February 18, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Unchecked American Power

Maria and Julio get into the latest on Russia’s increasing escalation in Ukraine. They also talk about the double standard in the Olympics’ treatment of U.S. athlete Sha’Carri Richardson compared to Russian athlete Kamila Valieva. And, they discuss the U.S. government’s extradition request for former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “I came to believe that Ukraine matters because its fate is, in some sense, our own,” writes Franklin Foer in this piece for The Atlantic.

  • “U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson is calling out Olympic and anti-doping officials, after Russian skater Kamila Valieva was allowed to compete despite testing positive for a banned drug,” reports Bill Chappell in this piece for NPR. 

  • El Faro English reports on the extradition request from the U.S. government for former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández.

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