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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

brett kavanaugh

Generally speaking, the Trump era has been defined by two contrasting phenomena: Republican disunity leading to occasional episodes of tactical incompetence, and Democratic discipline and...
nato

Pro-Trump constituents in the press have a peculiar preoccupation with the president’s conservative critics. Specifically, they're concerned with the amount of credit Donald Trump receives...
abortion

As Americans gird themselves for the sound and fury of a Supreme Court confirmation “fight,” they should prepare to hear one poll-tested expression repeated with...
Kim Jong-un

It wasn’t all that long ago that we were all on the same page when it came to North Korea. Time was not on our...

The COMMENTARY podcast breaks down the liberal psychological breakdown that followed Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, and the activist left’s response to the Trump administration’s border...
anthony kennedy

It wasn’t that long ago Democrats had the Tea Party’s biggest weaknesses pegged. The GOP’s insurgent wing had developed a bad habit of prioritizing the...
misogyny

When the nation’s attention is captured by an episode of blatant racial hatred or primitive bigotry and that episode turns out to be a hoax—an...

John Podhoretz is out today, so the COMMENTARY Podcast hosts are left to navigate the great civility debate in his absence. When is it appropriate...
maxine waters

On paper, Republicans are well positioned to withstand the headwinds that accompany their party’s first midterm election—an election to be held while the GOP is...
Affirmative Action

Last Friday, the New York Times revealed that a lawsuit targeting Harvard University claims the school has systematically discriminated against minorities. That is, one particular...
Kristjen Nielsen

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to be uncompromising when it came to immigration. For the most part, he has delivered. An executive order that...
Population Control

The word “ethics” appears prominently in the biographies of the authors who co-wrote a recent Washington Post op-ed lamenting the “taboo” associated with “talking about...