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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Donald Trump has taken the heel turn that so many anticipated he’d make, albeit not this early in his presidency, when he struck a deal...
donald trump

The word “deal” has a definition. It implies mutual benefit and reciprocity as a result of a negotiation. The arrangement to which Donald Trump agreed...
Syria

On Wednesday, United Nations war-crimes investigators indicted Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his government for complicity in the commission of gross crimes against humanity, including...
pessimism

At the heart of this new era of prohibitive Republican dominance is a contradiction. The GOP has reached a zenith of power unseen in almost...
daca

Contrary to the pronouncements of a few conspicuously visible activists, there is no conservative consensus on immigration. The liveliness of the debate over how to...
kamala harris

Perhaps Democrats were celebrating too loudly to notice. Republican partisans almost certainly missed it over the sound of their blaring recriminations. In July, the GOP...

In the last of the week’s COMMENTARY podcasts, Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman (John Podhoretz returns on Monday) explore the rising radicalization of the liberal...
fake news

There’s fake news, and then there’s fake news. For partisans, that politically-charged term is evolving at breakneck pace. What was once universally understood to mean...
north korea

“The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years,” President Donald Trump averred on Wednesday. “Talking is not...
Millennials

I was nine-years-old on August 19, 1991, but the day's events remain unforgettable. It was the time I first feared for my way of life...

With John Podhoretz out for the week, Noah Rothman and Abe Greenwald are holding down the COMMENTARY Podcast fort. Today, the gang dives into the...
institutional racism

When skeptical conservatives tried to communicate to their Republican brethren their objections to Donald Trump’s candidacy, they would explain that their apprehensions were often definitional....