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The Argument

126 EpisodesProduced by New York Times OpinionWebsite

Strongly-held opinions. Open-minded debates. Only occasional yelling. A weekly ideas show, hosted by Jane Coaston.

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The Reality of Vaccine Passports

April 7th, 2021

30:09

More than 19 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and upward of 665 million vaccine doses have been administered …

What's Wrong With Our Hate Crime Laws?

March 31st, 2021

36:57

This month a gunman killed eight people at three Atlanta-area spas, including six women of Asian descent. Authorities say it’s too early to declare the attacks a hate crime.

Forty-seven states and the District of …

Is It Time to Cancel Cancel Culture?

March 24th, 2021

40:16

Whether it’s Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss or Roseanne, allegations of cancel culture seem to have a regular spot among the trending topics of the …

Raise the Federal Minimum Wage or Abolish It?

March 17th, 2021

33:31

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour hasn’t changed since 2009. Workers in 21 states make the federal floor, which can be even lower for people …

Cancel America’s Student Loan Debt! But How?

March 10th, 2021

46:59

The problem of student loan debt has reached crisis proportions. As a college degree has grown increasingly necessary for economic mobility, so has …

Can Republicans Make Populism Work Without Trump?

March 3rd, 2021

43:52

Republicans will spend the next 20 months debating and deciding whether Trumpism will be on the ballot in 2022. Will party leaders continue to …

Should We Put the Filibuster Out of Its Misery?

February 24th, 2021

39:24

The first episode of “The Argument” with Jane Coaston gets right into the heart of the cyclical debate: Should the filibuster be killed once and for …

Introducing ‘The Argument’ With Jane Coaston

February 17th, 2021

2:10

There are all kinds of arguments, many of them pretty unproductive. Either nobody listens, or nobody wins, or you go around in circles, or you bring …

From the Archives: Climate Change and Free College for All

February 10th, 2021

27:30

This week we return to two of our favorite debates from “Arguments” past. First, a debate from Nov. 29, 2018, in which Ross Douthat, Michelle …

Dreaming Of Our Post-Pandemic Lives. Plus: An Announcement

February 3rd, 2021

28:02

Michelle and Ross dream of a post-pandemic world. Michelle is ready to meet with friends again once vaccinated, and Ross wonders if the psychological …

The 46th: Joe Biden to the Rescue (Plan)

January 22nd, 2021

48:18

For the final episode in “The 46th” series, Michelle and Ross commemorate the inauguration of the 46th president with a debate about America’s post-Trump future. Ross compliments the ceremony’s “vague Hunger Games …

The 46th: Will A Second Impeachment Change Republican Minds?

January 15th, 2021

39:49

It’s impeachment season all over again on “The Argument,” and Michelle and Ross debate whether Republicans will, at long last, turn their backs to …

I Love Section 230. Got a Problem With That?

January 14th, 2021

38:25

In this special bonus episode, Jane Coaston makes her hosting debut on “The Argument” to discuss one of her favorite subjects: Section 230. As …

The 46th: The End of Trump or the End of American Democracy?

January 8th, 2021

35:28

Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg debate whether the events that unfolded on Wednesday should be classified as a “coup.” Then, Michelle Cottle …

How 2020 Changed Our Minds

January 1st, 2021

33:56

Happy New Year and good riddance, 2020! Ross and Michelle ring in 2021 with a reflection on how their opinions changed during “this wild and crazy and terrible and interesting and disastrous and a longer list of …

The 46th: Will Georgia's Races Change The Senate?

December 18th, 2020

37:45

As part of our series “The 46th,” The Argument’s hosts and guests are debating the events of the transition and what America under a Biden …

The 46th: Who Will Replace Trump in the G.O.P.’s Heart?

December 11th, 2020

44:27

As part of our series “The 46th,” the hosts and guests on “The Argument” are debating what America under a Biden administration might and should look …

The 46th: Biden’s First Catastrophes

December 4th, 2020

39:54

In the second episode of our pre-inauguration series, “The 46th,” Michelle and Aaron debate two countrywide crises that President-elect Joe Biden will inherit from Donald Trump: the coronavirus, and the economic chaos …

The 46th: Progressive Democrats’ Next Moves Under Biden

November 20th, 2020

46:29

Introducing The 46th, a new series from “The Argument” charting the incredibly unconventional transition from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. Each week through inauguration, we’ll debate what — and how — …

What Happens if Trump Doesn’t Concede?

