If I told you that abortion rights was once a nonpartisan back-burner issue, you might look at me funny, or probably just call me an idiot. Our next guest has written a clear account on how this issue and other issues of social progress have been prevented by the right’s political machinery in her new book, “The Lie That Binds.” Sam Seder welcomes to the show progressive activist, Ilyse Hogue.

Sam Seder is an American comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and progressive talk radio host. His works include the film Who's the Caboose? (1997) starring Sarah Silverman and Seder, as well as the television shows Beat Cops (2001) and Pilot Season (2004). He also appeared in Next Stop Wonderland (1998). Seder also made guest appearances on Spin City (1997), Sex and the City (2000) and America Undercover (2005).