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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Iran

As anti-regime protesters meet with an increasingly violent response from the sources of authority in Iran, it seems that those in the West who supported...
Holidays

COMMENTARY Magazine is taking a few days away from the news cycle. We will be back with new blog items, magazine articles, and podcasts after...

The members of Barack Obama’s administration in exile have become conspicuously noisy of late—even more so than usual. Former CIA Director John Brennan accused Donald Trump...
daca

Lost in the coverage of the Republican victory over tax-code reform this week has been the Republican victory on immigration. Though it is a minor...
Donald Trump

Reasonable conservatives who took a dim view of Trump in the 2016 campaign have recently been reassessing the president’s record, and they’ve given it high...
Democrats

Twenty-seventeen has provided the pro-Trump right with a reliable source of satisfaction in the form of conservative Trump critics prostrating themselves. When it comes to...

What’s in the tax bill? How will it impact the economy and, thus, the 2018 midterms? The COMMENTARY Magazine podcast hosts answer those questions are...
Donald Trump

Being the dominant governing party is a mixed bag. You and your allies enjoy all the perks and can set the agenda, but your freedom...
Nuclear weapons

By December of 2016, the imminent prospect of handing control of America’s nuclear arsenal over to Donald Trump already had the American left on edge....
roy moore

No one should be too proud of the fact that the election of a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from Alabama over a spectacularly flawed,...
Syria

Just over one year ago, President-elect Donald Trump stood alongside his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis and outlined his philosophy on what constitutes...
donald trump

With just about a month to go before we close out the first full year of Donald Trump’s presidency, those of us who have survived...