Rethinking It

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Friday, January 20, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker N Republican presidential candidates participate in a Fox News, Wall Street Journal-sponsored debate. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

New York Times columnist Gail Collins talk about whether Rick Perry’s departure or the revised Iowa Caucus results change anything about the Republican presidential race. Plus: Washington Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson previews the South Carolina primary; teachers get a rebrand from Studio 360 and the designers at Hyperakt; City Council Member Letitia James weighs in on the paid sick leave and living wage bills; and Slate’s culture critic June Thomas discusses why we are so into the PBS show "Downton Abbey."

From South Carolina

Nia-Malika Henderson, a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the anchor blogger for The Post’s "Election 2012" blog, previews tomorrow's primary in South Carolina.

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Revised Living Wage Bill

Letitia James, City Council Member from District 35 in Brooklyn, discusses the living wage bill, paid sick leave and other City Council issues. 

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Rebranding Teachers

Deroy Peraza, principal and creative director at Hyperakt, and Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, talk about working together to rebrand teachers.

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Republicans Recount, Recalibrate

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of William Henry Harrison: The American President Series: The 9th President, 1841, talks about the revised Iowa results and the end of Rick Perry's campaign.

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Satisified on Long Island?

Newsday columnist Joye Brown talks about the new Long Island Index that shows among its findings that 61% say paying their rent or mortgage is a struggle.

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Why is Downton Abbey So Popular?

June Thomas, culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses why "Downton Abbey" is a runaway hit for U.S. audiences.

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