Claudia Rosett joins guest co-host Kelsey Bolar on the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Debacle in Afghanistan. They discuss President Biden’s complete U.S. retreat this summer, and how Afghanistan became ground zero of the worst American foreign policy debacle in generations.

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell joins the podcast to give his assessment of President Biden’s foreign policy. We discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the makeup of the new Taliban-controlled government, and what this all means for our friends and foes around the globe.

Stephen Miller, former senior advisor and White House director of speechwriting to President Donald Trump, joins the podcast this week to discuss President Joe Biden’s continued attempt to deflect blame for the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal on his predecessor, Donald Trump. Miller also addresses the Left’s continued push for open borders, and what his organization, America First Legal, is doing to fight back.

Miller now heads America First Legal, which brings legal challenges to different Biden administration policies before the courts, and on that front, has already had some impressive successes. We’ll get into those and more on this week’s edition of She Thinks.

On this week’s episode, we discuss the nationwide debate over the direction of public education. There has been a sea change due to lockdowns, mask mandates, and curricula like Critical Race Theory, and parents have flocked to school board meetings to express their concerns. Many want to do more but just don’t know how. Laura Zorc joins today to explain how she’s working to empower parents to take back their school districts.

 

Ginny Gentles joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Putting Parents in Control of Their Children’s Education. We discuss why school districts abandoned their educational mission during the pandemic, how parents are engaging in local school board elections, and detail what some states are doing to expand educational options.

Ginny Gentles is a long-time school choice advocate and former state and federal education policy leader. As founder of School Choice Solutions, LLC, she helps organizations with policy analysis and development. Ginny previously served as a senior political appointee in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement under President George W. Bush, and she led the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jude Eden joins the podcast to discuss women and the draft. With a U.S. Senate committee approving legislation in July that would, if enacted, require women to be part of the draft, this topic is more important than ever.

 

Julie Gunlock joins the podcast this week to discuss the new nationwide network for women—Independent Women’s Network. This subscription-based, members-only platform is a community of strong, smart, and independent women who care deeply about our country and want the opportunity to freely discuss the most pressing issues facing our country.

Julie Gunlock directs IWF’s Center for Progress and Innovation and is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back. Julie also hosts the Bespoke Parenting Hour, a podcast that explores parenting issues and encourages parents to custom tailor their parenting to best fit them, their families, and their kids! Before joining IWF, Julie served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee.

Mercedes Schlapp joins the podcast this week to discuss the Cuba protests, being a conservative woman in politics, Critical Race Theory, and being a mom to five daughters.

 

Inez Stepman joins the podcast this week to discuss this month’s policy focus: Critical Race Theory. We discuss the basic tenants of CRT, break down the confusion that surrounds it, and explain why this unpopular worldview has made its home in academia.

 

Morgan Ortagus, former Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, joins the podcast this week to dissect the Biden Administration’s foreign policy. We discuss the recent protests in Cuba, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and whether or not inviting UN Human Rights Council “experts” to investigate racism in the U.S. sets a good example for the rest of the world.

Morgan Ortagus is a seasoned business executive, distinguished public policy and communications professional, and an active U.S. Naval Reserve Officer. From 2019 to 2021, she served at the Department of State as the Spokesperson for the United States of America. During this time, she worked closely with the White House on the historic Abraham Accords that brought peace deals between Israel and UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan. As Spokesperson, she developed strategic communications plans for every area of U.S. foreign policy. In February 2021, Morgan joined Adam Boehler in starting Rubicon Founders, a leading healthcare investment firm.

Kenny Xu joins the podcast to talk about why a colorblind society is the society we should strive for. We examine the cons of affirmative action, the reasons for merit-based education, and why the attacks against Asian Americans must be confronted. Finally, we discuss his new book An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.

Kenny Xu is the president of the nonprofit organization Color Us United; the lead insider on Ivy League discrimination cases; and a commentary writer for The FederalistWashington Examiner, and other publications. Xu has spoken on the consequences of the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard case and its identity politics ideology in front of groups as diverse as the nationally-renowned Pacific Legal Foundation to the Boston Rally for Education Rights to the all-Black Connecticut Parents Union. Xu is a second-generation Chinese-American and lives in Northern Virginia.