November 13th, 2020

52:18

After polling misses in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, Michelle and Ross ask Nate Cohn, domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New …

Election Special: Nail-Biter Edition

November 5th, 2020

31:12

As a weary nation waits for mail-in ballots to be tallied, Michelle and Ross come together for a special election episode of “The Argument.” They debate the lessons and takeaways from a nail-biter of a race that is …

What If America Gets a Divorce? And Other Final Election Predictions

October 30th, 2020

48:51

With just days left until Election Day, Michelle and Ross are joined by the Time magazine columnist and senior editor of The Dispatch, David French. …

David Leonhardt Returns for a Debate Debate

October 23rd, 2020

37:35

David Leonhardt returns to the podcast to celebrate its 100 episodes and two years on the air. Together, the O.G. “Argument” hosts dissect the final presidential debate, argue over the validity of the Hunter Biden …

Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and 'WAP': You Asked, We Answered

October 16th, 2020

44:39

For the podcast’s two-year anniversary, Michelle and Ross start with a rousing debate over why Joe Biden isn’t saying he’d pack the courts, should he …

What Happens if Trump Won’t Leave?

October 9th, 2020

40:45

So President Trump caught the coronavirus. But with just weeks left in the 2020 campaign, what impact will his ill health — and subsequent spin — …

Welcome to the Thunderdome

October 2nd, 2020

42:47

In the aftermath of the first presidential debate, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat try to answer the question, “What was that?” They discuss whom …

Introducing 'Sway' from NYT Opinion

September 29th, 2020

51:56

Power. Who has it? Who’s been denied it? And how does one get it? Today we’re sharing NYT Opinion’s newest podcast, “Sway.” In the first episode, host Kara Swisher interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When it comes to …

A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

September 25th, 2020

46:43

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has elevated the stakes of the presidential election and left the fate of the Supreme Court as a question. Ross and Michelle debate the Republican hypocrisy of trying to fill the seat …

How Culpable Is Trump, and How Dangerous is QAnon?

September 18th, 2020

48:29

After Bob Woodward’s latest book revealed just how much President Trump knowingly misled the public about the coronavirus, how much blame does he bear for the nearly 200,000 American lives lost to the virus? Michelle …

How to Win the Latino Vote

September 11th, 2020

47:30

In a special episode of “The Argument,” Opinion editor and writer Isvett Verde hosts a round table on the Latino vote in the 2020 election. Isvett welcomes Chuck Rocha, a senior campaign adviser to Bernie Sanders, and …

Is ‘American Carnage’ Campaign Gold?

September 3rd, 2020

52:59

The Trump re-election strategy has revealed itself: Cast American cities as hotbeds of chaos, and place the blame entirely on the Democratic Party. Yet why is unrest being seen as a weakness for Joe Biden, and not the …

Can the Republicans Sell a Whole New Trump?

August 27th, 2020

45:32

What is the Republican election strategy? And is it working? This week on “The Argument,” the journalist Charlie Sykes joins Michelle and Frank to debate whether or not Trump has made a strong enough case for his …

What Biden Must Do

August 20th, 2020

44:34

It’s a Democratic convention unlike any other. So who is it for? What does the party, and its presidential candidate, Joe Biden, need to accomplish? …

Is Individualism America’s Religion?

August 13th, 2020

52:37

Five months after the editorial board’s science writer Jeneen Interlandi warned the hosts of “The Argument” that they should get comfortable in …

Trump Supporters Make Their Case for 2020

August 6th, 2020

1:02:16

What do Trump supporters talk about when they talk about 2020? This week Ross hosts a special intra-right debate over whether conservatives should …

When Conservatives Fall for Demagogues

July 30th, 2020

50:41

How did the conservative defenders of classical liberal ideals like free speech and the rule of law wind up abetting authoritarians across the West? …

The Case for a One-State Solution

July 23rd, 2020

53:02

The long-held hope of a two-state solution has dwindled under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his threat of annexation. After decades …

A Conversation With Tammy Duckworth

July 16th, 2020

42:57

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois joins the Frank, Ross and Michelle for a four-way interview about monuments and Tucker Carlson, Russian bounties in Afghanistan, Medicare for all and taking care of a …

Is Trump's Fate Sealed?

