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.
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 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.
November 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
afghanistan withdrawal, biden, democrats, gas lines, independent voters, interest rates, jay powell, jimmy carter, lael brainard, leadership, moderates, nixon, oil companies, paul volcker, polls, price controls, progressives, rate of inflation, reagan, recession, rising prices, the 1970s, the rust belt, volckerize
Noah Smith helps the panel diagnose the inflation threat as well as the political peril for Democrats.
October 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
amanda carpenter, biden, bipartisan, build back better, cancel culture, colleges, cornell, damon linker, democrats, dorian abbot, infrastructure, jonathan chait, manchin, moderates, new york magazine, pelosi, polling, presidency, progressives, sinema, speech, spending bill, universities, william galston
NY Magazine’s Jonathan Chait joins, along with the Bulwark’s Amanda Carpenter, to discuss the BBB deal (if there is one) and cancel culture.
October 22nd, 2021 | 56 mins 24 secs
afghanistan, biden, china, congress, crt, damon linker, democracy, democratic party, democrats, eric edelman, hypersonic, linda chavez, mccauliffe, midterms, mona charen, nuclear arsenal, polls, progressives, race, republicans, schools, trump, virginia, william galston, woke, youngkin
Eric Edelman helps unpack China’s new missile, Democrats’ decline, and McAuliffe’s tone deafness.
October 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
ab stoddard, damon linker, democrats, linda chavez, mona charen, republicans, william galston
A.B. Stoddard joins to discuss why we can't have nice things in America.
August 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
cuomo, damon linker, democrats, eviction moratorium, linda chavez, megan mcardle, william galston
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.
May 28th, 2021 | 57 mins 53 secs
book, constitution of knowledge, crime, democrats, facts, jonathan rauch, republicans
Jonathan Rauch discusses his new book The Constitution of Knowledge and joins for a discussion of the threat of crime to Democrats' political health.
April 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
anti-riot laws, democrats, derek chauvin, george floyd, gop, libel, minnesota, riots, slander
Eugene Volokh (The Volokh Conspiracy) joins to discuss the anti-riot laws in several states, whether libel law should be upended, and the Chauvin verdict.