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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

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In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession...
Don Blankenship

What is Trumpism? Is it a set of policies, an attitudinal predisposition, or a mix of both? Can Trump’s domestic policy preferences, many of which...
Kevin Williamson

It should be clear by now that the Atlantic's unexpected hiring and even more abrupt firing of COMMENTARY contributor Kevin Williamson has broader implications for the...
Donald Trump

If you listen close, you can already hear the gears turning in the heads of Donald Trump’s self-appointed excuse-makers. Their torment was exaggerated this week...
Better Deal

When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled his party’s new pitch in the summer of 2017, he made certain to assure voters that “is not...
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On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revealed the results of an audacious intelligence operation that resulted in the seizure of thousands of documents related...
Millennial

For Democrats, the 2012 election felt less like a competition than a confirmation. Despite a disappointing economy and the reemergence of an Islamist terrorist threat...
north korea

When it comes to relations between rival nations, only posterity can be the judge of what constitutes a good deal. At the time, both of Ronald...
Socialism

Trayon White, the Washington D.C. councilman who earned national scorn last month when he blamed this winter’s persistent snow on the work of a shadowy...
nikki haley

Nikki Haley, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, is not confused. “With all due respect,” she said in a pithy and empowering statement to Fox...
social justice

The ubiquitous coffeehouse chain Starbucks is at the center of a scandal—the familiar kind fueled by new media’s obsessive litigation of grievances that have a...
Paul Ryan

The occasion of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress at the end of this term has spawned a variety of premature conclusions about the...