April 22, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Deeply Broken Systems

Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, discuss a federal judge’s decision to strike down the federal mask mandate on airplanes and public transportation. They also get into the pushback from some Democrats against the repeal of Title 42, and talk about the case of Melissa Lucio, the first Latina woman to be put on death row in Texas.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Aaron Blake breaks down the decision by Trump-nominated judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle against the CDC’s mask mandate on airplanes and public transportation in this piece for The Washington Post.

  • In this piece for The Intercept, journalists Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith dive deep into the case of Melissa Lucio, and efforts from trial jurors, activists, and lawmakers to prove her innocence.

  • “The end of Title 42 paired with a new approach to asylum processing presents an opportunity to pivot not from a draconian border approach to chaos, as moderate Democrats fear and Republicans anticipate, but to a much more orderly and charitable system,” writes immigration reporter Felipe De La Hoz in this piece for The New Republic.

Photo credit: Representante estatal de Texas, Jeff Leach, vía AP