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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

jeb bush

For those Democrats who subscribe to an academically Marxist worldview, the 2016 Republican primary race had only one possible outcome: Jeb Bush as the nominee....
syrian civil war

You could be forgiven for thinking that this administration is intentionally conducting its campaign against Islamic State militants as incompetently as it can. In a...
Carly Fiorina

It has been impossible to miss the shift in tone among liberals when criticizing Carly Fiorina. The timbre of their opposition to the surging Republican...
Donald Trump

To hear Donald Trump make the case for his candidacy is to be privy to a lot of rather shallow polling analysis. For a campaign...
Clinton email scandal

The hits just keep coming. Amid a news-heavy Friday dominated by the revelation that House Speaker John Boehner will not only resign his leadership post...
Republican Party

House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation couldn’t come at a worse time for the Republican Party. The thankless role of shepherd to the feline congregation that...
hillary clinton

For the first time in his almost seven years as President of the United States, Barack Obama will not be seen at the annual Clinton...
marco rubio

Marco Rubio is having a moment. Not since the Florida Senator formally announced his intention to run for the presidency have so many voters and...
Citizens United

Harvard University Professor Lawrence Lessig has apparently determined to serve as the living, breathing case against lifetime tenure. These days, the professor seems far less...
Barack Obama

For millions of Americans, Barack Obama’s ascension to the presidency absolved the United States of myriad sins. His rise to the presidency was a redemption...
scott walker 2016

It was only June when Scott Walker announced his formal intention to run for the presidency. His presidential bid was no surprise; the announcement was...
international left

Call it “Jeremy Corbyn syndrome.” This distressing malady has manifested most acutely in British liberals, but it is an epidemic spreading throughout the transatlantic left....