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The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.

The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.
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The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine—now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz, Senior Editor Abe Greenwald, and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Commentary is the most important monthly in America, dedicated to four key principles: The defense and advocacy of America as the last best hope of earth. Serving as an exemplar of the Western ideals of free thought and free ideas. Bearing witness to the evils of anti-Semitism. And the historical importance and value of the existence and health of the Jewish state of Israel.

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Episodes

Commentary Podcast: One Giant Leap for Woke Kind

7/18/2019
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The COMMENTARY podcast on Trump’s rally, the “send her back” chants, and the progressive movement’s compulsion to give the president exactly what he wants. Also, the woke left reimagining the space race as yet another example of America’s illegitimacy and bigotry.

Duration:01:10:24

Commentary Podcast: Why Did He Do It? WHY?

7/15/2019
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The president decided to interrupt his rival party's self-immolation with a tweet calling on four members of Congress to go back to the countries they came from—when three of those countries are the United States. We wonder at his reasons in this podcast. Give a listen.

Duration:01:02:07

Commentary Podcast: Pelosi, the Squad, and the Flak Catchers

7/11/2019
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Are Democrats really going to hand the election to Donald Trump by getting into an internecine war over race and gender? That's the main discussion on today's podcast. Give a listen.

Duration:00:58:41

Commentary Podcast: Do the Democrats Want to Hand the Election to Trump?

7/8/2019
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This is the question we ask on today's podcast, which takes up the extreme reaction to the July 4 festivities in Washington and the fights in the primary contest—all of which seem to be making the implicit case that Democrats can't be trusted with the White House. Give a listen.

Duration:01:13:26

Commentary Podcast: Busing's Back

7/1/2019
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John is out for this episode of the Commentary podcast, in which the remaining hosts give their thoughts on the second Democratic debate, Trump’s unplanned trip to North Korea, and the Antifa gangs that have taken over Portland, Oregon.

Duration:00:58:26

Commentary Podcast: Did Anybody Win That Debate?

6/27/2019
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Democratic Debate #1 takes up most of the time on today's podcast, in which we ask: Who was worse, Tim Ryan (who) or Beto O'Rourke (answer to trivia question in 2022)? Did Elizabeth Warren do what she had to do or did she fall short? And is Tulsi Gabbard the new voice of American foreign policy arguing that we weren't attacked by the Taliban on 9/11? We also take up the Supreme Court's decision in the gerrymandering case. Give a listen.

Duration:01:09:32

commentary podcast: Discount Democrats and the Costs of Inaction

6/24/2019
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The 2020 Democrats are engaged in a bidding war to lure voters with the promise of free programs and debt forgiveness. Will it work? Also, the prospects for diplomacy with Iran after Donald Trump’s aborted retaliatory strikes and the costs of inaction.

Duration:01:10:59

Commentary Podcast: Biden's Troubles and Iran's Provocations

6/20/2019
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On today's podcast—with Christine in studio!—we take up the question of Joe Biden's odd remarks about segregationist senators and whether the Democratic party is more his or more Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's. Plus: We're not going to do anything about Iran, are we? Give a listen.

Duration:01:21:47

Commentary Podcast: Oberlin Gets a $33 Million Smackdown

6/17/2019
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Today's podcast largely concerns the stunning slam of Oberlin College by an Ohio jury, which found it liable for the defamation of an off-campus business, the venerable Gibson's Bakery. What does this portend for racial politics on campus and the disgraceful conduct of out-of-control college administrators? Give a listen.

Duration:01:25:05

Commentary Podcast: War Warnings

6/13/2019
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Another oil tanker attacked in the Persian Gulf most likely by Iran. Can the Trump administration maintain its current posture of restraint? And Donald Trump entertains the notion that he might accept foreign political aid in 2020. Is it a blunder or a disaster? The COMMENTARY podcast weighs in.

Duration:00:52:23

Commentary Podcast: The Mexican Standoff and the Biden Flip-Flop

6/10/2019
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Did Donald Trump "win" against Mexico, or did he just side-step a potential financial crisis of his own making? And did Joe Biden mess up when he flip-flopped or show that he has what it takes? Give a listen.

Duration:01:12:16

Dr. Biden and Mr. Hyde

6/6/2019
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Today's podcast offers reflections on D-Day, on whether Joe Biden has gotten himself into trouble on abortion, and what's wrong with upper middle class parents. Give a listen.

Duration:01:01:04

All the Excitement of... Joe Biden!

6/3/2019
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On the podcast: Did Bernie Sanders launch the first serious salvo at Joe Biden this weekend by saying Democrats would need enthusiasm to beat Donald Trump—thus implicitly attacking Biden's calm and pacific demeanor as the frontrunner? And are the rules of the Democratic primaries now being slowly moved to help Biden win early? Give a listen.

Duration:01:08:39

What Hath Mueller Wrought?

5/30/2019
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On today's podcast, we argue (really!) about what Bob Mueller was saying in his statement yesterday, about what exoneration means, about what obstruction of justice is, and about all kinds of things. Also, what happened in the Israeli elections, and how can Biden be stopped. Give a listen.

Duration:01:11:53

Failed Projections and False Prophets

5/28/2019
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The COMMENTARY podcast on the left’s anxiety over the effort to limit climate change models from projecting the effect of CO2 emissions 100 years out to just 40 years and the success of the pro-Brexit party in European Parliament elections.

Duration:01:15:44

The Impeachment Gamble

5/23/2019
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Does Donald Trump want to invite impeachment? If so, will Democrats take the bait? Also, the Justin Amash boomlet and the likely end of Theresa May’s tenure as British prime minister.

Duration:01:21:24

Culture Wars and Westeros Wars

5/20/2019
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Who will benefit politically from a massive fight on abortion? And who won the Game of Thrones? You'll never guess. Give a listen to today's podcast.

Duration:01:03:37

Culture Wars and Westeros Wars

5/20/2019
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Who will benefit politically from a massive fight on abortion? And who won the Game of Thrones? You'll never guess. Give a listen to today's podcast. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/commentary-podcast/culture-wars-and-westeros-wars/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/join/. Subscribe to Commentary Magazine Podcast in iTunes (and leave...

Commentary Podcast: De Blasio, Iran, Heartbeats

5/16/2019
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What is Bill de Blasio doing running for president? Why are the Iranians blowing holes in Saudi tankers and why are people acting like it's crazy we want to stop them? And why is Alabama passing extreme legislation against abortion? Today's podcast asks these questions and kinda answers them somewhat. Give a listen.

Duration:01:17:48

De Blasio, Iran, Heartbeats

5/16/2019
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What is Bill de Blasio doing running for president? Why are the Iranians blowing holes in Saudi tankers and why are people acting like it's crazy we want to stop them? And why is Alabama passing extreme legislation against abortion? Today's podcast asks these questions and kinda answers them somewhat. Give a listen. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/commentary-podcast/de-blasio-iran-heartbeats/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...