In this special edition of The American Mind Podcast, Ryan Williams and Spencer Klavan interview Matt Braynard, former data chief and strategist for Trump’s 2016 campaign and director of a new program to detect voter fraud in the 2020 election. The group discuss election integrity, potential voter fraud, and how the system to check for it works under the hood.

November 3 has come and gone, but we still don’t know who’ll take the White House come January. Election officials seem to have spent the day flailing around wildly, and the night doing…nothing. Despite the uncertainty, our editors identify the most important takeaways to keep in mind as the election unfolds.

See Claremont Institute-TPPF war game Ryan mentions here.

In a desperate final gambit for relevance, the legacy media has been actively trying to prevent you from hearing about Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings with foreign powers. Increasing numbers of independent sources are confirming pieces of the story, but of course defending ol’ Joe is the legacy media’s first and only priority. With the election around the corner, the full editorial cast is back in the saddle to discuss how they are feeling about the election and what to watch out for. Plus: everyone makes an election prediction.

In a disgusting display of unbridled power, Twitter and Facebook have censored the New York Post’s exposé on Hunter Biden–Twitter has gone so far as to lock the Post out of their own account for days on end. While the exposé is still a developing story, parts of it are now confirmed true. Spencer and David commandeer the studio this week to break down the censorship issue and the exposé. Plus: Jeffrey Toobin decided to uh, enjoy himself on a business call. Some are trying to defend the indefensible.

Surprising nobody who’s paying attention, Facebook and Twitter decided to preemptively censor a New York Post exposé about Hunter Biden’s role in mediating between a Ukranian businessman and Joe himself. Effectively, Big Tech has decided you do not deserve to choose for yourself what is plausible and true. Our editors discuss what got us to this point in Big Tech censorship, and where we’ll likely go from here.

Mike Pence took the stage last night against Kamala Harris. On full display were Kamala’s religious identitarianism and her utter mediocrity. Our editors expand on this and more, breaking down not just the debate, but the context in which the debate took place–a context of managerial decadence, televisual decline, and ruling class failure. What will come next? It’s anybody’s guess, but what’s certain is that America’s future as a nation and a regime is at stake.

In this special edition of the American Mind podcast, we apply the themes of our special edition podcasts on multiculturalism, the 1619 Project, and preserving the American way of life to elucidate the existential questions of the 2020 election. The podcast features Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind, and produced by ChangeUp Media.


Trump took on Joe Biden and Chris Wallace in the debate on Tuesday night, demonstrating more than anything how far off the Left and the media are from reality. Our editors analyze Biden’s lies and Trump’s smartest moves, drawing some unexpected parallels to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

The Berggruen Institute’s VP of Programs, Nils Gilman, recently tweeted out what is tantamount to death threats against Michael Anton. No retraction has been forthcoming. Unrest in Louisville bubbled over into the shooting of three police officers. Add in the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and you have a recipe for one thing: escalation.

America is under attack by BLM and Antifa authoritarians, backed by Democrats, who decided to mount a blitz against America’s governing institutions. Meanwhile, propagandistic drivel from the media machine trying to silence conservatives is so bad it’s actually funny. Our editors unmask the issues, and subject queer theory to the mockery it so richly deserves.

In this special edition of The American Mind Podcast, join Ryan Williams, President of The Claremont Institute, as he interviews Michael Anton during Claremont’s Lincoln Fellowship. The two discuss Anton’s new book “The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return” and the existential crisis facing America in the run up to the 2020 election.

Your eyes do not deceive you. Violent rioting has gripped the streets of American cities; more and more homeless are pouring out onto the sidewalks; and we have entered the era of rule by Karen. Turn on your TV, though, and you’ll be told none of this is happening because…Orange Man Bad! Our editors cut through the lies to get at what’s really going on.

America is in trouble. Our corrupt academy has been working for years to churn out obedient lemmings who swallow the talking points of their increasingly brazen and nakedly hypocritical elite masters–Looking at you, Pelosi. Worse still are the rioters, who are actively trying to violently overthrow the American regime. At least Trump’s visit to Kenosha reveals that not everyone is drowning in Kool-Aid.

Amid the riots, the lockdowns, and the ceaseless media deceit, it’s tempting to just give up and wait for the end of America. But that’s exactly what the Democrats want. There is another path, however. You can dig your feet in the sand, cough up that black pill, and resist. Now is the time to go all-in, with cheer in your heart and a glint of joy in your eye. There’s nowhere else to go if we fail.

California is a dumpster fire of government corruption, bureaucratic ineptitude, and social breakdown–and it’s coming for a state near you! This is literally the future liberals want, as they have made plain this week in their spectacularly cringey remote National Convention. Plus: QAnon may be a kooky conspiracy theory, but are its adherents really wrong to fear a nationwide cabal of pedophilia? Our editors discuss.

Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate. Is it really as bad a choice as it seems, or do the Dems have a secret game plan? Meanwhile, mask hysteria has taken over not just America, but most of the world, causing activists to cheer on police officers for chokeslamming people on the street. But when a Black Lives MAGA rally was held in Beverly Hills recently, the press was silent. What does that say about the state of politics today?

In a week that seems straight from the fever dream, everything seems to trend toward American upheaval and even crackup. New election-war-games run by the most virtuous and good predict violence come Election Day no matter what the outcome. Joe Biden’s mental prowess continues its slow creep towards senility, which might explain why the media has been trying to run cover for him to drop out of debating Trump in September. “Ethnomathematics” are even trending to try and make you think 2+2≠4. At least Trader Joe’s hasn’t bent the knee.

Join the editors for a frank discussion about black American nationalism, and nationalism more generally. Then: Matt reports on his road trip through several red states, highlighting some important phenomena going on in rural America that conservatives can capitalize on.

In a dark and twisted experiment, L.A. Juvenile Hall is forcibly injecting teenage boys with estrogen without their or their parents’ consent. Meanwhile, insurgents in Portland continue their operations for more than 50 days straight, but what does that mean for the rest of America? Ryan and Spencer discuss. Plus: woke “bias training” comes to the federal government.

Nick Cannon spews enough racist and anti-Semitic bile to get himself fired from ViacomCBS, but is he just saying the quiet part of BLM Inc. ideology out loud? Ghislaine Maxwell is in custody, but she oddly refuses to tell authorities who her husband is. Is it Jeffrey Epstein? Plus: what can ancient Rome tell us about where we’re heading today? Spencer and David weigh in as they hold down the fort.