January 25, 2022

America Is Shady

Julio is joined by Danielle Moodie, host of the show Woke AF and co-host of the podcast Democracy-ish, and Nathalie Baptiste, opinion writer for HuffPost. They reflect on President Biden’s first year in office, and unpack the latest on voter suppression and ongoing threats to U.S. democracy. We also hear from ITT All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, on the context behind Ukraine-Russia relations. 

ITT Staff Picks:

  • On President Biden’s first year in office, Nathalie Baptiste writes, “it’s clear his to-do list has become more of a wish list,” in this opinion piece for HuffPost

  • In his latest episode of the Black Diplomats podcast, Terrell Jermaine Starr speaks with Polina Sinovets, an international relations specialist, for a deep-dive into Ukraine-Russia relations. 

  • In Texas, hundreds of mail-in ballot applications are already being rejected as confusion arises over the new voter restriction rules under SB 1, reports Alexa Ura for The Texas Tribune

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