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The Argument

By New York Times Opinion

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.

  1. 1.
    David Leonhardt Returns for a Debate Debate10/23/2020
    39:00
  2. 2.
    Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and 'WAP': You Asked, We Answered10/16/2020
    46:03
  3. 3.
    What Happens if Trump Won’t Leave?10/09/2020
    41:44
  4. 4.
    Welcome to the Thunderdome10/02/2020
    43:45
  5. 5.
    Introducing 'Sway' from NYT Opinion09/29/2020
    52:49
  6. 6.
    A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court09/25/2020
    47:36
  7. 7.
    How Culpable Is Trump, and How Dangerous is QAnon?09/18/2020
    49:23
  8. 8.
    How to Win the Latino Vote09/11/2020
    48:23
  1. 9.
    Is ‘American Carnage’ Campaign Gold?09/03/2020
    53:52
  2. 10.
    Can the Republicans Sell a Whole New Trump?08/27/2020
    46:25
  3. 11.
    What Biden Must Do08/20/2020
    45:27
  4. 12.
    Is Individualism America’s Religion?08/13/2020
    53:30
  5. 13.
    Trump Supporters Make Their Case for 202008/06/2020
    1:03:10
  6. 14.
    When Conservatives Fall for Demagogues07/30/2020
    51:34
  7. 15.
    The Case for a One-State Solution07/23/2020
    53:55
  8. 16.
    A Conversation With Tammy Duckworth07/16/2020
    43:51
  9. 17.
    Is Trump's Fate Sealed?07/09/2020
    36:23
  10. 18.
    Whose Statue Must Fall?07/02/2020
    36:41
  11. 19.
    Place Your Bets on Biden’s V.P.06/25/2020
    43:15
  12. 20.
    Which Opinions Are Out of Bounds?06/18/2020
    38:25
  13. 21.
    Can Riots Force Change?06/04/2020
    42:36
  14. 22.
    Credibility and Converts: Revisiting Tara Reade and Jane Roe05/28/2020
    35:14
  15. 23.
    Did de Blasio Bungle the Crisis?05/21/2020
    32:14
  16. 24.
    Bill Barr’s Junk Justice05/14/2020
    35:21
  17. 25.
    Who’s Afraid of Justin Amash?05/07/2020
    27:53
  18. 26.
    When Science Is Partisan04/30/2020
    34:57
  19. 27.
    Does New York Survive the Coronavirus?04/23/2020
    31:55
  20. 28.
    The Biden Accusation04/16/2020
    33:00
  21. 29.
    Fighting Trump's Falsehoods04/09/2020
    34:24
  22. 30.
    The President vs. the Governors04/02/2020
    35:47
  23. 31.
    What's The Best Fix For a Recession?03/26/2020
    32:51
  24. 32.
    How Do We Vote in a Pandemic?03/19/2020
    26:19
  25. 33.
    The Pandemic vs. The President03/12/2020
    38:47
  26. 34.
    How Biden Came Back03/05/2020
    40:13
  27. 35.
    Trump Emboldened02/27/2020
    33:29
  28. 36.
    Could Bloomberg Buy the Nomination?02/20/2020
    33:32
  29. 37.
    Are We Headed for a Bernie Sweep?02/13/2020
    34:13
  30. 38.
    What Did We Learn in Iowa?02/06/2020
    28:07
  31. 39.
    Trump's Best Case Against Impeachment01/30/2020
    36:23
  32. 40.
    Why Endorse Two Candidates?01/23/2020
    37:38
  33. 41.
    Introducing 'The Choice' from NYT Opinion01/17/2020
    5:43
  34. 42.
    Could Bernie Sanders Win It All?01/16/2020
    33:12
  35. 43.
    Does Trump Have an Iran Strategy?01/09/2020
    42:38
  36. 44.
    What We Got Wrong in 201912/26/2019
    27:49
  37. 45.
    Impeachment Edition12/19/2019
    35:49
  38. 46.
    Why Is the Democratic Primary So White?12/12/2019
    29:44
  39. 47.
    Should College Be Free?12/05/2019
    34:40
  40. 48.
    Are Public Impeachment Hearings Working?11/21/2019
    27:29
  41. 49.
    Will New Candidates Shake Up the 2020 Race?11/14/2019
    32:00
  42. 50.
    Is Mayor Pete the Answer?11/07/2019
    30:54
  43. 51.
    Should Facebook Be Fact-Checked?10/31/2019
    33:13
  44. 52.
    How to Win Impeachment10/24/2019
    33:20
  45. 53.
    The Other Candidates Are Coming for Warren10/17/2019
