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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

"Words are not action. And as beautifully presented and passionately felt as they are, they are not action." This is the territory on which she...

...to get a politician revved up, Daniel. The story of 2007 in the Democratic field was that Barack Obama was terrible in the debates --...

Hillary Clinton says Barack Obama is "very likable. I don't think I'm so bad." Obama: "You're likable enough." A little graceless on his part....

Hillary is asked to defend her remark that it would take a "willing suspension of disbelief" to believe the surge in Iraq could work. Her...

Richardson gets laughs by throwing out his prefabricated line: "I've been involved in hostage negotiations more civil than this." He shouldn't have. This is an...

...by the forces of the status quo. Because he wants change. Usually, oppressed people don't have 28,000 square-foot mansions....

Hillary does a very, very good job of making the case that Obama doesn't fulfill his campaign promises and changes his positions -- without anger...

In responding to a hypothetical about a nuclear strike on the United States, Barack Obama says we need to repair the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty....

John Edwards, asked about a nuclear bomb going off in an American city, says something inane and then something bizarre: "The first thing is, we...

Hillary Clinton just said the United States did not "aggressively go after" Bin Laden in Afghanistan, and that we need to do so now. How...

Charlie Gibson claims Barack Obama's claim he would attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan when we have actionable intelligence even if the government there denied us...

ABC's Charlie Gibson, who is moderating these back-to-back debates, asked at the conclusion of the Republican contest for the Democratic candidates to come out and...