January 3, 2023

What Happens to a Lie Empowered?

Maria and Julio reflect on the state of our democracy with Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, and Ese Olumhense, reporter for Reveal. They discuss the takeaways from the 2022 midterm elections, including the increase in voter suppression tactics since 2020. They also look ahead to the 2024 presidential election and talk about what it will take to protect voting rights.

ITT Staff Picks: 

  • Host Al Letson talks to Ese Olumhense and other journalists about what the 2022 midterms revealed about the state of American democracy, in this episode of Reveal

  • Revisit this virtual discussion with Eddie Glaude Jr., from Harvard's Ash Center and the Institute of Politics, where he talks about reckoning with the state of our democracy by confronting our nation's history. 

  • Andrew Marantz writes about our increasingly reactionary Supreme Court being a major source of anti-democracy in our country, in this article for The New Yorker

Photo credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File