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Eli Lake, the host of “The Reeducation” podcast, joins the show today to talk about Congress’s provision of $40 billion in arms and aid to Ukraine, and why the ascendant populism on the right failed to derail that effort.076068
 
The podcast today regards the coming of the bear market and the increasing signs of economic turmoil with horror and interest, wondering at their political effect. And we discuss disinformation and baby formula. Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast examines the changes in the electorates on the eve of primaries across the country, and wonders why people are so addicted to theories about America rather than looking at the evidence of their own eyes. And we discuss baby formula again. Give a listen.076068
 
The podcast today opens with thanks for kind words about the passing of Midge Decter before turning to the evil perpetrated by a mass shooter in Buffalo and what the larger political impact will be. And we discuss the baby formula shortage and abortion polling. Give a listen.076068
 
Commentary contributor and author Naomi Schaefer Riley joins the podcast today to discuss the life and work of the late Midge Decter, her signature on an open letter defending liberty from its many detractors across the political spectrum, and the last vestiges of Covid mania.076068
 
National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar joins the Commentary podcast today to break down what we’ve seen so far from Democratic and Republican primary voters, and what we can expect their choices will mean for the 2022 midterm elections.076068
 
The Democrats find themselves increasingly confounded by the mysteries of political life in 2022. Where did all the gun crime come from? What’s the Republican Party’s plan to address inflation? Why can't Joe Biden manifest his will like the Green Lantern? It’s all an irresolvable riddle, especially when you have no intention of solving it.…
 
The program welcomes contributing editor Eli Lake back on the show to discuss the new lend-lease legislation providing arms and aid to Ukraine and the air of menace around the homes of the Supreme Court’s justices.076068
 
Today's podcast looks at the weekend's direct action against the homes of Supreme Court justices and asks whether those engaged in such protest understand what it looks like and feels like to the average American. Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast notes that all the talk of the Supreme Court now being illegitimate because of the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade has triggered defensive actions to ensure the safety of the justices. Where's the outrage? Why aren't liberals more exercised by this? Why, in fact, are some of them actually tickled? Also: Who benefits from the lea…
 
Will voters become as consumed with the issue of abortion rights in the same way the political class has, even to the detriment of more urgent issues like inflation and crime? We discuss and debate. Also, the perpetual Covid mitigation regime in Democrat-dominated locales, the New York Times’ failed hit on Elon Musk, and why we know what we shouldn…
 
Matthew Continetti joins the podcast to talk about the unprecedented leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. We discuss the immediate politics, the constitutional logic, and the meaning of the leak itself. Give a listen.076068
 
Kentucky State University Professor Wilfred Reilly joins the podcast today in Christine’s absence to discuss his new piece in COMMENTARY¸ “The New Definition of Racism,” and why Democrats have made neurosis into a political brand.076068
 
Today's podcast provides a litany of examples of liberals and the left giving themselves permission to do brazen and sometimes outright illegal things because, in their view, conservatives did them first and not to do them also would be a form of unilateral disarmament. Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast takes in the horrible news about America's shrinking GDP and the Biden administration's responses to things over the past couple of weeks and asks the question we've been circling around for months: What if the top dogs in the White House are... stupid? Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast takes up the new taped revelations about Republican leaders worrying over the role Republican elected officials may have played in the January 6 insurrection—and how they show the kind of chance Joe Biden had to revise the boundaries of American politics and failed to do it. Also on tap: J.D. Vance's surge in Ohio and what it might …
 
Today's podcast revels in the anti-Musk tantrums being thrown by establishmentarian liberals and leftists while pointing out that he didn't just spend $20 billion of his own money on Twitter to promote free speech. What is he up to? And is the fact that Trump's favored gubernatorial candidate in Georgia cratered in the latest poll a sign that the e…
 
When the sun goes down, the Commentary podcast gets loose. In today’s episode, the hosts convened after dark to talk about what Emmanuel Macron’s victory means for Western populist movements and debate the merits of Ron DeSantis’s shot across woke corporations’ bows.076068
 
Today's podcast asks which is the bigger story: Biden unable to tell the difference between border problems and mask mandates or leading House Republican Kevin McCarthy proved to be a liar when it comes to January 6. Give a listen.076068
 
Adam White, legal guru, joins the podcast today to discuss the stunning decision of a Florida district judge to end the Biden administration's mask mandate. Were the grounds sufficient? What will the political fallout be? And why is New York City maintaining the mandate with 87 percent of its residents vaccinated? Then we talk about the administrat…
 
Today's podcast discusses the decision of the RNC to pull out of the presidential-debate commission system before we rise in outrage at the disgusting pre-Passover op-ed in the disgraceful New York Times about how Judaism is supposedly a celebration of mass murder. Give a listen.076068
 
Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake joins the podcast in John Podhoretz’s absence. Today, we discuss the shift from asymmetrical warfare in Ukraine to conventional battles, the perpetual state of Covid emergency, and the many minor irritations imposed on voters by progressive activist politicians that, cumulatively, will produce a major backlash.…
 
Today's podcast explores the fact that on this date in 2018, Donald Trump's approval rating was 42.8 percent—and today Joe Biden's is 40.6 percent. The Republican Party was battered in the 2018 elections, but Biden and the Democrats are still hopeful they can ward off disaster through "small ball" tactics. We examine them, and the continuing madnes…
 
