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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.

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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.

    The End of Roe and Trump's Pathology (with Peter Wehner & Ted Johnson)

    The End of Roe and Trump's Pathology (with Peter Wehner & Ted Johnson)

    The Atlantic's Peter Wehner joins the group (plus Ted Johnson) to discuss the reasoning and implications of the Dobbs decision. The panel then considers the ​impact of ​Cassidy Hutchinson and other testimony. ​Air going out of the Trump balloon?
    Highlights & Lowlights:
    Mona: Baltimore Police interns could help ease recruitment woes, improve community relations as pilot program launches - The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/baltimore-police-interns-could-help-ease-recruitment-woes-improve-community-relations-as-pilot-program-launches/2022/06/27/dbb39ee4-f65d-11ec-b665-98b884bdef6e_story.html)
    Linda: Supreme Court Sides With Biden’s Efforts to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program - New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/us/politics/biden-remain-in-mexico-scotus.html)

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    • 58 min
    “Wintry realism.” (with David Frum)

    “Wintry realism.” (with David Frum)

    The Atlantic’s David Frum joins the group to discuss the January 6 committee’s purpose and the prospects for a non-Trump in 2024. Plus, guns, the gas tax holiday, Uvalde, and Biden’s trip Saudi Arabia.
    Highlights & Lowlights:
    Mona: Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes. (New York Times) - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/20/opinion/trump-merrick-garland-january-6-committee.html
    Linda: Will Biden Bring Back the Campus Star Chambers? (Commentary) - https://www.commentary.org/articles/kc-johnson/will-biden-resurrect-obama-era-title-ix-procedures/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Republicans are Dangerous; Democrats are Ineffectual (with Charlie Sykes)

    Republicans are Dangerous; Democrats are Ineffectual (with Charlie Sykes)

    Charlie Sykes joins the group to discuss the January 6 hearings, Biden's record, and inflation (we warned about it!)
    Highlights & Lowlights:

    Mona: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/15/democratic-dark-money-extreme-republicans/


    Linda: https://www.vox.com/23169861/daca-immigration-dreamer-democrats-united-we-dream


    Damon: https://wisdomofcrowds.live/its-not-about-democracy/


    Bill: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/opinion/germany-scholz-russia-ukraine.html



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Is Biden Too Old for a Second Term? (with Matt Bennett)

    Is Biden Too Old for a Second Term? (with Matt Bennett)

    Third Way's Matt Bennett help dissect the primaries so far, the January 6 hearings, and the question of who will be the Democrats' 2024 nominee.

    Highlights and Lowlights:

    Mona: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/january-6-hearings-mike-pence-service-democracy/661224/


    Linda: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/06/bus-denver-pendemic-violence/



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Is Gun Control Futile? (with David French)

    Is Gun Control Futile? (with David French)

    David French joins the group this week to consider gun control efforts, the gun culture, and the state of the war in Ukraine.
    Notes:

    https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/mass-shootings.html

    https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/politifact/2022/06/01/fact-check-did-mass-shootings-triple-after-assault-weapon-ban-ended/9941501002/


    Highlights & Lowlights:

    Mona: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/31/not-too-late-student-loans-00036005


    Linda: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/06/01/hinckley-release-reagan/


    Damon: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/01/opinion/republicans-religion-conservatism.html


    David French: https://www.thebulwark.com/top-gun-maverick-review/



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Drowning in Guns under Minority Rule (with A.B. Stoddard)

    Drowning in Guns under Minority Rule (with A.B. Stoddard)

    Guest host A.B. Stoddard joins guests Tom Nichols, Yahoo News' Jon Ward, and regular Linda Chavez to discuss America's gun culture, the prospects for bipartisan gun legislation, and the Democrats' lack of confidence versus the party that's about nothing. Plus, Trump's week of humiliation.
    Highlights/lowlights:

    A.B. Stoddard's: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/07/opinion/grief.html


    Linda Chavez's: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/25/george-p-bush-latino-republican-trumpism/


    Jon Ward's: https://www.amazon.com/We-Need-Build-Diverse-Democracy/dp/0807024066/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1653596224&refinements=p_27%3AEboo+Patel&s=books&sr=1-1



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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
810 Ratings

810 Ratings

Librarinator ,

Best “different points of view” podcast

I love these types of shows and this one has become my favorite. My respect has grown for the regulars as their insights have lived up to their sterling credentials and their guests are almost always excellent.

C. R. Imes ,

Great Podcast

As a former Republican it is refreshing to hear conservatives & moderate democrats discuss intelligent views & insights. Respect you all so much & enjoy listening to all views expressed in a courteous manner. Thanks & keep up the good work!

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AB Stoddard

AB has been a great guest on Tyne podcasts and she is a very good host too.

Absolutely agree with Tom that Kissinger is the lowlight of the week. In fact, I don’t want to hear anything from Kissinger, especially re: Russia and China.

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