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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

Did the Obama administration lie about the nature of the attack on our post in Benghazi last September? Yes. Did a leak investigation by the...

Last month, I argued that many conservatives were failing to take Barack Obama seriously—in their attacks on his golfing and their presumption he was in...

Barack Obama is a serious man. Yes, he likes to golf, and yes, he ran a campaign with cutesy Facebook pictures and seemingly inane Flash...

The future is now out of Barack Obama’s hands. How can I say this, given that his second term has only just begun? Simple: He...

If you’d told me that an Orthodox Jew would one day be treasury secretary, I’d have had the Elders freeze your bank account. — Jan 10 “And may your...

On November 6, President Obama won by three percentage points, about the same margin as President Bush eight years earlier—after which the electorate moved in...

David Petraeus might be looking back fondly on the relative peace and quiet of Fajullah. — Nov 13 Petraeus’s original draft of his resignation letter read: “I...

It is a mark of how entirely bereft of ideas the 2012 contest was that the post-election analysis has come to center not on what...

Plotkin and Teitelbaum can’t get a break. They open a dry-cleaning business and no one drops off clothing. They open a deli and the slicer...

  I Two men are sitting in the Phoenix airport, deep in conversation as they pore over a legal document. “Are you busy?” says an old man...

A thought experiment: A child is born somewhere, anywhere, on the earth in the past decade. The family of that child wishes or needs to...

At the height of the Cold War, the CIA gets wind of a Soviet spy ring operating out of New York City. Allen Dulles, the...