Wednesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and after over a decade of Middle Eastern wars, America is considering military involvement in another Middle Eastern country. The president attempted in a major speech Tuesday night to convince a war-weary public that intervention in the Syria crisis would be justified and effective. Meanwhile, the United States is still under a declaration of national emergency that began three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and United Flight 93. President Obama extended the declaration Wednesday for another year. Representatives Barbara Lee of California, recently nominated by President Obama to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, will join Chris Hayes to talk about 9/11 and its effect on Americans’ perspectives on Syria.
Later, Chris Hayes will talk with Meghan Twohey, a reporter for Reuters, about her shocking investigation that revealed an underground online network of parents looking to “re-home” their adoptive children. According to Twohey’s reporting, Americans unhappy with the children they adopted from overseas are using Yahoo and Facebook groups to find strangers willing to take them in. Reuters found that many of these children endured horrible abuse.
Plus: Mort Zuckerman, billionaire investor and publisher of the New York Daily News, recently plowed into a single mom’s car and left her with a $4,000 tab. Chris Hayes will discuss Zuckerman’s behavior.
Chris Hayes will also talk with Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University Professor, Nobel Prize Laureate, and author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, Josh Barro, Politics Editor at Business Insider, and Bertha Lewis, President of The Black Institute, about several recent stories of inequality. While Bill de Blasio’s first place result in Tuesday night’s New York City mayoral primary is seen by many as a victory for the low-income and working class, a recently released analysis finds that 95% of the income gains reported since the financial collapse have gone to the richest 1% of Americans. A ProPublica analysis released Wednesday also revealed that public universities in the U.S. are giving less financial aid to their poorest applicants and shifting it to lure wealthy students to attend.