In this episode, the editors look to the final frontier, revisit some of The American Mind’s best essays, and answer your questions in the mailbag.

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The coronavirus has America paralyzed by poor decision-making. In the midst of the chaos it claims a new victim: higher education. But who’s suffering more, students ready to learn or administrators hungry to indoctrinate? Plus: in a grab bag of bashing, our editors lament Michigan’s petty tyranny and lambaste California’s ham-fisted lockdown.

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As stay-at-home orders are senselessly extended in parts of the country, our editors contemplate the indignities of life under mediocre government officials drunk on emergency powers. Many of those officials currently find themselves mired in scandals extending back to the Obama administration. Plus: will Big Tech be our savior or our demise moving forward?

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As Trump taps a loyal supporter to be postmaster general, Ryan educates us on the days of Taft and the spoils system. Matt discusses the importance of liberty in the age rule by Governor Gavin “Karen” Newsom. Plus: the anti-American 1619 Project continues to poison American education and discourse, and now its creator has a Pulitzer to lend her faux legitimacy. Our editors shout into the void.

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Governor Gavin Newsom gives beachgoers in California the dad look of disappointment. Our editors consider the cringe state of affairs that is celebrities in quarantine. Plus: Oxford lecturer Dr. Emily Cousens fears a British coronavirus vaccine because it might make her country look good.

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In Part 2 of this special edition of the American Mind podcast, we offer a response to the 1619 Project, underscoring the imperative to develop and execute a whole-of-society response to defeat it. This portion of the podcast features Claremont Institute Chairman Tom Klingenstein and scholar Chris Flannery, as well as the likes of Newt Gingrich and Heather Mac Donald. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind and produced by ChangeUp Media.

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In Part 1 of this special edition of the American Mind podcast, we explore the intellectual roots, political and societal implications of and the antidote to what the Claremont Institute believes is the great threat to America: multiculturalism. The podcast features Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, Chairman Tom Klingenstein and scholars Lucas Morel and Chris Flannery, as well as the likes of Newt Gingrich, Allen Guelzo, Heather Mac Donald, Wilfred McClay, and Peter Wood. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind and produced by ChangeUp Media.

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The WHO becomes a political football guarded by Leftists, Globalization warps the political judgment of our bipartisan ruling class, and the mainstream American media joins up with Beijing’s propaganda machine.

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Petty tyrants like Michigan Gov. Whitmer push lockdown too far, the internet celebrates that feeling when the TrumpBucks hit, and pork’s flagging fortunes have America’s omnivores bugging out. Your faithful editors and publisher discuss the federalism free-for-all.

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The numbers have it: maybe coronavirus isn’t as bad as we feared. But with bubbles at home and trouble in China, what new normal awaits? Plus: Bernie burns out, men get antsy, and ultimate fighting—like life itself—finds a way.

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Trump is on a TV tear, intellectuals are trolling America, and pop culture memories aren’t what they used to be. The gang hashes out what’s worth tuning in for… and what’s best dropping out of.

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Join our editors as they answer a combination of your serious and humorous mailbag questions. The results: speculation about a new Homestead Act, the potential for another Civil War, and how long it will take for David Bahr to catch the #CCPVirus.

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Everyone’s talking about coronavirus, but these are not your grandma’s takes. Staring into the void, our editors contemplate the deep mysteries and regime ramifications of an unprecedented crisis.

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This week: how do you do, fellow kids? Our editors provide your definitive guide to online jargon, discuss the consequences of woke sex doctrines, and give real-time responses to Trump’s coronavirus address.

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No matter where you look, the seams of society are showing—and they’re starting to fray. From Biden’s Declaration debacle, to gamer beds, to larva butter, to Big Tech and even Big Health: our editors reconvene and prescribe red pills for all.

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The Editors are back, but temporarily without their fearless leader Ryan Williams. Not to be daunted, the remaining few discuss Lent, the coronavirus, Trump’s personnel changes, drugs, the decadence of Hollywood, and the death drive of the West.

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Our Editors talk about the future of eugenics, the battle of Bloomberg v. Bernie, and an exciting new economic initiative on the Right. Plus: are libertarians coming for your sexual dignity? Our editors talk porn.

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Our editors discuss a bold proposal by Angelo Codevilla to abolish the CIA, coronavirus and its threat to globalism, Pete Buttigieg’s success in the New Hampshire primaries, and the dullness of #NeverTrump conservatism. Finally, our editors are unleashed on the Oscars.

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A #based State of the Union, a Democrat SNAFU in Iowa, and impeachment acquittal: Trump is riding high. Plus: our editors finish an entire bottle of whisky.

Note: heroes and Scotsmen (but I repeat myself) spell whisky without an “e”

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Elites remain out of touch with everyone, our institutions are broken, and some people on the Left and the Right are still in denial about how bad things have gotten. But at least CNN’s Don Lemon is good for a laugh.

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