Ralph talks to Professor Allison Stanger about her book One Nation Under Contract and how private contractors have become an integral part of our foreign policy. We also talk to Bob Hunter, insurance director of the Consumer Federation of America, who warns us about the latest scam that may be affecting your auto insurance rates. Plus, Ralph tells us how you should be “getting steamed.”
We talk to peace activist and war tax resister, Frances Crowe, about her memoir Frances Crowe: Finding My Radical Soul and how she’s been arrested for civil disobedience more times than she can remember. Ralph also fills us in on the mess in Libya, tells us about how United Airlines employees are getting screwed, and we answer more listener questions.
We talk to one of Ralph’s favorite Republicans, attorney Bruce Fein, about the constitution and how Bush, Cheney, Obama, and Hillary Clinton could be tried as war criminals. Ralph actually has some praise for the NFL during the Super Bowl and answers a slew of listener Facebook questions.
Our guest, Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers’ Union, tells us how the forces of privatization are trying to cripple the Post Office, and what we can do about it. We discuss the latest report on how drone attacks are actually losing us the “war on terror.” And Ralph explains why he has never owned a credit card.
Ralph interviews Stephen L. Goldstein, author of The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit; we report on developments in our Medicaid fraud story in Minnesota, and pay tribute to late Iraq War veteran, the articulate and courageous Tomas Young.