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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary.

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...

In this week's first podcast, we—by which I mean Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and I—say many different things about the Russian hacking and the election,...

On today's podcast, Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman and I ventilate upon the president-elect's decision to attack a local union official by name—a classic instance...

On this week's first COMMENTARY podcast, we take up the decision to halt work on the Dakota Pipeline due to the tactics of protesters and...