January 28, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Politics Is Transactional

Maria and Julio discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s decision to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, and President Biden’s commitment to appoint a Black woman in his place. They also give an immigration update, and reflect on the heartbreaking killing of Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado López.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation, gives a detailed look into the potential Black women nominees for the Supreme Court.

  • Medical advisers are urging DHS to expand protections for COVID-19, as cases have soared by over 800 percent in detention centers this year, reports Camilo Montoya-Galvez for CBS.

  • “When someone kills a journalist or tries to silence an independent critical voice, the journalist is not the ultimate target. You are,” writes Katherine Corcoran in this opinion piece for The Washington Post.