Willie Geist Talks Journalism and the Politics of 2020

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We share our great conversation with Willie Geist about journalism, the politics of the 2020 presidential race, and what's in his Netflix queue. 

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Equality Act, Immigration, Justin Amash, and Abortion Law

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We start with a few current events including the House passing the Equality Act, Jared Kushner and the new immigration law, Justin Amash's important Twitter thread, and a surprising Compliment the Other Side from Sarah. Then, we dig in on the complexities of abortion law in America and what we think will happen next. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale and Beth has feelings about the finale of this season of Survivor. 

5 Things You Need to Know About Abortion Law

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Today, we're sharing five things you need to know about abortion law in advance of a deeper conversation about recent events on Tuesday's episode. 

  1. Abortion has a long emotional history in the US that Roe vs. Wade didn't stop.

  2. Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia have passed "heart beat bills".

  3. Heartbeat bills and outright bans on abortion in all circumstances are surging in popularity, despite the fact that public opinion is largely more nuanced about abortion.

  4. Stare decisions recently took a hit on the Supreme Court. 

  5. Kentucky's law has already been struck down in court. Mississippi and Ohio's are already being challenged. Georgia and Alabama laws are also expected to be challenged.

Resources on Abortion Law

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International Trade, European Election Meddling, and Rural Infrastructure

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 We share thoughts on a variety of international news stories including trade with China, conflict with Iran, and Russian interference in European elections. Then, we dive deep on rural infrastructure and how the lack thereof is affecting America. Outside of politics, Sarah fumes about Game of Thrones and Beth contemplates different kinds of love on her 12th anniversary.

Contempt, Military Action, School Shootings, and Drugs

It's been a diverse news week and our conversation in this episode reflects that. We talk about Congress holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt and where things may be going next on the investigation/impeachment front. We also talk about the multitude of countries this with which this administration seems interested in going to war. 

We share our heartbreak over the school shootings this week and the hero students who sacrificed themselves for their classmates.

Finally, we have a conversation about drugs. Denver has decided to decriminalize psychedelics and Sarah is here for it. Beth, not so much. What we are both here for is a serious conversation about pharmaceutical advertising, something President Trump has been tweeting about lately.

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Rachel Held Evans, Middle Eastern Conflict, Bill Barr, and a Big Idea Catch-up

In our first segment, we share our grief over the death of Rachel Held Evans. We also talk about conflict in the Middle East (in both Gaza and Iran) and the continuing drama between Attorney General Bill Barr and Congress. In the main segment, we have a conversation about some big ideas that have been floating around the internet lately including the Bring Down the House documentary on Netflix, women working long hours and experiencing burnout in the workplace, tragedy, and empathy

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The Barr Hearing and Electoral Conversations (with Lauren Leader)

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Our recap of and conversation about the Barr hearing leads us into a deeper conversation about elections, past and future. How should we be talking about 2016? Should we care what Hillary Clinton has to say? Who should we trust? We talk about all that and more. Then, we share Sarah's conversation with Lauren Leader, author of Crossing the Thinnest Line and CEO of All In Together, about the variety of ways women can be politically engaged. 

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Chabad Shooting, Joe Biden, Barr's Testimony, and Impeachment

First up, we discuss current events, including the Chabad synagogue shooting, the coverage of Joe Biden compared to female Democratic candidates, and AG Barr's testimony. In the main segment, we have an in-depth conversation about impeachment and whether or not Congress should consider impeaching President Trump. Finally, we talk about Avengers: Endgame. Yes, there are spoilers, but don't worry! They are at the end of the show and can easily be skipped. 

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Five Things You Need to Know About Impeachment

Impeachment is a hot topic in the news right now. We'll be talking about it more on Tuesday's episode, but today we're covering the history, purpose, and process of impeachment. 

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The Mueller Report, Church Tragedies, and Middle Eastern Diplomacy

We discuss church tragedies around the world, including the hundreds dead in Sri Lanka, the fundraising to rebuild Notre Dame, and the churches which were burned in Louisiana. We also talk about Iran, John Bolton, and what's going on with our Middle Eastern diplomacy. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth compliments Minnesota women working on climate change and Sarah compliments Mitt Romney.

In our main segment, we break down the Mueller report. We read the whole thing and do our best to discuss it in a measured, thoughtful way. We also consider what actions may or should be taken as a result of the report. 

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Marianne Williamson on the Opioid Crisis, Racism, and Healing America

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We share our compelling conversation with Marianne Williamson, teacher, speaker, author, and, now, presidential candidate. We were honored to speak with her about a variety of issues facing America today. She shared her vision for the future of the country and how she envisions her part in that future. 

