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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Europe

In the United States, nearly eight years of stagnation, hardship, a pervasive sense of decline, and seemingly insurmountable challenges abroad have taken their toll. Add...
ted cruz

It was a stinging blow and one that augmented Senator Ted Cruz’s appeal as, above all, a conservative of principle. “I want a strong national defense,...
North Korea

Under the cover of darkness in January 1968, 31 members of an elite North Korean special forces team slipped through the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone...
Bill Clinton

There may be nothing more chauvinistically American than 1990s nostalgia. In the United States, this decade is remembered as a period of unrivaled prosperity and relative...
Chris Christie

If Marco Rubio’s slow and steady campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination has been distinguished by just one trait, it is imperturbability. Rubio’s team was...
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...