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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New to the Ricochet Audio Network! The COMMENTARY Podcast, brought to you by COMMENTARY Magazine — now in its 71st year. Editor John (“GLoP”) Podhoretz and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman do all the talking. Iowa’ s blow for sanity. The continuing disaster that is American polling. The errors of conventional wisdom in the run-up to the first vote of 2016. These are a few of the topics covered in the first COMMENTARY Podcast. 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.

Give a listen. Would it kill you?

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