Amazing listeners--from Bryan to Diane to Dante to Vielka and so many more--gave us plenty to discuss in this week's Briefcase. We start a conversation on emergency management of cities in crisis and promise much more on that front. Beth promises not to vote for Donald Trump, and we get ever-so-slightly incredulous about The Megyn Kelly issues. We have been saying since the beginning that this race would force a conversation about women in leadership positions, and, well, we weren't wrong.
In this episode, we are so excited to be joined by Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), columnist for The Washington Examiner, and co-founder of Echelon Insights. Kristen talks polls and the state of the presidential race in The Pearls. In The Suit, we dive into how millennials are changing politics and what candidates and parties need to do to appeal to young voters. In the Heels, we share some of our favorite Internet distractions.
In the Briefcase, Sarah and Beth describe the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and discuss Bernie Sanders’ decision to inject the anti-establishment sentiment into the Democratic primary. We also share some great listener feedback on our political correctness discussion.
This week, Sarah and Beth react to the recent Republican and Democratic debates before tackling what is arguably a key driver in this presidential cycle: political correctness. Have we gone too far in trying to be PC, or have we turned political correctness into shorthand for something else entirely? And what does this have to do with The Donald?
In the Heels, we share our favorite subscription services.
Side note: We apologize for the small audio issues in The Pearls. Luckily, we had it sorted out by The Heels!
Sarah and Beth discuss feedback on our abortion episode, the community of Pantsuit Politics listeners, and offer our unfiltered thoughts on the State of the Union and the GOP Response.
This week in The Suit we discuss criminal justice reform and the myriad of issues at every stage in the process. From policing problems to mass incarceration, criminal justice reform has emerged as an important priority for both Democrats and Republicans. During The Pearls, we talk polls and the upcoming State of the Union (which we will be live tweeting!). In The Heels, we discuss great movies we've seen recently.
We're adding a new weekly show! We're calling it the Friday Briefcase. The plan is to send you on your way into the weekend with a brief discussion on one important piece of news. This week we're updating you on the standoff in Oregon and Obama's executive action on gun control. We're also giving shoutouts during Friday Feedback to let you know we hear y'all!