NSA Scandal: Why Aren’t Democrats Acting Like Democrats?
Posted on Jul 12, 2013
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Republicans shred food stamps and Democrats retreat from principle. Plus: Sexual assault in Egypt, and Bradley Manning.
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Guests, in order of appearance:
Human Rights Watch spokewoman Tamara Alrifai on the sexual assaults that seem to accompany Egypt’s various rebellions.
Katie Halper, writing for Salon.com, has taken a look at Florida’s “stand your ground” law and come to the conclusion that in practice the measure treats black and white shooters very differently.
Albert Kleine is a senior economics researcher for Media Matters who says Republicans have been laying the groundwork for a long time to get rid of food stamps.
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He writes in a recent CNN editorial about the NSA spying program, “What has been remarkable is how Democrats have expressed little opposition to the surveillance program. Many Democrats have simply remained silent as these revelations have emerged while others, like California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, have openly defended the program.”