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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Liberal environmentalism

As environmental disasters go, the Animas River wastewater spill is unique. The residents of lower Colorado are in the midst of a nightmare, much of...
hope and change

For years, many self-professed conservatives mocked and derided Barack Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns as substanceless self-affirmations that exposed the vapidity of many in the...
National Review

Republicans who concern themselves more with winning elections than staking out indefensible but emotionally satisfying rhetorical positions have long fretted that the rise of Donald...
media bias

Perhaps because it has been anticipated for so long, the ghastly revelation that Islamic State militants are now deploying chemical weapons against their Kurdish foes...
Democratic primary

The 2016 presidential election cycle is upon us, and, up to now, the political media has devoted its focus to the human wrecking ball that...
Qasem Suleimani

The debate over the Iran nuclear deal in the United States long ago devolved into theater of the absurd – with an emphasis on the...
Democratic foreign policy

One of the most remarkable accomplishments of the Obama presidency is that he has undermined virtually all of the few but nevertheless enduring foreign policy...
clinton email scandal

"It is very likely," Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed when asked by a CBS reporter if he believed the Russians and the Chinese were...
Iran nuclear deal

Proponents of the Iran nuclear deal are finding the justifications for compelling Congress to ratify the accord, save for preserving Barack Obama’s fragile self-image, are...
Donald Trump

August is, as a rule, a sleepy month in which media outlets struggle to find stories interesting enough to satisfy their obligations to news consumers....
China

While it has fallen off of the front pages in the West, a slow-motion crisis in the South China Sea sparked by Beijing’s determination to...
Donald Trump media

Among certain sequestered circles, a particular species of chicken-egg debate is now vogue. Did the media create Donald Trump, or is it Trump who has...