July 9th, 2020

35:30

Has Donald Trump already lost the election? This week on “The Argument,” Frank, Ross and Michelle debate whether Joe Biden already has the president …

Whose Statue Must Fall?

July 2nd, 2020

35:48

Is America finally going through a social revolution? Or will empty gestures and virtue signaling by corporations and elite institutions drown out …

Place Your Bets on Biden’s V.P.

June 25th, 2020

42:21

Joe Biden has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate. But of the many qualified contenders, who should win the veepstakes? Michelle and Frank have …

Which Opinions Are Out of Bounds?

June 18th, 2020

37:32

After The New York Times published an Op-Ed by Republican Senator Tom Cotton which called for a military response to civic unrest, readers and employees alike were in an uproar. In the two weeks since our last episode, …

Can Riots Force Change?

June 4th, 2020

41:43

All across the U.S., thousands are taking to the streets to protest the repeated police killings of black Americans. Images of unrest blanket …

Credibility and Converts: Revisiting Tara Reade and Jane Roe

May 28th, 2020

34:21

As reporting on the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden digs deeper into his accuser’s credibility, where does that leave the Democrats, the …

Did de Blasio Bungle the Crisis?

May 21st, 2020

31:20

When New York’s coronavirus rates began to skyrocket in mid-March, they seemed like a portent for the rest of the country. But at this point, New York City has five times as many Covid-19-related deaths as the entire …

Bill Barr’s Junk Justice

May 14th, 2020

34:27

Is Attorney General Bill Barr’s dropping all charges against Michael Flynn an utter breakdown of justice? Or is it absurd to fixate on Flynn and dredge the Russia investigation up again amid a pandemic? Ross returns to …

Who’s Afraid of Justin Amash?

May 7th, 2020

26:59

Who would a third party candidate help in the 2020 presidential election? Would adding a Libertarian like Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan to the race …

When Science Is Partisan

April 30th, 2020

34:03

How can a president who shows disdain for science manage a crisis that requires faith in it? Frank and Michelle debate the federal government's …

Does New York Survive the Coronavirus?

April 23rd, 2020

31:02

How will the coronavirus change New York City — and what does the city’s response to the pandemic say about the rest of the country? In a special episode, Frank Bruni talks one-on-one with Ginia Bellafante, who writes …

The Biden Accusation

April 16th, 2020

32:07

What should we make of an allegation of sexual assault lodged against Joe Biden? Frank, Ross and Michelle weigh evidence that supports and casts …

Fighting Trump's Falsehoods

April 9th, 2020

33:31

What’s the right way for the media to cover President Trump’s daily public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and …

The President vs. the Governors

April 2nd, 2020

34:54

How is coronavirus — and President Trump’s response to it — hitting blue states and red states differently? Ross, Michelle and David debate. Then, …

What's The Best Fix For a Recession?

March 26th, 2020

31:58

As the coronavirus pandemic sends financial markets into a tailspin, strains gig economy workers and threatens the survival of businesses large and …

How Do We Vote in a Pandemic?

March 19th, 2020

25:25

Coronavirus is causing change in daily life all over the world - but what should we be doing? And how long is this going to last? Editorial board …

The Pandemic vs. The President

March 12th, 2020

37:53

Is President Trump's underreaction to the coronavirus a reason for more draconian measures to lock down the pandemic? Would more efforts to control …

How Biden Came Back

March 5th, 2020

39:20

Super Tuesday has left the Democratic primary race with two clear front runners: Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. The …

Trump Emboldened

February 27th, 2020

32:35

Less than a month after the end of his impeachment trial, are we witnessing an emboldened President Trump? The columnists discuss Trump’s cascade of …

Could Bloomberg Buy the Nomination?

February 20th, 2020

31:50

Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential candidacy is getting a boost from massive ad spending, but has it successfully hacked the attention of voters …

Are We Headed for a Bernie Sweep?

February 13th, 2020

33:19

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on an unstoppable path to the Democratic nomination — and if so, can he defeat President Trump in November? The columnists …

What Did We Learn in Iowa?

