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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Donald Trump

Even if they understood the sentiment, conservatives never fully grasped “hope and change.” The rationale that propelled Barack Obama to eight years in the White...
obamacare

While it may be a dated version of a working draft of the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the text of legislation that...
social conservatism

The Trump administration has a peculiar view of federalism. The Trump White House believes the Obama-era guidelines designed to expand restroom access to transgender students are...
dnc

Democrats are struggling to reconcile an existential contradiction. They know that something has gone terribly wrong with their party and that it must adapt to...
media

For a window into the reporting industry’s crisis of confidence, look no further than the Washington Post’s new motto: “Democracy dies in darkness.” This is...
majority

If you wanted to distill the breathtaking stupidity of our modern age into a single anecdote, you could do no better than New York Times...
russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did the world a service this weekend when he abandoned coyly evasive and tiresome Russian diplo-speak by outright advocating for...
Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos fancies himself a provocateur. His track record of behaving in ways designed to shock and provoke and the name recognition his antics have...
michael novak

On Friday, the scholar and author Michael Novak passed away at the age of 83. COMMENTARY had the privilege of publishing his work on a number...
media

By all accounts, America’s elite business and political leaders now live in abject terror of a singular phenomenon; a capricious beast that strikes without warning: Donald...
GOP

So far, 2017 is what 2009 looked like on Earth 2. Republicans are beset by angry constituents at town halls. The GOP is the object of...
peace

It was a shock to the status quo on Tuesday when, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump abandoned decades of U.S....