The results of the Super Tuesday contests are in, and they were especially ugly for Bernie Sanders. There’s no disguising the COMMENTARY podcast’s satisfaction with this generally unforeseen turn of events. But does Joe Biden’s revival mean that the Democratic Party’s drift toward socialism has been stopped or is it merely postponed?

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Joe Biden resoundingly defeated all his opponents in South Carolina by substantial margins, and his campaign is enjoying renewed signs of life. But Bernie Sanders remains the favorite in many of the states that will vote this week. Can Biden emerge the last anti-Bernie candidate in the race after Tuesday? Also, the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the markets and American politics.

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…than to be a Democrat in South Carolina in the evening. Last evening. We take apart the train wreck of a debate on today’s podcast. Give a listen.

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If Sanders runs away with the Democratic nomination, doesn’t this mean the Democratic Party is fundamentally in ideological sympathy with his economic, political, and foreign policy views—or is he winning simply because he’s next in line? Also, Harvey Weinstein falls a mighty fall. Give a listen.

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Mike Bloomberg is spending untold sums to boost his political fortunes, and it appears to be working. But is the former New York City mayor just making Bernie Sanders’s path to the presidential nomination easier? Also, the Coronavirus has put serious strain on China’s economy and autocratic government. Is this 2020’s black swan event?

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Today’s podcast features special guest star Andy McCarthy, who tells us about his important new COMMENTARY article “The Progressive Prosecutor Project” and schools us on what’s really going on when it comes to the sentencing of Trump intimate Roger Stone. Give a listen.

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Donald Trump’s post-impeachment glow among voters and donors is frightening Democrats. Bernie Sanders seems set to win the New Hampshire primary, and the primary voters who oppose him are divided among several alternative candidates. Is his victory a foregone conclusion?

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Donald Trump struck an interesting note in his State of the Union address, highlighting the gauzy if oversimplified version of American history out of favor in intellectual circles. Was it a savvy move? Also, Iowa’s mess of a caucus did send one clear signal: Joe Biden isn’t the frontrunner anymore.

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Will Republicans regret not calling witnesses or have voters priced Trump’s summary impeachment acquittal into their electoral calculations? Will Bernie Sanders’ “surge” in the polls manifest in a victory for him tonight, or is his appeal too narrow to win converts beyond his base? And was this the most scandalous Super Bowl ever? Give a listen and find out.

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With Republicans recovering from the s in John Bolton’s book, it seems like impeachment will conclude this week with an acquittal of the president. Is that the end of the Ukraine scandal, or is there more news yet to break? Also, some halfhearted predictions about the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

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What does John Bolton’s book mean for the impeachment trial? What does Bernie Sanders’s polling surge mean? Once you hear today’s podcast, you will know everything. Give a listen.

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The opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump and a surge of support for Bernie Sanders precisely when he needs it most.

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Guest podcaster Eli Lake is with us to talk about the opening of the impeachment trial, the inability of the New York Times to make a decision, and his own blockbuster article, “The FBI Scandal,” which you should read. Give a listen.

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The final debate before Democrats caucus in Iowa might have been the most boring debate of the 2020 primary cycle, excepting the feud between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Also, new revelations about Rudy Giuliani’s conduct and the Senate GOP’s apparent willingness to entertain new witnesses throws a new wrench into the impeachment process.

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How on earth can people blame Donald Trump for the fact that Iran shot down a passenger plane taking off from its own airport in its own airspace? We take up this question on today’s podcast, as well as how significant the Bernie Sanders polling surge is. Give a listen.

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Trump seems to have taken Iran’s calibrated response to the U.S. strike that took out Qasem Soleimani as an opportunity to take the temperature down in the region. Will cooler heads prevail? And does the Democratic narrative, which suggests that Trump is itching for a war with Iran, make any sense?

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Today we take up the aftermath of the killing of Qasem Sulemani and the American political response to it as well as the politics of the coming impeachment trial. And we pay tribute to Gertrude Himmelfarb, who passed away last week at the age of 97. Give a listen.

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A special episode of the COMMENTARY podcast unpacks the events of the last several weeks in the Middle East, culminating in a targeted strike on Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Qasem Soleimani.

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The shock over the violence against Jews on the streets of New York City and in its suburbs might be welcome but, we ask on today’s podcast, where were people when all this started two years ago? Where were the media? Where were the Jewish organizations? We also discuss Iran’s shenanigans in Iraq and how the Democratic party is slouching toward nominating Joe Biden. Give a listen.

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The COMMENTARY podcast attempts to predict the future. What will be the biggest events of 2020? Who will become the Democratic presidential nominee? Who will win the presidency? What trends will shape the way we live in the next decade? And how wrong were all the predictions we made last year?

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