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  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #46
    by Annalyssa Lee on December 4, 2020 at 12:55 AM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host.Love Life | The Roundtable Ep. 46 The New Yorker’s […]

  • Madison Wins, Factions Lose
    by Geoffrey M. Vaughan on November 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    The first election under the Constitution was held 232 years ago. It was the least contested, least partisan contest in its history. Oh, to live in such a time! We have just come through one of the most partisan, most hotly contested, and soon to be most litigated elections in this country’s history. The Constitution...Read more about: Madison Wins, […]

  • 2020: A Retrospective From 2025
    by Tom Trenchard on November 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    2020 marked an epoch in American history, standing alongside 1865, 1787, and 1776. First there was the COVID-19 pandemic, then there were the racial protests and riots throughout the summer, and then there was the disputed presidential election. Finally and most cataclysmically, though, 2020 witnessed the initial formation of the United American Counties […]

  • The Separation
    by Rebecca on November 30, 2020 at 8:39 PM

    Lincoln Stirs In a city of monuments, it is THE monument. Lincoln sits in silent judgment of the Nation he gave a new birth. I came to Washington four decades ago and memorized these words: In this temple, As in the hearts of the people, For whom he saved the Union, The memory of Abraham...Read more about: The SeparationThe post The Separation appeared […]

  • A House Dividing?
    by Matthew J. Peterson on November 30, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    We do not publish this feature lightly. Nor do we intend to take a firm editorial stance in the debate. But it is past time to bring the discussion Americans are now having in private into public light. The longer it stays underground and forbidden, the more we risk serious and sudden shocks to our...Read more about: A House Dividing?The post A House […]

  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #45
    by Jake Gannon on November 25, 2020 at 5:05 PM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. A Kamikaze Trump Thanksgiving | The Roundtable Ep. 45 […]

  • The Political and Cultural Conformity of Big Tech
    by Brigit Grimm on November 23, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Peter Rex is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Rex Teams, an organization that oversees a variety of tech, and investment-focused companies with over $750mm in cash distributed to investors. Check out the piece he wrote for us, Big Tech Needs to Believe in People.  The post The Political and Cultural Conformity of Big Tech appeared first on The […]

  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #44
    by Jake Gannon on November 20, 2020 at 12:12 AM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. The COVID Comeback | The Roundtable Ep. 44 Election day […]

  • Newsletter
    by Spencer Klavan on November 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM

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  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #43
    by Jake Gannon on November 13, 2020 at 12:48 AM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. “Truth and Reconciliation” | The Roundtable Ep. 43 In […]

  • The American Mind Podcast Special Edition: Matt Braynard on Election Integrity
    by Jake Gannon on November 13, 2020 at 12:36 AM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. Special Edition: Matt Braynard on Election Integrity In […]

  • The Real Winners
    by Joel Kotkin on November 11, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Progressive ideologues often like to evoke the idea that they speak “truth to power,” but this year it’s their leaders who are consolidating their clout. Although Democrats did far worse on the whole than expected, control of the White House assures greater influence for those already occupying what Lenin referred to as “the commanding heights”... […]

  • Mr. President, Attack
    by Molly McCann on November 11, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Does Trump still have a chance? That’s the question that flooded my inbox Saturday after the media called the election for Biden. If there was massive voter fraud, as some Republicans have alleged, Trump absolutely has a path. But only aggressive action on the part of the president and unwavering determination from his supporters will...Read more […]

  • Don’t Give an Inch
    by Rachel Bovard on November 11, 2020 at 12:33 AM

    Elections don’t make democracies; free and fair elections do. Today, in the midst of post-election chaos, we find ourselves in a fight for the latter. In that sense, this election is about far more than Donald Trump the man, or even his policies. The question is this: either democracy survives or one political party will...Read more about: Don’t Give […]

  • Trump’s Greatest Achievement
    by Ben Weingarten on November 10, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    No matter how the presidential election ends, one of President Donald Trump’s myriad achievements stands above all others: he has exposed the unprecedented degree of rot and corruption that pervades the American system. More specifically, Trump has exposed the ruling class: the bipartisan political establishment and its adjuncts in Big Tech, the corporate […]

  • Are We Sure About All Those Mail-in Ballots?
    by Josh Hammer on November 10, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    As media outlets and other public-facing institutions across the country rush to coronate Joe Biden as president-elect and Kamala Harris as vice president-elect, those on the Right (properly) concerned with what might seem like a larger than normal volume of voting abnormalities have invariably been told to sit down, be quiet, and not ask any...Read more […]