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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

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...
trade war

It has come to this. This week, an American president—a Republican, at that—found himself on the receiving end of a blistering lecture on the virtues...
Donald Trump

By the standards that have been set in recent years, Roseanne Barr’s downfall was remarkably swift. There were none of the rituals with which we’ve...
north korea

President Donald Trump has a bad habit of making life hard for his friends. The president is not shy about humiliating the members of his...
Progressive Populism

Sometimes it's hard to avoid the impression that the left’s intellectual leaders resent Donald Trump for stealing their act. In the estimation of some, it...

The first COMMENTARY Podcast of the week examines the firestorm that erupted over the weekend involving the treatment of unaccompanied minors at the Southern Border,...
deportations

Donald Trump’s critics are becoming more strategic. Democrats who contend that the left should be more selective with what they chose to become outraged over...
North Korea

Nearly three months ago, Donald Trump reaffirmed his status as a maverick who's liberated from the conventions that shackled past presidents by giving a North...
national debt

It’s understandable that cynicism has become the default approach for average Americans navigating the political environment. Interpreting events as the product of a raw power...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

To understand the liberal worldview, the contrived campaign to make Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg into some kind of a folk hero is a...
trump

By now, those who began the Trump era convinced that the president was Vladimir Putin’s puppet are surely frustrated by the dearth of supporting evidence....

President Donald Trump has ordered his Department of Justice to investigate the claim advanced by his political allies that Barack Obama's FBI introduced a "spy"...