In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, John Podhoretz regales Noah Rothman and Abe Greenwald with tales from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that has been overshadowed by chaos and disunity at the Democratic National Convention. A party that looked unified has been cast into crisis by the WikiLeaks release of a variety of email communications from within the DNC. But the likely source of those emails, Russian intelligence, could give Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party a way out of their mess.

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While John Podhoretz is in Cleveland, Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman cover the goings-on at the Republican National Convention in his absence. The GOP has formally nominated Donald Trump which, with rare exceptions, was not a smooth process. The result has been unnecessary bad blood and a joyless convention. Also, Melania’s strong speech marred by plagiarism accusations, and the how the Trump campaign turned a one-day story into a week-long scandal. Overall, everything is just fine in Cleveland.

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In the latest episode of the COMMENTARY Podcast, John Podhoretz, Noah Rothman, and Abe Greenwald examine the perception that America is in crisis, which conflicts with the data. Is the chaos associated with the 2016 election really the growing pains associated with 100-year cycles of technological and economic progress? If so, what are the best and most effective ways to mitigate that pervasive sense of unease?

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This week, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman dig into FBI Director James Comey’s scathing rhetorical indictment of Hillary Clinton, which was bizarrely not followed up with an announcement to expect a real indictment.

If only the Republicans had nominated a candidate who did not spend his time defending the virtue of Saddam Hussein and vaguely anti-Semitic social media posts.

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In this week’s Commentary Magazine podcast, John Podhoretz, Noah Rothman, and Abe Greenwald discuss the hysterical response to the British vote to leave the EU, how Hillary and Obama laid a trap for themselves by responding so oddly to the massacre in Benghazi, and how you really can’t win an election if you’re, you know, losing.

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Today on the podcast, the COMMENTARY Magazine crew (John Podhoretz, Noah Rothman, and Abe Greenwald) discuss the lack of money, lack of poll strength, and general lack of a path to victory enjoyed by Donald Trump.

Sorry. They had nothing else to talk about. Have you talked about anything else?

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On this week’s COMMENTARY Podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman review the impact of the worst terrorist event to occur on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001. Donald Trump’s long-awaited implosion seems to have begun, and his image is not being buoyed as a result of the fear that follows a terrorist event.

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The Republican Party’s primary race has been over for a month, but they are far from united around Donald Trump. In fact, the GOP disunion is only growing worse. Meanwhile, the Democratic Primary functionally ended last night, and already the party of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is more united than Republicans.

This week, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman take a look at paths forward for both candidates in November, and why only one party is already nervously looking toward the panic button.

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Everything is terrible! But we try to keep our spirits up on this week’s podcast. John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman point out that the two major candidates are unpopular and unsavory in different ways, gorillas are dragging kids around, and suddenly Americans aren’t living as long as they used to. Despite all that, we’re full of energy and vim and vigor. It’s like being on an elevator in free fall — scary but exhilarating! Give a listen here.

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In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman explore the last ride of the Boomer generation in the form of a Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential contest: How the wings of the liberal and conservative movements for whom nostalgia for various periods of the 1960s won the argument, and why this dynamic is suffocating American politics and stifling meaningful debate about where the country is moving.

Also, as the polls turn against Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters threaten to burn the place down on their way out, the gang indulges a bit of well-earned schadenfreude over liberal panic.

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John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman essay the near future of the Democratic Party contest and wonder whether Bernie Sanders’s victories are a sign of Hillary Clinton’s weakness or rather represent a free vote due to her strength. The Facebook suppression of conservative media raises the question of whether in a populist age, Facebook itself may look like a trust in need of a trust-busting.

And — what to watch and not watch on TV and at the movies!

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In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman do their best to cover for John Podhoretz’s well-earned absence. House Speaker Paul Ryan appears to be one of the few remaining holdouts in the House GOP Conference still resisting assimilation into the Trumpian Borg. How long can he hold out? Plus, Hillary Clinton’s floundering general election campaign, and polls showing a Trump bounce.

Maybe the GOP won’t be in for such a drubbing in November after all?

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John Podhoretz and Abe Greenwald discuss The Victory of the Man Who Came Down the Escalator, and what it signals about the state of conservatism — which is to say, did the “he’s not a conservative” attack against him launched by Ted Cruz and others fail so completely because conservatism no longer has any coherent meaning to Republican voters? We say probably yes. We also suggest hugging your children and finding good shows to watch on Amazon Prime.

Hey, if Rome is burning, better get your bread and circuses in early.

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On this week’s Commentary Magazine podcast, the Not-So-Fearsome Threesome—Podhoretz, Greenwald, and Rothman—discuss Ted Cruz’s Hail-Carly play on the vice presidency and how it’s aimed almost entirely on securing female support in next Tuesday’s literally critical Indiana primary.

There’s also talk of Trump and why his support appears to be expanding out from his working-class base. And why is it that we are being told to consider a century’s worth of unimaginable progress merely “crumbs” provided by the supposedly ungenerous and penurious system called capitalism?

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