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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

donald trump

The general line about the Trump speech is that it was very dark. That misses the true import of the speech, which is that it...

Our final podcast of the week features our tear-bathed tribute to the departing Barack Obama and his commutation of the sentences of traitors and the...

On the last podcast of the week, we argue over the meaning of the shock announcement about the investigation at the Justice Department into the...
BuzzFeed

So last night, BuzzFeed decided to publish a "dossier" filled with allegations—one of them absolutely disgusting—against Donald Trump whose veracity it openly said it could...

On the first of this week's podcasts, we dilate upon Meryl Streep attacking Donald Trump and Donald Trump attacking Meryl Streep and how Trump represents...

On the last of this week's podcasts, we try to make sense of the weeklong battle between the incoming president and the intelligence community—and whether...

On the first podcast of 2017, we discuss the first near-scandal of 2017—the quickly reversed effort to overhaul the Congressional ethics process in a manner...

On the final Commentary podcast of the year, we discuss the threat posed to Germany's Angela Merkel by the mishandling of the suspect in the Berlin...

In the first of this week's two podcasts, we talk about the ludicrousness of the effort to encourage "faithless electors" to disrupt the legitimacy of...
david friedman

"Personnel is policy." That's one of the great cliches of Washington staffing, and we have an example of its truth in Donald Trump's nomination of the New...

On the second COMMENTARY podcast this week, Abe Greenwald and I wonder at the weak sourcing of the stories about the Russian effort to hijack...