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The Argument
The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Times Columnists Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat, with other voices from Opinion and beyond, debate the big questions affecting our lives. 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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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 5,634 ratings
Slipping lately
The only political podcasts I choose to listen to are bipartisan so that I can get a balanced view of the issues through respectful discussion. It may be a fruitless pursuit - but I’m looking for hope. This used to be that kind of podcast, but it has slipped. I’ve heard Michelle say recently that...Read full review »
Brenuart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/21
The new host
I just listed to the new host on subject section 230. She didn’t even define what it is until half the podcast was over. It was dry and boring. If Ross and Michelle are leaving she has to do a whole lot better to get me to stay.
??HHHHHHH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/21
The 46th
Superb podcast. Insightful, serious (but kind-of fun) and very impactful.
Full Back. via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/17/21
Recent Episodes
It’s impeachment season all over again on “The Argument,” and Michelle and Ross debate whether Republicans will, at long last, turn their backs to President Trump, or confirm that their party is resolutely his. Will Mitch McConnell really consider delivering enough Republican votes to convict...
Published 01/15/21
In this special bonus episode, Jane Coaston makes her hosting debut on “The Argument” to discuss one of her favorite subjects: Section 230. As scholar Jeff Kosseff defined it, the “26 words that created the internet,” is part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, and it protects websites...
Published 01/14/21
Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg debate whether the events that unfolded on Wednesday should be classified as a “coup.” Then, Michelle Cottle deploys her expertise on Congress to analyze the Georgia election results and predict what a Democratic Senate means for Joe Biden and how conservative...
Published 01/08/21
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