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The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.
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First Amendment lawyer Ari Cohn discusses the legal and political significance of Section 230 and the campaign to reform or abolish it. The post Everything You Need to Know About Section 230 appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Siege of the Shaman

Siege of the Shaman

2021-01-26--:--

QAnon Anonymous founding producer Julian Feeld discusses the future of domestic terrorism and conspiracy theories. The post Siege of the Shaman appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
MeidasTouch cofounders Ben Meiselas and Brett Meiselas on strategies to save democracy.
Russia and KGB expert Amy Knight discusses opposition leader Navalny's courage and political calculus, the forming protest movement, and possibility of regime change. The post Mr. Navalny Goes (Back) to Moscow appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
The American Prospect executive editor David Dayen discusses the Democratic majority's strategy and the inevitability of abolishing the filibuster to advance an agenda. The post To Nuke, or Not to Nuke appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Lincoln Project cofounder Steve Schmidt discusses how to save our democracy from conservatives-turned-fascistic autocrats. The post Expel the Seditionists Now appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Constitutional Accountability Center president Elizabeth Wydra discusses how the Biden administration and Congress can protect the rule of law. The post Protecting the Constitution from Authoritarians and So-Called Conservatives appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Juice to the People

Juice to the People

2021-01-21--:--

Juice Joint cofounders Lanice Wilson and Renee Sellers discuss opening and operating a distinctive health service during the pandemic and their recommendations for the new administration. The post Juice to the People appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Pie for America

Pie for America

2021-01-2122:26

Pietisserie founder Jaynelle St. Jean discusses the craft of pie-making and urgency of new PPP relief for small businesses. The post Pie for America appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Consumer Reports CEO Marta Tellado on Big Tech accountabilty and how to protect democracy
Politico correspondent Kyle Cheney discusses the new Congress's unprecedented 24 hours impeachment and the outlook for its first 100 days. The post The House’s 24 Hour Impeachment and First 100 Days appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Renowned constitutional scholar Larry Tribe discusses the unprecedented second impeachment of Donald Trump and how conviction can be most effectively prosecuted in a trial. The post The American Imperative of Convicting Donald Trump appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Disinformation researcher Claudia Flores-Saviaga discusses whether bad actors can continue to hold hostage social media despite recent account bans and suspensions. The post The Disinformation-Terrorism Nexus appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
QAnon Anonymous cohost Travis View discusses the convergence of extremist groups in the Capitol insurrection. The post The Domestic Terrorism of QAnon appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Diplomatic editor and Just Security editorial board member Laura Rozen discusses how the Biden-Harris administration can restore America's image in the world after a coup attempt and domestic terrorist attack. The post Restoring American Democracy and Diplomacy appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Recovery for America

Recovery for America

2021-01-11--:--

Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir on recovering from the Trump era
American pastry chef and PieCaken owner Zac Young discusses the culinary arts and business during the pandemic. The post Pies, Cakes, and a Vacancy Tax to Save the Culinary Industry appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Former Homeland Security and Pence advisor Olivia Troye discusses whether Trump's authoritarian takeover of the GOP will be permanent, and if so, when Senator Romney and conservatives disaffiliate from an autocratic party. The post Is Trump’s Authoritarian GOP Permanent? appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
UNC professor of law Carissa Byrne Hessick explains how and why the authoritarian incitement of domestic terrorism to overturn the election is different from violent episodes during the BLM protests. The post The Insurrectionist Looting of America appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
University of Massachusetts philosopher Nicholas Evans discusses why Australia’s COVID-19 response succeeded while the U.S. failed, and the bioethical, geopolitical, and psychological impact of the pandemic on nations and their citizens. The post The Pandemic’s Bioethical, Geopolitical, and Psychological Impact appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
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