September 16, 2022

The Wheels of Justice

Maria and Julio are joined by Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor for The Washington Post. They get into the Justice Department’s investigation into former President Trump and what hopes there are for accountability. They also talk about the increase in threats of violence from the far-right and the role of journalists in framing the coverage of Trump’s actions. And, they discuss President Biden’s calls to defend democracy ahead of the midterms.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “In fact, LGBTQ Americans are under political and cultural attack all over the country,” writes Jonathan Capehart in this op-ed for The Washington Post.

  • Jon Allsop writes about the media coverage of President Biden’s prime-time address on the state of U.S. democracy, for the Columbia Journalism Review. 

  • Mark Follman writes about how violent threats have surged since former President Donald Trump claimed the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago was a partisan conspiracy, in this piece for Mother Jones. 

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