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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Progressivism in America

This fascinating quote from Havas Media’s Tom Goodwin has been frequently cited, even in this space, but it is so eye-opening that it merits repeating...
Iran nuclear deal

The following is a dispatch from The Israel Project’s Omri Ceren regarding the state of nuclear negotiations with Iran: And here we go... VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats...
Trump

Republican Party officials are, apparently, paralyzed with fear and indecision. This lamentably familiar condition was not brought about by the deft maneuvering of their Democratic...
Cuba relations with the United States

Talk to any Beltway insider and they’ll tell you that President Barack Obama’s administration is on the right side of history in its quest to...
clinton email

Hillary Clinton entered this race treating the press like a nuisance at best; marks whom she could easily distract with a bit of misdirection. When...
Rick Perry

The pusillanimity that has characterized much of the sprawling GOP 2016 presidential field’s reaction to the cascading series of injudicious comments that regularly stream from...
Chinese stock market bubble

On Wednesday, as global markets teetered following a strikingly deep selloff on China’s Shanghai Composite index, Morgan Stanley Investment Management emerging markets expert Ruchir Sharma...
syrian civil war

For President Barack Obama, the deteriorating situation in Syria has always been a political problem rather than a pressing national security challenge. When the president...
Iran nuclear deal

The following is a dispatch from Omri Ceren of the Israel Project regarding the state of nuclear negotiations with Iran: The parties missed another deadline this...
Bernie Sanders

If you were looking to substantiate the inescapable impression that the political press is vastly more sympathetic toward Democrats than Republicans, look no further than...
Hillary Clinton inevitable nominee

“I’m baaaack!” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced as she took the stage in Iowa at former Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry event...
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

Amid a truly devastating period for conservative culture warriors, the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat observed last week that those who consider themselves allies...