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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Devin nunes

With the rhetorical temperature on both sides of the aisle reaching a boiling point over the MacGuffin known as the “memo,” it’s easy to forget...
russia sanctions

Senator Claire McCaskill called it a “constitutional crisis.” Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ted Lieu claimed that the president is bucking the will of Congress expressed...
Clinton

The tectonic force that unearthed hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment and swept from the public square as many prominent alleged abusers has...
Democrats

A fair scoring of the Trump presidency’s first year would have to hand 2017 to Democrats. The opposition party  exploited the Trump-led GOP’s mistakes and...
Peter Strzok

For Republicans, the Trump presidency has been one long test of faith. The truest believers in Trumpism are compelled to demonstrate their commitment to the...
Donald Trump

Among the right’s moral majoritarian leadership, the ethical flexibility on display since the revelations involving Donald Trump’s alleged affair with an adult film actress is...
resistance

The sense of betrayal among the self-styled liberal “Resistance” to Donald Trump is palpable. New York Times opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg called it “infuriating” to...

John Podhoretz is out today. In his absence, the remaining COMMENTARY Magazine hosts untangle the complicated policy and politics behind a short-lived government shutdown. Who...
CHIP

Congressional Democrats appear to have meandered into a cul-de-sac. Ostensibly, the federal government shut down last week during an impasse over whether to make the...
pod save america

On the eve of an ill-fated government shutdown in 2013, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column that captured the sentiments of liberal...
extreme vetting

Observers on the right must have been confused by the controversy that erupted following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recent appearance on Fox News. What he...
donald trump

The controversy surrounding ugly and profane remarks Donald Trump allegedly made in a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators has had a longer half-life...