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This weekend, we visited my parents in western Kentucky. There are two ways to drive back from their house -- one is all through Kentucky; the other takes us through Indiana. As we were driving home, my husband, Chad, asked whether I wanted to stay in Kentucky or take the Indiana route. ⁠
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It struck me that I so take for granted the fact that the only analysis for this trip is time and traffic. We've never lived in Indiana, but we can cross the state line without being stopped by law enforcement, without paying money or answering questions or showing ID or disclosing what's in our car. This real freedom of movement from one jurisdiction to another is fundamental to my understanding of America. ⁠
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As we all continue to learn more about asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants at our southern border, I keep thinking about what it is to be American. Watching other human beings be denied rights I've never fully appreciated, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to reexamine those rights, to think about which rights are a matter of citizenship and which should be inherent, self-evident in fact, no matter where you were born, what exams you have taken, or what papers you possess. ⁠
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#pantsuitpolitics #immigration #border #politics #humanrights #citizenship
This weekend, we visited my parents in western Kentucky. There are two ways to drive back from their house -- one is all through Kentucky; the other takes us through Indiana. As we were driving home, my husband, Chad, asked whether I wanted to stay in Kentucky or take the Indiana route. ⁠ ⁠ It struck me that I so take for granted the fact that the only analysis for this trip is time and traffic. We've never lived in Indiana, but we can cross the state line without being stopped by law enforcement, without paying money or answering questions or showing ID or disclosing what's in our car. This real freedom of movement from one jurisdiction to another is fundamental to my understanding of America. ⁠ ⁠ As we all continue to learn more about asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants at our southern border, I keep thinking about what it is to be American. Watching other human beings be denied rights I've never fully appreciated, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to reexamine those rights, to think about which rights are a matter of citizenship and which should be inherent, self-evident in fact, no matter where you were born, what exams you have taken, or what papers you possess. ⁠ ⁠ #pantsuitpolitics #immigration #border #politics #humanrights #citizenship
We're celebrating today. Late last week, we crossed the 5 million download mark. ⁠
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Your trust means everything to us. Your willingness to think deeply about our past episodes, even when the headlines have moved on, means everything. Your commitment to campaign finance terminology and geographic and population data and U.S. history means everything. Your interest in our families and our perspectives and our reactions, even those you most disagree with, means everything. ⁠
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We're celebrating you, the best audience we could imagine. You give us hope and motivation and encouragement and assurance that even when things seem insurmountably complicated and wrong, there are so many people from diverse places and backgrounds and families and values and interests, who keep caring and working and showing up to leave the world better.  Thank you. ⁠
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#pantsuitpolitics #gratitude #hope #commemoration
We're celebrating today. Late last week, we crossed the 5 million download mark. ⁠ ⁠ Your trust means everything to us. Your willingness to think deeply about our past episodes, even when the headlines have moved on, means everything. Your commitment to campaign finance terminology and geographic and population data and U.S. history means everything. Your interest in our families and our perspectives and our reactions, even those you most disagree with, means everything. ⁠ ⁠ We're celebrating you, the best audience we could imagine. You give us hope and motivation and encouragement and assurance that even when things seem insurmountably complicated and wrong, there are so many people from diverse places and backgrounds and families and values and interests, who keep caring and working and showing up to leave the world better. Thank you. ⁠ ⁠ #pantsuitpolitics #gratitude #hope #commemoration
Working on thoughts for Tuesday's episode. After doing my homework on the issues, these are questions I tend to use any time I'm confronting a hard problem: - what problems are we trying to solve?
- what principles should we prioritize? - what solutions are available?
- what obstacles to these solutions exist? - how might these obstacles be minimized?
- what is NOT important? (I usually find that this is the most difficult but clarifying question. It's so easy to get spun up about things that don't sit well with us but don't significantly impact what we care about and can jeopardize good solutions). This framework is so eye-opening for me when I apply it to campaign finance. How do you think about this? What problem are you trying to solve regarding campaign finance? What's not important to you? What do you still need to know to answer these questions? 
