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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Socialism

Trayon White, the Washington D.C. councilman who earned national scorn last month when he blamed this winter’s persistent snow on the work of a shadowy...
nikki haley

Nikki Haley, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, is not confused. “With all due respect,” she said in a pithy and empowering statement to Fox...
social justice

The ubiquitous coffeehouse chain Starbucks is at the center of a scandal—the familiar kind fueled by new media’s obsessive litigation of grievances that have a...
Paul Ryan

The occasion of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress at the end of this term has spawned a variety of premature conclusions about the...

The psychological burden on liberals in the age of Donald Trump is immense. Barack Obama was a commanding presence on the American stage for eight...
Nancy Pelosi

With Paul Ryan retiring in 2019, after 20 years in Congress, speculation over who will take the speaker’s gavel from him has reached a fevered...
Syria

U.S.-led retaliatory strikes on Syria are imminent. The president said so himself. On Twitter. In fact, he went into wildly imprudent detail about the forthcoming...
russia

On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov addressed journalists inquiring about a gruesome chemical attack on civilians in Syria that took dozens of lives over the...
Paul Krugman

Popular economist and New York Times opinion writer Paul Krugman insists in his latest piece that the intellectual right is dead. He has issued this...
omar mateen

On Thursday, some on the left made the kind of profound discovery that only they could—the kind that is neither profound nor a discovery. Upon...

Is Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe of the Trump campaign going to end without a satisfying conclusion to those hoping it will prove “collusion” and...
Syria

If you’re confused about what America’s military mission in Syria is, or whether the United States intends to see its ill-defined objectives achieved, don’t feel...