On his Sept 16th show, Rush Limbaugh discussed Michael Anton’s new book "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return" as well as his “Flight 93 Election” essay from the Claremont Review Books and his latest essay "The Coming Coup?" at the American Mind.
In this special edition of the American Mind podcast, we make the case that conservatives should make their mission preserving the way of life--and explore what it entails, the assault our way of life currently faces, and what must to be done to overcome it. The podcast features Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, and scholar Michael Anton, as well as selections from addresses from President Donald Trump, and Senators Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind, and produced by ChangeUp Media.
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.
Ken Masugi, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, speaks about his recent essay, “Have COVID-19 and the Riots Exposed How We Destroyed the Declaration?" Masugi joins the show around the 16:00 minute mark.
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.
You thought 2020 was weird before. But now Kanye is running for president, the bots are ready to teach you wokespeak, and Joe Biden has pledged to transform America into something unrecognizable. Plus: Terry Crews gets based, and won’t back down.
With the coronavirus surging again, Daddy Newsom rises to the fore as Karen-in-Chief--shutting down businesses across California, closing beaches, and banning fireworks just in time for the 4th. Meanwhile, CHAZ/CHOP is no more, scuppered after CHOP’s armed private security executed a young man. Plus: Columbus, Ohio removes a statue of Christopher Columbus while GOP senators work to abolish Columbus Day, which only serves to show their complete fecklessness and inability to grasp the underlying issues.
Have we forgotten that revolutionary ideology breeds actual revolutions? It seems some of our leaders on the Right may have. Our fearless Claremont president urges them to Stand Up! BLM and the left continue to go unchecked, Big Tech weaponizes deregistration without oversight, and our military leaders issue renegade statements that don’t bode well, to say the least. Our editors discuss the American culture’s latest forbidden heresy and Ryan pays tribute to the great Michael Uhlmann, who singlehandedly saved the electoral college.
The Lincoln Project puts out shamelessly deceitful (and laughably uninspired) propaganda insinuating President Trump is a racist. Google tries to demonetize the Federalist. Plus: Black Lives Matter rallies people to raise money for Black lives but instead funnels it to the Democrat Party and other activist groups. Our editors discuss the demonstrations of political power in the streets and the erasure of western history before our very eyes.
There’s a new religion in the land, but it offers no absolution. Our editors discuss the new convulsions of our latest culture war culture war, in which ignorant armies rage against the very principles of equality on which America was built. Our editors unpack the important cultural shifts that brought about this crisis and ponder where to go from here.
The country watches the effects of the 1619 Project come to life in the form of weaponized social justice and anti-American riots. The ruling class goes full force in their efforts to unseat our elected president. Woke channels brainwash children with a gnostic leftist fantasy, and those who should know better sadly capitulate.
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.
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?
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.
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.
In 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. Additionally, we offer a response to the 1619 Project, underscoring the imperative to develop and execute a whole-of-society response to defeat it.
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.
The WHO becomes a political football guarded by Leftists, Globalization warps the political judgment of our bipartisan ruling class, and the mainstream American media teams up with Beijing’s propaganda machine.
Petty tyrants like Michigan Governor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our editors discuss a bold proposal by Angelo Codevilla to abolish FISA & 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.
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.
Claremont Institute Vice President of Education Matthew J. Peterson joined Seth Leibsohn to discuss a growing tendency on the Right and the Left "to denigrate, revile, & blame the founding—our origins & intrinsic system."
Ryan P. Williams, President of the Claremont Institute, joins the Pacific Research Institute to discuss identity politics and multiculturalism, censorship battles with Google, and how to encourage a more balanced political debate and free exchange of ideas on campus.
Mollie Hemingway joins "The Jamie Weinstein Show" to discuss her new book on the Kavanaugh hearings “Justice on Trial,” the rise of Trump, the controversy over recently announced Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellows, and more.
