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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Donald Trump

If the 2016 presidential election cycle demonstrated anything, it was that Republicans suffer from a crippling lack of imagination. That ordeal should have established that...
kim guadagno

If the GOP is to be converted into a vehicle for politicians who evince Donald Trump’s brand of pragmatic center-right populism, Trump will have to...
trump

Until now, the notion that Donald Trump was providing Russia and Vladimir Putin with concessions at the expense of U.S. interests was poorly supported. That...
Donald Trump

Though it enjoys a level of political dominance unseen since the 1920s, the Republican Party’s agenda is stalled. Yet, despite their failure to repeal and...
intersectionality

Republicans didn’t always scoff dismissively at the self-destructive, reactionary, fractious collection of malcontents who call themselves The Resistance. The hundreds of thousands who marched in...
Vladimir Putin

At the root of the Democratic Party’s attacks on Donald Trump’s Russia policy is a crippling contradiction. The logic of their assault on Trump’s posture...
donald trump

The story involving the Donald Trump campaign’s links to Russia is moving fast—and so are the pro-Trump talking points. To sum up the week’s revelations, Donald...
mexico

Maybe the question should be, did they ever care about the wall?  President Donald Trump certainly doesn’t seem invested anymore in the idea of a...
health care reform

As the Senate GOP struggled to craft its version of health care reform, its leaders had forgotten to sell the public on the basics—that is,...
Russia

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson asked a question on Tuesday night that merits thorough examination and an honest response. The one he received from...
Russia

Republicans are in denial. The GOP’s response to the bombshell revelations regarding the Trump campaign’s inclination to indulge an offer of assistance from a Kremlin...
Donald Trump jr.

Donald Trump Jr. is in very hot water. Reporters have alleged, and Trump Jr. has confirmed, that he brought Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort into...