    36:12
  46. 54.
    Is the Threat of Impeachment Emboldening Trump?10/10/2019
    32:17
  47. 55.
    Will the G.O.P. Turn Against Trump?10/03/2019
    31:10
  48. 56.
    Get Ready for Impeachment09/26/2019
    27:05
  49. 57.
    Can We Talk About Biden’s Age?09/19/2019
    31:43
  50. 58.
    Can Republicans Escape Racism?09/12/2019
    32:19
  51. 59.
    Are Democrats Throwing Away the Senate?09/05/2019
    32:35
  52. 60.
    One-on-One With Marianne Williamson08/22/2019
    32:53
  53. 61.
    Is Josh Hawley the Future of the G.O.P.?08/15/2019
    38:01
  54. 62.
    Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings?08/08/2019
    34:31
  55. 63.
    Is Impeachment Finally Happening?08/01/2019
    36:25
  56. 64.
    Why Isn’t Trump Trying to Win the Center?07/25/2019
    35:03
  57. 65.
    Will Trump's Racism Sink the G.O.P.?07/18/2019
    33:48
  58. 66.
    What Is Nancy Pelosi Thinking?07/11/2019
    32:23
  59. 67.
    Is Biden Doomed?07/03/2019
    32:34
  60. 68.
    One-on-One With Cory Booker06/26/2019
    42:16
  61. 69.
    Are We Headed For War With Iran?06/20/2019
    42:07
  62. 70.
    Death to the Meritocracy With Andrew Yang06/13/2019
    52:53
  63. 71.
    Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach? (LIVE from Boston)06/06/2019
    41:19
  64. 72.
    The United States of Socialism?05/30/2019
    39:25
  65. 73.
    President Pete? One-on-One With Buttigieg05/23/2019
    54:27
  66. 74.
    Is Trump Right About China?05/16/2019
    33:18
  67. 75.
    Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?05/09/2019
    32:05
  68. 76.
    How to Fix the Criminal Justice System05/02/2019
    42:41
  69. 77.
    Is It Time to Impeach Trump?04/25/2019
    40:03
  70. 78.
    Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance? (LIVE from NYC)04/17/2019
    36:20
  71. 79.
    Should Biden Run?04/04/2019
    36:37
  72. 80.
    Who Botched the Mueller Report?03/28/2019
    36:13
  73. 81.
    Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?03/21/2019
    37:39
  74. 82.
    One-on-One With Elizabeth Warren03/13/2019
    50:29
  75. 83.
    How Does the Catholic Church Redeem Itself?03/07/2019
    33:24
  76. 84.
    Will Michael Cohen's Testimony Doom Trump?02/28/2019
    36:55
  77. 85.
    Is Trump the Real National Emergency?02/21/2019
    37:17
  78. 86.
    Is the Green New Deal a Leftist Fantasy?02/14/2019
    40:00
  79. 87.
    The Abortion Argument02/07/2019
    46:15
  80. 88.
    Who's Ahead in the Race to Beat Trump?01/31/2019
    37:50
  81. 89.
    Have Republicans Betrayed the Working Class?01/24/2019
    41:18
  82. 90.
    How Trump Loses the G.O.P.01/17/2019
    36:26
  83. 91.
    Why Do Powerful Women Make America Panic?01/10/2019
    37:27
  84. 92.
    Your Questions, Answered01/03/2019
    38:30
  85. 93.
    Should Weed Be Legal?12/20/2018
    38:07
  86. 94.
    Will Trump's Presidency Survive 2019?12/13/2018
    36:05
  87. 95.
    Is Donald Trump A Traitor?12/06/2018
    36:30
  88. 96.
    What Do We Do About Climate Change?11/29/2018
    35:07
  89. 97.
    Do We Need A Third Party?11/21/2018
    34:53
  90. 98.
    Is Amazon Bad for America?11/15/2018
    39:36
  91. 99.
    Did Trump Lose The Midterms?11/08/2018
    38:55
  92. 100.
    Who's to Blame for American Political Violence?11/01/2018
    34:50
  93. 101.
    How Screwed Up Is American Democracy?10/25/2018
    32:49
  94. 102.
    Is Trump Destroying the World Order?10/18/2018
    32:21
  95. 103.
    Is the Supreme Court Broken? 10/11/2018
    30:57
  96. 104.
    Introducing The Argument, an Opinion podcast from The New York Times10/04/2018
    2:07

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