#campaignfinance #2020 #moneyinpolitics #politics #pantsuitpolitics
Working on thoughts for Tuesday's episode. After doing my homework on the issues, these are questions I tend to use any time I'm confronting a hard problem: - what problems are we trying to solve? - what principles should we prioritize? - what solutions are available? - what obstacles to these solutions exist? - how might these obstacles be minimized? - what is NOT important? (I usually find that this is the most difficult but clarifying question. It's so easy to get spun up about things that don't sit well with us but don't significantly impact what we care about and can jeopardize good solutions). This framework is so eye-opening for me when I apply it to campaign finance. How do you think about this? What problem are you trying to solve regarding campaign finance? What's not important to you? What do you still need to know to answer these questions? #campaignfinance #2020 #moneyinpolitics #politics #pantsuitpolitics
On today's #podcast, we're sharing five things you need to know about campaign finance. Get caught up today on the language and the law before Tuesday's political discussion. .
#pantsuitpolitics #news #campaign #finance #election #politics
On today's #podcast, we're sharing five things you need to know about campaign finance. Get caught up today on the language and the law before Tuesday's political discussion. . #pantsuitpolitics #news #campaign #finance #election #politics
Today on The Nuanced Life, we're sharing professional commemorations. Work looks so different at different seasons of life (here is Jane setting up in a conference room because #summer), and it's always emotional and vulnerable and all the things. Can't wait for you to hear about our listeners' resilience through professional transitions.
Today on The Nuanced Life, we're sharing professional commemorations. Work looks so different at different seasons of life (here is Jane setting up in a conference room because #summer), and it's always emotional and vulnerable and all the things. Can't wait for you to hear about our listeners' resilience through professional transitions.
On today's #podcast, we're thrilled to be celebrating the @uswnt victory at the #WorldCup. We're also talking about #Sudan and #Iran. In our main segment, we dive into the #2020census and what the #SupremeCourt had to say about it. ⁠
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#pantsuitpolitics #news #politics #OneNationOneTeam
On today's #podcast, we're thrilled to be celebrating the @uswnt victory at the #WorldCup. We're also talking about #Sudan and #Iran. In our main segment, we dive into the #2020census and what the #SupremeCourt had to say about it. ⁠ .⁠ #pantsuitpolitics #news #politics #OneNationOneTeam
Next week we're tackling the 5 things you need about #campaignfinance and we want to know what YOU want to know about the money flowing through our political system.⁠
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Next week we're tackling the 5 things you need about #campaignfinance and we want to know what YOU want to know about the money flowing through our political system.⁠ 🇺🇸💰⁠ ⁠ ⁠
The 2010 census cost $13 billion. The mail participation rate was 74%. As a result of the census, eight states gained at least one seat in the House, and ten states lost at least one seat. 
On Tuesday, we'll be talking about the 2020 census, the Supreme Court, the administration, and why it all matters. 
What questions do you have? What experiences have you had with the census? 
