The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Matt & Michael hosted Nation Sports Editor, Dave Zirin, Zirin described how Jason Collins came out, the historical importance of the first openly Gay NBA athlete, the support for Jason Collins from fellow athletes and politicians, the transformation of gay rights in America and why the town of Steubenville is shockingly renewing the contract of their high school Football coach after his role in a horrific rape case was exposed.

On The Better Half: Fox whines about Eric Holder speaking out against Islamophobia, who Breitabart.com's Ben Shapiro considers a hero and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist David Dayen, explained the bipartisan push to end to Big To Fail banking, why deeper financial reform is still needed, why the Obama Treasury department is standing in the way of genuine reform and with the retirement of Max Baucus will the Finance Committee get anymore progressive?

On The Better Half: Matt and Michael took over, discussed calls for war in Syria, talked about NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet and Ben Shapiro's disgusting response and took your calls and IMS.

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Cliff Schecter explained the Washington DC NRA lobbying complex, the companies pulling out of the gun business, is the gun control intensity gap a myth? Pat Toomey sees a approval rating surge after supporting gun control and Kelly Ayotte's plummets after opposing it, the future of gun control, Congress acts on the Sequester in the most absurd way possible, progressives in Congress push against Chained CPI and the mainstreaming of right wing conspiracy culture.

Isabel Gillies, liked the Majority Report studio, Isabel gives Sam good parenting advice, sings along with her song, Sam finally watches a Isabel movie recommendation and Isabel recommended the documentary Bully. 

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Jeremy Scahill, the author of Dirty Wars, explained what inspired his new book, covering the victims of America's covert wars, The concept of America is a hyper power, the continuity of Dirty Wars from Bush to Obama, the evolution of JSOC,the story of Anwar al-Awlaki, how the FBI pressured al-Awlaki for cooperation, The killing al-Alwlaki's son and how the Obama Administration is codifying the rules of Dirty War.

On The Better Half: Tom Brokow speaks out on drones, Rand Paul cool with drones killing people who rob convinence stores, Boston bomber enjoyed Alex Jones and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show filmmaker Robert Greenwald explained why the Obama Administration had taken such a harsh attitude toward whistleblowers, how whistleblowers saved soldiers lives in Iraq, how Lockheed Martin made defective ships for the Coast Guard, the self preservation instincts of the National Security State, why CIA torturers go free while the agent that exposed torture is in prison and why whistleblowers have more opportunity and the National Security State has more room to monitor people.

On The Better Half: the problem with the phrase weapons of mass destruction, Americans get more concerned about the erosion of civil liberties, The George Bush "Freedom Institute" opens, Mark Sanford whines about having a tough week and your calls and IMs.

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A High School student in West Virginia speaks out against a crazy abstinence speaker and is threatened by her principle, why the press is ignoring the explosion at a chemical factory in Texas that has killed fourteen people, why we ignore workplace deaths across the country, how Miranda Rights are being stripped away and the the militarization of police departments.

On The Better Half: New York State Rep calls for torture of Boston bombing suspect and gives a epically silly interview on Fox News and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained how the right is seizing on the crises in Boston to make stupid comments on guns, why the senate failed to pass control, the insane pro NRA proposal that got more votes in the Senate than background checks, why Democrats who voted against background checks should face primary challenges and why the Boston Marathon attackers could buy a assault weapon today.

Comedian Jen Kirkman, critiqued the media's coverage of the Boston terror attacks and aftermath, why she doesn't want to have kids, why people harass her about not having kids and she recommended the documentaryHit So Hard.  

On The Better Half: More on Boston, the right's exploitation of the crises to push against gun safety, and your calls and IMs.

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The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn explained the importance of early childhood education, the impact of poverty on educational outcomes, why daycare providers are so unregulated, the opportunity for smart policy in daycare, why some conservatives are open to improving daycare and the best models look like for daycare.

On The Better Half: CNN's day of epic failure, why gun control failed, Jenny Sanford helps destroy her pathologically narcissistic ex husband Mark Sanford, Random Rush, anti semitism in the Oklahoma state senate and your IMs.

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Mike Konczal explained the Carmen Reinhart Kenneth Rogoff thesis, how influential the Rhienhart Rogoff paper was, why there study was riddled with errors, how an excel spread sheet error destroyed the methodology of the study, the perils of wonkery and why there is no accountability for elites.

On The Better Half: President Obama threatens to veto new CISPA bill, Louie Gohmert says "radical Muslims are trained to look Hispanic" and some crazy, crazy libertarians calls and your not crazy calls and IMs.

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The attacks on the Boston Marathon, the importance of how we define the attack, can we use this attack to develop empathy for victims of violence in Iraq and elsewhere? Fox contributor calls for all Muslims to be killed, ridiculous conspiracy theories from Alex Jones and how our Civil Liberties are threatened.

On The Better Half: Glenn Beck rolls out a new Gold conspiracy after the attacks in Boston, Bipartisan Constitution Project confirms that America systemically tortured after September 11th, Random Rush, more disgusting comments from Rush and your IMs.

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