Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Beg to Differ is a weekly roundtable podcast brought to you by Host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez of the Niskanen Center, Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution, and Damon Linker, who writes "Notes from the Middleground," to discuss the news of the week in a respectful, rational forum.

News Commentary
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.
63 min
Drowning in Guns under Minority Rule (with A.B....
Guest host A.B. Stoddard joins guests Tom Nichols, Yahoo News' Jon Ward, and regular Linda Chavez.
63 min
The Challenge of Diversity (with Yascha Mounk)
Yascha Mounk joins the panel to talk about the optimistic case for diverse democracies -- and primary results.
60 min
Voting Rights and Abortion Rights (with Ben Gin...
Election law expert Ben Ginsberg offers insight on threats to confidence in elections.
71 min
Abortion and Climate. Can We Get More Contentio...
MIT’s Robert Pindyck shares wisdom on climate and joins the discussion of the Roe draft opinion.
70 min
A Macron Moment in the US? (with guest host Jos...
Guest Host Josh Barro and the panel discuss the French elections, and the possibility of a centrist third party in the US. Plus, corporate free speech — and will Musk break Twitter?
65 min
Jared vs. Hunter
Arc Digital's Nicholas Grossman joins the group to consider the mask mandate, the corruption of presidential relatives, and James Carville's advice about "weird Republicans."
67 min
The Inflation Monster (with Noah Smith)
Noah Smith joins to consider whether inflation is really as bad as it looks and whether we can ever have a sensible immigration policy in our divided country.
73 min
Putin's American Friends (with Eric Edelman)
Eric Edelman joins to discuss war crimes, defense spending, and Putinists abroad and at home.
60 min
Lock Him Up?
The Atlantic’s Jonathan Rauch joins the group (including Cathy Young) to consider whether a federal judge saying Trump is a likely criminal should spur DOJ?
65 min
Monsters and Jackasses
The Washington Post's Charles Lane joins the group to mull whether Putin is intimidating the West with nuclear threats and if so, how to respond? Also, the KBJ hearings reveal a GOP deep into "jackassery."
59 min
Ukraine and the West Surprise Putin . . . and O...
Ukraine's brave stand against Russia has united Americans behind them. Will this new found bipartisanship mute extremists on the right and left?
61 min
Ukrainians Dodge Missiles. Can We Dodge Involve...
Attorney George Conway joins to discuss how war has changed America already. Also, the legal and political case for prosecuting Trump.
57 min
A Week Where Decades Happened (with Kori Schake)
60 min
Hinge Moment of History
AEI's Adam White joins the group to consider whether the invasion of Ukraine will shake the US from its decline into imbecility. Also whither the Supreme Court?
54 min
San Francisco Sends Democrats a Message
George Will joins to discuss the San Francisco warning, the Republicans' drift, and the inflation danger.
60 min
Open Everything?
Tom Nichols joins the panel to discuss whether it's time to end Covid restrictions, Ukraine and democracy, and "legitimate political discourse."
65 min
A Canceling We Will Go
Peter Wehner joins the group, which includes Bill Kristol this week, to discuss the Whoopi Goldberg and other cancel controversies, as well as Trump's acknowledgement of attempting a coup. nd who's really abandoning democracy, Republicans or Democrats?
56 min
Putin Wants to Turn Back the Clock
Stanford" Francis Fukuyama joins the group to discuss Ukraine and the impact of a new Supreme Court justice on politics and jurisprudence.
52 min
Do's and Don'ts of Democracy Protection
CATO's Walter Olson brings his libertarian insight to a discussion of voting rights and wrongs — and Biden's first year.
55 min
Biden's Nadir Week?
A.B. Stoddard and Ben Parker join the group to discuss Biden's kamikaze voting rights push and Putin's threats to Ukraine.
55 min
The Death of the Conservative Party
NY Times columnist Bret Stephens joins the panel, including Norm Ornstein, to discuss the GOP in the wake of Jan 6 and whether the Democrats are missing the boat on ECA and voting reform.
59 min
Were the Clintonites Right after All?
The centrist wing of the democratic party is making a bit of a comeback. With Joe Manchin calling the shots on BBB — and cultural issues like "defund the police" not winning even among Black and Hispanic voters — is it time for the Democratic leadership to stand up to the progressives? The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein is this week's special guest.
59 min
Was January 6 a Coup Attempt?
The Washington Post's Dan Balz joins the panel to discuss the January 6 committee, whether Biden will/should seek reelection, and how the pandemic has affected work/family balance.
69 min
Resentful Animosities
Peter Wehner joins the group to discuss threats to democracy, the GOP's gun fetish, and more.
61 min