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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

entitlement crisis

The Mercatus Center at Virginia’s George Mason University has some bad news for progressive Democrats. According to its analysis, Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for all” proposal...
chemical weapons

Among Donald Trump’s first acts as president was to abandon Barack Obama’s craven and ultimately failed efforts to avoid entanglement in the Syrian civil war....
straws

Few things are as illustrative of the liberal predicament as the extremely recent moral panic over the threat posed by plastic drinking straws. Not only...
own the libs

House Speaker Paul Ryan had a good story to tell when he took to the lectern on Tuesday. Flanked by House Republican leadership, Ryan touted...
anthony kennedy

There was palpable exasperation among political observers following the publication of the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Despite all the criticism that conservative opinion-makers...

The COMMENTARY Podcast hosts dissect the Justice Department’s disclosure of the FISA warrant that was used to surveil Carter Page; or, at least, the parts...
Montenegro

Newt Gingrich called Donald Trump’s servile performance alongside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this week the “most serious mistake” of his presidency. Gingrich only had to...
barack obama

You could sense a disturbance in the force on Tuesday, as center-left identitarian social-justice activists awoke to the news that former President Barack Obama had...

Come and see the COMMENTARY  podcast perform live on Monday, July 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. at The Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground in New York City....
donald trump

Since Donald Trump took the oath of office, he has vacillated between extremes. One day, he’s running a laudably conventional Republican administration. The next, he’s...

Maybe geographic “sorting,” in which like-minded people tend to herd themselves into politically homogeneous communities, is to blame. Maybe social media and the caustic, stubborn...
The Resistance

In the early days of “The Resistance,” back when the movement was purportedly focused on forming broad coalitions that spanned ideological divides, it was common...