Donald Trump’s oversensitive comportment at his daily press conferences. Joe Biden’s familiar manner with women comes back to bite him. The New York Times’ embarrassing capitulation to the Biden campaign. The prospect of nationwide mail-in balloting. The sustainability of open-ended lockdowns. This episode of the COMMENTARY podcast has it all!

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COMMENTARY’s daily podcasters are joined by the inimitable Andrew Ferguson for a wide-ranging consideration of this question: Will we go to the mall? Can we go to the mall? What will it be like when we go to the mall? Also, we hear about Andy’s decision to stop doing television, why I left government and how Noah Rothman may have convinced Jaoquin Castro to grow a beard. Give a listen.

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The COMMENTARY podcast emerges from Passover hibernation for a special podcast to discuss the collapse of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign and speculate on the Democratic Party’s future.

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We (mostly Noah) describe our slow descent into madness as the public guidance and state-level lockdown policies grow stricter even as the long-term projections about the pandemic’s trajectory begin to look a little better. Also, the scandals involving the resignation of the acting Secretary of the Navy and Donald Trump’s vendetta against his inspectors general.

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American-Israeli journalist Ruthie Blum joins the podcast to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has reshaped Israeli society and politics.

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Jonathan V. Last, journalist, author, and executive editor of The Bulwark, joins the COMMENTARY podcast. With some qualified good news coming out of infection rate modelers, the hosts wonder if the worst—which is yet to come—will be as terrible as was once forecast.

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Hard to tell, as we consider the issue on today’s podcast. On the one hand, the curve is flattening in New York City. On the other hand, we’re about to see terrible things happen. And the disease’s spread will follow slowly across the country. If you’re looking for a bright side, we conclude talking about Broadway musicals! Give a listen.

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The bottom falls out of the labor market with over 6 million new unemployment claims. How will the country dig out of this mess and, when it does, what will the world look like?

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Andrew Ferguson joins the podcast today to discuss the White House shift toward the grim realities of the next couple of weeks, as we consider whether sheltering-in-place can continue indefinitely without driving everybody mad. Then we recommend books and discuss the problematic character of Woody Allen. Give a listen.

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Steve Kornacki, author, journalist, and national political correspondent for NBC News, joins the Commentary podcast to talk about politics in a time of pandemic. Are there any historical models that provide some guidance for analysts forecasting the events of 2020? How can Joe Biden navigate this moment? Does Donald Trump have a chance in November? Will we even be able to refer to this crisis in the past tense by Election Day? Tune in for answers to these questions and more.

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Rob Long joins today’s podcast as we consider the question of how the public will react to Donald Trump’s leadership in the long term—will he be given credit for making hard choices or will he be so associated with the virus that America is going to want to turn the page? Plus, Hollywood takes advantage of the virus to reset itself, and Tiger King. Give a listen.

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The all-but-presumptive Democratic nominee for president released an ad yesterday attacking Donald Trump’s response to the virus. We discuss it and the question of what Joe Biden can do politically now in this most sensitive time. And we talk about other stuff too. Give a listen.

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What exactly are the Democrats thinking or doing in holding up the coronavirus bill? We try to make sense of it on today’s podcast, in which we also answer listener questions about essential conservative books, writers who don’t seem to like women, Chinese communism, and hair. Give a listen.

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Jonah Goldberg joins the podcast today to discuss his argument in his piece “The Moral Heroism of Our Coronavirus Response.” We try to make sense out of the political chaos on Capitol Hill and whether it would have been possible to ramp up the response to the coming crisis. Give a listen.

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Terry Teachout, COMMENTARY’s critic at large, joins our podcast today to talk about what we’re all talking about—and then we veer into some fascinating cultural territory that should prove especially diverting at this moment.

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On this day 2 of the daily COMMENTARY podcast, we are joined by White House historian Tevi Troy, whose book Fight House you should all read, to talk about how White Houses deal with crises, the possibility that we are all overreacting to the virus, and a little bit on the Democratic primary. Give a listen.

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In a time of pandemic, the COMMENTARY podcast is here for you. During the acute crisis, the podcast will be producing episodes every weekday. Today, the hosts discuss the efforts of those who want to utilize this moment of national concern to advance their parochial policy objectives.

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Live from self-quarantine, the COMMENTARY podcast wonders… just how is this thing going to work for weeks on end? Analysis of public policy amid the outbreak and dissecting what might be the last Democratic presidential primary debate.

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The COMMENTARY podcast brought to you by the miracle of Skype out of an abundance of caution, which seems to be the phrase of the day. As Coronavirus grinds American economic and social activity to a halt, the president tries to calm the waters and fails in spectacular fashion. Also, Democratic voting patterns suggest an uphill battle for the president in November.

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What can you say about a maybe-pandemic? We try to say something interesting on today’s podcast. Also about Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and their maybe-infirmities. And Trump’s. Give a listen.

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