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Dec 29, 2013

The NSA’s wide surveillance net is just part of America’s permanent state of war. The social safety net is being shredded by Republican cuts in food stamps. And medical safety is being compromised by hospitals outsourcing their labor force.

Legal historian Mary Dudziak says the NSA surveillance is but part of the larger story of an American permanently at war. The Republican effort to slice the food stamp program is the proverbial “canary in the coal” mine, says regular commentator Catherine Poe. And, Professor Dan Zuberi has studied the Canadian and U.S. hospital systems and says patients are at risk from the outsourcing of labor.


Mary Dudziak

Historian Mary Dudziak asks the question of how we can “unbuild” the NSA surveillance apparatus. She also explains how waving the flag helps the American people ignore a very warlike foreign policy.

http://www.law.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/mary-l-dudziak.html


Catherine Poe

Regular commentator Catherine Poe is worried that the Republican assault on food stamps is just a canary in the coal mine warning about further social service cuts.

https://twitter.com/PoeCatpoe

Dan Zuberi

Health analyst Dan Zuberi has studied labor practices in both Canadian and U.S. hospitals and has found that outsourcing many of the routine jobs can have fatal consequences for patients.

http://www.amazon.com/Dan-Zuberi/e/B00E6OC5VI

Jim Hightower

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement