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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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Sep 13, 2019

Topics Discussed:

John Bolton (02:21)

The Bahamas (06:50)

Bombing Iraq (11:47)

North Korean Weapons (15:03)

The Battle of the Dans (17:46)

Legislating the Gig Economy (23:55)

Rural Broadband Access (36:02)

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Sep 10, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Afghanistan and Peace Talks (01:55)

Republican Primaries (13:25)

Compliments: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and University of Tennessee (19:39)

IDEA Funding (25:14) 

Outside of Politics (51:59)

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Compliments):

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Sep 6, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Hurricanes and Climate (02:37)

CNN Climate Town Hall (03:44)

Campaign Contributions (15:12)

Brexit and Democracy (20:25) 

Here's how you can help Hurricane Dorian victims (CNN)

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Sep 3, 2019

Sarah talks with Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman, editors of If I Don't Make It, I Love You, a collection of narratives from survivors of school shootings in America. To help get a copy of this book in the hands of every U.S. Senator, visit their GoFundMe campaign.

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Aug 30, 2019

Topics Discussed:

FEMA Disaster Relief Fund (03:51)

Trump Administration and LGBT Issues (14:27)

Kirsten Gillibrand (31:07)

Georgia Senate Race (36:24)

Kentucky Senate Race (38:47)

 

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Aug 27, 2019

Topics Discussed:

The G7 Summit (03:24)

Compliments: Joe Walsh & Bill deBlasio (16:40)

The Border Crisis (23:38)

Outside of Politics (51:16)

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Aug 23, 2019

Topics Discussed:

1. There is a legitimate rise in people seeking to cross the border both illegally and legally, but we are not at record levels of immigration. (02:33)

2. The Northern Triangle (08:33)

3. For most of our history, border deportations were pretty informal if not absent. (14:20)

4. The Trump administration does not believe the U.S. should welcome the persecuted or oppressed. (18:57)

5. Increased migration to the US is part of an international trend -- this could be the new normal. (23:51)

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Aug 20, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Economy (02:29)

Native Presidential Forum (12:08)

Kabul Wedding Attack (13:55)

Disabled People and Gun Control (16:09)

Compliments: Beto O'Rourke & California Law Enforcement (17:40)

Defining the Political Spectrum (26:59)

Antifa (30:41)

Proud Boys (35:17)

Dealing with Extremist Ideologies in America (39:54)

Outside of Politics (58:30)

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Aug 16, 2019

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Michael Baranowski, political science professor and host of The Politics Guys, about the Tenth Amendment. 

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Aug 13, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Jeffrey Epstein (03:35)

Kashmir (12:54)

Trump Immigration Policies (16:24)

Compliments: Tulsi Gabbard and Colombia (23:58)

The Presidency and Empathy (28:39)

Gun Policy Proposals (36:52)

Outside of Politics (01:07:07)

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Aug 9, 2019

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with Angela J. Davis about the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. 

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4th Amendment: (02:52)

5th Amendment: (15:14)

6th Amendment: (26:30)

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Aug 6, 2019

Topics Discussed:

The Democratic Primary Debates: Round Two (02:39)

Compliments: Canadian Doctors & California College Professors (15:42)

Mass Shootings (20:53)

Outside of Politics (56:31)

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Aug 2, 2019

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Kristin Goss of Duke University about the second amendment. 

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Jul 30, 2019

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with her constitutional law professor, Stephen Wermiel, about the first amendment. 

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Jul 26, 2019

Topics Discussed:

The Mueller Testimony (6:05)

Puerto Rico (32:26)

The Federal Budget (36:42)

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Jul 23, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Hong Kong (4:16)

Puerto Rico (8:04)

Iran (12:20)

Compliment the Other Side: The Trump Administration (22:50)

Beth's Big Announcement (24:23)

Minimum Wage (39:53)

Budget (48:53)

Mueller Testimony (54:36)

Outside of Politics (57:58)

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Jul 19, 2019

 

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Jul 16, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Trump's Tweets (03:07)

The Border Camps (20:36)

Compliment the Other Side: Tabitha Isner & the Trump Administration (31:35)

Campaign Finance (37:29) 

Outside of Politics (01:20:32)

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Jul 9, 2019

Topics Discussed:

The Women's World Cup (03:43)
Sudan (09:41)
Iran (14:23)
Compliment the Other Side: Rep. Bennie Thompson & Connie Morella (25:33)
The Census (31:25)
Outside of Politics (53:41)

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Jul 5, 2019

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Jul 2, 2019

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Jun 28, 2019

Topics Discussed:

Wednesday night debate (01:46)

Thursday night debate (27:13)

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Jun 25, 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Detention Centers at the Border (05:14)

  • E. Jean Carroll's Rape Accusation (26:25)

  • Compliment the Other Side: Tucker Carlson & Governor Kate Brown (32:05)

  • True Crime (41:31)

  • The Enneagram and Parenting (01:02:11)

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Jun 21, 2019

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