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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Nikki Haley

By standing aside at the end of its term and allowing the United Nations to indulge its obsessive anti-Israel compulsion unobstructed, the Obama administration hoped it...

The last of the week’s COMMENTARY podcasts tackles the logic and philosophy in Donald Trump’s proposed budget; what it cuts and where it spends. What...
russia

Democrats who like to complain that the Republican Party in Congress serves only as President Donald Trump’s praetorian guardsmen will soon have to contend with...
fearless girl

Last week, an idol was erected in the streets of Manhattan: a bronze statue of a defiant young girl standing rigid and resolute in the face...
donald trump

The Trump administration is endlessly contradictory. The president's instincts are to indulge corporate cronyism and to lean on the public sector to remedy society’s ills. These...

In the first of the week’s COMMENTARY podcasts--assuming the hosts can dig out of the snow cataclysm barreling down on the Northeast--Donald Trump’s detractors suffer...
voter fraud

President Donald Trump is fortunate insofar as his adversaries on the left and in the press have short attention spans. In their thinly veiled, manic...
ObamaCare

It is hard to begrudge Democrats a little self-satisfaction as they watch Republicans struggle to overhaul the American health-insurance model. Facing passionate denunciations from constituents...
identity

Perhaps it was inevitable that the right would embrace ethnic and gender identity politics as have their liberal opponents. It is a useful political tool,...
deterrence

In the history of naïve statements, few will stand the test of time like that uttered by President Barack Obama at his first address to...
obamacare

Republican are furious, and they are directing their rage at their favorite target: other Republicans. Amid a furor over some typically savage presidential tweets, House Republicans...
Donald Trump

“Imagine how much closer to normal this administration would be in the absence of Twitter,” I pondered, also on Twitter, following a weekend consumed by...