At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.
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Arthur Milikh: A Growing Tyranny Over the Mind—Why Identity Politics Cannot Tolerate Free Speech 
Is there any situation in which the criminalization of speech is justified?
Does it make sense to look at identity politics as almost a form of mind control—namely your speech and your thoughts no longer belong to you?
Joining us today is Arthur Milikh, Executive Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. Back in May of 2020, he wrote the prescient report, “Hate Speech” and the New Tyranny over the Mind for The Heritage Foundation.
Jason Isaac: Texas Power Outages Explained 
What’s behind the devastating power outages in Texas? Some say the problem was freezing natural gas pipelines; some say it’s because wind turbines froze or mismanagement by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
To find out what’s going on in Texas, I sat down with Jason Isaac, who predicted a power crisis in Texas months ago. He’s the director of Life: Powered, a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation seeking to “raise America’s energy IQ.”
Parler Interim CEO Mark Meckler: Relaunch, Data Privacy & Building A New Independent Tech Stack 
The social media platform Parler is back online, a month after it was removed from the Apple and Google Play store and disconnected from Amazon’s web hosting service, following the Capitol attack.
Joining us today is Parler’s new interim CEO, Mark Meckler.
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Daniel Horowitz: State Legislatures Must Push Back Against Federal & Executive Branch Overreach 
The North Dakota House passed a bill to create a joint committee examining federal laws and executive orders. The bill aims to nullify federal orders within the state if they violate the U.S. Constitution.
How would that work exactly? What powers do states actually have to counter the federal government?
Today, we sit down with Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of TheBlaze and host of the Conservative Review podcast. He is also the author of the new book, “Stolen Sovereignty.”
Miles Yu: How the Trump Administration Permanently Transformed U.S. China Policy 
“The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is probably the most ideologically intoxicated, most dogmatic political party of Leninist stripe in human history. Yet, we don't tend to think of the CCP that way.”
We sit down with Miles Yu, who served as Senior China Policy Adviser to Mike Pompeo when he was Secretary of State.
While many today still harbor illusions about the Chinese regime, the CCP seeks to “replace the US-led international order with its own authoritarian model of governance,” Yu says.
Rick Green: Democrats May Try 14th Amendment to Disqualify Trump With Simple Majority—Rick Green on ImpeachmentDemocrats May Try 14th Amendment to Disqualify Trump With Simple Majority 
What does the U.S. Constitution have to say about the current impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate? What does historical precedent say?
In this episode, we sit down with constitutional attorney Rick Green, a former Texas state representative and co-founder of the Patriot Academy.
“By raising the 14th Amendment issue, they are looking for an opportunity to get a vote that does not require two-thirds,” Green argues. How would this scenario work exactly?
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