Mona Charen is Policy Editor of The Bulwark, a nationally syndicated columnist, and host of The Bulwark’s Beg to Differ podcast. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Mona Charen has been a guest on 23 episodes.
Manchin Puts Coal in the Democrats' Stockings
December 20th, 2021 | 39 mins 22 secs
adam kinzinger, bbb, biden, build back better, child tax credit, congress, covid, crime, democrats, fox news, infrastructure, jan. 6 committee, liz cheney, lock her up, manchin, messaging, official proceeding, omicron, pelosi, rapid tests, republicans, trump, us code 1512, west virginia
Democrats are furious with Manchin, but they still need him to pass a voting rights bill. Plus, while Biden readies for his big Covid speech, the man who brought us "lock her up" sounds nervous about the Jan. 6 committee. Mona Charen joins guest host Sarah Longwell on today's episode.
Thanksgiving Special: The Bulwark Takes Time Out for Gratitude
November 25th, 2021 | 44 mins 9 secs
abigail spanberger, adam kinzinger, addams family values, biden, bread pudding, chariots of fire, democrats, glenn youngkin, kamala harris, liz cheney, manhood, masculinity, mitch landrieu, pete buttigieg, planes, potus, president, republicans, trains and automobiles, trump, turkey, vaccines, white house
Sarah Longwell, Charlie Sykes, Amanda Carpenter, and Mona Charen stop by to talk food, the dearth of Thanksgiving movies, and to highlight something in the political world they are most grateful for. Let's just say Liz Cheney got some love.
Mona Charen: Swing Voters Swung
November 3rd, 2021 | 51 mins 36 secs
college-educated voters blue-collar voters, democrats, dog whistle, education, elections, gifted education, new jersey, phil murphy, racism, rural voters, schools, virginia, youngkin
Yes, there was a white backlash against Critical Race Theory, but there was also genuine concern about equity trumping excellence in education. Plus, Democrats forgot to speak to the Black and Latino working class. Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
Mona Charen on The Future of the Pro-Democracy Coalition
October 4th, 2021 | 47 mins 53 secs
charlie sykes, culture of grift, democrats infighting, gop lost mind, mona charen
One party has embraced its inner lunatic, while the other plays political chicken. Can the Democrats not implode — and keep the pro-democracy coalition together? Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Plus, we're not living in a new Gilded Age, we're living in the Grifted Age.
Mona Charen on the Deplorables and the Covid Wars
July 30th, 2021 | 49 mins 42 secs
capital police officers, dinesh d'souza, infrastructure, january 6 committe, mona charen, vaccine and mask wars
On today's podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Dinesh D'Souza's mockery of injured police officers, the battle over vaccines and masks, and whether anyone cares about infrastructure anymore.
Culture Wars and Voting Rights with Bill Kristol and Mona Charen
July 6th, 2021 | 43 mins 26 secs
4th of july independence day, afghanistan, bill kristol, culture war, gop, maga, mona charen, trump, voting rights
Guest hosts Bill Kristol and Mona Charen on the history/culture wars on voting rights, Afghanistan, and more.
Episode 2021: Mona Charen: on our Electoral FUBARS
June 30th, 2021 | 50 mins 51 secs
gop, lizard brain, mon charen, nyc election governor, rank choice voting, republicans, steve bannon
Mona Charen and Charlie Sykes discuss New York's election mess, privatizing the national Guard, the racism of Paul Gosar, and the right's Lizard Brain.
Mona Charen on The Big Lie and Death of China's One Child Policy
June 7th, 2021 | 43 mins 25 secs
big lie, china, covid-19, donald trump, filibuster, one child policy
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the growth of Donald Trump's Big Lie, the filibuster and election reform, China and COVID-19, and the death of their one child policy.
Mona Charen on the GOP Base: Engaged, but Crazy
May 17th, 2021 | 51 mins 3 secs
bret stephens, british shows, cdc, dean crenshaw, elise stefanik, gaza, gop, insurrection, israel, liz cheney, mask mandates, palestine, stop the steal, the big lie, trump
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s obsession with Trump and why they think it will play to the base, and how Trump’s summer #StopTheSteal tour may undermine that. Plus, mask mandates, Palestine and Israel, and British crime shows.
Dems Love Corporations
April 14th, 2021 | 43 mins 22 secs
campaigns, covid 19, death, elections, money, murder, never trump, police, use of force
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Bill Kristol talk about the new money chase in campaign funding, the COVID-19 response, police shootings, and whether there are green shoots in Never Trump GOP candidates.
Mona Charen on Freedom and Responsibility
March 30th, 2021 | 52 mins 34 secs
andrew cuomo, chauvin trial, congress, covid-19, deborah birx, democrats, donald trump, george floyd, gop, joe biden
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's response to COVID-19, how Trump-era officials are trying to spin their role in the botched response, and Cuomogeddon and the Chauvin trial.
Mona Charen: What Happened to J.D. Vance?
March 17th, 2021 | 49 mins 14 secs
cancel culture, filibuster, j.d. vance, mitch mcconnell, nominations, ohio senate, steven crowder
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her item on what happened to J.D. Vance.
The GOP's Trump Captivity
March 2nd, 2021 | 41 mins 27 secs
andrew cuomo, democrats, establishment, gop, mike lee, political elites, trump
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Mona Charen step in for Charlie Sykes to discuss why Republicans can’t quit Trump, British police shows, and Andrew Cuomo’s scandals.
Emergency Impeachment Podcast
February 13th, 2021 | 49 mins 53 secs
donald trump, impeachment, trial
On a special emergency impeachment podcast, Mona Charen, Tim Miller, and JVL join host Charlie Sykes to talk about tonight’s impeachment vote.
Mona Charen and Ben Parker on Impeachment 2.0
January 13th, 2021 | 53 mins 12 secs
impeachment, january 6, trump
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Benjamin Parker join Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump’s second impeachment.
Mona Charen: Why We Should be Thankful
November 25th, 2020 | 50 mins 58 secs
2020 election, conspiracy theories, donald trump, georgia special election, gop, joe biden, myths, populism, thanksgiving, transition, trust
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why we should be thankful this Thanksgiving, how Trump’s stolen election myth will live on in the GOP, and why trust is essential for society to function.