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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

gun control

For months, Trump-skeptical conservatives who have taken a critical look at the sensationalists and provocateurs on their side of the political divide have been bombarded...
sexual harassment

The American republic owes its longevity to the uniqueness of its revolution. Unlike almost every subsequent revolution, that of the Founders was not motivated by...
Russia

Last week, Robert Mueller’s probe established with legal precision the methods Russian nationals used to sow chaos and dissension in 2016. Moscow’s efforts ranged from...

Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office issues a series of indictments that establish the facts of Russia’s efforts to influence the political process in 2016, which...
tax code reform

Until recently, the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency seemed like an eerie mirror-image reflection of Barack Obama’s first year in office. The election of a...
Donald Trump

Donald Trump traveled to Florida on Friday at the end of a nightmarish week for the nation. The shooting deaths of 17 people, many of...
russia

Americans no longer have the luxury of throwing up their hands in frustration over the confused situation on the ground in Syria. As the Wall...
violence

When conservatives and conscience-addled liberals fret about the rising influence of censorious students on college campuses, the overwhelming response they get from skeptics is “who...
donald trump

In a New York Times op-ed, Princeton University Professor Gary Bass recently contended that Donald Trump’s record on human rights is a disaster. In the...
kim jong yo

It’s become a familiar pattern. In the manic pursuit of traffic, accolades, or any number of perverse incentives that have little to do with good...
Rob Porter

For the last two weeks, Washington has been fixated on a farcically complex issue involving the oversight of federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. In the...
north korea

Today, American soldiers are deployed on sovereign foreign soil without the authorization of the host government. In fact, they’re often in conflict with forces loyal...