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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 you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.

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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 you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Ever older, sometimes wiser ,

A challenge to the team

I enjoy the deliberate attempt to see issues across a range of moderate perspectives. Here’s a challenge: how can the millions of cheering supporters come to see that their Emperor has no clothes ? Who, what and how will lead the way back to a clear vision of what true leadership is?

gumwallaby ,

Echo chamber

The panel seem thoroughly allergic to data. Often the points made are mere assertion dressed up as thoughtful consideration. Rarely do any of the panel look outside their bubble while echoing leftist social constructions of “wokeness”. If I made a drinking game where listeners took a shot each time they hear “I feel” no one would be sober, many would be comatose.

Rarely insightful and often less informed than other offerings.

Danny Pockets ,

Michelle Goldberg ruins the show

Can she let anyone else speak for more than two sentences without interrupting them? It’s so unpleasant. She couldn’t behave like more of a stereotype of a shrill liberal. I have no problem with her politics, I read and enjoy her print column, but she often makes the show unbearably frustrating to listen to.

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