Paul and Olivia discuss a bevy of political and philosophical topics with Michael Anton, former Deputy Assistant to President Trump for Strategic Communications and author of After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose. In this interview, we explore questions about President Trump and modern conservatism, how the Republican Party must move away from its market fundamentalism, the challenges posed by big tech and modern technology, and the philosophical roots of the current political crisis.
Matthew Peterson joins Michael Alexander on Radio Free LA "The Answer" to discuss The Claremont Institute and the launching of The American Mind; Conservatism Inc.'s failure to take bold moves; and the liberal monopoly on education.
Michael Anton joins "The Lawfare Podcast" to discuss Trump's foreign policy philosophy, the administration's record, and what effect the president's style and norm-breaking has had on his foreign policy agenda.
Charles Kesler joins "The Seth Leibsohn Show" to discuss the just-released Winter Issue of the Claremont Review of Books, including his new essay, "2020 Foresight," and Christopher DeMuth's "Trumpism, Nationalism, And Conservatism."
Dr. John C. Eastman and Ilya Shapiro discuss the Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky case. Later they discuss the Janus v. American Federation case, which questions whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled.
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Ilya Shapiro, Dr. David Upham, and Kelly Shackelford to discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case as well as address the Chris Christie v. NCAA case.
Charles Kesler, Mark Lilla, Heather Mac Donald, and Ryan Williams examine the political and moral threat of identity politics and the means necessary to reinstate and protect the motto on which our republic stands: e pluribus unum. Claremont hosted this panel on November 9, 2017 at the Harvard Club in NYC.
William Voegeli joins "The Federalist Radio Hour" to discuss the rise of the new radical left, the conservative intellectual movement in the age of Trump, and the impact of human emotion on government.
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Andrew McCarthy and J. Christian Adams discuss the Jennings v. Rodriquez case as well as Sessions v. Dimaya. There will also be an update on the Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project case. Later in the podcast there will be a discussion on the Gill v. Whitford partisan gerrymandering case.
Robert Curry joins "The Dennis Prager Show" to discuss his piece "What’s the Matter with Germany?” In the segment, Curry explains the historical context for why Germany is using its position of economic dominance to cause young Muslim men from outside Europe to swarm across Europe’s borders.
Dr. Charles Kesler joins "Airtalk" to weigh in on Trump’s press conference on Charlottesville. During the interview, Charles contrasts the founders and our First Principles against the actions and beliefs of neo-Nazis, pointing out the latter’s un-American nature.
Allen Geulzo joins "The Trent England Show" to discuss his recent Wall Street Journal article "College Is Trade School for the Elite." He weighs in on vocationalism, liberal arts, and how they are still relevant and important to Americans.
Was Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer illegal? On July 12th, Claremont CCJ Founding Director Dr. John Eastman joined The Larry Elder Show to discuss the controversial meeting from a legal perspective.
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Anastasia Boden to discuss the Murr v. Wisconsin case. Next he is joined by Michael Huston to discuss Matal v. Tam and Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. Later Eastman is joined by Dr. Sohan Dasgupta to discuss the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.
What is the Constitution's emoluments clause, and what is the argument that President Trump violated it? Claremont CCJ Founding Director Dr. John Eastman joins The Larry Elder Show to discuss DC and Maryland suing President Trump based on the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Joseph Tartakovsky to discuss the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer case. Later Eastman is joined by Professor Anthony T. Caso to discuss Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation.
After Democrats successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination from advancing in the Senate, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, joined "McIntyre in the Morning" to discuss the Republicans' vow to use the nuclear option.
William Voegeli joins "Sons of Lincoln" to discuss his books: Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State (Encounter Books, 2010); and The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion (Broadside Books, 2014). Voegeli also discusses the growing entitlement state, President Trump's first few weeks in office, the liberal mind, and more.
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Michael Lieberman to discuss Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris. Later Eastman is joined by Kevin Johnson to discuss Jennings v. Rodriguez.
Charles Kesler speaks about the history and principles of the GOP as part of Hillsdale College's Center for Constructive Alternatives lecture series on the American party system. This recording has been made available courtesy of Hillsdale College.
