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On today's best of, Author of Lawrence In Arabia, Scott Anderson, explained: the slow death of the Ottoman Empire, the four distinct forces driving western intervention in the region, what compelled Lawrence of Arabia to turn against the British, and the line of delusional thinking that helped shape American foreign policy. Also for Members Only! A conversation with Janeane Garofalo had in the Air America days with Ben Stiller and Anne Meara.

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Author, Arthur Goldwag, explained the history of conspiracy culture on the right, the two fears that drive conservative conspiracy culture, the enduring importance of the Protocols Of The Elders of Zion in conspiracy culture, how mainstream Right-wing organizations use conspiracy theories and the dangerous mix of rising inequality and conspiracy culture. 

Also for Members only! An interview from the deep archives from the Air America days with one of America's leading trial lawyers Martin Garbus on the danger that the nomination of John Roberts to Supreme Court posed to America.

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On today's special M&M Wednesday, we cover the NYPD disbanding its spying unit that targeted Muslims, the history of the spying program and its connection to the CIA, the range of spying operations and what comes next. Bill O'Reilly is shocked the Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari isn't swore at and disrespected by his players, Bundy Ranch protester wants the women to die first and what did Rush Limbaugh say about someone throwing a shoe at Hilary Clinton?

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Eli Clifton a Reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute explains how Pharma played a double game on the ACA, how the Obama Administration cut deals with Pharma and Pharma funded ALEC in fighting health reform on the state level and the skill and personality of Billy Tauzin Pharma's former top lobbyist, the Republican mega donor, Paul Singer who wants marriage equality, free reign for Wall Street and extremist policies in the Middle East and when will the media start covering foreign policy extremism accurately?

On The Fun Half: Matt Ford, fellow at The Atlantic, explains who owns the land at Bundy Ranch, how Nevada's history undermines Clive Bundy's claims, how the Bundy Ranch saga has become a rallying point for the militia, libertarian, federalists movements and how Nevadans view Bundy Ranch situation.

On The Fun Half: the Stefan Molyneux cult, Scott Brown's heart is with New Hampshire, Ukraine looks toward Europe, oil and gas lobbyists push for horrible energy policies because Russia, a homeless Jesus gets the police called on him and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Stephen Kinzer author of  The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World Warexplains how the Dulles Brothers shaped American foreign policy, American backed coups across the globe, the Dulles legacy from Iran to Cuba and how their legacy lives on today.

Think Progress’s Ian Millhiser, explains why militia groups are coming to Nevada to support a rancher in not paying his grazing taxes, the right's obsession with Bundy Ranch, how the right wing media is empowering anti federal government threats and what happens next.

On The Fun Half: more CIA lies about torture, Brit Hume thinks being black helped President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the terrorist attack on the Jewish community center in Kansas, a tea party activist says 'Gay Supremacists" are worse than white supremacists and your calls and IMs.

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Live from the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas:

West Virginia Attorney Lee Javins explains what type of trial law he practices, representing coal miners, the dangers of coal mining, coal mining technology, the members of Lee's family who died in coal mines, why mining jobs pay well, how the industry demonizes environmentalists and attorneys, the weakening of West Virginia's unions, why West Virginia's economy is locked into coal and how the coal industry has merged with the work force to fight regulation.

Cliff Schecter explains the latest rendition of the Paul Ryan budget, how the Republicans keep pushing on Social Security cuts, Paul Ryan's ongoing drive to kill Medicare, why the purpose of Ryan's budget is just give aways to the rich and corporations, the pathological drive to harm poor people, how President Obama opened the door to cutting Social security, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras come back to the United States and how is Edward Snowden not off the hook yet?

Michael Huttner, the Legal Director of the Corporate Action Network explains the Johnson And Johnson Hurts Women campaign, the dangerous medical products that Johnson and Johnson sells to women, Johnson and Johnson's coverup and Johnson and Johnson's pr makeover.

