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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

politicize

Eight people are dead with 11 more seriously injured following yet another terrorist attack in New York City. The 29-year-old named by police as the...
John Kelly

Either by choice or direction, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has made himself a figure of both cultural and political relevance in a...
donald trump

On Monday, former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s probe released the first indictments of members of Donald Trump’s inner circle. Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort,...
Assad

This week, the United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism became the fourth independent exploratory body to confirm that the Syrian regime was directly responsible for an...
john kelly

Hopefully, New York Times readers were sitting down when they read that Donald Trump’s chief of staff shares many of Donald Trump’s political and cultural...
Jeff flake

Conservatives who have devoted considerable energy to convincing themselves that Donald Trump’s erratic and irresponsible conduct is excusable—even desirable—have invented what must be a comforting...
Polarization

Ask liberal Democrats what they miss most about the Obama era, and one item you’re unlikely to hear them pine for is their lost sense...
Niger

On October 4, four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were killed amid an ambush by Islamist insurgents in Niger. In grief and shock, Americans are starting...
John Kelly

For approximately 18 minutes, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly accomplished the impossible: He got America's journalists and political opinion writers to shut up...
fake news

Though it’s certainly the worst Photoshop job I have ever seen, a provocative image making the rounds on social media also helps demonstrate why the...
Jimmy Kimmel

“I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians,” said ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar this week. “We’re on the right side of...
cuba

The American government’s ongoing dispute with Cuba has aroused remarkably little interest among political observers, particularly considering its objective seriousness. Let’s review the timeline of events. Over...