Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and John Podhoretz talk about the post-debate Donald Trump and how he’s like a golfer who tied it up on the ninth hole in the final round, then bogeyed 10 while his opponent made par—and after that, can’t get out of his own head and starts spraying golf shots around the course like billiard balls. And all over the weight of a 1996 Miss Universe. We also say goodbye to Shimon Peres, a great man who made great mistakes—mistakes misunderstood by those who want to use his legacy as a truncheon against Benjamin Netanyahu on grounds that his approach to peace is isolating Israel. Isolating Israel? Um. no, as this COMMENTARY article by Lazar Berman makes clear.

On the first of this week’s two COMMENTARY podcasts, we discuss the not-so-great debate and why and how Donald Trump did so poorly despite a good first ten minutes.

It’s gonna hurt, but it’s not over and liberals better be careful about getting too comfortable. Give a listen.

Big news: The COMMENTARY podcast is going twice-weekly. In this, our second of the week, we delve into the question of who’s really leading in the presidential race (it’s a she) before sinking our teeth into the entire question of the value of debates, what happens in them, how the candidates try to play the refs, and whether everything that is going to happen is already baked in the cake. Give a listen.

[Programming note, this episode was recorded four days ago but due to a routine FBI investigation into our emails we were unable to release it until today. The COMMENTARY boys also recorded a new podcast today, which will come out shortly.]

The terror attacks this weekend in New York and St. Cloud, Minnesota, have this in common with San Bernardino, Orlando, and Boston: They were the work of American citizens. On this podcast, Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz discuss the ramifications of this sobering fact and what it will mean going forward. We also ask whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign can get any worse and whether Donald Trump can get any more irresponsible. Also, why is it that we’re counseled to be prudent in discussing possible terrorism but are called names if we don’t immediately judge a police shooting an act of racist murder? Give a listen.

In this week’s podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman discuss the deplorable Hillary health scare and the scary “deplorables” remark made by Hillary.

Was it a mistake or fiendishly clever? And why are Democrats and liberals feeling like the media are in the tank for Donald Trump and are giving Mrs. Clinton too rough a time? And we mark the publication of Nicholas Eberstadt’s immensely important Men Without Work.

In this week’s COMMENTARY Podcast, Noah Rothman and Abe Greenberg join John Podhoretz (as usual) to dilate upon the outrageous cascade of new Hillary Clinton lies and the fact that the email scandal and the Clinton Foundation scandal have now become one and the same.

It would be enough to warm the cockles of any conservative’s heart, given its potential to up-end the results in November, were it not for the fact that Donald Trump isn’t rising because of it but rather continues his decline. Why? You’ll have to listen.

With the announcement that Breitbart chief Steve Bannon will be taking on a senior role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, any notion that this campaign has any interest in persuading a general electorate to vote for him should be dispelled. The Republican nominee’s campaign has embraced the creator of an elaborate fiction in which they are always winning and their fellow Republicans are traitors to the cause.

Well, the polls are in, and the word of the day at the Trump Tower Grill is “toast.” The hearty band of COMMENTARY podcasters—Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz—assess how burnt the toast will be, from the White House to the Congress. And we hope you like it scorched because right now that’s the way it looks like you’re going to get it.

John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman as we explore—with vim and vigor and the best words, really, some of the best, even if Abe mispronounces “personage”—the past week. The attacks on the parents of dead soldiers, the attacks on Republicans, the talk of un-endorsements, and every crazy possibility you could imagine. It’s funny. It’s funny because it’s true.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!