Pantsuit Politics

by Sarah & Beth

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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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Last updated on August 13, 2020, 6:02 am

#3

Five Things You Need to Know About Medicare for All

February 28, 2020 • 26m

What You Need to Know About Medicare for All: Medicare: minus the "All" (02:19) Medicare is popular because it touches so many Americans. (09:09) Currently, 44 million beneficiaries—some 15 percent of the U.S. population—are enrolled in the Medicare program. Enrollment is expected to rise to 79 million by 2030. Only one in 10 beneficiaries relies solely on the Medicare program for health care coverage. Medicare for All is not really Medicare and it's not one thing. (14:10) The cost of these plans is very, very high. (17:24) The Taiwanese health care system is the closest equivalent which is why you hear so much about it. (21:38) Sponsors: M.M.LaFleur The Real Real HelloFresh Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Buy tickets for our spring tour and find out about all of our events on our website. Episode Resources: Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics (The New York Times) Side-by-Side Comparison of Medicare-for-all and Public Plan Proposals Medicare For All (Politico) Medicare-for-All Is Not Medicare, and Not Really for All. So What Does It Actually Mean? (ProPublica) Sanders Embraces New Study That Lowers ‘Medicare For All’s’ Cost, But Skepticism Abounds (Kaiser Health News)  9 things Americans need to learn from the rest of the world’s health care systems (Vox) A Brief History: Universal Health Care Efforts in the US (PNHP) An Overview of Medicare (KFF) Here's How Warren Finds $20.5 Trillion To Pay For 'Medicare For All' (NPR) Medicare-for-all: Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s new bill, explained (Vox)

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#8

Antifa, Proud Boys, and Extremist Ideologies

August 20, 2019 • 65m

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) Pantsuit Politics in the Wild: Nuance Nation Tour tickets  Evolving Faith (October 4-5) Ideas at Work (October 16) Blissdom (November 14-16) Sponsors: Express VPN Bombas Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles.  Episode Resources: The Economy: Trump tests a materialistic message to voters (CNN) In Economic Warning Signals, Trump Sees Signs of a Conspiracy (The New York Times) Five of the world's biggest economies are at risk. Here's where the US stands (CNN) Proud Boys, Antifa, and Liberal Democracy: The assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo, explained (Vox) What Is Antifa? Explaining the Movement to Confront the Far Right (The New York Times) Can you really be a fascist without being a racist? (Politics.co.uk) Can Antifa Build an Effective Broad-Based Anti-Fascist Movement? (Films for Action) Three Percenters: What is the gun-toting group? And what do its supporters want? (USA Today) Proud Boys rally in Portland is latest test for police (NBC News) The Proud Boys, the bizarre far-right street fighters behind violence in New York, explained (Vox) The Proud Boys: Drinking Club or Misogynist Movement? (To the Best of Our Knowledge) Portland mayor praises police after 'largely peaceful' day of far-right, far-left demonstrations (Fox News) Antifa and Far-Right Groups Face Off in Portland as Trump Weighs In (The New York Times) Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland (Associated Press)

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#13

Healthcare and Activism with Special Guest Emily Ellsworth

August 01, 2017 • 78m

While Sarah enjoys time away with family, former Congressional staffer and writer Emily Ellsworth joins Beth to discuss the news of the week and effectively contacting your representatives.  Come see us in Nashville for our first ever live podcast as part of redpepper's Hustle and Grow series. Tickets are on sale now!  Thanks so much to our sponsor for this episode:  Virtue Labs is a new haircare brand with a vision to give everyone the best hair scientifically possible. Six years ago, a group of bio scientists working in restorative medicine discovered an incredible new protein called Alpha Keratin 60ku, which has the power to completely transform your hair. Alpha Keratin 60ku is a whole, human protein that’s identical to the Keratin in your own hair, so it can resurface and fill in cracks from damage to change your hair’s quality and appearance forever. And, right now, you can only find it in Virtue Labs’s line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.  Not to mention, each formula was created to address specific issues like heat damage, frizz, or thinning hair. That means more bounce, more shine, more strength, and more life for your hair. Visit Virtue Labs and use the code PANTSUIT for 10% off and free shipping. The Pearls  We discuss the Senate's failure to pass a repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act, including the valiant efforts of Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.  We also talk about Reince Preibus's departure from the White House and the President's appointment of John Kelly as the new Chief of Staff.  To compliment the other side, Beth highlights the work of Take Back Our Republic, and Emily compliments Chuck Schumer.  The Suit We discuss Emily's viral tweetstorm and Call the Halls: Contacting Your Representatives the Smart Way.  The Heel Since we're both introverts, we discuss the introversion, the internet, public service, and the importance of our extroverted friends.  Thank you to Nicholas, Tracey, Leslie, and Sabrina. Please visit Patreon to support Pantsuit Politics and to receive all kinds of bonus content. 

