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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

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...

Listen to the music, not the words, and you can hear the commentators indicating that their "entrance polls" show a blowout for Barack Obama. And...

Chris Matthews on MSNBC just said that if Obama wins the Iowa caucus, it will be "the biggest political story in America in 30 years."...

Now the NBC "interpretation desk" claims its information has Obama with a lead and Clinton and Edwards contending for second. Which suggests the first report...

Because Iowa is a state where Democrats vote in the open in closed rooms, the networks take entrance polls rather than exit polls. The early...

That, according to Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, is the total amount the Mitt Romney campaign will have spent by the time the New Hampshire...

Jim Geraghty notes some information from inside the Giuliani campaign: Far more absentee ballots have been sought by Republicans in Florida, 117,000 in all, than...

...let us note, please, that there is a hyperventilated breathlessness to the coverage of the goings-on in this state today. Between the two parties, the...

Last night, my wife and I got around to seeing the acclaimed Away from Her, featuring sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated Julie Christie as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's....

With the steady decline in Rudy Giuliani's poll numbers over the last six weeks has come the steady rise of John McCain's, especially the latter's...

With the coming of the New Year came major pieces in as all three New York papers on the growing possibility of an independent presidential...