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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

The psychological burden on liberals in the age of Donald Trump is immense. Barack Obama was a commanding presence on the American stage for eight...
Nancy Pelosi

With Paul Ryan retiring in 2019, after 20 years in Congress, speculation over who will take the speaker’s gavel from him has reached a fevered...
Syria

U.S.-led retaliatory strikes on Syria are imminent. The president said so himself. On Twitter. In fact, he went into wildly imprudent detail about the forthcoming...
russia

On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov addressed journalists inquiring about a gruesome chemical attack on civilians in Syria that took dozens of lives over the...
Paul Krugman

Popular economist and New York Times opinion writer Paul Krugman insists in his latest piece that the intellectual right is dead. He has issued this...
omar mateen

On Thursday, some on the left made the kind of profound discovery that only they could—the kind that is neither profound nor a discovery. Upon...

Is Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe of the Trump campaign going to end without a satisfying conclusion to those hoping it will prove “collusion” and...
Syria

If you’re confused about what America’s military mission in Syria is, or whether the United States intends to see its ill-defined objectives achieved, don’t feel...
Amazon

You have to feel bad for conservatives and Republicans who have been dragged into a debate over whether Amazon is a valuable company. To engage...
Sinclair Broadcast Group

You can blame Sinclair Broadcast Group for the latest bout of Democratic cultural and political anxiety. Center-left observers are confronting what is for them a...
black lives matter

The revival of Roseanne Barr's early 1990s sitcom has been hailed as a cultural phenomenon, and not just because it generated big ratings for network...
Shulkin

Outgoing Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin wants you to know that it wasn’t his fault. It seems he will not go quietly, though he...