George Zimmerman attorney, Mark O'Mara explains why he defended George Zimmerman, what the job of a defense attorney is, the problems with Stand Your Ground, debating the Zimmerman case, was Trayvon Martin Standing His Ground?  and what type of Stand Your Ground reforms O'Mara wants.

Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman and your IMs.

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RJ Eskow a Senior Fellow at Campaign For America's Future, explains his history on Wall Street, why Wall Street reform hasn't happened, President Obama's connection to Wall Street, social networks and Wall Street power, the serious reforms that are needed, why the financial sector is afraid of extreme inequality, the one percent's rage, how the discourse of opportunity distorts politics, why government always picks winners and losers, does America look like South Africa in the future, why Occupy Wall Street caught the liberal policy world by surprise and inside and outside politics.

Alaskan journalist Shannyn Moore explains Alaska's victory over the pebble mine, the two things everyone in Alaska agrees on, the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez, how Exxon fought against Alaska's fisherman, Shell's horrible safety and pollution records, how Senator Mark Begich is campaigning against the Koch Brothers, what guns mean in Alaska, why Begich is running a smart campaign and the Republicans running against him.

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On today's M&M Wednesday, Foreign Policy Stories Editor Seyward Darby explains how the Twa people of Rwanda were the hidden victims of the Rwandan genocide, the historical roots of the genocide, the politics of post genocide Rwanda, how erasing ethnic distinction can harm the cause of human rights and how the west is responding to new human rights problems in Rwanda.

Scott Keyes Senior Reporter for Think Progress explains why  Shawnee, OK is the worst place in America to be homeless, how Native American groups make up a significant portion of the homeless population, the local financial interests interests targeting the homeless, how the city of Shawnee passed laws to criminalize homelessness in the name of "beautification" and how vigilante groups in Shawnee have destroyed homeless peoples property.

On The Fun Half: the IMF is undermining Ukraine through austerity, the World Bank punishes countries for protecting workers, Bill O'Reilly calls out "race hustlers", why you should listen to Nas's Illlmatic now, Sean Hannity wants to water board terror suspects but still won't get water boarded himself, we remember the wrestler Ultimate Warrior,   the Koch brothers and David Vitter benefit from Obamacare and your IMs.

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Nation reporter Zoe Carpenter explains what phony populism is, Democrats who embrace watered down trickle down economics, President Obama's praise for some of America's worst CEOs, repackaging Rubinomics, the pseudo solutions offered by some in the technology sector, why real solutions to inequality would involve stopping the flow of wealth upward, the globalization and technology myth of inequality, why Democrats need to get real on the class warfare defining America today, the distinctions between talking about inequality and opportunity and the untapped opportunity to for radical youth moments.

New poll shows that Democratic voters might stay home in large numbers in the midterms and why we need to keep the Senate out of Republican hands. Sean Hannity and Bob Beckel host and disrespect a Muslim American father who does not want his children to get invited to a religious event at his public school.

On The Fun Half: Hannity and Beckel continue to berate their Muslim guest, Mississippi school passes around peppermint paddy to explain that girls get "dirty" after sex, Random Rush, why Rush's listeners read children's books, President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity, charter schools not performing better than public schools in Chicago, another far right politician cheats on his wife, Eric Holder tells Louie Gohmert "not to go there" and your calls and IMs.

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Nation contributing writer and author of  the new ebook When Hollywood Turned Left: The Election Campaign That Changed Politics in Films Forever, Greg Mitchell explains the historic importance of Upton Sinclair's leftist candidacy for Governor in California, Hollywood's reactionary past, how Hollywood began to turn left, how the Sinclair race pushed FDR to the left, the story of the first attack ad, the liberalism of modern Hollywood and class politics in modern Hollywood.

Maine Senator Angust King says that Dick Cheney should be water boarded if he does think its torture and Michael Hayden blames the Senate's torture report on Diane Feinstein being emotional.

On the Fun Half: risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb says the possible dangers that GMOs pose to the global environment far outweigh any possible benefits, the Clinton Administration and the Rwanda Genocide, debating the politics of superhero movies, the Chris Christie bridge catches the attention of the feds and your IMs.

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