The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Professor Juan Cole author of the new book  The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle Eastexplains why most Muslims do not take ISIS proclaiming a Caliphate seriously, the shifting politics of Kurdish independence, why oppression of Sunnis is fueling the crisis in Iraq, divisions in Sunni politics, will the Al Maliki government grow more inclusive? Who are the "New Arabs"? The median age of the Arab world, the cultural and political values of Arab millennials, how Egyptian politics have been altered, multicultural politics in the emerging Middle East and where are the youth leaders of the Arab uprisings in of 2011 now?

On The Fun Half: California bigots harass migrants in Murrieta California, Georgia's new gun law leads to a showdown in a convenience store, New York Cities and towns can now ban Fracking, Rick Perry now a metro sexual, Congress will not pass vital highway legislation and your calls and IMs.

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Director Brian Knappenberger, the director of The Internet’s Own Boy explains what drove Aaron Swartz, why Aaron asked radical questions and pushed for radical solutions, his shift from Silicon Valley to reform politics, how Aaron inspired Lawrence Lessig to work toward getting money out of politics, the draconian legal prosecution that Swartz faced, why there was not a large campaign to drop charges against Swartz, why Swartz was downloading documents from JSTOR and how the legal system drove Aaron to take his own life.

On The Fun Half:  the Governor of Maine Paul Lepage meets with Sovereign Citizens, Chris Christie is a bullshit artist, Men Rights advocates hold a "Mens Rights" conference, Fox News wonders if there is a "war on men" and your calls and IMs.

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