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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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Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Trump’s defiance of the 2020 election results and history
Author David Rothkopf discusses how to address traitorous presidential conduct, its enablers and those who condone it. The post How to Punish a Traitorous Presidency appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Lincoln Project’s Mike Madrid on Georgia’s Senate run-off election and defeating Trumpism
The Pandemic Epicenter

The Pandemic Epicenter

2020-11-20--:--

NYC Special Pathogens director Dr. Syra Madad discusses the steps for communities to avoid becoming COVID clusters amid a national resurgence. The post The Pandemic Epicenter appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Anti-monopoly evangelist and GOLIATH author Matt Stoller discusses the potential for bipartisan modern-day trust-busting in 2021 and the Democrats' failed economic message. The post What’s the Matter with Democrats’ Economic Agenda? appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Vaccinologist Florian Krammer discusses the deployment of vaccines and the timetable for eradicating the pandemic. The post Will the Novel mRNA Vaccines Be Both Efficacious and Effective? appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Political strategist Matt McDermott discusses the failure of media to cover Biden voters, his suburban base in the red-turned-blue states of Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and the Democratic down-ballot struggles across the country. The post Biden’s Silent Majority and Dem Down-ballot Failure appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Yale Law scholar Taisu Zhang discusses the impact of the pandemic of Chinese law and the future of U.S.-China relations. The post U.S.-China Relations Under President Biden appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Michael Mina of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics discusses unanswered questions about the Pfizer mRNA vaccine and other potential vaccine candidates. The post Vaccine Breakthrough and Variables appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
CSIS fellow Jon Hillman on his new book “The Emperor’s New Road” and relations with China
Julie Swarstad Johnson and Christopher Cokinos on their new book “Beyond Earth’s Edge”
The Nib publisher Matt Bors discusses satirizing and recovering from the catastrophic reality show presidency of Donald Trump. The post Beyond the Cartoon President? appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
"The Folly and the Glory" author Tim Weiner discusses the integrity of the U.S. election and if, when, and how we will determine if Trump was an agent of the Russian government. The post The Survival of Democracy appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Author Grace Blakeley discusses her new book, "The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic Will Change Capitalism." The post The Corona Crash and Cannibal Capitalism appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Brown University School of Public Health dean Ashish Jha discusses how the U.S. and Europe have failed and clear warning signs of a devastating fall and winter surge. The post How to Mitigate the Winter Wave appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Strong Economy for All Coalition director Michael Kink discusses Cuomo's refusal to govern boldly, provide economic relief, and improve NY election infrastructure in response to the pandemic. The post When Will Cuomo Get With the Program? appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Kristen Clarke on justice at the polls.
Final Days

Final Days

2020-10-2417:50

Scholars Norman Ornstein, Jennifer Mercieca, and Jason Stanley discuss the final debate and existential autocratic threat to the American Republic. The post Final Days appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Lincoln’s Lawyer

Lincoln’s Lawyer

2020-10-2226:01

Lincoln Project legal counsel Mario Nicolais discusses protection for voters and democracy during Election Month and a potential presidential transition. The post Lincoln’s Lawyer appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
Veteran Courthouse News correspondent Adam Klasfeld discusses the novel disrespect for U.S. legal traditions and norms. The post The Decline of American Law and Legal Norms appeared first on The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner.
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