Justin Groenert and Matthew Neville are joined by Indiana State Representative for District 76, Wendy McNamara. Wendy answers questions about the recent Statehouse session, some of the more interesting bills she saw, and how to get more women involved in politics. Also, they introduce the Politics Aside Book Club’s first book – All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren.
Justin and Matt talk about Trump’s first 100 days of being president and Mike Pence’s taste in sports movies.
Michael Leppert of Contrariana.com, author & lobbyist joins Matt and Justin to talk about the Indiana Statehouse, Neville finds something to like about Trump, Gorsuch Supreme Court proceedings, Michael’s Book – Contrary to Popular Belief, how life has changed from Governors – O’Bannon to Daniels to Pence to Holcomb, if Pence was a good Governor, how hard is shifting from congress to state government, SPEA, rising stars in the democrat party in Indiana but not being pushed nationally, can you be prepared to be in public service before actually being in public service, Republicrats or Hoosier democrats, Gerrymandering, Hillary Clinton’s personality problem, the importance of engagement, recognizing satire, purity to each party, how Senator Joe Donnelly is doing and how the 2018 race may go, who knew that healthcare was so complicated, ”I’m President and you’re not”, the importance of North Korea, predictions on how the Trump Presidency will end, and bias crimes.