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Should Trump Be on the Ballot? And Other 2024 Sticky Wickets

Hosted by Michelle Cottle, Ross Douthat, Carlos Lozada and Lydia Polgreen

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Is Donald Trump an insurrectionist who should be barred from the ballot? On this episode of “Matter of Opinion,” the hosts discuss who should get to decide if the former president can try to return to the White House. Plus, the hosts lay out what other stories are on their 2024 political bingo cards.

(A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.)

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Mentioned in this episode:

  • “The Antidemocratic Quest to Save Democracy From Trump,” by Ross Douthat in The New York Times

  • December 2023 Times/Siena poll

  • “The 2023 High School Yearbook of American Politics,” by Michelle Cottle in The Times

  • “Trump’s 2024 Playbook,” episode of “The Daily” from The Times

  • “The World Should Fear 2024,” by Aris Roussinos in UnHerd

Thoughts? Email us at [email protected].

Follow our hosts on X: Michelle Cottle (@mcottle), Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) and Carlos Lozada (@CarlosNYT).

“Matter of Opinion” is produced by Sophia Alvarez Boyd, Phoebe Lett and Derek Arthur. It is edited by Alison Bruzek. Mixing by Carole Sabouraud. Original music by Isaac Jones, Efim Shapiro, Carole Sabouraud, Sonia Herrero and Pat McCusker. Our fact-checking team is Kate Sinclair, Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski. Our executive producer is Annie-Rose Strasser.

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