The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with 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.
Give me Liberty or Give me Coronavirus | The Roundtable Ep. 13
Petty tyrants like Michigan Governor Gretchen 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.
Michigan’s Iron Mitt | The Roundtable Ep. 13 Segment 1
An excess of government overreach is inspiring citizen and sheriff-resistance. In Michigan we have a few sheriffs saying ‘nah’ to Gov. Whitmer and thousands of auto-protestors descending on Lansing. Even political philosophers are calling for resistance and civil disobedience. Timestamp: 0:42
The Shuttered White Meat | The Roundtable Ep. 13 Segment 2
The pod looms. Smithfield, the largest pork producer in the US, has temporarily closed its doors after a host of employees test positive for the Wuhan Virus. It’s at least the third major plant to shut down in recent weeks—could this mean a meat crisis, leaving only bugs and dystopian-style nutrition cubes as protein sources? Timestamp: 23:32
Secure the Bag | The Roundtable Ep. 13 Segment 3
Social media is blowing up with enthusiasm for Trump after he lit up people’s direct deposit and bank accounts with checks bearing his name. Is he stealing the Bernie-Yang thunder from the opposition? Finally, it is a time for statesmanship, but Americans don’t even know the meaning of the word. Timestamp: 52:18
Natural Healing | The Roundtable Ep. 13 Segment 4
Online environmentalists have quickly become a butt of their own unintentional joke that the virus has been great for the planet. But there’s trouble in paradise: Krakatoa erupting again, a wildfire getting closer to Chernobyl’s nuclear remnants, swarms of locusts decimating crops in MENA, and quake swarms reignite the ever-popular Yellowstone Supervolcano conjecture. Timestamp: 1:06:38