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Beg to Differ with Mona Charen
61 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Why You Can't Bracket Trump
Protect Democracy's Ian Bassin joins to discuss how he's working to counter threats. Also the VA governor's race. Mentioned articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/07/our-planet-is-not-doomed-that-means-we-can-must-act/ https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/12/hunter-biden-corruption-515583 https://www.brookings.edu/essay/the-long-game-chinas-grand-strategy-to-displace-american-order/Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Ian Bassin, and Linda Chavez.
75 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
“I Resent Being Called Cheerful."
George F. Will joins B2D panel to discuss his new book, and also whether Facebook should be regulated, and the Democrats' hopes for social welfare.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, George F. Will, and Linda Chavez.
71 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Democrats are Divided. Republicans are United -- as a cult. How worried should we be?
A.B. Stoddard joins to discuss why we can't have nice things in America.Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard, Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
73 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Republicans are Dangerous. Can the Democrats Succeed?
Sarah Longwell sits in for Linda and Tom Nichols joins to discuss the Democrats' divisions, Haitians at the border, and Biden's foreign policy.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Sarah Longwell, and Tom Nichols.
71 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Recalls, Mandates, and Coups
National Journal's Josh Kraushaar helps analyze the political implications of the California recall, the vaccine mandate, and Mark Milley's revelations.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Josh Kraushaar, and Linda Chavez.
71 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Insurrectionist Republicans, reflections on a sad anniversary, and what if Roe is reversed
Heath Mayo, founder of Principles First, joins the regular panel to discuss abortion, insurrection, and whether the global war on terror was a mistake.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Heath Mayo, and Linda Chavez.
67 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Can We Avoid Another January 6?
Greg Sargent joins to talk about vote counting reform, not vote casting reform. The group (including Tim Miller) then discuss refugees and Biden's sinking popularity.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Greg Sargent, and Tim Miller.
69 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Afghanistan: Not a mistake?
David Frum joins to shed light on the Afghanistan withdrawal and Congress's budget fandango.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, David Frum, and Linda Chavez.
70 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Is the Country Calming Down?
Charlie Sykes joins the group to discuss the infrastructure Rubik's cube, the Republican governors' war on public health, and whether the big strife is past. ————— Highlights/Lowlights: https://www.census.gov/en.html https://www.bradleyfdn.org/prizes/ https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-proposed-consent-decree-state-new-jersey-resolve-claims-edna-mahanSpecial Guests: Bill Galston, Charles Sykes, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
65 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Whoa, those Cuomo woes.
The Washington Post's Megan McArdle returns to B2D to discuss Cuomo, the eviction moratorium, and whether the left's power in the Democratic party exceeds its grass roots popularity.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Megan McArdle.
72 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Back to January 6
Elliott Abrams joins to discuss Cuba. The gang then address the January 6 committee, vaccine wars, and the infrastructure bill.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Elliott Abrams, and Linda Chavez.
72 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Talking About Race Respectfully
Ted Johnson joins the panel to talk about his book: "When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America." Is racism structural? Is it an existential threat? Highlights/Lowlights: https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/our-woke-book-burners https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/VSRR015-508.pdfSpecial Guest: Ted R. Johnson.
58 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
How Bad Was CPAC?
Guest host Sarah Longwell joins the group this week to discuss CPAC, Trump's speech, anti-vaxxers, and Biden's voting rights agenda. Highlights/Lowlights: Book: “The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” https://thebulwark.com/as-cubans-march-for-freedom-democrats-are-split/ https://thebulwark.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-claremont-institute/ Mona at CPAC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2GVQINHfVMSpecial Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
59 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Will This Reform Save Our Democracy?
Katherine Gehl, co-author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy” joins the panel for a meaty discussion of voting reform. Katherine's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixk8d3GQJnQ Mentioned articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/06/us/politics/voting-rights-law-supreme-court.html?referringSource=articleShare https://echeloninsights.com/in-the-news/june-omnibus-quadrants/ https://www.prri.org/research/2020-census-of-american-religion/ https://political-innovation.org/advisory-council/Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Katherine Gehl, and Linda Chavez.
56 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Lock Him Up?
Ron Radosh joins the panel (which includes Will Saletan sitting in for Damon) to discuss the Trump Co. indictments, the January 6 committee, and the brain behind Steven Miller. Mentioned articles: https://quillette.com/2021/06/27/the-bias-narrative-versus-the-development-narrative-thinking-about-persistent-racial-inequality-in-the-united-states/ https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/06/30/behind-bidens-2020-victory https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/justice-alitos-majority-opinion-in-brnovich-v-dnc/?utmsource=blog-landing&utmmedium=desktop&utmcampaign=continue-reading_Special Guests: Bill Galston, Linda Chavez, Ronald Radosh, and Will Saletan.
63 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Why Can't Democrats Take Yes for an Answer?
NY Times columnist Thomas Edsall joins the group to consider voting rights, the infrastructure negotiations, crime, and critical race theory.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Thomas Edsall.
67 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Putin's MAGA Talking Points
Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins to discuss Biden's European trip, whether Garland is going soft on Trump, and the NY mayoral race.Special Guests: Benjamin Wittes, Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
63 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Vaccinate the World
Eric Edelman joins to discuss Biden's trip, the ProPublica tax story, and the Democrats' Manchin mistake.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Eric Edelman, and Linda Chavez.
65 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Labs, Cults, and Votes
NY Times contributor Peter Wehner joins the group to discuss the coronavirus lab leak theory, Qanon's status as a new religion, and voting rights and wrongs.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Peter Wehner.
58 minutes | May 28, 2021
How Do We Know What's True?
Jonathan Rauch discusses his new book The Constitution of Knowledge and joins for a discussion of the threat of crime to Democrats' political health.Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Jonathan Rauch, and Linda Chavez.
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