January 13, 2023

ITT Sound Off: Bad Optics

Julio and guest co-host Renée Graham, opinion columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe, get into the implications of classified documents found at President Biden’s home and former office. They also talk about the severe storms and flooding that have impacted California over the last few weeks and the growing pressure on the Biden administration to expel Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been staying in Florida.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Russ Choma writes about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the reports that classified documents were found in President Joe Biden’s post-vice-presidency office and in Biden’s Delaware home, via Mother Jones. 

  • “The recent onslaught of atmospheric rivers has underscored the perils of California’s climate paradox: Rising global temperatures are making the region drier, hotter and more fire-prone, but they also increase the likelihood of sudden, severe rainfall,” writes Sarah Kaplan for The Washington Post. 

  • Jonathan Guyer interviews Rodrigo Nunes, a Brazilian philosophy scholar, about Bolsonarismo and its root causes in this piece for Vox.

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