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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

America Is Great

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, told a stunned crowd on Wednesday that the United States of America “was never that great.” He followed...
donald trump

What do Republicans believe? Whatever Donald Trump tells them they should believe, it seems. In survey after survey, self-described Republicans—admittedly a severely truncated demographic in the...
socialism

For some on the right who sold books, sat behind microphones, or crafted the themes that GOP candidates deployed on the campaign trail, one word...
charlottesville

On August 16, the Boston Globe will publish an editorial denouncing Donald Trump’s “dirty war on the free press.” They will not be alone. According...

The COMMENTARY podcast discusses the weekend of unrest that followed the one-year anniversary of white nationalist-instigated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Despite vastly outnumbering the white...
Space Force

When President Donald Trump first floated the idea of creating an entirely new branch of the United States armed forces dedicated to space-based operations in...
Barack Obama

As the saying goes, you can never put the toothpaste back in the tube. Donald Trump is setting a number of precedents, many of which...
identity politics.

If you’re a Republican, the polls must be making you nervous. And I’m not talking about the generic congressional ballot or the president’s job approval...

If the “blue wave” that Democrats see building ahead of November does not arrive with the ferocity they envision, the political left can still take...

The first of the week’s COMMENTARY podcast explores the controversy around the newest member of the New York Times editorial board, Sarah Jeong, who spent...
#NeverTrump

Politico contributing editor Bill Scher isn’t the first to claim that the only responsible way for Trump-skeptical conservative to oppose the president is to register as...
Donald Trump

The behavior of many attendees of Donald Trump’s campaign-style rally in Florida on Tuesday night was barbaric. There’s no other way to put it. The...