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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

On the last podcast of the week, Abe Greenwald and I (Noah Rothman being away) attempt to steady ourselves despite the tsunami of news that...
Elizabeth Warren

So Elizabeth Warren starts quoting from a 30-year-old letter attacking Jeff Sessions on the Senate floor and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell uses a Senate...

On today's podcast, the COMMENTARY team—Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and I—point out that an uncommonly Trumpian audience watching the Super Bowl was subjected to ads...
Donald Trump

What can you say about a week that included Donald Trump naming the brilliant jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and ended with Donald...
settlements

Two important things happened tonight: Donald Trump reversed Barack Obama's policy toward Israel's settlements, and the New York Times headline on the story about it...

On this podcast, Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald and I discuss the tumultuous three days since (remember this?) Neil Gorsuch was nominated to be an associate justice...
ISIS

From the February 2017 issue: ... In the eight years of the Obama presidency, war broke out twice between the Palestinians and the Israelis and nearly...

Our latest podcast features me and Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman wondering at the trifecta of Trump's second weekend—an executive order that created a mass...
refugee ban

This institution, COMMENTARY, has been at the forefront of the conversation about radical Islam since the publication of Bernard Lewis's seminal article "The Return of Islam"...
holocaust

So much for giving people the benefit of the doubt who offer no sign they deserve it. The Trump White House issued a statement on Friday commemorating...
women's march

It cannot go on like this. It's been five days since the inaugural and the adrenalized, hypercaffeinated, speed-freak affect of the entire chattering class is...

On the first podcast of the week, we discuss the opening days of the Trump administration and why they were, um, not so good really—and...