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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Russia

Donald Trump is especially fond of illustrating his apprehension toward refugees fleeing violence, repression, and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa by citing...
Safe zones

One week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin propositioned the United States. Russia’s chief executive revealed that, in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump last...
james comey

As John Podhoretz observed last night, President Donald Trump had every reason to dismiss FBI Director James Comey. Contrary to the passionate response from Trump’s more...
democrats

If you can’t be persuasive, be interesting. If you’re neither persuasive nor interesting, try to be funny. And if all of that fails, just be...
Hillary Clinton

It seems that Western democracies are now fated to become the target of foreign hackers when their elections roll around. At least, that will be...
rex tillerson

As he said on occasion, George W. Bush was content to let history be his judge. Barack Obama’s associates do not, to put it mildly,...
Jimmy Kimmel

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the already distorted health-care marketplace became even more uncoupled from market forces. The public has predictably sought out...
Hillary clinton

Earlier today, I published a piece reflecting on the Democratic Party’s refusal to learn a single lesson as a result of its 2016 losses. The...
democrats

Try as they might, Democrats will find no peace in the wilderness. Not while they refuse to reconcile the conditions that led voters to relegate...
Duterte

In many ways, Donald Trump’s hand in Asia had been forced by his predecessor. Reconstructing working relationships with America’s allies abroad, however unsavory some of...
Elizabeth Warren

The Democratic Party in the Trump era is increasingly at odds with itself. In the quest to be all things to all parts of its coalition,...
steve bannon

Donald Trump’s most avid supporters are truly concerned. The president and his administration, they frequently contend, are being sabotaged. The saboteurs vary, depending on the issue...