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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

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...
brett kavanaugh

Generally speaking, the Trump era has been defined by two contrasting phenomena: Republican disunity leading to occasional episodes of tactical incompetence, and Democratic discipline and...
nato

Pro-Trump constituents in the press have a peculiar preoccupation with the president’s conservative critics. Specifically, they're concerned with the amount of credit Donald Trump receives...
abortion

As Americans gird themselves for the sound and fury of a Supreme Court confirmation “fight,” they should prepare to hear one poll-tested expression repeated with...
Kim Jong-un

It wasn’t all that long ago that we were all on the same page when it came to North Korea. Time was not on our...

The COMMENTARY podcast breaks down the liberal psychological breakdown that followed Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, and the activist left’s response to the Trump administration’s border...
anthony kennedy

It wasn’t that long ago Democrats had the Tea Party’s biggest weaknesses pegged. The GOP’s insurgent wing had developed a bad habit of prioritizing the...
misogyny

When the nation’s attention is captured by an episode of blatant racial hatred or primitive bigotry and that episode turns out to be a hoax—an...