July 16, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Imperial Overlord

ITT Sound Off: Imperial Overlord Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, discuss the historic protests in Cuba. We hear from Cuban American journalist Sabrina Rodríguez, an immigration correspondent for Politico, on the Cuban government’s efforts to suppress internet access across the island. They also talk about Texas lawmakers’ battle over voting rights, and the Biden administration's fight against vaccine disinformation.  ITT Staff Picks: - Sabrina Rodríguez and Marc Caputo unpack politicians’ entreaties for the Biden administration to help restore connectivity to Cuba in this piece for Politico.  - Tim Murphy, senior reporter at Mother Jones, wrote about Texas Democrats’ latest move to stop legislation that would limit voting rights and the filibuster: “the act of defying majority rule is both extremely hard and highly visible.” - For the New York Times, Apoorva Mandavilli and Benjamin Mueller report on the COVID-19 outbreaks across the country and world due to the surge of the Delta variant. Photo credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh  

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