The COMMENTARY MAGAZINE triumvirate of Podhoretz, Rothman, and senior editor Abe Greenwald are back to bring you the bad news—and it’s really all bad news, let’s face it—about the possibilities for stopping Donald Trump going forward (not that good), the condition of Ted Cruz’s bid for the nomination (not really all that good), what the hell John Kasich is up to (probably not any good), and how Trump has controlled the Republican Party for nine months through threats that are only getting wilder as he gets closer to his goal.

Not to worry: They end with a joke!

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Commentary Editor John Podhoretz and Noah Rothman, Commentary’s assistant online editor, are back this week to tell Establishment Democrats and their media enablers that they’d better take Bernie Sanders seriously—and to deliver the depressing news that the Republican Party’s suicide march seems to be proceeding apace. It ends with a joke. A bleak joke. But a good joke.

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On this week’s podcast, John Podhoretz and Noah Rothman attempt to explode the media conventional wisdom about Super Tuesday—arguing that Donald Trump did not close the deal despite what you’ve heard, that Ted Cruz outdid himself but got little credit for it, and that Marco Rubio may have found his voice as a candidate and done real harm to Trump with results to follow over the next couple of weeks. Also, some live Googling that causes Noah to tap-dance while John looks frantically for facts to back up his assertions. Well, what can you do. Enjoy.

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Commentary Editor John Podhoretz and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman lament the failure of the Republican party to take on a certain orange-haired frontrunner, seek to explain the reasons the party has yet to challenge him, discuss the application of Occam’s Razor to 2016, wonder why the media are so determined to end the Bernie Sanders campaign, and argue that Barack Obama’s new plan to close Gitmo is an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign and a middle finger to his fellow Democrats. Listen in!

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Editor John Podhoretz and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman try yet again to decipher the Donald Trump strategy—this time his decision to relitigate the War on Terror and the War in Iraq as a means of winning Republican support for his candidacy. What sense does this make for someone attempting to seize control of the very party that embraced both a decade ago, and still views itself as the better of the two parties when it comes to national security? Also on tap: Is Hillary Charlie Brown? Is the Democratic nomination the football? Is Bernie Sanders Lucy? And a tribute to Nino Scalia.

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Recorded about 18 hours after the polls closed in New Hampshire, Commentary Magazine Editor John Podhoretz and Assistant Online Editor Noah Rothman reflect on history being made before our eyes. A Socialist who wasn’t even a Democrat a year ago wins 61 percent. A billionaire reality-TV star who has never voted Republican is the clear frontrunner in the GOP. Can Hillary Clinton survive her own party’s doubts about her trustworthiness? Can the Republican Party survive its own cravenness in the face of Trumpism? Is America going the way of vaudeville and the Betamax?

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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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