February 6th, 2020

27:14

What does the debacle of the Iowa caucuses mean for the trajectory of the 2020 Democratic race? The columnists discuss the Democratic electorate's …

Trump's Best Case Against Impeachment

January 30th, 2020

35:30

President Trump hasn't tried to mount a logical case against removing him from office. But what if they did? Ross Douthat channels an argument the …

Why Endorse Two Candidates?

January 23rd, 2020

36:45

Which 2020 Democratic contender would be the best nominee to take on President Trump? The New York Times editorial board gave its endorsement to two …

Introducing 'The Choice' from NYT Opinion

January 17th, 2020

5:43

Since 1860, the New York Times editorial board has been endorsing a candidate for president (they went for the tall Republican that year). Historically they've made their decision after off-the-record interviews with …

Could Bernie Sanders Win It All?

January 16th, 2020

32:18

Has Bernie Sanders been woefully underestimated? The columnists discuss the Vermont senator’s rise in 2020 polling, his current spat with rival …

Does Trump Have an Iran Strategy?

January 9th, 2020

41:45

After an American drone strike killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran and heightened tensions in the Middle East, does President Trump have a plan …

What We Got Wrong in 2019

December 26th, 2019

26:56

In the last "Argument" of the year, the columnists gather 'round for a little holiday self-flagellation. After a look back on their biggest pundit …

Why Hasn’t Impeachment Changed Minds?

December 19th, 2019

34:56

After weeks of public hearings, debate and charges against President Donald Trump at long last, has impeachment actually changed anyone's mind? This …

Why Is the Democratic Primary So White?

December 12th, 2019

28:50

The Democratic Party’s electorate is highly diverse, but its top-polling presidential contenders are all white. What gives? The columnists talk …

Should College Be Free?

December 5th, 2019

33:47

Should public colleges be tuition-free? Should student loan debt be forgiven? The columnists discuss Pete Buttigieg’s criticisms of his more liberal …

Are Public Impeachment Hearings Working?

November 21st, 2019

26:36

Are the impeachment hearings moving the needle on public opinion? Times columnist David Brooks joins Ross and Michelle to discuss the Democrats’ …

Will New Candidates Shake Up the 2020 Race?

November 14th, 2019

31:06

Why are Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick flirting with jumping into the 2020 presidential primary this late in the game? The columnists debate …

Is Mayor Pete the Answer?

November 7th, 2019

30:00

Is Pete Buttigieg the best Democratic candidate to take on Trump? The columnists size up the South Bend mayor’s rise in Iowa and a new Times poll

Should Facebook Be Fact-Checked?

October 31st, 2019

32:19

Should Facebook be more strict when it comes to fact-checking political ads? The columnists debate growing concern over the social media giant’s role …

How to Win Impeachment

October 24th, 2019

32:26

Impeachment seems destined to end with President Trump’s acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. But is there anything Democrats can do to …

The Other Candidates Are Coming for Warren

October 17th, 2019

35:19

Under attack from Democratic rivals, can Elizabeth Warren hold on to her new front-runner status in the 2020 presidential primary? The columnists …

Is the Threat of Impeachment Emboldening Trump?

October 10th, 2019

31:24

Is the threat of impeachment making President Trump more erratic — and more dangerous? Jamelle Bouie joins Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt to …

Will the G.O.P. Turn Against Trump?

October 3rd, 2019

30:17

As evidence mounts that Donald Trump abused the power of the presidency, could members of his own party start to turn against him? The columnists …

Get Ready for Impeachment

September 26th, 2019

26:12

Is the impeachment of Donald Trump finally just a matter of time? The columnists discuss how the president’s attempt to pressure a foreign government …

Can We Talk About Biden’s Age?

September 19th, 2019

30:50

Is Joe Biden’s shakiness on the stump a sign that he’s just too old to run for president? Or is it just proof that some of his critics are ageist? …

Can Republicans Escape Racism?

September 12th, 2019

31:26

Is the Democratic Party prematurely winnowing its crop of presidential candidates? The columnists discuss the narrowing 2020 field, and whether the …

Are Democrats Throwing Away the Senate?

September 5th, 2019

31:41

Are Democrats already blowing their best chance to take the Senate back from Mitch McConnell next year? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists …

One-on-One With Marianne Williamson

August 22nd, 2019

31:59

Marianne Williamson, the primary candidate infusing spirituality into the Democratic debates, sits down with Ross Douthat to discuss her journey to faith, her writings on illness and disease and how religious and …

Is Josh Hawley the Future of the G.O.P.?