Matthew Continetti joins the podcast today to talk about the larger meaning of yesterday's horrific subway shooting—and why the media are unlikely to make hay out of it because the key suspect doesn't fulfill a liberal narrative. And then we discuss Matt's seminal article, "Is There A Right Left?," from the May issue of COMMENTARY. Give a listen.…
 
Today's podcast discusses the gimmicky measures a panicked Biden administration is throwing at the inflation/economic crisis and why on earth they think they're going to help. And why on earth is Philadelphia reimposing a mask mandate? Do that city's Democrats want to elect a Republican to the Senate in 2022—because that could be the result? Give a…
 
Today's podcast takes up the latest COVID numbers and how they reveal the end of the pandemic—so much so that even Anthony Fauci is effectively saying so. Then we talk about astounding Ron De Santis fundraising, French politics, and a disgusting assault on student journalists by the editor of the Atlantic. Give a listen.…
 
Today's podcast takes up the revisionism in the mainstream media when it comes to the chicanery of Hunter Biden and his uncle—and asks what did his father know? And we delve deep into this week's descent into Obama nostalgia and why such good feelings on the part of Democrats are unwise. Give a listen.…
 
Today's podcast takes up the Biden administration's strange decision to use COVID-19 as an excuse to continue a "student loan moratorium"—and we ask what good this will serve and what the political fallout might be. Then we discuss the upcoming elections as a possible binary choice between bad Democratic policy and crazy Republican politicians. Giv…
 
Jim Meigs, our Tech COMMENTARY columnist, joins us today to explore the motivations of Elon Musk in taking the largest single ownership stake in Twitter. Why do people hate him so much? Is it just envy? And then we talk about cyberwar. Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast asks whether establishment opinion is now beginning to turn slightly against Zelensky on the grounds that he really needs to have a path to surrender—even though Ukraine is winning. Also, why is the tradcon right celebrating the victory of a Hungarian politician who sides with Putin? And why is Disney diving headfirst into the cultu…
 
Today's podcast takes up the failure of gerrymanders in both Democratic and Republican states, and why both parties are so committed to egregious efforts to tilt legislative maps in their own favor—notwithstanding the real possibility that they will be embarrassed and shot down when they do so. Then we talk about the latest research into the lab-le…
 
Bloomberg columnist and host of the upcoming podcast, “The Reeducation,” Eli Lake joins the show today in John’s absence. We talk about the news from the front in Ukraine, Joe Biden’s releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and the Democrats in genuine disarray.076068
 
Yuval Levin joins today's podcast, a very special episode in which we delve deeply into a revelatory conversation between the New York Times's Ezra Klein and leading liberal economist Larry Summers—in which Klein reveals his horrified discomfort at the fact that many of the policies he thought were going to save America are instead driving us into …
 
Today's podcast wonders at the fact that 36 hours after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, the world is still obsessed with the story; could it be that we are precisely because it's frivolous? And why is Joe Biden claiming not to have said what he said about Putin and Russia—and why did he say what he said in the first place? And what about the budget?…
 
Matt Continetti joins the podcast to discuss the Oscar slap and what larger meaning it might have, before we discuss what larger meaning Joe Biden improvising a regime-change policy for Russia might have, and what meaning we should assign the texts by Clarence Thomas's wife. Give a listen.076068
 
Covid may not be at the forefront of most voters’ minds anymore, but has the frustration with the mitigation measures imposed on the country faded? Or will there be a reckoning in November? Also, Joe Biden’s evolving nuclear weapons policy.076068
 
Today's podcast expresses aghastness at the very idea that this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings were somehow more unfair than the ones in 2018 involving Brett Kavanaugh. And we worry over Ukraine. And see shoots of hope in New York City. Give a listen.076068
 
The podcast today takes up the fascinating fact that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson said she was not a biologist and therefore could not define what it meant to be a woman. What does this self-evidently disingenuous demurral tell us about the state of play inside the progressive-liberal-Democratic coalition? And what does watching Volo…
 
Matthew Continetti joins the podcast to discuss his COMMENTARY column, "Believe Them." We also talk about Ketanji Brown Jackson's first day of confirmation hearings and Eliot A. Cohen's optimistic salvo against pessimism, Give a listen.076068
 
Did Volodymyr Zelensky commit a tactical error in his address to the Israeli Knesset? Has Russia’s advance in Ukraine stalled out? And will Republicans overreach, as so many observers appear to hope they will, during Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings?076068
 
Today's incendiary podcast goes after the mainstream media's (and social media's) disgraceful handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story before moving on to an unexpected New York Times editorial attacking "cancel culture" and the question of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. Give a listen.076068
 
Today's podcast discusses the astounding death and casualty estimates relating to the Russians in Ukraine and what they portend. Then we talk about my article in the April issue of COMMENTARY called "Neoconservatism: A Vindication." Give a listen.076068
 
The news of a “stealth variant” emerging in Asia has news media on edge, but are they the only constituency left in America who is still bracing for renewed Covid restrictions? James B. Meigs joins the podcast to discuss this and more.076068
 
Iran’s missile attack on U.S. positions in Iraq only highlights a problem the West has been reckoning with since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; that is the seeming impotence of diplomatic and institutional conventions when they are confronted by bad actors willing to destroy them. Also, the return of Covid in East Asia and its ripple effects in the …
 
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