The Argument

11 EpisodesProduced by The New York Times Opinion

The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help … read more

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Will Trump's Presidency Survive 2019?

December 13th, 2018

35:11

The columnists weigh Trump's mounting legal problems and debate whether he'll finish his first term. Michelle visualizes President Pelosi. Editorial …

Is Donald Trump A Traitor?

December 6th, 2018

35:36

The columnists debate Trump's Russia entanglement: is the president a traitor? Ross sits down with Lawfare's executive editor Susan Hennessey to lay …

What Do We Do About Climate Change?

November 29th, 2018

34:13

This week the columnists grapple with partisan gridlock over climate change: how do we find a solution when we can't even agree on the problem? Then, …

Do We Need A Third Party?

November 21st, 2018

33:59

The columnists dig into a listener's voicemail: does America need a third party? Then, just in time for Thanksgiving, our argumentative trio dishes …

Is Amazon Bad for America?

November 15th, 2018

38:42

The columnists discuss Amazon's uninspired new headquarters locations and are surprised to find they agree on the danger of Amazon as a monopoly, for …

Did Trump Lose The Midterms?

November 8th, 2018

38:01

The columnists debate what Democratic gains in the House and Republican gains in the Senate mean for the country’s future. Ross dreams of a fantastic …

Who's to Blame for American Political Violence?

November 1st, 2018

33:56

The columnists debate whether America’s lethal anger is a right-wing problem. Did Trump incite the recent targeted attacks? After Michelle reports …

How Screwed Up Is American Democracy?

October 25th, 2018

31:56

The columnists debate just how rotten our democratic system has become, and what could fix it. David is furious about voter suppression in North …

Is Trump Destroying the World Order?

October 18th, 2018

31:27

Opinion columnists David Leonhardt and Thomas Friedman discuss the apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the strained future of …

Is the Supreme Court Broken?

October 11th, 2018

30:03

The columnists debate if Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation broke the Supreme Court. Michelle feels the patriarchy’s boot on her neck. David 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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