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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

republican debates

Fox News delivered yet another blow to the presidential hopes of those Republican candidates polling relatively poorly ahead of the first televised presidential debate. Those...
Iran deal Congress

As the 2016 presidential primary season heats up, Republicans desperate to find an alternative to Jeb Bush and Democrats similarly apprehensive about nominating Hillary Clinton...
Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not running for president. Oh, he acts like he is a candidate on a stage. And Trump has filed the requisite paperwork with...
moon landing anniversary

America failed Robert Zubrin. The aerospace engineer and co-developer of the unrealized Mars Direct proposal to send Americans to the red planet within a reasonable...
nuclear non-proliferation failure

Before the stresses and strains associated with sitting behind the Resolute Desk had turned President Barack Obama’s hair grey, the president still paid homage to...
Trump McCain

Those who cover and discuss politics for a living tend to exhibit a bias in favor of the moment; overemphasizing the impact of non-events and...
Chattanooga shooting

On Friday, the families of four American Marines awoke to a world without their loved ones. They had their lives stolen from them by a...
United Nations Iran nuclear deal

The administration made many compromises in the effort to secure a deal -- any deal -- with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Perhaps the concession...
scott walker 2016

“If the general cannot overcome his anger and has his army swarm over the citadel, killing a third of his soldiers, and yet the citadel...
progressive politics

The once private and plausibly deniable feud between fellow Empire State Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has spilled...
Iran nuclear deal

Those with even limited knowledge of Iran’s history of diplomatic duplicity, not to mention its present financing and direction of a variety of insurgent and...
media bias

When political reporters are compelled by necessity to report on subjects that cast liberals in a negative light, nothing is more welcome than a reaction...