August 15th, 2019

37:08

Is Missouri Senator Josh Hawley the future of the Republican Party? Ross Douthat sits down with the first-term lawmaker to discuss the conservative …

Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings?

August 8th, 2019

33:38

How much responsibility does President Trump bear for violence motivated by racism? The columnists discuss gun control, the recent shootings in El …

Is Impeachment Finally Happening?

August 1st, 2019

35:32

Did Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress bring Democrats any closer to impeaching President Trump? The columnists debate the fallout from the …

Why Isn’t Trump Trying to Win the Center?

July 25th, 2019

34:09

Presidents running for re-election often appeal to the political center. So why isn’t Trump? Op-Ed columnist Jamelle Bouie joins Ross Douthat and …

Will Trump's Racism Sink the G.O.P.?

July 18th, 2019

32:55

Trump's racism presents an existential challenge to Republicanism. Has he fully transformed the G.O.P. into the Party of Trump? The columnists argue …

What Is Nancy Pelosi Thinking?

July 11th, 2019

31:29

Can corporate America be a force for social liberalism? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt debate the corporatization of Pride …

Is Biden Doomed?

July 3rd, 2019

31:41

Was Kamala Harris’s debate-stage takedown the beginning of the end for Joe Biden’s frontrunner status? Columnists Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and …

One-on-One With Cory Booker

June 26th, 2019

41:23

Cory Booker has executive experience, bipartisan bona fides and a raft of ambitious policy goals. So why is he running in the middle of the 2020 …

Are We Headed For War With Iran?

June 20th, 2019

41:13

Is the United States barreling toward war with Iran? Op-Ed columnist Bret Stephens joins his colleagues to discuss the recent uptick in tensions …

Death to the Meritocracy With Andrew Yang

June 13th, 2019

52:01

Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang sits down with Ross Douthat for a one-on-one interview to discuss the future of work in America, universal basic income, Yang's unorthodox path to the presidency and whether …

Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach? (LIVE from Boston)

June 6th, 2019

40:25

Why aren't the Democrats ready to impeach President Trump? The columnists ask Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in this live episode recorded at WBUR …

The United States of Socialism?

May 30th, 2019

38:32

Why is socialism so popular in the United States right now? Michelle Goldberg talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine, to discuss …

President Pete? One-on-One With Buttigieg

May 23rd, 2019

53:33

Why is the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., running for president — and what would he do if he won? David Leonhardt sits down with Pete …

Is Trump Right About China?

May 16th, 2019

32:24

What's the right way for the United States to take on China? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt debate Trump's trade war and China's …

Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?

May 9th, 2019

31:12

How strong is the American economy — and how much credit should President Trump get for it? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt …

How to Fix the Criminal Justice System

May 2nd, 2019

41:48

What’s the best way to solve America’s mass incarceration crisis? NYT Magazine writer and "Charged" author Emily Bazelon joins Michelle Goldberg to …

Is It Time to Impeach Trump?

April 25th, 2019

39:10

Robert Mueller's (redacted) report is out, but now what? Can the Democrats use it to impeach President Donald Trump? Ross Douthat, David Leonhardt and special guest Michelle Cottle of The Times's editorial board …

Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance? (LIVE from NYC)

April 17th, 2019

35:27

What should U.S. immigration policy look like? The columnists debate Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation, Trump's xenophobia and Obama's legacy on …

Should Biden Run?

April 4th, 2019

35:44

Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ best hope to beat Trump in 2020? Or is he woefully behind the times? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt …

Who Botched the Mueller Report?

March 28th, 2019

35:20

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia has wrapped, and Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress has been delivered. Michelle, Ross and David debate whether …

Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

March 21st, 2019

36:46

How much blame does President Trump’s deserve for New Zealand’s white-supremacist mosque shooting? Jamelle Bouie joins hosts Ross Douthat, Michelle …

One-on-One With Elizabeth Warren

March 13th, 2019

49:35

Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with David Leonhardt for a chat about her 2020 presidential campaign. They talk Donald Trump, her proposed wealth …

How Does the Catholic Church Redeem Itself?

March 7th, 2019

32:31

Is prekindergarten for all a liberal pipe dream? The columnists sit down with special guest Mara Gay of The Times editorial board to discuss the …

Will Michael Cohen's Testimony Doom Trump?

