John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz, a New York Post columnist for 25 years, is the editor of Commentary.

John Podhoretz, a New York Post columnist for 25 years, is the editor of Commentary.

The Sounds of Silence

Today, at Powerline, Scott Johnson writes of the New Republic and its refusal to say anything further about the Diarists written by American soldier Scott Thomas Beauchamp: “Editor Franklin Foer ...

80. Eighty. Eight-Zero.

That’s the number of Nobel Prizes won by members of the University of Chicago faculty (there’s a new awardee today in the field of economics that brings the U of ...

Adoptions and Politicians

Ramesh, you’re right. It’s nonsense for any politician to claim credit for a complex social change like a decrease in abortion or an increase in adoption. But there’s nothing inherently ...

‘Twas Ever Thus

Rich and Jonah have written well today on the state of the GOP candidacies for president. “Is this it?” Rich asks, then answers, with some sadness, yes. Feelings are very ...

Perfecting Jews

There’s a lot of buzz about how Ann Coulter said on TV that Christians want Jews to be “perfected,” presumably through conversion. Speaking for all Jews, I would be delighted ...

Law and Order Platitude?

Mark, the word “conservative” is a platitude too if it simply becomes shorthand to mean “what I believe.” As for making the case for Giuliani: I’ve written so many thousands ...

No Conservative

So Rudy Giuliani is really nothing more than Frank Rizzo (Mark Levin) or Dianne Feinstein (David Freddoso). As I recall, Frank Rizzo’s efforts did nothing to stem Philadelphia’s slide into ...

Guns, Babies, and Taxes?

Well, that’s a cute one, David, that all of conservatism can be placed under that triptych. Amazing that in my 46 years on earth and my 25 years as a ...