It may be the hottest hot-button issue there is on college campuses. And today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos jumped right in — announcing the Trump Administration is moving toward new guidelines on how campuses should deal with sexual assault. In recent years, the Obama administration threatened to withhold federal funding from schools that did not move quickly to resolve sexual assault complaints and protect students who reported such attacks. And instead of going through a criminal trial, victims could push to have their attackers expelled from campus and file a Title IX complaint if they felt administrators did not do enough. DeVos said her department will seek public input but ultimately plans to replace the current system with what she called a more effective and just version. Ron Sullivan, a Harvard Law School professor, his colleague Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge, and Michael Sullivan, a former U.S. Attorney appointed by President George W. Bush,  joined Jim Braude to debate whether this is a problem that needs fixing.

Our nation’s capital was home to a rare political behavior Thursday: Bipartisanship. It began with Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, who introduced Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, at a health care hearing. Both praised the other for their commitment to “bipartisan cooperation.” But the biggest bipartisan shock happened Wednesday – much to Republican chagrin - when President Donald Trump sided with House and Senate Democratic leaders on a solution to the debt ceiling and relief funding for Hurricane Harvey. During the campaign, Trump often touted his skills as a deal-maker. Former Congressman, now interim director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Bill Delahunt, and Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh joined Jim Braude to discuss if this is the start of a new chapter in Washington or just Trump being Trump.

Jim’s thoughts on some advice on political civility – that he will not be taking.