ITT Sound Off: A Failure of American Democracy

In The Thick

Jun 10 2022 • 21 mins


Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, talk about the first public hearing on the January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. They also get into the Congressional hearing in response to gun violence and the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde last month. And, they discuss the media coverage of a migrant caravan traveling to the U.S. through Mexico, and the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the DACA program.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • In this piece for The Boston Globe, columnist Renée Graham analyzes whether the public will actually pay attention to the Jan. 6 hearings, despite their clear importance for American democracy.

  • “Our security is a constitutional value, one that outweighs absolutist gun-rights claims by NRA lobbyists, or Oath Keepers, and other insurrectionist groups who hold their access to weapons dear for use in an imagined anti-tyranny quest,” writes law professor Thomas P. Crocker in this piece for The Atlantic.

  • On the 10-year anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, recipients are reflecting on the program’s limitations and an uncertain future, writes journalist Jeff Brumley in this piece for Baptist News.

Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via AP, Pool