February 2, 2021

The Crazy Train

Maria and Julio break down the week's news with two ITT All-Stars. They are joined by Wajahat Ali, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and Jenni Monet, founder of the newsletter Indigenously. They talk about how white supremacy shows up among members of Congress, Biden's initial actions on climate policy and Indigenous affairs, and how the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate Black, Indigenous and Latino communities.


ITT Staff Picks: 

  • The New York Times Editorial Board calls on Republican leaders to reject QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy movement. 
  • Tim Naftali, associate professor at New York University, writes about why Trump is the worst president in U.S. history in this piece for The Atlantic. 
  • Jodi Archambault, former special assistant to the president for Native American affairs under President Barack Obama, writes for The New York Times about how the coronavirus has put tribal elders, and the languages they pass down, at risk.


Photo credit: Erin Scott/Pool Photo via AP, File

 

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