The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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Cliff Schecter discusses the evolution of rights of the LGBT community from 2004. Why the rights of the LGBT community is still under assault. Business leverage and LGBT rights in Georgia and North Carolina. Will North Carolina go blue? California raises its minimum wage. Donald Trump and the ongoing destruction of the Republican Party. The Republican convention is going to be a disaster and can the Democrats take back Congress?

On The Fun Half: Janeane Garofalo does her great Katherine Harris impression and gives us Harris's "insight" into Chris Christie and why "white lives" matter. Who Katherine Harris backs for President. Katherine's new juicing program and her what Marcus Bachman is going to do Janeane Garofalo's apartment.

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders cannot fully understood just how insane the Republicans are.

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New York Magazine and author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation explains the radical transformation of what single means in today's world. The history of marriage as an institution. What marriage means across racial and class lines. Susan B Anthony and the historical resistance to marriage. Marrying later in life and less gendered relationships. Backlash against "PC culture". Unmarried women and the transforming electorate. Why White men have always received government benefits. Why we need paid sick leave now and why marriage is becoming a new institution. (14:30)

On The Fun Half: How to help Bernie now. More Police abuse. Trump and the revolution the debate continues. Fighting a Clinton Presidency from the left. Donald Trump backs out of his commitment to back the Republican nominee. Trump backs campaign manager who assaulted a Breitbart person. Alex Jones talks to Trump associate Roger Stone and your calls and IMs.

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Public Sector Unions survive as the Friedrich case goes down. Susan Sarandon tells Chris Hayes that if Trump is elected the revolution might happen and Hillary's campaign demands Bernie change his tone in order to debate.

On The Fun Half: the country moves to the left under Democrats. Is President Obama a vampire? A new gun that looks like a smartphone. How change happens and your calls and IMs.

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On today’s show journalist Rafia Zakaria (@rafiazakaria) joins us to discuss her latest piece Decolonising Education and the terror attacks on Lahore. (8:00)

Terror attacks in Lahore on Easter Sunday. How attacks targeted Christians, and how despite this most victims were Christians. Tension between the Pakistani government and the hardline Islamists groups regarding the national recognition of minority religious holidays. The evolving relationship between Pervez Musharraf and radical terror. The “they must’ve had this coming” attitude toward terrorism in Pakistan. Valuing all victims in the war on terror regardless of race and religion. Rafia’s Decolonising Education. Reclaiming decolonization away from terrorist ideologies. The toll taken by the politicization of “human rights,” which only seem to matter in countries we want to intervene in. Holes in the human rights framework.

And on the Fun Half - A bird lands on Bernie’s lectern. John Kerry smacks down GOP stupidity. Everyone spent the weekend talking about Ted Cruz’s alleged girlfriends. On “Bernie or Bust.” Plus your calls and IMs. 

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David Dayen author of the forthcoming book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud explains why the Bernie Sanders campaign shows the left is alive and well in younger Americans. The popularity of socialism in young voters. More and more voters love single payer healthcare. Will Donald Trump get the Republican nomination? Can Democrats take back Congress? How the Democratic leadership fails. The "Trump Network" pyramid scheme and the government's response. And remembering Garry Schandling.

Isabel Gillies calls in from a train to Washington D.C. to recommend "Freaks and Geeks."

On the Fun Half - Cruz is taken to task by an NBC reporter for refusing to say he won't vote Trump, Alex Jones breaks news on Beyonce-singing gangs terrorizing white people, an anti-muslim racist cab driver in Salt Lake City, Bernie as third-party candidate and your calls and IMs!

MR has launched a brand new Podcast! Check out 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, hosted by Michael Brooks and Philip L Mckenzie! Subscribe to 2 Dope Boys on iTunes.  Our friends over at Best of the Left just released their #1000! Take a look back with BOTL here!

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Journalist Guy Lawson explains the story behind the most unlikely trip to the North Pole. The crew of armatures who pulled off an incredible North Pole expedition. Historical realities and fictions and North Pole expeditions. Radovan Karadzic convicted for war crimes by the ICC. Ethnic violence in the Balkans. Global violence and anti Muslim bigotry. No experience foreign policy hawks. Islamophobia and recapturing Canadian identity. Changing America and White ethnic fear. (12:30)

On The Fun Half: Nixon Administration official admits the drug war was all about oppressing Black people and the anti war movement. Bernie Sanders calls out the corporate media. Random Rush. New anti LGBT bill passes in North Carolina and your calls and IMs.

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MR has launched a brand new Podcast! Check out 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast hosted by Michael Brooks and Philip L Mckenzie! Subscribe to 2 Dope Boys on iTunes here!  You can also follow 2 Dope Boys on Twitter here!

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get closer to their party nominations. Why Bernie Sanders should stay in the race. A man in Texas makes a Biblical discovery and The Mosul dam bursting threatens over a million of lives in Iraq.

On The Fun Half: What happens next in the Democratic Primary? Glenn Beck says Obama came out as a Marxist in Cuba. Donald Trump delivers again and your calls and IMs.

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Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama's pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama's strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. The Republicans strategy behind blocking Garland. How to undo the damage of the Roberts Court. What it will take to move the Court to the left and religion and birth control at the Supreme Court. (13:30)

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders talks with sanity and decency on Israel/Palestine. Why is Bernie Sanders getting bold on Israel/Palestine? A libertarian thinks he got Sam. Al Franken shames the Republicans for holding up Merrick Garland and your calls and IMs. 

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On today's show, Mark Leon Goldberg (@MarkLGoldberg) is on to discuss possible genocide in Burundi and terrorism in West Africa.

The situation in Burundi as it relates to the Rwandan genocide in terms of international attention. The civil war in Burundi. Pierre Nkurunziza’s power grabbing, attempts to disregard term limits. Mass graves as a result of the political violence. The possibility this leads to a massive atrocity. The ethnic dimensions of the conflict perhaps overemphasized by media. The stability of Burundi’s neighbors. Burundi’s refusal to allow African Union peacekeepers. What motivates leaders to cling to power? (13:00)

The growth of al-Qaeda linked terrorism in Western Africa. Attacks on hotels linked to western governments. Attacks in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, and the apparent targeting of Francophone countries. The possibility a woman from East Europe becomes the next leader of the United Nations.

On the Fun Half - The shape of recriminations if Hillary loses the general? Trump and George Wallace. What’s going on in Brazil? How will artificial intelligence kill humanity.

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Cliff Schecter explains the state of play in the Democratic Race. Can Bernie pull off a major upset. The problem with Clinton media surrogates. The first woman president and the first Jewish president. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Can Republicans stop Trump? The Republicans created Trump and will pay for it. Remember Christine O'Donnell? Well she still has stuff to say and the Republican scam machine. (12:15)

Film Guy Matthew Weiss enrolls Sam in his new eBay scheme. Matthew talks politics with his students. What its like teaching Jewish seniors. Matthew tells us to watch Under the Skin. (53:00)

On The Fun Half: Fox & Friends say the Irish "got over it" and your calls and IMs.

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