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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Middle East

It’s always a good time to review the histrionics that characterized the New York Times editorial board’s coverage of the Iraq War, particularly in the...
iSIS

As we glide with trepidation into another presidential election year, the American mood might be best characterized as apprehensive. The right, which has for nearly...
Marco Rubio

The Republican civil war is over; conservatives won. Just don’t tell conservatives. National Review’s Jim Geraghty performed a public service this week when he devoted his...
Trump

The minute the ball drops on Thursday night, and 2015 fades into 2016, the presidential election season will begin in earnest. When polls fail to...
Marco Rubio

If you were still looking for confirmation that Donald Trump’s staying power in the race is a phenomenon fueled by a cult of personality… well,...
Ben Carson

A damning report published last week in the Wall Street Journal indicated strongly that Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign has hit the skids, is in...
Free Speech

As is often the response to troubled times, a growing cohort of vocal malcontents have come to view the old pillars of stability as decrepit...
Barack Obama

The stunning details revealed in a Wall Street Journal report published on Wednesday expose the extent to which President Barack Obama and the coterie of...
ISIS

Increasingly, it seems that those who are most likely to lecture anyone within earshot about what the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria supposedly wants...
Chris Christie

It was early June when Washington Examiner columnist Timothy Carney forecast the coming Chris Christie comeback story. With the New Jersey governor’s polling sagging and...
Barack Obama

After spending the better part of his presidency doing his best to ignore the crisis in Syria, Barack Obama has endeavored over the last 18...
Ted Cruz

The rivalry between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio escalated over the weekend. The field upon which both presidential candidates will fight one another for claim to...