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.
Karen-in-Chief | The Roundtable Ep. 24
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.
The CHOP Cop Shop | Segment 1
CHAZ/CHOP has finally been shut down by Seattle’s actual police, but not before several murders were committed–most recently by CHOP’s own private police force. Our editors discuss the frightening circumstances and important takeaways from this insurrectionist experiment. Plus: where’s the Left when China brings down the jackboot of tyranny on Hong Kong? Timestamp: 0:57
The Gormless Old Party GOP | Segment 2
Columbus, Ohio has, ironically, removed a 22-foot tall statue of the city’s namesake, Christopher Columbus. Meanwhile, three GOP senators back an idea to abolish Columbus Day in a move that shows Republicans in leadership have learned nothing from the last four years. On top of that, how much havoc can woke AI cause? Timestamp: 31:33
Lockdown 2.0 | Segment 3
Daddy Newsom, the Karen-in-Chief, is back and insufferable as ever. This time he’s shutting down businesses in California (again), closing beaches, and banning fireworks for the 4th of July all in a misguided attempt to control citizens. There’s an op afoot trying to blame conservatives for not wearing masks as an ideological position. But who’s really being anti-science here? Timestamp: 52:19