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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.

The Argument The New York Times

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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

4.4 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

LydKatz ,

The real world

I love listening to the three journalists who speak to us through the Argument. But I strongly feel they function in the bubble they think they are bursting. I actually agree with most everything they opine about even though they are not usually in agreement. Michelle is obviously pro Warren while the male journalists are less so.

My argument with their views are centered on their elitism. I do follow the news very very closely and still find myself thinking do you really think the public out side of your studio are being convinced by you. I really detest that you are always pointing out that Biden is too old because of his faux- pas. And that Michelle is so pro Warren that she cannot accept any criticism of her. And as to your criticism of the members of Trump’s early cabinet who tried to shore up his presidency is really beyond belief.

Trump has a solid core on non-educated voters who will never abandon him. Nancy Pelosi is the one who seems to get the strategy that will in the end save us, if anyone can, from Trump. No need to YELL and scream about his disastrous presidency! Let Congress do the work in a quiet intelligent process currently going on in the House!

Hopefully the primaries will reveal the best candidate for the Democrats! Iowa does not alarm me. Super Tuesday will be the test.

Jigbobby ,

Misnamed

This podcast covers some great subjects in its weekly slot, but there is no way you could ever call it an argument. Discussion, opinion, but not argument. What we get is a left-wing pit bull who makes everything about Trump ( Michelle Goldberg), a middle of the road pacifier ( David Leonhart) and a mildly right wing apologist who hasn’t taken a forceful position on anything since the show began (Ross Douthat). The balance is so one-sided that you come away feeling you didn’t even get the gist of the story. Get a much more forceful right wing representative to counter Goldbergs rants and things might get interesting.

yaleogirl ,

Democratic Debates

I really enjoy this podcast! I listen to it every week. I do wish though there was more of an effort to include the input/perspectives of POCs, because that aspect of most topics is often missed. Also, I’d like it if David asked Michelle for her opinion more, he usually seems more interested in what Ross thinks. Apart from that, the podcast is pretty great! I highly recommend taking a listen.

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