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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

donald trump

On Thursday, the president released a statement—where else?—on Twitter. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have...
democrats

For months, Democrats have resisted the notion that they were the problem.  Despite a series of historic losses resulting in the party’s worst position in...
jon ossoff

The Democratic Party is in the midst of some soul searching after an overhyped Democratic candidate failed to flip a Republican district. For many, that...
russia

Max Boot is right: Russia is not going to risk igniting a third world war by targeting coalition aircraft over the skies of Syria. And...
gop

Travel among earnest liberals and anti-Trump conservatives in self-imposed exile, and you’re likely to be asked one urgent question: When will the GOP have had...
otto warmbier

Otto Warmbier passed away on Monday. He was 22. The University of Virginia student’s last days were anything but peaceful. He was released just last week...
conservatives

It is in the professional interest of any political commentator to have as large and engaged an audience as possible. It is thus an assertion...
disaster

Believe it or not, the Trump administration has been lucky. Sure, the president is an embattled figure, but the scandals and controversies with which he...
Theresa May

This was not supposed to happen. The conservative majority in British Parliament could have stood until at least 2020. Ostensibly, Prime Minister Theresa May called a...

In the last of this week’s COMMENTARY podcasts, the gang (John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman) break down former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony...
james comey

Expectations ahead of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a congressional panel on Thursday are high, and high expectations are easily unmet. Many believed...
ISIS

On Wednesday, at least 12 were killed and 39 wounded when a team of gunmen and suicide bombers executed a simultaneous strike on two sites...