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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

Of all the candidates on the stage, by far the least specific and substantive is Mike Huckabee, who offers bland generalities with sweet rhetoric. His...

Rudy Giuliani, in answering a question about his beliefs, offered an extremely efficient snapshot of core Republican goals. He said he would have a card...

My word. Mitt Romney not only mentioned meeting with Fred Kagan, one of the architects of the surge and a COMMENTARY contributor, but even brought...

The first question in the debate among Republican presidential candidates was about George W. Bush's foreign policy and the Bush Doctrine of preemption. Mike Huckabee,...

Stay here for coverage tonight of the two party debates in New Hampshire....

More voters. That's the key detail from Iowa last night. The Republican caucus electorate was 20 percent larger than in 2000 (from 86,000 to 103,000);...

Barack Obama is the first political speaker I can think of who actually sounds the way present-day Hollywood has insisted a politician should sound. His...

Listening to Mike Huckabee, who was a radio announcer before he was a minister, one cannot help but notice the brilliance of his style of...

"I intend to restore America's leadership and her moral authority in the world," said Hillary Clinton. She better restore her campaign first....

Alone among pundits, I thought Mitt Romney's celebrated religion speech was a tactical error in that it highlighted his great difference with the American electorate...

On MSNBC, Rudy Giuliani is making a very smiley, happy showing of himself. The result in Iowa could not have been better for Giuliani tactically....

Watch out for the hyperventilating. Barack Obama is not the first black man to win a Democratic primary (if the projections hold). In 1984, Jesse...