FDR

Sam hosts William Forbath, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, and Joseph Fishkin,  Professor at the UCLA School of Law, to discuss their recent book The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of Democracy. Sam first runs through recent updates, from AOC and progressives pushing the White House to take action on […]
Emma hosts John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to discuss his recent book Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability For Those Who Caused The Crisis, on how the pandemic has forced a moment where we see if we are a country that will continue to refuse to hold its elites accountable, or if we are willing […]
Sam hosts Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, to discuss his recent book True Blues: The Contentious Transformation of the Democratic Party, on how the party apparatus of the Democratic Party went from a three-majority monster in the midst of the 20th Century to a hollow shell of an organization. Professor Hilton begins by […]
Emma hosts Ted H. Miller, associate teaching professor at Northeastern University, to discuss his recent book A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism, on the anti-communist paranoia that helped found the educational and political beliefs that define modern conservatism. Professor Miller begins with the birth of Robert Welch, eventual founder […]
Sam sits down with historian Christopher W. Shaw, to discuss his recent book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat, on the rise of one of the most popular public services, and its precarious state in an era of privatization. They begin in the 18th century, with the beginnings of the postal […]
Kathryn Olmsted, the Chair of the History Department at the University of California Davis and author of Right Out of California: the 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism, explains the surprising California roots of modern Republican politics. The plutocrat reaction to FDR and how the California agriculture industry helped spread modern conservatism. On The […]
Cliff Schecter explains the sickening decision of the Republican House’s move to block Syrian refugees. The mainstreaming of anti Islamic policies and rhetoric. Donald Trump is a bigot and the Republican frontrunner. Chuck Schumer is a problem. What is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy? Clinton opposes demonizing Islam. The Libyan intervention and learning from foreign policy […]
University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J Kaye author of  Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, explains how FDR’s Four Freedoms speech came about and how he connected the advances of the New Deal with America’s intervention in World War II. What are the Four Freedoms. Was the New […]
Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and author of Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, explains the regressive history of the Supreme Court. The historically accident of the progressive nature of the Warren Court. Why FDR wanted the Supreme Court out of […]
Happy Labor Day! Today on the program we bring you a collection of great speeches that celebrate labor and people power from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more! Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time […]