Joining the podcast this week is the Secretary of Education under the Trump Administration, Betsy DeVos. We discuss the future of America’s education system, including the evolution of school choice during COVID, the battle for and against Critical Race Theory, and the ongoing changes to Title IX.

 

Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight and Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today, joins the podcast this week to talk about a wide variety of topics, including the censorship of Big Tech; the Biden Administration’s fight against what they think is the biggest threat to the U.S. today, white supremacy; his recent claim that the NSA is spying on him and trying to cancel his show; and his new book The Long Side: Thirty Years in American Journalism.

 

Julie Gunlock talks to radiologist, professor, author, and Fox News anchor Dr. Nicole Saphier about her new book Panic Attack: Playing Politics with Science in the Fight Against COVID-19. Dr. Saphier’s book covers some of the most controversial topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown that followed, from face masks, hydroxychloroquine, and the inconsistent messaging on gatherings and protests to China’s role and the origins of the virus. Tune in!

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Carrie Sheffield joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Public Policy Should Reward Work, Not Compete With It. We focus on the reasons why work is a vital component of fighting poverty and why policymakers should avoid using COVID-19 emergency tools to create permanent policies that are magnets for fraud and risk-triggering inflation.

Carrie Sheffield is a columnist and broadcaster in Washington, D.C. She earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University and has managed municipal credit risk at Goldman Sachs and rated healthcare bonds at Moody’s Investors Service. While serving as executive director for Generation Opportunity, a project of Americans For Prosperity, she spoke at the U.S. Senate alongside key senators in favor of landmark tax reforms passed by Congress in 2017. Carrie is a member of the Harvard Christian Alumni SocietyThe National Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a 2018 winner of the William F. Buckley Awards by America’s Future Foundation, is listed in Maverick PAC’s “Future 40” 2019 class of influential young conservatives, and has been named a Most Inspiring New Yorker by Bumble, a social connection app with more than 55 million global users.

Joining us for this episode of She Thinks, guest-hosted by Jennifer Braceras, is Congressman Darrell Issa, representing the people of California’s 50th District in the U.S. House. Look behind the sensational headlines about court-packing to learn about reforms that might actually improve the functioning of our federal judiciary.

 

American workers are ditching traditional 9-to-5 jobs for more flexible hours, schedules, and positions. The pandemic has only accelerated this shift, especially among women. People are choosing to work as independent contractors either part-time or full-time. However, independent contracting is at risk from Congress and the Biden administration. Mike Hruby, President of New Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc., has a proposal to protect independent contracting by creating a federally-recognized classification for them. He joins us on this pop-up episode of She Thinks to explain his proposed bill, the Be My Own Boss Act. Tune in!

On this week’s episode, Katie McAuliffe joins to discuss broadband expansion efforts in the U.S., including how new 5G technologies offer more choices for personal use. We also delve into the implications of new tech regulations aimed at stopping tech censorship.

Katie McAuliffe is Director of Federal Policy at Americans for Tax Reform and Executive Director of Digital Liberty. Her research and advocacy efforts focus on telecom and technology issues, such as net neutrality, privacy, competition, internet taxes, future of work, broadband, tech/telecom reform, etc. Her commentary has been published in The Hill, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Townhall, Houston Chronicle, FlashReport, and The Daily Caller. In addition to appearing on One America News Network, Reel News on the Blaze TV Network, and Huffington Post Live, she frequently speaks on panels in DC and at conferences around the United States.

On this week’s episode, Rachel Greszler joins to discuss what President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and American Families Plan mean for women and children. We specifically focus on whether funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to things like childcare and paid family leave help or harm American families.

Rachel is a Research Fellow in Economic, Budget and Entitlements in the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at the Heritage Foundation, where she focuses on retirement and labor policies such as Social Security, disability insurance, pensions, and worker compensation. Rachel also provides research and commentary on workplace issues, including federal employee compensation; women’s issues; and labor policies such as the minimum wage and paid family leave. Before joining Heritage in 2013, Greszler was a senior economist on the staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress for seven years. She completed her graduate studies at Georgetown University, where she earned master’s degrees in both economics and public policy.

In the effort to reduce global carbon emissions, can conservatives and liberals ever agree? Rich Powell, executive director for ClearPath, a non-profit working to accelerate conservative solutions to climate change, maps out an energy future that focuses on innovation, markets, and global solutions. He discusses where the Left gets it wrong, what conservatives are doing right, and where both sides can agree.