Matt Binder

On today’s show, we’re joined first by Steven A. Cook (@stevenacook) to talk the Syrian ceasefire. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East & Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. (11:15) An update from Erdogan’s Turkey and the Turkish turn to authoritarianism and the crackdown on press freedom. What is becoming […]
On today’s M&M Monday (on tuesday) Matt and Michael go on a trip down memory lane and talk about Matt’s four and half years on the Majority Report, compare impressions and everyone wishes Matt a fond farewell. Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support […]
Political strategist and weekly MR guest Cliff Schecter explains the limited political appeal of Kevin McCarthy and what Right Wing donor helped stick the knife into McCarthy. Why did McCarthy get destroyed? What the House Freedom Caucus wants. The only reason Paul Ryan would want to become Speaker of the House. Why the Republicans aren’t […]
Cliff Schecter on why the latest mass shooting literally means there is blood on the hands of anti gun control Congresspeople. The NRA’s battle against American public safety. President Obama’s passionate statement on the Oregon shooting. Why guns are more dangerous than terrorism. President Obama tell us its time to politicize these issues. The problem […]
New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler explains the new split inside the conservative legal movement. What is the Federalist Society and what does it do. Why conservative judicial activists are moving even further away from “restraint”. Randy Barnett and the Libertarian faction of the Federalist Society. How a little known legal case called Lochner is […]
The great Janeane Garofalo talks about the Marc Maron monologue and why she does not listen to Podcasts. Janeane and Sam talk about how to pronounce words. Are comedians getting more political? Why student loans will force more young people into politics. Inspiration from Jeremy Corbyn. School fundraising and economic segregation. Are we at a […]
Clyde Prestowitz the President of the President of the Economic Strategy Institute, explains the faulty thinking behind the TPP. Why America’s China policy is incoherent and our TPP policy shows us why. Brining China into the WTO and why it didn’t cut the American trade deficit. Why our assumptions about trade deals are wrong. How China’s […]
Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine and Executive Producer, VEEP Frank Rich explains why the Mainstream fails in covering Donald Trump. Why you need to read comedic fiction in order to understand Trump. Public pranks and Donald Trump. Trumpism and the base of the Republican Party. Why Republican voters do not want Republican establishment candidates and […]
HuffPost Live and We The People Live host Josh Zepps explains the internal politics of the Pope’s visit. Why the American Right is freaking out over the Pope. Will Donald Trump last? Why all the pundits were wrong about Scott Walker and why Martin Shkreli tells you what you need to know about the Pharma […]
Andrew Sayer of Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University and author of the recent book Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, explains the ideological and financial mechanisms that form neoliberal economics. Why we live in a global plutocracy. The problem with the word investing. Are all economies moral? How money and power […]