lehigh Valley of PA. Donate at MonocacyFarmProject.org -Watch the five night theatrical run of Michael Watson's 1920's comic Ithaqa for free via live-stream here, and go here to help fund the project. -Sewing patterns for DIY facemasks can be found here. -Order bongs, spoons and more from glass blower Wes Griffiths via his Instragram page, @deestrukt -Check out the Non Applicable (N/A) podcast on politics, history, and current events here -Help the Renassaince Faire industry recover from losses here -Order quality Wisconsin cheese from Cheese Brothers at www.cheesebros.com. -Go here to donate to the solidarity fund for nail technicians fighting for their rights in Portland, OR. Facebook: SOLIDARITY WITH FB NAIL TECHS -NJ law firm Swartz Swidler is providing free consultations for those hoping to file claims under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act -Dr.Heidi Morein is setting up a private telehealth service; reach her at hmm1713@gmail.com -Check out www.moonlittreedesigns.etsy.com for wreaths, floral arrangements, invitations, and printables. -New free webzine @social_distanzine catalogs art made during this crisis; check it out at https://nosucharts.com/social-distanzine -Subscribe to The Proletari@, a newsletter made in affiliation with the Tri-Ctiies Mutual Aid Network, the Northeast TN Workers' Alliance, and the Appalachian Liberation Library, by emailing prolenews@gmail.com. -View the results of a Cambridge study on the relative efficacy of masks and mask alternatives here. On today's show: Dr. Danna Young (@dannagal), a Communication & Political Science Professor at University of Delaware, joins Sam to discuss her new book, Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States. Comedians engaging in political satire tend to be liberal-leaning, while the right has a lock on angry opinion programs. Drawing on decades of research on political and media psychology, Young delves into the personality traits that shape what kind of media liberals and conservatives, respectively, like to consume. On the fun half: Trump says coronavirus restrictions will be lifted "soon," dismisses health experts. A caller shares his firsthand account of the differences between the US and South Korea's Covid-19 response. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says grandparents would willingly die for the market economy. Trump won’t commit to public health experts’ advice, misidentifies states as countries. Ed Henry on Fox News: “Every life matters…but what is the balance?” Cow Guy business investor says Trump needs to have his "Churchillian Moment" and reopen the markets. Jamie calls in with updates on DSA activity, a rant about capitalism, and a recommended reading from Chinese journal Chuang. Laura Ingraham interviews Covid-19 patient who credits hydroxychloroquine with his recovery. Sean Hannity, with Mike Pence on the line, shares sketchy drug "regimen" that will supposedly keep people from getting infected. Raygun calls in with a film recommendation for Saul. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! 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Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Covid-19 stimulus and his new piece, "It’s Time to Nationalize the Airlines." On today's show: Plugs and notices! -The Doe Fund’s Good Food Works program has an innovative plan to deliver quality food and quality jobs to New Yorkers in need. Learn more and donate at ioby.org/project/good-food-works -The Buff Tutor Network provides tutoring in the STEM fields: Bufftutor.com -Support the arts by donating to the Author's League Fund and the Dramatists' Guild Foundation -Donate to the Chico DSA's Butte County Mutual Aid Fund via GoFundMe here. -Stocked Cafe in Brooklyn is open for business and delivering -Donate to NYC-DSA's Mutual Aid COVID-19 Relief Fund at bit.ly/covid19aid Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, joins Sam to discuss the Covid-19 stimulus and his new piece, "It’s Time to Nationalize the Airlines." In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the Republicans want to offer the airline industry a no-strings-attached bailout; the Democrats' bailout has some strings, but not many. Tracing the history of airlines in the US, paying special attention to their deregulation under President Carter, Sammon makes the case that nationalizing the airlines would be the best option for the public good and perhaps even the airlines themselves. US unemployment may hit 30% this summer (it was 25% during the Great Depression). Local Florida County Commissioner claims you can use a blowdryer to treat Covid-19. Covid-19 spread timeline in TN/KY. On the fun half: Joe Biden finally releases short video on pandemic response. Trump says hospital workers should sanitize and reuse masks. Trump's WH had warnings from intel agencies going back to January, did nothing. Trump says he's not using the Defense Production Act because companies are doing the right thing anyway. Graph of Covid-19 spread in different countries shows the US is not flattening the curve. Poll: Democrats taking the pandemic more seriously than Republicans. FEMA administrator refuses to provide straight answer about shipping out the federal stockpile of masks. Why progressives should hate Andrew Cuomo. Does the MR crew wear pants when broadcasting remotely? Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: ZipRecruiter sends your job to over 100 of the web’s leading job sites. But they don’t stop there. With their powerful matching technology, ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right skills and experience for your job — and actively invites them to apply. To try ZipRecruiter for, listeners can go to ZipRecruiter.com/majority With Joybird, your furniture will finally match your personal one-of-a-kind style. Each piece is made with the ultimate care and precision, using real wood and responsibly sourced materials — without all those harmful chemicals. Go to joybird.com/majority25 and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code MAJORITY25. Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth

Sam is joined by Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic and Brendan James (@deep_beige) of the new Iraq War podcast "Blowback," to recap the week's news and most important stories. On today's show: Plugs and notices! New Everly Well Covid-19 test costs $135, should be free. NY state senator Andrew Gounardes and Bay Ridge Cares soliciting volunteers; sign up here. Wrong world ceramics making flasks, other things. Visit coworker.org to petition Trader Joe’s for hazard pay for its workers. Support the arts during this time: musicalartists.org/membership/relieffund, actorsfund.org. Support Invisible Mass Records. And don't forget justcoffee.coop! Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic, joins Sam to discuss the political implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Will Trump's poor handling of the pandemic hurt him politically? The Democrats have been terrible at assigning blame thus far, so probably not. The Democrats' utter failure in leadership. Burr, Loffler, others should be held to account for insider trading during a crisis. Where is Cuomo's plan? Sam narcs on some people for stealing from Home Depot. Brendan James (@deep_beige), former producer of Chapo Trap House, joins Sam to discuss "Blowback," his new Iraq War podcast. The definition of "blowback." What history the podcast covers. The involvement of great talents like James Adomian and mediocre ones like H. Jon Benjamin. The right-wing utopianism involved in the US-led reconstruction of Iraq. The power wielded by neocon ideologues and weird horny college grads. The US failure to even get the oil. The regime change wish list and Rumsfeld's admission that Iraq was low-hanging fruit. The mysterious disappearance of billions of dollars. Video calendar of Trump's statements on Covid-19. Richard Burr calls NPR report on his insider trading “tabloid style hit piece.” Tucker Carlson says Burr must resign and face prosecution, betrayed his country. March 10: Sen. Kelly Loffler (R-GA) after selling stocks, buying telework stock, tells constituents via Twitter that America is Prepared for Covid-19. Trump says it's not the federal government's job to provide supplies to states in need. Press conference: Trump says WH was prepared for Covid-19, just not for the media’s unfair scrutiny. Trump nods off during Covid-19 WH task force meeting. Where should the grassroots movement behind Bernie Sanders go from here? Joe Biden calls on every CEO in America to promise not to do stock buybacks. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to NYC-DSA's Covid-19 relief efforts at bit.ly/covid19aid Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth

Sam takes over Thursday to discuss the state of the Covid19 pandemic and the government's response. Sam opens the show with Plugs and Notices from listeners and experts on causes and research most relevant to the on-going Covid19 pandemic. You can send your plugs or notices to reporters@majority.fm, and Sam will share them on an upcoming episode. On today's show, Sam tackles how the bailout and Congress should allocate funds to industries like airlines and direct cash transfers to workers. The political gamesmanship between the White House and Congressional Democrats has not played out as the Democratic establishment hoped. Sam and the team are working out technical difficulties as we move forward amidst the Shelter in Place Majority Report. Thank you for your support! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com and Havard Medical School's Corona Virus Research Center for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Plus, recommendations for mask alternatives if you are in short supply. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth  

On today's show: Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), political reporter at The Washington Post and proprietor of its election newsletter The Trailer, joins Sam to discuss Tuesday's results, the future of the Sanders campaign, and the impact of COVID-19 on primary elections and the upcoming general election in November. On the fun half: Fox News ghouls change their tune on COVID-19 in WaPo compilation. MSNBC report: Trump lied about the WHO not offering test to the US. Timeline of Trump's COVID-19 statements. CNN's Dana Bash, who might need her head examined, says Trump is "the kind of leader that people need." Daily Wire says boomers aren’t taking the virus seriously because they’ve lived through many crises, contemplated mortality. Trump suspends foreclosures and evictions in April. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com And check out today's sponsor: Lamps Plus has been upgrading homes for decades as a leader in lighting innovation and product design expertise. Right now Lamps Plus is offering up to 50% off hundreds of lights, furniture, and décor during the biggest sale of the season from now until March 30th! Start saving today at LampsPlus.com/majority Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Sam, broadcasting from his remote studio, is joined by Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), Justice Correspondent at the Nation, to discuss his March cover story, "If We Don’t Reform the Supreme Court, Nothing Else Will Matter." On today's show: Why aren't they postponing the primaries? Sam is joined by Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), Justice Correspondent at the Nation, to discuss his March cover story, "If We Don’t Reform the Supreme Court, Nothing Else Will Matter. The failures of both Bernie and Biden, respectively, to deal with the political nature of the Supreme Court. How "strict constructionism" is used as a smokescreen for a reactionary program. How the Federalist Society has stacked the court with conservative judges. The Democrats' failure to deal with (and/or tacit support of?) the SCOTUS' increasingly right-wing character. How can we reform the court? How could the GOP tamper with the 2020 election? Will COVID-19 help or hurt Bernie's chances in the primary? We just don't know yet! On the fun half: Biden's terrible record on Social Security. Tom Cotton says Democrat's House COVID-19 relief bill won't pass Senate because it doesn't go far enough, fast enough. Devin Nunes says you should go out to restaurants and pubs, then claims he meant drive-thrus and delivery. A plug for Bob Altemeyer's "The Authoritarian Personality." Stuart Varney says airlines deserve to be bailed out because they're "like a utility." Fox and Friends chide spring breakers in Florida for crowding beaches, promote Ainsley's friend's chicken salad chain restaurant (it's open, folks!). German start-up produced 1.4 million COVID-19 tests but the US turned them down. Daily Wire host says he hopes the virus will make women stay home with the kids more because that's what God wants, bashes public schools. Gristedes CEO says Trump has done everything right, is "tough enough" to force a vaccine out if a company has it. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's newsletter at theend.substack.com And check out today's sponsors: Capterra is the free online resource millions use monthly to find the best software solutions for their team or business. Visit Capterra.com/majority for free, today, to find the software tools you need for your business. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Sam breaks down last night’s debate and what to expect moving forward as the Majority Report does its part to flatten the curve with social distancing practices and telework. Sam discusses plans to move Majority Report production to his satellite studio and shares precautions listeners should take to help prevent the spread of the virus. Before leaving the MR studio for the foreseeable future, Sam examines the Trump administration’s inaction and its 2018 decision to disband the NSC pandemic response team. On this freebie Monday, in the second half of the show, Sam recaps last night’s Democratic debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Sam explains why Sanders should have capitalized on Biden’s decision to attack Sanders “super PACs,” none of which the former Vice President could name. And why progressives need to start asking Biden about the “new normal” why his platform of returning to Obama-era policy is no longer possible in the wake of this pandemic. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. And check out today’s sponsors: Embark Dog DNA Test Kit is the key to unlocking your dog’s unique breed mix and genetically informed health needs – so you can help your pup live its healthiest, happiest life. Go to Embarkvet.com now and use promo code MAJORITY to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit. ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply to your job. And right now try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, listeners can go to ZipRecruiter.com/majority Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Ryan Grim of The Intercept joins the Majority Report to discuss the 2020 Democratic Primary, the latest news on Covid19, and the government's response to the growing pandemic. Sam and Grim discuss the state of the Democratic Primary in the wake of our growing public health emergency. They discuss the implications of Trump's inaction on Covid19, how Biden and Sanders should campaign against it, and why Republicans will turn on Trump if the pandemic overwhelms the US healthcare system. Sam and Ryan take a look back at Elizabeth Warren's decisions which led to the end of her campaign, and the implications of not endorsing Sanders, including what that means for her future as a figurehead for the Progressive movement. They also dive into Warren's relationship with Sanders and her feeling that Sanders is not a skilled politician; she still sees Sanders as the rabblerousing independent Senator from Vermont, not a nationally popular politician who can reshape the Democratic party. The two conclude their conversation forecasting Sunday's one-on-one Democratic debate in Washington. And in the Fun Half: Public Health and conservative media misinformation, Sam got overexcited with a recent spam call, Jerry Falwell Jr. says Covid19 is an overhyped biological weapon from North Korea, the Bolsonaro Covid19 test interference, Seema Verma will do everything in her power to protect Medicaid block grants, Katie Porter corners the CDC Director, and Sarah Palin is on the Masked Singer, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out FlattenTheCurve.com for extensive information on how to deal with Covid19 and a potential quarantine. And check out today's sponsors: Skillshare has classes for every skill level, whether you’re wanting to get better at something you already have a lot of experience with, or you want to explore something that’s totally new to you. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport6 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months. Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Journalist Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) joins Michael Brooks to discuss her latest in The New Republic "Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record." The two discuss Biden's votes on climate and his undeserved credit for the Paris Agreement. On today's show: Kevin McCarthy not concerned about test kits, says private company is "on the verge" of helping. Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff), staff writer at The New Republic, joins us to discuss her latest piece, "Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record." Joe Biden has attempted to take undeserved credit for the Paris Climate Agreement, but that's only the beginning of his spotty record. Rather than the total transformation of the economy that's needed, Biden still favors the Obama admin's "all of the above" strategy, which leans on tax credits and the private sector to develop green energy, rather than placing limits on extraction. Michael on the weaponization of corruption against left governments. On the fun half: Kowalski updates us on his Congressional run. What's up with the Working Families Party? Joe Biden speaks on the corona virus, offers no good plan. Comparison: What the right thinks socialism is vs. what socialism is. Jim Cramer says administration knows nothing. Trump will save us with low interest loans and tax cuts. C-SPAN camera still rolling after Trump's address. Flashback, March 10: Trump says it will go away. Donna Shalala plays "Fight Song" during committee hearing on COVID-19. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: Skillshare has classes for every skill level, whether you’re wanting to get better at something you already have a lot of experience with, or you want to explore something that’s totally new to you. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport6 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months. Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

The MR team brings you the news. On today's show: Why Warren didn't endorse anyone. What should Bernie's strategy be going forward? Bernie gives a speech, leverages the young in a way that doesn't feel like a threat. On the fun half: Jeff from GA is not giving up the fight. Jake Tapper says 2020 feels like 2004 all over again. Donna Brazile says Biden speaks his heart, doesn't think too much, is a man of passion. Jerry the Autoworker on Fox News, they stereotype him as speaking for anyone not from coasts. Trump says consumers are okay and that he's seen all kinds of contingencies re: COVID-19. Larry Kudlow looks kind of sleepy while standing behind Pence. Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Hannity viewers COVID-19 is 10x more deadly than flu. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsors: Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them on your phone in under 15 minutes. Go to blinkist.com/MAJORITY to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan Quip: Quip starts at just $25 and, if you go to GETQUIP.COM/MAJORITY right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.   Skillshare has classes for every skill level, whether you’re wanting to get better at something you already have a lot of experience with, or you want to explore something that’s totally new to you. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport6 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  And come see TMBS in Boston, June 12th, get tickets here Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), proprietor of the Washington Post's The Trailer newsletter, joins the Majority Report to preview tonight's Democratic primary contests in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Idaho, and Washington. On today's show: Biden says he didn't believe Iraq had WMDs. 2003: Biden says we need to take out Saddam, risk of not doing so is much greater. Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), political reporter for The Washington Post, joins us to preview tonight's spate of Democratic primaries. The shift that's occurred since 2016 with regard to white working class voters and Bernie. How many more delegates could Bernie pick up in CA as mail-in votes are counted? How accurate are the polls this time? Steps the Biden campaign is taking to limit his exposure to the public. What's the deal with Warren's non-endorsement? The continued malfeasance of Warren's staff. Biden says he would veto m4a if passed by House and Senate. What effect will COVID-19 have on the primary and general election? On the fun half: What is Elizabeth Warren thinking? Surrogate says Warren won't endorse Bernie because he campaigned in MA. NAFTA protestors at Biden rally in Michigan. Matt Binder supercut: Biden v. Bernie on NAFTA passage. Trish Reagan has a Trump impeachment meltdown over COVID-19. Bernie COVID-19 roundtable discusses the cost of NOT making the vaccine free. This morning: Alex Azar says he doesn't know how many people have been tested. Mike from PA calls in to rant about the progressive movement. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: ThirdLove bra styles are made to fit your life. This is hands down the most comfortable bra you’ll own – with straps that won’t slip, tagless labels, and lightweight, memory foam cups mold to your shape. Go to THIRDLOVE.com/majority now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase. Grove Collaborative is the online marketplace that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! For a limited time, when listeners go to Grove.co/majority you will get a FREE FIVE PIECE. Cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove – a $30 value! ExpressVPN hides your IP address and lets you control where you want sites to think you’re located. Visit EXPRESSVPN.com/MAJORITY to get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Political scientist Davin L. Phoenix (@Davin_Phoenix) joins the Majority Report to discuss his book, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics, and explains how anger animates political participation amongst different demographic groups in America. On today's show: Trump visits Nashville after tornado damage, talks about boy carried by tornado. Political scientist Davin L. Phoenix (@David_Phoenix) joins the Majority Report to discuss his book, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics. How different groups respond to anger in the political sphere: older black people are less anger-driven than younger black people and whites of all ages. How Mitt Romney failed to mobilize anger. The perception/promise of progress under Obama and how it inspired young black people to ask for more. How durable will this "anger gap" be? The higher likelihood that young black people will express their political anger via non-electoral organizing like BLM. On the fun half: Ben Carson says there's no plan for the Grand Princess docking in Oakland, says he can't share plan. CDC director Robert Redfield praises Trump. Why the CDC didn't use WHO test when there were CDC test problems. Ben Carson says not everyone needs a test. Surgeon General can't say how many Americans have been tested for COVID-19. The trajectory of COVID-19 in Italy. George Stephanopoulos asks if US should have more intensive community planning for pandemic, Ben Carson emphasizes personal responsibility. NOVEMBER: Morning Joe panel shares concern over Biden's cognitive decline. How Trump will beat Biden by suppressing Dem turnout. Don Jr. challenges Hunter Biden to a debate, says he will release his taxes. A caller on how his experience making calls for Bernie revealed Biden's vulnerability on trade. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: ZipRecruiter sends your job to over 100 of the web’s leading job sites. But they don’t stop there. With their powerful matching technology, ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people. To try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, my listeners can go to ZipRecruiter.com/majority Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. Get started today at StitchFix.com/majority and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. You know Brooklinen as the Internet’s favorite sheets but they’re also home to bedding, loungewear, towels and more with over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their sheets, comforters, loungewear and towels come with a lifetime warranty! Go on, make yourself comfortable. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code MAJORITY only at Brooklinen.com Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn

Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth), writer at the New Republic and formerly of Deadspin, join Sam to discuss the week in news including the state of the 2020 race and Mike Bloomberg's historic failure to buy the presidency. On today's show: Larry Kudlow tells people not to worry about COVID-19, keep working. Benjamin Dixon joins us to break down the Super Tuesday results. Why did older southern black voters go for Biden? The impact of endorsements. How would a Warren endorsement affect Bernie's chances? Warren cites "organized nastiness" from Sanders supporters in first interview after ending her campaign. How tone policing is being weaponized to get the left under control. Prediction: more exposure will be bad for Biden. David J Roth (@david_j_roth) joins us to discuss the absurdity of Bloomberg's run for office. Would it have gone differently with a less personally repellent billionaire? Comparisons to "The Magic Christian," a 1959 satirical novel about a billionaire who loves humiliating people. On the fun half: CNBC Wall Street guy says we should preemptively infect everyone with COVID-19. Trump says COVID-19 is not that bad, people can go to work. NIAID director says president is not holding CDC efforts hostage, fields questions on why we're not using the WHO's test. Mindy's theory on why boomers don't care about Biden's mental decline. Trump on Warren's campaign: she lacked talent and she's mean. Charlie Kirk calls Trump the guardian of Western civilization. Charlie Kirk claims Bernie wants to tax you 52% for m4a. 2016: Charlie Kirk attacks Trump for going after Ted Cruz's wife. Sean Spicer's new show "Spicer & Co" premieres on Newsmax! NYT ed board and Brian Williams can't do math on Bloomberg campaign spending. Hillary Rosen whitesplains MLK Jr. to Nina Turner, then apologizes for disrespecting "angry black women." Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: Skillshare has classes for every skill level, whether you’re wanting to get better at something you already have a lot of experience with, or you want to explore something that’s totally new to you. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport6 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months. Lamps Plus has been upgrading homes for decades as a leader in lighting innovation and product design expertise. Right now Lamps Plus is offering up to 50% off hundreds of lights, furniture, and décor during the biggest sale of the season from now until March 30th. Start saving today at LampsPlus.com/majority Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn  

Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor of American Foreign Policy at the University of Washington, joins Michael Brooks to discuss his recent piece in The New Republic, "To End Forever War, End the Dollar's Global Dominance." Brooks and Bessner begin their conversation with an autopsy of Super Tuesday and an assessment of why the Biden campaign might not be as well-positioned as the media narrative leads people to believe. Bessner also looks at the way the Boomer generation voted so overwhelmingly for Biden in Tuesday's primaries and places it in the historical context of the "American Century." Brooks and Bessner consider the political realignment on the horizon where ownership of universal programs and anti-capitalist measures are up for grabs between the nativist right-wing and the progressive left. Pivoting to Bessner's recent article, the professor explains the electorate's failure to understand it's not just US military power that perpetuates US hegemony, but also the dollar's power. Bessner says anti-imperialists should make "monetary multilateralism" a core principle; it is the only way to assure nations' autonomy in the global market and the only way to prevent the US from pursuing its global projects.  And in the Fun Half: the Bernie campaign moving forward, Bernie's Obama ad, concerns for Biden in the general, Trump trolls Bloomberg, the President tells his Fox News constituency they can go to work if they have covid19, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: Skillshare has classes for every skill level, whether you’re wanting to get better at something you already have a lot of experience with, or you want to explore something that’s totally new to you. A membership to Skillshare is less than 10 bucks a month and gives you access to their entire library of classes… but the first 500 people who go to SKL.SH/MajorityReport6 are going to get a free membership for 2 whole months. You know that Honey is the FREE online shopping tool that automatically finds the best promo codes and applies them to your cart. Honey has found its over 18 million members over 2 BILLION dollars in savings. That’s a lot of money. Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/Majority. Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn  

The MR crew wraps up their Super Tuesday coverage with the help of Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty), host of The Discourse, and Alex Pareene (@pareene) of The New Republic. Here are today’s sponsors: Capterra is the leading, free online resource to help you find the best software solution for your business. Visit Capterra.com/MAJORITY for free, today, to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business.

Dave Weigel from the Washington Post's The Trailer joins Sam to preview Super Tuesday and what to expect from the day's massive delegate haul. On today's show: Chris Matthews retires, acknowledging how workplace behavior has changed. Biden can't quite quote the declaration of independence. Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to discuss predictions for Super Tuesday. The impact of the Clyburn endorsement. Why did most of the turnout surge go to candidates other than Bernie? Obama's hands-off approach to influencing the election. How will white rural voters behave without a Clinton to vote against? What's up with the Warren and Bloomberg campaigns? How much would Bernie benefit from Warren dropping out? Tentative evidence on Bernie turning out non-voters, winning independents. Working Families Party says Warren will not endorse Biden. On the fun half: Meghan McCain says Super Tuesday is Bernie supporters' Alamo, calls them dirty thugs. Fox and Friends says establishment (Perez, Clinton, Obama) is lining up to stop Bernie. Beto says we need Joe Biden to restore "moral authority" of the country. June 2019: Beto says Biden is a return to the past. Pete Buttigieg puts on a Texas drawl, says Biden will "win the era for the values we share." Sept 2019: Buttigieg (correctly) says Biden's message of returning to normal won't turn out voters in Midwest. Trump wonders why we can't use vaccine being tested now as soon as tomorrow. Trump wonders if we use the flu vaccine to fight COVID-19 too, right? 2000: Biden votes "yes" on tabling Wellstone amendment, which would have required drugs developed with public money to be sold at reasonable prices. 2000: Bernie advocates for affordable drug prices on House floor. A caller on why her conservative TX relatives like Bernie. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's sponsors: Hunt a Killer reinvents the way we interact with murder mysteries. Go from being a viewer safe in the comfort of your own home to an investigator actively involved in solving the case. Right now, just for our listeners, you can go to HuntAKiller.com/majority and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Get your tickets to see Michael Brooks Show live in Austin Texas April 3rd! Get your tickets here  Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn