Beg to Differ is a weekly roundtable podcast brought to you by TheBulwark.com. Host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez of the Niskanen Center, Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution, and Damon Linker of The Week to discuss the news of the week in a respectful, rational forum.
February 25th, 2022 | 54 mins 28 secs
AEI's Adam White joins the group to consider whether the invasion of Ukraine will shake the US from its decline into imbecility. Also whither the Supreme Court?
February 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 29 secs
George Will joins to discuss the San Francisco warning, the Republicans' drift, and the inflation danger.
February 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
Tom Nichols joins the panel to discuss whether it's time to end Covid restrictions, Ukraine and democracy, and "legitimate political discourse."
February 4th, 2022 | 56 mins 45 secs
Peter Wehner joins the group, which includes Bill Kristol this week, to discuss the Whoopi Goldberg and other cancel controversies as well as Trump's acknowledgement of attempting a coup, and who's really abandoning democracy, Republicans or Democrats.
January 28th, 2022 | 52 mins 32 secs
belarus, biden, breyer, confirmation, defensive weapons, democracy, democrats, energy, france, georgia, gerhard schroder, germany, manchin, merkel, nord stream, nuclear power, olaf scholz, pew, putin, qatar, republican base, russia, scotus, senate, sinema, soviet union, supreme court, tucker carlson, ukraine
Stanford’s Francis Fukuyama joins the group to discuss Ukraine and the impact of a new Supreme Court justice on politics and jurisprudence.
January 21st, 2022 | 55 mins 19 secs
arizona, biden’s first year, big lie, black voters, brennan center, desantis, early voting, economy, gdp, georgia, inflation, new york, presidency, republican legislators, senate, unemployment, voter id, voting rights, voting rights act, water bottles
CATO's Walter Olson brings his libertarian insight to a discussion of voting rights and wrongs — and Biden's first year.
January 14th, 2022 | 55 mins 21 secs
ballots. vote counting, belarus, biden, bull connor, chicken, covid, eastman, eric adams, europe, filibuster, georgia, gerrymandering, green card, harry enten, immigrants, jefferson davis, lincoln, lukashenko, mcconnell, milk, nato, new york city, nyc, omicron, russia, ruy teixeira, senate, sinema, stacey abrams, supermarket shelves, supply chain, swing states, ukraine, vote casting, voter turnout, voting, voting rights
A.B. Stoddard and Ben Parker join the group to discuss Biden's kamikaze voting rights push and Putin's threats to Ukraine.
January 7th, 2022 | 59 mins 19 secs
conservatives, cult, democratic party, edmund burke, electoral count act, fbi, freedom to vote act, gop, groundhog day, insurrection, january 6, john lewis, lindsey graham, matt gaetz, polling, trump, wall street journal
NY Times columnist Bret Stephens joins the panel, including Norm Ornstein, to discuss the GOP in the wake of Jan 6 and whether the Democrats are missing the boat on ECA and voting reform.
December 24th, 2021 | 59 mins 25 secs
activists, bbb, biden, bill clinton, build back better, centrists, child tax credit, cultural issues, defund the police, democratic leadership council, education, federal spending, hillary, hispanics, house boat, immigrants, latinos, manchin, non-college education, obama, pelosi, progressives, protesters, reagan era, senate, sister souljah, spending, suburban swing voters, the 90s, the clinton era, the squad, viriginia, west virginia, white working class
The centrist wing of the democratic party is making a bit of a comeback. With Joe Manchin calling the shots on BBB — and cultural issues like "defund the police" not winning even among Black and Hispanic voters — is it time for the Democratic leadership to stand up to the progressives? The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein is this week's special guest.
December 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
2024, antifa, biden, bob dole, chris wallace, congress, covid, democrats, economy, fox news, house committee, incitement, insurrection, kamala harris, liz cheney, mark meadows, martial law, military, montana, primary, service workers, trump
The Washington Post's Dan Balz joins the panel to discuss the January 6 committee, whether Biden will/should seek reelection, and how the pandemic has affected work/family balance.
December 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
aggression, american conservatism, biden, bob dole, china, cold war, culture war, damon linker, david brooks, democracy, democracy summit, government benefits, government spending, gun fetishism, gun safes, guns, hispanics, infrastructure, involuntary manslaughter, iran, latinos, latinx, linda chavez, michigan, mona charen, north korea, parental responsibilities, parental rights, peter meijer, peter wehner, pew, police, realism, ron brownstein, rural living, russia, school shootings, tim alberta, united states, us, war, william galston
Peter Wehner joins the group to discuss threats to democracy, the GOP's gun fetish, and more.
December 3rd, 2021 | 53 mins 45 secs
abortion, biden, bill galston, bill kristol, birth control, boosters, constitution, covid, damon linker, debate, democrats, eunuch, fox news, governors races, griswold, harper's magazine, ilhan omar, kevin mccarthy, lauren boebert, lawrence v texas, marjorie taylor greene, masks, midterms, mona charen, mondale, morning in america, nancy mace, obergefell, omicron, protests, puberty blockers, reagan, republicans, roe vs wade, same-sex marraige, scotus, senators, substack, supreme court, trans kids, transgender kids, travel restrictions, trump, tucker carlson, will saletan, women
Slate's Will Saletan joins the group, including Bill Kristol, to discuss the implications of a possible reversal of Roe and Biden's opportunities to recover.