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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

donald trump

Donald Trump secured a healthy segment of the Republican Party’s primary electorate by running against the Republican Party. A vote for Trump ratified a critique...
democrats

On Thursday, the progressive left treated itself to an orgiastic display of self-destruction. In the name of opposing all that Donald Trump deigns to grace...
Democrats

Political media has a bias toward covering the powerful and, at the moment, Democrats are anything but powerful. The intramural debate over how Democrats should...
donald trump

What is more revealing of a president? His extemporaneous and unguarded thoughts or his vetted, polished statements? Donald Trump, the man and his administration, must...
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has some brass. Emanuel seemed to have no higher purpose than to troll New York officials when he took to the opinion...
immigration

It’s clearer than ever that Barack Obama’s permissive immigration policies encouraged prospective immigrants to endure hardship and risk lawlessness. Illegal immigration from Mexico peaked in 2007,...
voter fraud

With a Republican in the White House and Republicans in total control of the federal government, conservatives are often spared reminders that they are in...
Russia

When it comes to the accusation that Donald Trump campaign operatives cooperated with Russian officials in the 2016 race, the president’s defenders have recently found...
cnn

The White House is preparing for war. Despite a decisive electoral victory and with majorities in both chambers of Congress, the president is encountering unforeseen...
venezuela

The Western Hemisphere reached a milestone this week. According to United Nations observers, Colombia’s leftist rebel militia FARC has entirely disarmed. When it comes to...
GOP

As congressional Republicans struggle to cobble together a bill to replace ObamaCare, their party’s leader has been less than helpful. More often than not, in...
media

Recently, the White House has adopted a habit that seems designed to maximize the frustration of the reporters who cover it. Occasionally, the administration flirts...