Conservatives argue that Americans are becoming too dependent on government assistance like food stamps and the American spirit of individualism is fading away as a result.
Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: The violence and unrest in Egypt continues, with a state of emergency declared in the country and the death toll rising. The Ministry of Interior announced Thursday morning it had authorized Egyptian forces to use live ammunition against protesters’ attacks. President Obama condemned the bloodshed in Egypt, and announced that a joint U.S.-Egypt military exercise was being cancelled in the wake of the violence. P.J. Crowley, fellow at The George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication and commentator for the BBC and Daily Beast, and Samer Shehata, professor at the University of Oklahoma specializing in the Middle East, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the volatile situation.
Plus: Chris Hayes will talk with Goldie Taylor, contributor to MSNBC and TheGrio.com, about the right wing war on food stamps. Conservatives argue that Americans are becoming too dependent on government assistance and the American spirit of individualism is fading away as a result.
Chris Hayes will also continue the discussion about Russia’s anti-gay laws and the backlash against the discriminatory legislation ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic, and Choire Sicha, co-editor and co-founder of The Awl, will join the conversation.
Later, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina will join the table to talk about his work on finding solutions to the problems brought about by global warming. After expressing such liberal views as a willingness to work with Democrats on energy policy, Inglis was crushed by a far-right primary challenger in 2010. Inglis thinks his party is on the wrong side of the issue of climate change, and is working now to change their minds as the Executive Director of The Energy and Enterprise Initiative.
And don’t miss a preview of Chris Hayes‘ new documentary, The Politics of Power, which premieres Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on MSNBC.