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Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

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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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David French helps the panel diagnose the GOP's sickness. The group also talks about voter ID and the Biden daycare plan. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, David French, and Linda Chavez.
FDR Redux?

FDR Redux?

2021-04-3001:05:01

E.J. Dionne helps the panel unpack Biden's first 100 days, plus, racial and class messaging. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and Linda Chavez.
Reading the Riot Act

Reading the Riot Act

2021-04-2301:08:21

Eugene Volokh (The Volokh Conspiracy) joins to discuss the anti-riot laws in several states, whether libel law should be upended, and the Chauvin verdict. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Eugene Volokh, and Linda Chavez.
Don’t Pack the Court

Don’t Pack the Court

2021-04-1601:05:46

AEI’s Norm Ornstein joins to discuss police violence, court packing, and Afghanistan. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Norman J. Ornstein.
Manchin's Ultimatum

Manchin's Ultimatum

2021-04-0901:03:521

On this week’s Beg to Differ, Sarah Longwell sits in for Mona Charen, and discusses with the panel the future of the filibuster, GOP fundraising tactics and their new embrace of boycott culture, H.R. 1 and election law, and China and the Olympics. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Sarah Longwell.
Bret Stephens joins to consider the latest multi-trillion dollar spending bill, the GOP workers' party strategy, and the decline in church membership. Special Guests: Bret Stephens, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Report Card

Report Card

2021-03-2601:00:37

George F. Will joins to discuss lessons of the pandemic, whether Biden is creating a new New Deal, and how to handle China. Special Guests: Damon Linker, George F. Will, Linda Chavez, and Sarah Longwell.
Build Biden Better

Build Biden Better

2021-03-1901:09:06

The Niskanen Center's Samuel Hammond joins to discuss improving Biden's child allowance and border policies. Plus: eliminate the filibuster? Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Samuel Hammond.
AEI's Desmond Lachman analyzes the inflation risk in our gargantuan spending and loose money policies. The panel then considers the border crisis and the GOP's outreach to the working class. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Desmond Lachman, and Linda Chavez.
2020 Warnings for Democrats

2020 Warnings for Democrats

2021-03-0501:04:43

AEI’s Kori Schake joins to discuss Biden’s Iran policy, non-white voters’ move right, and whether HR1 can solve the Democratic party’s geography problem. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Kori Schake, and Linda Chavez.
Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget offers her insights. The group also discusses prospects for a Jan 6 commission, and Europe's response to Biden. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Maya MacGuineas .
Powerless Texas

Powerless Texas

2021-02-1901:06:37

Slate's Will Saletan returns to consider the McConnell/Trump GOP, Texas's woes, and Limbaugh's legacy. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Will Saletan.
Convict Him

Convict Him

2021-02-1201:01:231

Jay Nordlinger joins to discuss the impeachment trial, the Romney plan for families, and the firing of Don McNeill from the NYTimes. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Jay Nordlinger, and Linda Chavez.
Is Compromise Alive?

Is Compromise Alive?

2021-02-0501:10:241

Tom Nichols joins to consider the state of governance and GOP self-policing. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Linda Chavez, and Tom Nichols.
Anne Applebaum joins to discuss options for reconciliation. Also, brave Navalny and cowardly Republicans. Special Guests: Anne Applebaum, Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Unity?

Unity?

2021-01-2201:10:162

EPPC's Peter Wehner joins this week to review the inauguration and look forward to the first priorities of the Biden administration. Also impeachment 2.0. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Peter Wehner.
The Biggest Lie

The Biggest Lie

2021-01-1401:08:202

Jonathan V. Last and Catherine Rampell join the group to discuss impeachment 2.0, deplatforming (pro and con), and prospects for Biden. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Catherine Rampell, Damon Linker, and Jonathan V. Last.
Crisis

Crisis

2021-01-0801:05:05

Eric Edelman joins to discuss the Trump mob’s storming of the Capitol. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Eric Edelman, and Linda Chavez.
Farewell to All That

Farewell to All That

2021-01-0101:18:27

A.B. Stoddard joins the group on New Year's Eve to discuss the lows (many) and highs (there were some) of 2020. Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard, Bill Galston, Damon Linker, and Linda Chavez.
Are Things Normal Yet? No.

Are Things Normal Yet? No.

2020-12-2401:08:31

Bulwark founder Sarah Longwell joins the group to discuss Trump’s sabotage of the relief bill, reforms to Trump-proof the presidency, and recommendations for holiday viewing/listening. Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Sarah Longwell.
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Eliza Howarth

one of your best podcasts ever

Oct 9th
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Mike Brennan

Dems choosing a presidential contender for veep is a distraction vs necessity for choosing a presidential contender in light of Biden's age: pundits are like warthogs, chasing each other through the brush and suddenly changing directions as pursuers suddenly become the pursued. Perhaps a disclaimer should be required at beginning and end of each podcast: " The experts speaking have no predictive skills, please regard this as entertainment."

Jul 31st
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Naveen K

Good podcast. Looking forward to more episodes and hope it grows.

Oct 8th
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