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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

identity politics

White nationalism is identity politics. Indeed, it is identity politics in its most primordial form. The leaders of the violent white supremacists in Virginia this...
Charlottesville

The only morally acceptable response to the events in Charlottesville is full-throated condemnation. Full stop. This is not the time for moral equivalencies. The barbarism...
NRA

In 2003, Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle coined a razor that remains invaluable for predicting group behavior patterns in the context of American politics. “Jane’s...
north korea

You’ll never go broke betting on the American left’s willingness to excuse the destabilizing and tyrannical behavior of Communist regimes. It is not hard to...
Trump

You’ve heard it all before. The Democratic Party is corrupt, and Republicans are no better. In fact, because they seem more interested in collaborating with...
north korea

We have reached the tipping point. Last month, according to the Washington Post, the Defense Intelligence Agency completed an analysis that concluded North Korea has successfully...
Democratic Party

The Democratic Party can take away at least one clear conclusion from the aftermath of their 2016 losses: You can put off the autopsy, but...
donald trump

The Trump administration has turned a corner, we are told. The appointment of the no-nonsense, anti-ideological General John Kelly to replace Reince Priebus as Trump’s...
donald trump

Donald Trump’s commitment to avoiding the antagonization of Russian officials on Twitter—a courtesy he reserves for no one else—was conspicuous months ago. Despite his reported...
majority

This week, Republicans are leaning into the culture wars and Democrats may not be aware of the extent to which the GOP has the upper...
socialism

The scourge of socialism did not slide beneath history’s waves on Christmas Day 1991, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of...
abortion

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has just made a significant admission: the Democratic Party cannot retake Congress by appealing to the progressive activist base alone. “There...