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The American Mind Podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and critics in thought-provoking discussions about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring American civic health.

The Roundtable is a weekly show, hosted by our editors and publisher with a unique blend of joviality and intellectually stimulating conversation, boosted by an occasional glass of whisky. Each episode focuses on a handful of topics that carry significant weight in the debate of ideas for the best path of American life, both privately and civically. Of course, we do reserve some time for fun in each show.

Occasionally, we produce special podcast features on individual topics with commentary from the top thinkers in America today. Think of American Mind Podcast specials as succinct audio-documentaries.

Tell us what you think! Subscribe to our channel, rate us, leave a review, and help spread the word to your friends and colleagues! Interested in hearing from us on a particular topic? Email your suggestions to americanmind@claremont.org. And visit our website, americanmind.org, for essays, editorials, debates, and more.

The American Mind, The Roundtable, and our specials are productions of the Claremont Institute. The mission of the Claremont Institute is the recovery of the American idea—the timeless principles that have made America great since its founding.

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The American Mind Podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and critics in thought-provoking discussions about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring American civic health.

The Roundtable is a weekly show, hosted by our editors and publisher with a unique blend of joviality and intellectually stimulating conversation, boosted by an occasional glass of whisky. Each episode focuses on a handful of topics that carry significant weight in the debate of ideas for the best path of American life, both privately and civically. Of course, we do reserve some time for fun in each show.

Occasionally, we produce special podcast features on individual topics with commentary from the top thinkers in America today. Think of American Mind Podcast specials as succinct audio-documentaries.

Tell us what you think! Subscribe to our channel, rate us, leave a review, and help spread the word to your friends and colleagues! Interested in hearing from us on a particular topic? Email your suggestions to americanmind@claremont.org. And visit our website, americanmind.org, for essays, editorials, debates, and more.

The American Mind, The Roundtable, and our specials are productions of the Claremont Institute. The mission of the Claremont Institute is the recovery of the American idea—the timeless principles that have made America great since its founding.

    Shots Fired, Bullets Dodged

    Shots Fired, Bullets Dodged

    Donald Trump was nearly assassinated last weekend, but for the few degrees of rotation that brought his head out of the bullet’s trajectory at the last possible second. The events surrounding the attempted assassination raise questions about everything from media integrity, to secret service incompetence, to… epistemology? But one thing is certain: Trump has become a world-historic figure. In the days following the attempt on his life, he has named JD Vance his VP pick, and the RNC is well underway. The editors take a holistic look at these developments and what we might expect in our political future before reminding you to read the damn site.
     
    Recommended reading:
    The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
    No Going Back
    No Rotten Miracles

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    Re-Platformed

    Re-Platformed

    Biden’s debate performance was so horrid that Democrats have taken it as license to wonder openly who else could be their candidate. But is it too little too late? Trump has taken some notes and mellowed out—at least, after his fashion. The GOP, for its part, has adopted a new, slimmed-down and notably altered platform, having gone without one in 2020. The new one hedges on staple issues like abortion, perhaps out of necessity in the current climate. The editors examine the increasingly clear political field at home before taking a look at the European elections across the pond and reminding you, for a change, to read some damn SCOTUS rulings.
     
    Recommended reading:
    Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo Opinion

    • 58 min
    Happy Independence Day from The American Mind!

    Happy Independence Day from The American Mind!

    The editors are off this week to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, and fellow patriots. Happy 4th from everyone at TAM!








     

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    Wretched of the Earth, Unite

    Wretched of the Earth, Unite

    The Supreme Court ruled in Murthy v. Missouri, that the states of Missouri and Louisiana have no standing to challenge the Biden Administration’s meddling in online speech. So who does? Meanwhile, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has reached a plea deal with the US and is now a free man, leaving onlookers to wonder about details of the deal that—ironically—will probably remain secret. Finally, the editors take George Latimer’s expensive primary victory over Jamaal Bowman as occasion to look at the internal battle on the Left between old guard Marxists and the new cultural purists. And of course, you are reminded to read the damn site!
     
    Recommended reading:
    Hell Is Empty and All the Bots Are Here
    Biden’s Escalating Border Crisis
    Politics Is Not Downstream From Culture
    TV Is Always Progressive

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    Russian Sub Summer

    Russian Sub Summer

    Steve Bannon looks to be headed to prison in July as a result of a totally normal and not-at-all political conviction that will take him out of the picture for four of the election campaign's most important months. Nothing to see here! Meanwhile, the CIA's venture cutout In-Q-Tel seems to be gearing up to run its own disinformation campaign. The editors also dive into the antics of environmental activist group Just Stop Oil, which has painted Stonehenge orange so that they can something something save the world. Plus: a geopolitical chess game unfolds along Florida's coastline as Russian warships show up in eyeshot of Miami. The editors reflect on it all and remind you to read the damn site.
     
    Recommended reading:
    Merging Pig with Soy
    The Purpose of Art in Wartime
    Europe Swings Right
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hostage Situations

    Hostage Situations

    Hunter Biden has been found guilty of lying about his drug habits on an application to obtain a firearm—does it matter? Is this a triumph of impartial justice or a smokescreen to cover up other Biden crimes? Meanwhile, Israel has recovered some of its hostages from Hamas, which you would think is cause for celebration—but not for useful idiots in the Western media. And Europe may be heading rightward as its immigration crisis worsens still further. The editors puzzle through it all and remind you to read the damn site.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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Episode 220 college commencement speech

Update on Butker’s speech at Norbertine College: NFL quickly divorced itself from Butker’s address and reaffirmed its commitment to DEI ideology.
I lost interest in the NFL’s product 2 decades ago - 17 minutes of predictable football tucked into 2&1/2 hours of mindless advertising and phony hype.

Loosing the BSA is a true loss to our culture & society and reflective of the moral failure of our country’s leadership and misguided direction.
Society will survive quite well loosing the NFL and its false gods

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Refreshing!

How refreshing to find clear and intelligent adult conversation.

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God save the US

I’m praying that this podcast reaches more and more listeners because it proves that scholarly erudition focused largely on politics is attainable and utterly necessary to critique/combat the madness engulfing our Nation.
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