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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

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...
syria

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...