July 26, 2022

The Party/Voter Disconnect

Julio is joined by Wajahat Ali, Daily Beast columnist, author and co-host of the podcast Democracy-ISH, and Christian Paz, senior politics reporter at Vox. They get into the midterms and what both parties are doing to rally voters. They also talk about January 6 and the ongoing investigations into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. And, they talk about the record-breaking heat waves around the world, and the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “Finally, the modern right-wing movement can never apologize, own up to its mistakes, or back down. Humility, grace, and decency are perceived by the base as signs of weakness. Instead, they ratchet up the lie, amp up the terror, and add more villains,” writes Wajahat Ali in this piece for The Daily Beast. 

  • “Chen isn’t like other Republicans running in races around the country this year. His experience has been firmly in the party’s moderate establishment, television punditry, and, more recently, academia,” writes Christian Paz in this piece for Vox.

  • Joan Greve writes about how even though some Republicans are more open to engaging on climate policy, their proposals are not meeting the urgency of the moment, in this piece for Mother Jones. 

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