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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

voter fraud

President Donald Trump is fortunate insofar as his adversaries on the left and in the press have short attention spans. In their thinly veiled, manic...
ObamaCare

It is hard to begrudge Democrats a little self-satisfaction as they watch Republicans struggle to overhaul the American health-insurance model. Facing passionate denunciations from constituents...
identity

Perhaps it was inevitable that the right would embrace ethnic and gender identity politics as have their liberal opponents. It is a useful political tool,...
deterrence

In the history of naïve statements, few will stand the test of time like that uttered by President Barack Obama at his first address to...
obamacare

Republican are furious, and they are directing their rage at their favorite target: other Republicans. Amid a furor over some typically savage presidential tweets, House Republicans...
Donald Trump

“Imagine how much closer to normal this administration would be in the absence of Twitter,” I pondered, also on Twitter, following a weekend consumed by...
democrats

The self-conception of the anti-Trump “resistance” is a subject of urgent debate on the left. Who are the resisters? What do they believe? How should...
Obama officials

For a president who has a uniquely hostile relationship with the press, positive news cycles are both rare and fleeting. The Trump team displayed remarkable...
russia

It turns out that the greatest threat to U.S. interests involving Moscow in the Trump era has little to do with Trump’s campaign-trail promise to...
Democrats

Basking in the immediate afterglow of Donald Trump’s well-crafted, smartly delivered address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, partisan Republicans were apt to...
emotion

The elites and experts in whom society has placed its trust have underperformed over the last decade. This phenomenon was discussed at length in the...
chelsea clinton

Democrats are confused as to how they were bested by a political figure they see as an empty suit with a pedigree famous for little...