Dr. John Eastman, Founding Director of Claremont's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, joins McIntyre in the Morning to discuss a fascinating First Amendment question posed by a new California law.
Claremont Institute Senior Fellow and Claremont Review of Books Editor Charles Kesler joins "The Seth Leibsohn Show" to discuss the postmodern campus, conservatism's post-election future, and much more.
A Republican presidential field that was hailed as the most talented in a generation has been flummoxed, humbled, and finally beaten by Donald Trump. Whatever decision individual conservatives make come November, the time has come for the Right to reckon with what has happened.
When the first Civil Service Reform Act passed in 1883, “good government” reformers envisioned nonpartisan civil servants fairly administering the federal bureaucracy.The executive branch increasingly treats agencies like the IRS and the DOJ not as impartial regulators, but as partisan weapons for intimidating political opponents. Co-hosted with the Federalist Society.
Judges must navigate between interpreting the Constitution and statutes, working within existing precedents and applying both bodies of law to particular cases. Striking this balance has policy consequences that render the Supreme Court a political branch in the public's mind. As the heated debate of Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement demonstrates, the Court is no longer seen as the "least dangerous branch."
How should justices address this tension in their decisions and opinions? Can the Court return to a narrower vision of its judicial duty? If not, what judicial philosophy best fits the reality of the Court's role in a self-governing republic?
Claremont's John Eastman joins an expert panel at the American Enterprise Institute to answer these questions and more. (Dr. Eastman's presentation begins at 65:09.)
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, takes a look at the oral arguments from Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, takes a look at the oral arguments from two of the Supreme Court's recent cases—Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and Sturgeon v. Frost.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, takes a look at the oral arguments from two of the term’s most important cases—Fisher v. University of Texas and Evenwel v. Abbott.
This year, the Supreme Court will have several chances to reevaluate the deference it has historically given the administrative state. The Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is taking a particular interest in this fight to rein in the excesses of unaccountable agencies and help restore constitutional government.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, previews Fischer v. University of Texas at Austin, Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, and Evenwel v. Abbott.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, discusses the Supreme Court's groundbreaking decisions in King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodges. These cases illustrate the Roberts Court's troubling willingness to decide political questions properly left to the people.
For our April town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman is joined Professor Anthony Caso, Ilya Shapiro, and Lynne Marie Kohm. Dr. Eastman and his guests discuss two of the most hot-button cases before the Court: Horne v. USDA and Obergefell v. Hodges.
In Texas v. United States, Texas is joined by 25 other states fighting against the recent executive action to grant deferred deportation status to 4 million illegal immigrants. In Frank v. Walker, Wisconsin recently won the right to enforce its 2012 law requiring photo ID to vote. Dr. Eastman and his guests discuss the legal and political implications of these states' fights to restore the rule of law.
For our March town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by the Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro and the Texas Public Policy Foundation's John Davidson to discuss the policy considerations and constitutional questions raised by King v. Burwell. Dr. Eastman is then joined by C.D. Michel to discuss Henderson v. United States. The case presents an interesting twist on Second Amendment rights.
On June 19, 2014, renowned legal scholar and former Bush Administration official John Yoo addressed supporters of the Claremont Institute at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. He discussed the Constitution's vision of presidential powers and illustrated how the Obama Administration has turned the framers' design on its head.
Dr. Eastman is joined by Professor Anthony Caso and Karen R. Harned to discuss two cases recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that address the power and authority of the federal bureaucracy. At the core of each of these cases we debate what power is granted by the people to the entities involved and the limits of that power.
At this October 7 CRB Forum in New York City, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla discusses strategy, foreign policy, and American security with David P. Goldman, author of the "Spengler" column for Asia Times Online and the "Spengler" blog at PJ Media. The occasion for the discussion is Goldman's review of Codevilla's recent book To Make and Keep Peace in the Claremont Review of Books.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received the Claremont Institute's 2014 Statesmanship Award at our Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston Churchill on March 15, 2014. In his award acceptance speech, Senator Cruz discusses the past and future of Conservatism and the Republican Party.