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#15

Affirmative Action, August recess, and is motherhood a sacrifice or a privilege?

August 08, 2017 • 66m

According to the New York Times, the Department of Justice is taking on affirmative action in admissions. We discuss this controversial policy, as well as Congress's plans after the August recess. Join us in Nashville on August 15 for our very first live podcast at redpepper. Get your tickets today!  Thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Crane & Canopy is an online bedding brand that wants to give you an amazing night’s sleep with their luxurious duvet covers, quilts, and sheets. Crane & Canopy bedding combines superior quality with modern style. Their bedding collection is made from the finest cotton sateen, so it’s silky-soft and incredibly comfortable. Crane & Canopy’s bedding comes in a variety of stylish patterns and colors, making it simple to find bedding that’s perfect for you and your home.  Rent the Runway allows you to finally get the wardrobe you love. Rent the Runway’s Unlimited subscription gives you access to premium designer styles for work, weekends and everything in between – at a flat monthly price. Rent unlimited designer pieces – including tops, jackets, handbags, and jewelry – on rotation, and enjoy the thrill of new clothes without the commitment, closet space, or buyer’s remorse.  And now, our listeners can get 25% off their first month by entering the code PANTSUIT at checkout.  ModCloth is your go-to spot for fashion as unique as you. Whip up your wardrobe with quirky prints and classic silhouettes. Make every day extraordinary by going to modcloth.com and entering the code PANTSUIT to receive $30 off your purchase of $100 or more.  The Pearls   Congress has BIG plans for their return from August recess and we are skeptical they can get any of it accomplished.  Listener Caitlin sent us the New York Times editorial Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness and we talked about whether or not we agreed and what the type of impact this discussion had on those who choose not to have children. We mentioned this book by Caitlin Moran and this essay by Ayelet Waldman. We compliment Senator Alexander and Senator Murray on their bipartisan approach to health care. The Suit    We discuss the history of affirmative action and the courts' attempts to deal with it. We also discuss the underlying attitudes and assumptions that seem to fuel discussions about affirmative action. The Heels  We talk about Sarah's vacation to Canada and Beth's vacation to the beach. 

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#17

Fire and Fury, Oprah for President, and faith and politics with Michael Wear

January 09, 2018 • 105m

We discussed #MeToo's moment at the Golden Globes, including Oprah's (presidential?) speech. Beth is reading Fire and Fury and keeping us all updated and we talk faith and politics with Michael Wear.    Thanks to our patrons; we hope you'll consider supporting Pantsuit Politics by making a monthly contribution at Patreon and by leaving a positive review in the Apple Podcast Player for Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life. Thanks to today's sponsors: ModCloth, Lola, and Ellevest. Sarah live tweeted The Golden Globes and we had lots of thoughts on political statements, Oprah's speech, and Hollywood's participation in the #MeToo #TimesUp movement. Beth also wanted to share an amazing interaction between Sarah Silverman and a Twitter troll.    Beth is currently reading Fire and Fury and we discuss the book, the coverage, and the biggest problem for the White House.    Sarah compliments Indiana State Representative Matt Lehman and Beth compliments Tabitha Isner.    In our main segment, we talk with Michael Wear, the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert on the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. Wear directed faith outreach for President Obama's historic 2012 re-election campaign and was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, leading evangelical outreach and helping manage The White House's engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts. He is also the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America and the recent viral post Pro-life Voters and Pro-Choice Politicians. Outside of politics, Michael joins us to talk about The Crown and his love for Lidia Bastianich 

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#20

Primary Panic (Is Not Helpful)

February 18, 2020 • 77m

Topics Discussed: Roger Stone & Bill Barr (3:58) Taliban Agreement (17:42) Harvey Weinstein Trial (23:28) Compliments: African Union Summit & Pete Buttigieg (34:20) Primary Panic 40:45) Outside of Politics (71:15) Sponsors: Native Care.com Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Episode Resources: DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone (Medium) Barr privately ordered re-examination of Michael Flynn's case, US officials say (CNN) ‘Extortion’: N.Y. Assails Trump Administration Over Traveler Programs (The New York Times) Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities (The New York Times) Trump Administration Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban (The New York Times) Trust and Consequences (The Washington Post) ‘Something has to be done’: Trump’s quest to rewrite history of the Russia probe (The Washington Post) Is Patriarchy Too Big to Fail? (The Baffler) Beth's Nightly Nuance on the African Union Summit The Democratic Primary: The Cult of Unity Is a Poison (The Dispatch) 14 questions for Bernie Sanders (The Washington Post) Sanders Is Winning Because He's Popular (The Atlantic) Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments (The Washington Post) Mike Bloomberg Is Hacking Your Attention (The New York Times) The Bloomberg Temptation (The New York Times)

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