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There were two instances of good silver lining news yesterday:

Julia Pierson is now the former director of the Secret Service, and the guy who killed 17-year old Jordan Davis has finally been convicted of murder!

The good news would be if neither of them were ever in a position to do the harm they did, but the outcome of both situations is the best we could hope for.

For more information on the first story, let’s turn to the most trusted name in news, Jon Stewart!

For a more traditional take on the Secret Service story, we’ll go to the person who broke the story at the Washington Post, Carol Leonnig.

The other story can never be made “good news,” because Jordan Davis is dead. But the POS who killed him will never see daylight again, and that’s as good as we can hope for.

It was a busy show today. Zephyr Teachout joined me to talk about her awesome showing in the NY primary and her challenge to Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The Washington Post nailed it with an article entitled, “Why Zephyr Teachout can claim victory after losing by 30 points.”

Her brand-new book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United deals with all the issues she ran on, and then some!

Zephyr is still teaching law at Fordham University and I hope we see her running for office again soon.

Amy Simon joined in for our regular She’s History get-together… today, we talked about feminism and how some consider it a dirty word (like these women who should know better!)

We talked about the ridiculous Jeopardy category “What Women Want”

and exactly how the College Republicans National Committee views women (via this ad)…

Nice, huh? I’m thinking these people have the same views of feminism as does Ali G!

And now for something completely different…

Each summer for the past five years, I’ve broadcast live from Netroots Nation. With my music radio background, I always thought it would be great if NN added a music component to the conference. If enough people contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, the Netroots Music Project and Unity Concert will be a reality next summer in Phoenix! Netroots Foundation Chairman Patrick O’Heffernan joined me on the show this morning to talk about the project and the fundraiser.

Speaking of music, we’ll get a double-header tomorrow morning for Flashback Friday, with both The Jayhawks and Old 97’s after a conversation with Vice News’ Jason Leopold about his latest trip to Guantanamo Bay… radio or not!