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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

democrats

Peter Beinart is part of a cast of liberals lamenting the fact that conservatives who were skeptical of Donald Trump during the campaign have inexplicably declined...
Venezuela

The Trump Treasury Department’s move to impose sanctions on and to freeze the assets of a series of high-profile Venezuelan actors—including the country’s new vice...
donald trump

The surprise resignation of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn amid scandal represents the first time the Trump administration has conceded what his aides and...
identity politics

How the two parties approached their respective presidential election cycle losses in this decade is revealing. While the GOP conducted its 2012 “autopsy” in the...
ukraine

I had just gotten back from a trip to Kiev featuring meetings with members of Ukraine’s parliament when I learned that newly confirmed Education Secretary...
terrorism

In the end, the Trump White House’s strategy of elevating the political press to the status of “opposition party” may still prove foolish. While Trump and...
islam

Many Americans are deeply misguided about Islam, according to an op-ed in the Washington Post by freelance journalist Michael Schulson. Those foolish souls believe that Islam...
russia

Americans knew that business as usual in Washington would change when Donald Trump took office. The form that change would take remains, for the most...
nuclear weapons

As if the temperature of America’s political discourse wasn’t hot enough, it may be about to reach critical mass. CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly revealed...
resistance

You’d be hard-pressed to find a mainstream Democrat or prominent liberal defending the violence that erupted on Wednesday night in Berkeley, California, in response to...
Nancy Pelosi

From the February 2017 issue: The portfolio of implicit new powers Donald Trump will inherit from the outgoing president is staggering. The constitutional-law professor in the...
russia

The Trump administration’s worldview was always inherently contradictory.  Some ranking Trump administration officials want to correct for what they see as the Obama administration’s recklessly...