February 28th, 2019

36:01

Was there anything in Michael Cohen's congressional testimony on Wednesday that could actually threaten Donald Trump's presidency? Michelle Goldberg …

Is Trump the Real National Emergency?

February 21st, 2019

36:23

From bypassing Congress to try to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, to accusing administration officials of treason, is Donald Trump America’s national emergency? Michelle sees authoritarianism while Ross thinks …

Is the Green New Deal a Leftist Fantasy?

February 14th, 2019

39:07

Is the Green New Deal a symbol of the future of the Democratic Party, or is it just socialism disguised as climate reform? Ross Douthat and Michelle …

The Abortion Debate

February 7th, 2019

45:22

This is not your typical argument about abortion. Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg debate women's reproductive health this week and while it's no …

Who's Ahead in the Race to Beat Trump?

January 31st, 2019

36:57

Democrats are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2020 presidential election, but who has a real shot? Opinion's new columnist, Jamelle Bouie, …

Have Republicans Betrayed the Working Class?

January 24th, 2019

40:24

Is anti-Zionism just another form of anti-Semitism? Michelle and special guest Bret Stephens debate liberal critiques of Israel and the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Then, is Tucker Carlson really a …

How Trump Loses the G.O.P.

January 17th, 2019

35:33

An ongoing government shutdown. More Russia revelations. Ross, David and Michelle agree there’s a point at which Republicans could turn on Trump. But …

Why Do Powerful Women Make America Panic?

January 10th, 2019

36:34

The government shutdown continues as Trump and the Democrats battle over the border wall. Who is winning? Which side makes the stronger immigration …

Your Questions, Answered

January 3rd, 2019

37:36

Our listeners asked: what will be the negative consequences of social media on kids? How can we solve income inequality in America? Which Democrat …

Should Marijuana Be Legal?

December 20th, 2018

37:14

Has "big cannabis" downplayed the dangers of legalization? Michelle Goldberg debates author Alex Berenson, whose forthcoming book makes the case …

Will Trump's Presidency Survive 2019?

December 13th, 2018

35:11

Trump's mounting legal problems have the columnists wondering if he'll finish his first term. Michelle Goldberg visualizes President Pelosi. …

Is Donald Trump A Traitor?

December 6th, 2018

35:37

Trump's Russia entanglement has the columnists asking, "Is the president a traitor?" Ross Douthat sits down with Lawfare's executive editor Susan …

What Do We Do About Climate Change?

November 29th, 2018

34:14

How can climate change be solved if politicians can't even agree there's a problem? The columnists brainstorm. Then, David Leonhardt visits Capitol …

How To Survive The Holidays Without An Argument

November 21st, 2018

34:00

A listener's voicemail asks the columnists, does America need a third party? Then, just in time for Thanksgiving, our argumentative trio dishes out …

Is Amazon Bad for America?

November 15th, 2018

38:43

After Amazon announced its uninspired new headquarters locations, the columnists are surprised to find they agree on the danger of the website's …

Did Trump Lose The Midterms?

November 8th, 2018

38:02

What do the Democratic gains in the House and Republican gains in the Senate mean for the country’s future? Ross Douthat dreams of a fantastic world of rainbows, child tax credits and a better president. David Leonhardt …

Who's to Blame for American Political Violence?

November 1st, 2018

33:56

Do Republicans have an anger problem? The columnists debate whether Trump incited the recent targeted attacks. After Michelle Goldberg reports back …

How Screwed Up Is American Democracy?

October 25th, 2018

31:56

How rotten has our democratic system has become, the columnists wonder, and what could fix it? David Leonhardt is furious about voter suppression in …

Is Trump Destroying the World Order?

October 18th, 2018

31:28

With the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, David Leonhardt asks guest Thomas Friedman about the strained future of U.S.-Saudi relations. Then, …

Is the Supreme Court Broken?

October 11th, 2018

30:04

Did Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation break the Supreme Court? Michelle Goldberg feels the patriarchy’s boot on her neck. David Leonhardt cautions …

Introducing 'The Argument,' an Opinion podcast from The New York Times

October 4th, 2018

1:37

Coming Thursday, October 11, a new Opinion podcast from The New York Times that answers the question, "How could they possibly think that?" Join …

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