January 20, 2023

ITT Sound Off: The Embrace

Julio and guest co-host Renée Graham, opinion columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe, discuss the latest with the House GOP, including the recent House committee assignments under new Speaker Kevin McCarthy. They also get into the arrest of Republican ex-candidate Solomon Peña in New Mexico and the response to the new sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in Boston. 

ITT Staff Picks: 

  • Eric Cortellessa writes about why Congressional Republicans are comparing their select committee to investigate the Biden administration to the Church Committee of the mid-1970s in this piece for Time Magazine. 

  • “The scale of the conspiracy makes this case unusual — this was not a lone wolf, but someone seeking elected office who engaged multiple people over several weeks in planning targeted attacks on Democrats,” writes Nicole Narea about the attacks on New Mexico Democrats in this piece for Vox. 

  • “‘The Embrace’ is majestic, standing 22 feet high, but also more intimate than I imagined it would be,” writes Renée Graham about the new memorial to the Kings in a column for The Boston Globe. 

Photo credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne