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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: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

In this episode, we discuss Congressional term limits. What problems would they solve? What problems would they create? And where do they belong on the #crazymoderate agenda? First, in the Pearls, we get excited (or maybe "prepared" is a better word) for the upcoming Presidential debates, cover the United Nations report on violence in Syria, and, as always, offer our compliments to the other party.  Finally, in the Heels, we discuss the best things we've eaten lately. 

Aug 26, 2016

In this week's Briefcase, we discuss natural disasters and how best to respond, the latest from Donald and Hillary, and the new way we're showcasing our awesome community. 

Aug 23, 2016

We talk about the conspiracy of concerns over Hillary's health and the Trump campaign's reorganization. We also discuss Omran - the little Syrian boy who's image shook up the world. The focus of today's episode is our current welfare system and how do we want to help those left behind by today's modern economy. We wrap up with a quick discussion on the power (and burden) of Pinterest. 9kr2qrjc

Aug 19, 2016

Today, we share the gracious feedback from our listeners on what Pantsuit Politics means to them and cover questions and feedback on education, consumption taxes, foreign policy, and ethics. 

Aug 16, 2016

From The Aid to Dependent Children to the current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, our welfare system has come in many different versions and forms. What does the history of welfare tells us about its purpose and whether or not we are currently fulfilling it?

Aug 16, 2016

After briefly reviewing the weeks' major economic policy speeches from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we dive into a discussion of whether and to what extent ethics in politics still matter. Should politicians be judged by voters on the ways they use power, or should we, as Sarah likes to say, stop hating the players and hate the game? We talk about ethical judgments of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and third parties. In The Heels, we talk about our newfound interests in bullet journaling. 

Aug 12, 2016

We tackle feedback that Beth is leaving the GOP unrepresented in our discussions and we're both no experts on Olympic coverage if we're not watching the Olympics. We also discuss the new Anti-Trump conservative Evan McMullin and his entry into the 2016 presidential race.

Aug 9, 2016

White males without a college degree are Donald Trump's strongest demographic. With ugly media portrayals of unfiltered racism and misogyny at Trump rallies, we ask if there is any nuance to be found amongst this white male resentment. We also discuss the Olympics in The Pearls and Beth's vacation and back-to-school in The Heels. 

Aug 5, 2016

We're all growing weary of the Presidential campaign. Inspired by our listener, Andrew, we spend most of today's episode on hopeful stories. From moderate victories in Kansas to bipartisan legislation in Congress and in Massachusetts, there are reasons for optimism. We also discuss a question from Amanda on how effective it would be to volunteer with the Clinton campaign and share more about Dante Lima, the talent behind our new music. 

Aug 2, 2016

In our first episode of Season 2, we answer your questions about polls, third parties, debates, and talking about the elections in schools.  We also share our experience "floating" in Philadelphia.

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