Audio 08.13.2020 1 hour 16 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #30

Is there a hidden plan?

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.

The Kamala Cascade | The Roundtable Ep. 30

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?

Veepstakes are Finally Over | The Roundtable Ep. 30 Segment 1

With less than two months until election day, Joe Biden has finally announced his vice presidential pick: Kamala Harris. This pick caused mixed reactions on Twitter, but some who vowed never to vote for Biden or Harris completely flipped and immediately got on the bandwagon. Our editors discuss what the Harris pick means for America. Timestamp: 1:16

Mask Hysteria | The Roundtable Ep. 30 Segment 2

As riots in the name of George Floyd continue around America’s urban hubs, a viral video has emerged of an Australian police officer chokeslamming a woman who had not donned a mask. Never mind that she had an exemption due to a medical condition: wokesters applauded the abusive officer, revealing the hypocrisy in their thinking. Our editors break down why it is that masks have become a political sticking point. Timestamp: 25:22

Black Lives MAGA | The Roundtable Ep. 30 Segment 3

All across America, “Back the Blue” and “Black Lives MAGA” rallies have been cropping up. But mainstream media outlets won’t give them a megaphone. What gives? Our editors discuss these rallies and contemplate what practicing virtue looks like in your daily life. Plus: Spencer engaged in a little civil disobedience over the weekend. Timestamp: 52:33

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