The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Samir Sonti, explained the evolution of the corporate sectors view of public education, why eduction shouldn't be about human capital, the origins of student debt, the enduring lessons of the GI Bill, why free education would boost the economy as a whole, why unions have been essential to all progressive struggles since the dawn of industrial capitalism and the vital importance of teachers unions.

On The Better Half: Students occupy the President's office at Cooper Union College in New York City, Mike Huckabee says Benghazi will be Obama's Watergate, more business trouble for Rush Limbaugh, new shocking numbers on medical pricing and your IMs.

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Filmmakers George & Beth Gage, discussed their new documentary Bidder 70, explained Tim DeChristopher's act of civil disobedience at an oil and gas auction in Utah, how public land across the country is threatened, why the auction Tim disrupted was found to be illegal, the farcical prosecution of DeChristopher and Tim DeChristopher's powerful vision for the future of climate action.

On The Better Half: Random Rush, who used chemical weapons in Syria? end time Evangelicals don't want to do anything to deal with the climate crises because of the second coming, the Alex Jones v Glenn Beck conspiracy arms race and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explained why Senators who voted against gun control are paying a price, the insane new head of the NRA, the Confederate roots of the NRA, the shooting death of a two year by her five year old brother in Kentucky, unreal Internet gun show promotes gun ownership for children and why gun culture is a dangerous cult.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss diplomatically reviewed the sneak peak of Marc Maron's new IFC show, explained why he has a Star Trek pin on his phone and he recommended two films, Let The Right One In and Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy.  

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Free Press's Tim Karr explained the background of President Obama's new pick to head the FCC, who will control the Internet of the future, the drive by telecoms companies to control the Internet, Verzion's Orwellian push to block your first amendment on the Internet and why net neutrality is still under threat.

John Mullins, a small business owner from Auburn Alabama explained why he spoke out on how the sequester is hurting his small business at a town hall, and how we can finally get out of the recession and the great outpouring of support he has has received.

On The Better Half: Sam examines his relationship with Marc Maron, The Obama Administration's new ridiculous move on Plan B, PA Governor Tom Corbett thinks Pennsylvanians aren't getting hired because they do drugs and your calls and IMs.

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Matt & Michael hosted today's show. The American Independent's Eli Clifton, explained evidence for chemical weapons deployments by the Assad regime in Syria, who the Syrian rebels are, why the neocon foreign policy approach persists in Washington and President Obama's calculus on Guantanamo.

On The Better Half: Arizona wants no gun left behind, Mike Tyson gives Fox News a civics lesson and your calls and IMs.

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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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