#census #census2020 #scotus #pantsuitpolitics
The 2010 census cost $13 billion. The mail participation rate was 74%. As a result of the census, eight states gained at least one seat in the House, and ten states lost at least one seat. On Tuesday, we'll be talking about the 2020 census, the Supreme Court, the administration, and why it all matters. What questions do you have? What experiences have you had with the census? #census #census2020 #scotus #pantsuitpolitics
We hope you all had a great #IndependenceDay! On today's #podcast, we're sharing our conversation with the inspirational Claire Harmon. She's a fellow in the 22x20 program and she's talking to us about engaging young voters. ⁠
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#pantsuitpolitics #politics #election #vote
We hope you all had a great #IndependenceDay! On today's #podcast, we're sharing our conversation with the inspirational Claire Harmon. She's a fellow in the 22x20 program and she's talking to us about engaging young voters. ⁠ .⁠ #pantsuitpolitics #politics #election #vote
In his recent House testimony on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates called on us to "reject fair-weather patriotism, to say that a nation is both its credits and its debts, that if Thomas Jefferson matters, so does Sally Hemings, that if D-Day matters, so does Black Wall Street, that if Valley Forge matters, so does Fort Pillow, because the question really is not whether we will be tied to the somethings of our past, but whether we are courageous enough to be tied to the whole of them."⁠
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It is a complicated time to be an American. Our debts are coming due in painful ways. On this #July4th, we hope you can leave space in your heart for both the credits AND debts of this country and find the courage to be tied to the whole. ⁠
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As we set off for sunshine and fireworks, tell us what Americans - past and present - help you feel courageous? What periods of America's past are a credit to us all and leave you feeling inspired? What debts need to be paid before you can feel hopeful about America's future? Patriotism doesn't need to be one note. There's room for voices both celebratory and mournful in the choir this #IndependenceDay. ⁠
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 #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #america #usa #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #starsandstripes #celebrate #julyfourth #redwhiteblue #july4
In his recent House testimony on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates called on us to "reject fair-weather patriotism, to say that a nation is both its credits and its debts, that if Thomas Jefferson matters, so does Sally Hemings, that if D-Day matters, so does Black Wall Street, that if Valley Forge matters, so does Fort Pillow, because the question really is not whether we will be tied to the somethings of our past, but whether we are courageous enough to be tied to the whole of them."⁠ ⁠ It is a complicated time to be an American. Our debts are coming due in painful ways. On this #July4th, we hope you can leave space in your heart for both the credits AND debts of this country and find the courage to be tied to the whole. ⁠ ⁠ As we set off for sunshine and fireworks, tell us what Americans - past and present - help you feel courageous? What periods of America's past are a credit to us all and leave you feeling inspired? What debts need to be paid before you can feel hopeful about America's future? Patriotism doesn't need to be one note. There's room for voices both celebratory and mournful in the choir this #IndependenceDay. ⁠ ⁠ 🇺🇸❤️🎆⁠ ⁠ #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #america #usa #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #starsandstripes #celebrate #julyfourth #redwhiteblue #july4
#Repost Yesterday on the bipartisan pantsuitpolitics podcast, Beth made the point that our extreme partisanship is America’s greatest national security threat, and it was like she threw cold water in my face. I think about national security a good bit thanks to my job and about my frustrations with the political climate a lot, but had not connected the two in my own mind. It was jarring and upsetting but also incredibly helpful. Anyway, that was all just to say that you should be listening to Beth and Sarah on their podcasts (plural — The Nuanced Life is also excellent) and reading their smart, thought-provoking book pictured here. Really, really good, insightful stuff. 💙❤️💙❤️ ( #📷 @catherine_p_ahern )
#Repost Yesterday on the bipartisan pantsuitpolitics podcast, Beth made the point that our extreme partisanship is America’s greatest national security threat, and it was like she threw cold water in my face. I think about national security a good bit thanks to my job and about my frustrations with the political climate a lot, but had not connected the two in my own mind. It was jarring and upsetting but also incredibly helpful. Anyway, that was all just to say that you should be listening to Beth and Sarah on their podcasts (plural — The Nuanced Life is also excellent) and reading their smart, thought-provoking book pictured here. Really, really good, insightful stuff. 💙❤️💙❤️ ( #📷 @catherine_p_ahern )
On today's episode, we're sharing our conversation with @birdgirl1001. Dr. Bird is a long-time friend of the show who also works in social justice advocacy and helps prepare women for leadership in their communities. ⁠
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#pantsuitpolitics #politics #news #socialjustice #feminism #birdgirlindustries
On today's episode, we're sharing our conversation with @birdgirl1001. Dr. Bird is a long-time friend of the show who also works in social justice advocacy and helps prepare women for leadership in their communities. ⁠ .⁠ #pantsuitpolitics #politics #news #socialjustice #feminism #birdgirlindustries