On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll continue our extensive coverage of the government’s use of drone strikes and its “targeted killing” program, focusing on the Justice Department white paper obtained this week by NBC News, which outlines the administration’s legal rationale for giving the president virtually unlimited authority to select American citizens for targeted killing. We’ll also discuss the confirmation hearing for John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA and current deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism. We’ll ask what the law allows, what the Constitutional allows, what Americans think should be allowed, and what ought to be allowed from a moral and ethical perspective.
Then, Chris will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, perhaps the most prominent progressive economist in the world. We’ll talk about the president’s latest bid to delay the looming sequester cuts. We’ll also ask Krugman about the role inequality plays in constraining economic growth. Krugman is currently engaged in a mild-mannered debate with fellow Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz over whether inequality is hampering the recovery, or whether the two issues are conceptually distinct. We’ll ask Krguman to respond to the case by Stiglitz on our show last week. And finally, we’ll ask: How long can the U.S. economy keep going with workers’ compensation falling and corporate profits skyrocketing.
Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on msnbc will be:
Paul Krugman, (@NYTimeskrugman), New York Times Op-Ed columnist and blogger, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008 for his extensive work surrounding international trade and two-way trade theory.
Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill), national security correspondent for The Nation magazine, author of “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army,” and the upcoming “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.”
Richard Epstein (@RichardAEpstein), senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, professor of law at New York University Law School.
Greg Johnsen, author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia.”
Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), vice-president of Demos.
Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi), director of the National Security Project for the ACLU.
Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), co-director Center for Economic & Policy Research, author of “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.”
Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), a former vice president of information technology at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, now an Occupy Wall Street activist.