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Pantsuit Politics

For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 29, 2016

We share our thoughts on the week live from the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

Jul 28, 2016

Happy birthday to Sarah! We share our thoughts about Wednesday at the DNC during breakfast! 

Jul 27, 2016

Live from Philadelphia, we bring you our thoughts and observations on the first two days of the DNC. 

Jul 27, 2016

In part II, we share some of our post-convention discussion from our late-night drive home as well as a few reflections on Peter Theil, Ivanka Trump, and the state of the GOP.  

Jul 24, 2016

We spent 23 hours together checking out the Republican National Convention.  In Part I of II, we share the story of that very long day. 

Jul 19, 2016

Donald Trump has chosen Mike Pence as his running mate and we address the safety concerns being raised in Cleveland. We also try to absorb difficult news from Nice, Turkey, and Baton Rouge. What is the "mature response"? What does domestic abuse have to mass violence? And why is Sarah quoting Roger Ebert's review of Crash?

Jul 15, 2016

In this episode of The Briefcase, we discuss the gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters; the gap between public and private perceptions of Hillary Clinton; the gap between Donald Trump and some potential Republican voters; and the gap between the judiciary and the public. 

Jul 12, 2016

We continue the fascinating with discussion with Fred Davis.  In this episode, he talks about working with politicians who aren't natural "rockstars," how he started in and why he loves political advertising, and where the 2016 election could take us. 

Jul 11, 2016

Fred Davis, legendary Republican media strategist, joins us for an honest conversation about political advertising. Fred discusses working with the Kasich Super PAC, the 2016 primary, and some of his greatest ads. 

Jul 8, 2016

The morning after the tragic events in Dallas we struggle with how to move forward in the face of anxiety and fear. 

Jul 6, 2016

Since we are together in Chicago for Podcast Movement and the news keeps happening, we shared some quick thoughts on the Clinton email investigation and the tragic death of Alton Sterling.  You can view the video on our Facebook page. 

Jul 4, 2016

We're speaking at Podcast Movement in Chicago this week, so we are thrilled to have two great interviews to share with you. In this episode, we talk with Erin Miller about her amazing journey to have her grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, buried at Arlington National Cemetary. Harmon, a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II, wanted her service recognized as it would have been if she were a man. Erin and her family organized and advocated, leading to the unanimous passage of a bill that allows WASPs to be buried at Arlington. We are inspired by Erin's action and honored to share her story.

In The Pearls, Beth shares her essay, Humanity First, on terrorism following the harrowing attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq this week. Finally, in the Heels, we reflect on Independence Day and the privilege and responsibility of participating in a democracy.

Jul 1, 2016

Sometimes a nuanced take on issues means admitting that you don't have easy solutions, fully formed opinions, or satisfying answers.  In this episode, we discuss our thoughts and questions about the Istanbul attack, the Benghazi reports, Brexit, and the Dump Trump movement. 

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