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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: March, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
John Bolton is the new National Security Advisor, and the census is bizarrely in the headlines. Plus, we share some of the live recording from our day at Ripon College in Wisconsin. 
 
Thanks to our sponsors: Acer and EverlyWell
 
Ripon College Keynote Address
 
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Mar 23, 2018

We discuss the latest news and listener feedback and Beth talks to Emily Ellsworth about her recently announced campaign for Utah Senate District 15. 

Thanks to our sponsors: Acer and ModCloth.

Visit Emily for Utah to learn more about her campaign.

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Mar 20, 2018

Anna Palmer of Politico’s playbook helps us process the state of DC going into another spending fight. We also discuss how identifying ourselves in groups keeps us from seeing the humanity of others. 

Thanks to our sponsors: goodcleangrapes.com and EverlyWell.

Women's History Month Moment:

The Brutal History of Japan's "Comfort Women"

South Korea, Comfort Women, and Trump

Lee Yong-soo's Mission

Recommended Resources:

Politico Playbook

Andrew McCabe's Firing

Brené Brown on Pod Save the People

To hear the rest of today's Women History Month Moment and more of Beth's deep dive into the Mueller investigation, check out our Patreon page. For as little as $1/month, you can get more nuance and help support the work of Pantsuit Politics. 

Mar 16, 2018

Everybody has thoughts about our discussion on abortion. We cover some of that feedback as well as some of the notable news of the week. 

Thank you to our sponsors: goodcleangrapes.com and Tamara Mellon.

Recommended Resources:

Pennsylvania Special Election

Rex Tillerson, Trump, and Congress

School Walkouts and Student Activism

Syrian War and Refugees

Iran and the BBC

Theresa May and Russia

Mar 13, 2018

President Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong-un, but is less open to talking to Bob Mueller.

Thanks to our sponsors for today's episode: Zola and Tamara Mellon.

North Korea: 

A Trump-Kim Summit

Trump Gambles on North Korea

Kim Jong-un and Loyalty

The Education of Kim Jong-un

The Mueller Investigation:

Trump Lawyers Seek Deal

Media Leaks Shape Russia Narrative

Sam Nunberg Testifies Before Grand Jury

Feminism and the Pro-Life Movement:

Why I'm a Pro-Life Feminist

The Catholic Feminist podcast

Other Recommended Resources: 

Cohen Used Trump Org. Email for Stormy Daniels Payoff

Oprah, Weight Watchers, and Teenagers

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Mar 9, 2018

Shannon Watts started Moms Demand Action as a Facebook page at her kitchen table. Five years later, it is the driving force in the gun violence prevention movement. 

Thanks to our sponsors: goodcleangrapes.com and Martha Stewart Wine Co.

Visit the Moms Demand Action website to learn about, support, or get involved with their work for gun sense in America.

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Mar 6, 2018

The President’s announcement on steel tariffs renews the conversation about America’s place in the world. 

Thanks to our sponsors, Casper Mattresses and Away.

Recommended Resources:

Donald Trump's Public and Private Presidency

Fabric Guru

Women's History Month Spotlight: Jeanette Rankin

Congresswoman Rankin Biography

Has Anything Changed for Female Politicians?

The Congresswoman Who Paved the Way for Hillary Clinton

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Mar 2, 2018
Hope Hicks is out, Jared Kushner is downgraded, and Trump changes his tune on guns. We talk about an active week in Washington and take listener questions on Eric Greitens and Tom Nichols' thread on conservatism.
 
Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Scout & Cellar and LOLA
 
Recommended Resources: 
 
Hope Hicks as the Most Powerful Person in Washington 
 
Hope Hicks's Testimony to the House Intelligence Committee 
 
Hope Hicks's Departure from the White House
 
Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Downgrade 
 
History of Conflicts Between Trump and Sessions 
 
Full Video of Trump's Gun Violence Meeting 
 
Reporting from St. Louis on the Eric Greitens Indictment 
 
Tom Nichols's Thread on Conservativism 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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