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Immigrants, Ilhan Omar, the 2020 Primary, and an American in Socialist Denmark (with Marjorie Skiba)

We discuss the impending release of the Mueller report, President Trump's plan to send immigrants to sanctuary cities, and the continued controversy around Ilhan Omar's comments about 9/11. We also check in on the 2020 primary, including thoughts on how the coverage of Mayor Pete Buttigieg contrasts with that of the women candidates. Then, we share our conversation with Marjorie Skiba, an American expat living in Denmark; she shares what it's like to move from America to a socialist country. Plus, Beth shares what she's ready and Sarah talks Game of Thrones. 

Compliment the Other Side: Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach and Nevada State Senators Nicole Canizzaro and Julia Ratti

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Changing Political Parties (with Rep. Stephanie Clayton)

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We talk with Kansas House of Representatives member Stephanie Clayton, who switched political parties last year. Stephanie shares with us what that process looked like for her and her motivations behind it. Plus, the response of her constituents might surprise you. You can follow Rep. Clayton on Twitter @SSCJoCoKs.

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Biden, Buttigieg, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Our Conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan

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We follow-up on our conversation about Joe Biden from Friday's episode. His actions over the weekend have shifted Beth's position a bit. We also discuss the end of Kirstjen Nielsen's tenure at the Department of Homeland Security and Pete Buttigieg's comments on faith and morality. In our main segment, we share our conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan from our live event in at South Church in Portsmouth, NH. To finish out, we share the Q&A segment from the event. 

Thank you so much to Tom at the RiverRun Bookstore and the New Hampshire Women's Foundation for putting on such a great event on Friday evening. 

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Questions About Joe Biden

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The conversation around Joe Biden's potential presidential campaign is getting contentious. We have some disagreements about it as well. We talk about all the distinct questions we believe we should be asking about a Biden candidacy. Plus, we talk about Kathy Griffin and how that picture has impacted her life and career.

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John Delaney on the ACA, the Border Crisis, Adam Schiff, and Running for President

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We're honored to be joined for the whole show by Rep. John Delaney, a Democratic candidate for president. He chats with us about healthcare, the border crisis, and the call for Rep. Schiff's resignation. We compliment all the other side and then Rep. Delaney shares the vision of his candidacy for president. Plus, outside of politics, we talk about his NCAA bracket and the great work his wife is doing. 

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The Barr Letter, Bad Press, and Reaching Political Parity (with Kelly Werder)

The response to the Barr letter continues and the fight to have the full Mueller report released continues to escalate. We discuss that and why President Trump seems intent on wasting this positive news cycle. Then, we're joined by Kelly Werder to discuss 50/50 by 2020, a bipartisan political action committee determined to see gender parity in our elected officials. They are sponsoring the Courage to Run 5K across the country on April 13. We're extra fond of them because our book is their first pick for their book club!

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The Mueller Report and Criminal Justice Reform

March is National Criminal Justice Month and we're diving in deep on that subject today. Friday's episode will help get you ready for this conversation. We also are discuss the newly released Mueller report. On Compliment the Other Side, Sarah compliments Justin Amash and Beth compliments Senator Lauren Book. Outside of politics, Sarah went hiking and Beth learned about perimenopause.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Criminal Justice Reform

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March is National Criminal Justice Month. Plus, criminal justice reform is one of the few pieces of major legislation that has been passed with bipartisan consensus under the Trump administration. We'll be talking more about this issue on Tuesday's episode. Today, though, we're getting you ready for that conversation by sharing five things you need to know about criminal justice reform. 

1) The cost of the criminal justice system can begin before a person is every convicted of a crime.

2) Once you're in the court system, the process is difficult and representation is hard to come by.

3) If you plea or are convicted, sentencing is another layer of inequity.

4) A prison sentence is often just the beginning of the punishment which can continue far beyond the prison walls.

5) Let's talk about the death penalty.

Can't get enough Pantsuit Politics? Check out our interview on the Little Faith podcast or come see us interview Senator Maggie Hassan at South Church in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, April 5th at 6:30pm.

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Brexit, the Veto, Guns, and White Nationalism

On today's show, we discuss a variety of important news stories from around the globe. We discuss flooding in Nebraska, continued Brexit drama, Governor Newsom's death penalty decision, President Trump's first veto, and, in our main segment, the tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooting raises discussion about gun control, terrorism, and white nationalism. Outside of politics, Beth finally saw Hamilton and Sarah is ready for spring cleaning. 

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