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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

New Orleans education reform

For a city as infatuated with its old-world charm as New Orleans, institutional change arrives slowly – if ever. Often, it takes a catalyst, sometimes...
Democratic Party’s decimation

If there was one clear takeaway from Hillary Clinton’s address to the party officials assembled in Minneapolis for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, it...
Hillary Clinton

"Now, extreme views about women,” the Democratic Party’s prohibitive presidential frontrunner said in a recent speech to supporters, “we expect that from some of the terrorist...
Donald Trump

The less sense he makes, the better Donald Trump performs in the polls. It has gotten to the point where there may be a measurable...
Vester Lee Flanagan

Disturbed and struggling with an overwhelming sense of paranoia, a gunman obsessed with the sense that he was a victim of racial discrimination took two...
Obama's scandal free administration

It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that...
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s relationship with the political press is similar to that of a shark’s with its cadre of pilot fish: symbiotic. In the same way...
Bob Menendez corruption charges

On Monday night, the Department of Justice brought the hammer down on Senator Bob Menendez. Reportedly in response to the senator’s frequent dismissals of the indictment...
Donald Trump is not conservative

As is often the case at this stage of the presidential election cycle, energized and enthusiastic partisans find themselves falling for their preferred candidate. He...
Russian appeasement

When charged with describing a policy of cowed deference to an aggressor, a near pathological aversion among political commentators to the word “appeasement” has hamstrung...
populism in America.

It is often the case that only the most logical and deliberative can convince themselves of things that simply are not so. Those who have...
Donald Trump immigration plan

There is no question that Donald Trump is driving the agenda for a substantial number of the Republican Party’s presidential aspirants. The 2016 field’s reaction...