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.
November 12th, 2021 | 59 mins 10 secs
2024, 5-11 year-olds, beef prices, biden, build back better, conor friedersdorf, damon linker, david frum, fda, federal reserve, gas prices, immigration, inflation, infrastructure, interest rates, iran, jay powell, jobs, linda chavez, masks, milk prices, mona charen, nuclear deal, oil, paul volcker, republicans, ross douthat, saudi arabia, trump, vaccinations, veterans, veterans day, william galston, workforce
The Atlantic’s David Frum joins to discuss inflation, the economy, immigration, and the call to back Ron DeSantis in 2024.
November 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
arizona elections, buffalo mayor, chomsky, damon linker, edward durr, eric adams, jonathan rauch, linda chavez, long island, mcauliffe, minneapolis, moderate democrats, mona charen, new jersey, phil murphy, police reform, progressives, republicans, science, seattle, the atlantic magazine, virginia, william galston, woke, youngkin
The Atlantic’s and Brookings Institution's Jonathan Rauch helps dissect last week's election results. Are both parties unfit to govern?
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 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
damon linker, gop, ian bassin, january 6, linda chavez, mona charen, protect democracy, trump, virginia governors race, william galston
Protect Democracy's Ian Bassin joins to discuss how he's working to counter threats. Also the VA governor's race.
October 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
damon linker, facebook, george f. will, linda chavez, mona charen, social welfare, william galston
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.
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.
September 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
damon linker, mona charen, sarah longwell, tom nichols, william galston
Sarah Longwell sits in for Linda and Tom Nichols joins to discuss the Democrats' divisions, Haitians at the border, and Biden's foreign policy.
September 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
afghanistan refugees, biden approval rating, bill galston, damon linker, greg sargent, mona charen, tim miller, washington post
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.