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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

border hawks

In the last 48 hours, the portrait of a White House in crisis has been unmistakably clear. Whether or not the Trump administration has a policy...
nikki haley

When UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced America’s withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last October, it was clear this was...
Donald Trump

Approximately once every quarter for the last two years, we've been bombarded by declarations that Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP is complete. The frequency...
DNC

Over the weekend, the Democratic National Committee voted in favor of refusing all future donations from fossil-fuel companies. They’re so proud of the decision that...
Kim Jong-un

New York Times reporter Alex Burns seemed to approve of the “intellectual honesty” on display Monday night when Barack Obama’s former director of national intelligence,...
barack obama

Those in Barack Obama’s orbit were fond of commandeering the title of his second book, Audacity of Hope, and applying it to just about everything...

Donald Trump heads to Singapore for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fresh off a pretty contentious summit with the G-7 nations in...
anthony bourdain

Over the last decade, the culinary arts have become something of a spectator sport. Cooking on television was once the province of daytime chat shows...
Trade

Since modern progressive liberalism has existed, its adherents have longed to see the flexibility afforded to political leaders during wartime extend to matters off the...
debt

The 1998 film Deep Impact provides us with the Hollywood ideal of how Americans would respond to a potentially transformative crisis. In the movie, the...
The Enlightenment

Over the weekend, CBS News analyst and Slate correspondent Jamelle Bouie ignited a fiery intellectual debate seemingly from whole cloth when he indicted the Age...
democrats

As the evidence mounts that the Democratic Party’s formerly inevitable crushing victory in the upcoming midterm elections may be less than crushing—perhaps even less than...