Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is among the many Republicans running for president this election cycle. Although he has not yet met the requirements, the former governor is confident he will appear on the debate stage in Milwaukee next month despite currently being tens of thousands of donors short of qualifying. Governor Hutchinson joins the Rundown to talk about why he refuses to endorse former President Trump if he eventually becomes the party nominee, his belief that the Biden administration has given Americans unrealistic expectations about the war in Ukraine, why our nation’s leadership should prioritize curbing its federal spending, and the reasons President Joe Biden’s trip to South Carolina failed to address that problem.

After the recent Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action in college admissions, many are now turning their attention to the workplace, where employment diversity programs (like Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) could be the next to face scrutiny from the courts. DEI has been polarizing in the world of politics, where Democratic voters and politicians advocate on behalf of these hiring initiatives, while Republicans have criticized these policies as unfair and discriminatory. On the podcast, employment law expert and CEO of ELI Inc., Stephen Paskoff, joins to break down exactly what DEI means for a company’s hiring practices, how employers’ diversity initiatives will be impacted by the latest SCOTUS decision, whether existing programs will soon face legal challenges, and how the affirmative action ruling may change the way companies pursue diversity.

Plus, commentary by columnist David Marcus.