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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Jeb Bush

As last night’s Republican presidential debate drew to a close, to the extent that the former GOP establishment frontrunner Jeb Bush made an impression, it...
Barack Obama

With characteristic condescension, President Barack Obama recently insisted that the world has succumbed to an irrational fit of panic. “We’re going through a spasm of...
Trump

Okay, sure. It came well after political professionals predicted it would, but it came nonetheless: Donald Trump is beginning to decline in the polls. After...
iran

In retrospect, one of the most ominous signs of how Barack Obama intended to govern in the White House was his admission in the autumn...
language

Contrary to popular mythology in the West, the Bolshevik revolution did not immediately result in the establishment of a censorious police state. In between the...
Trump tantrum

For Republicans with even a passing attachment to the principles of conservatism, as opposed to merely the personalities who count themselves among the movement’s members,...
Iraq

It has been nearly four years since Barack Obama extolled both his and the nation’s “moment of success” in Iraq. In a victory lap, the...
Ben Carson

Like Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson’s position at or near the top of the polls of Republican primary voters is no flash in the pan....

Even by today’s standards of rabid partisanship, the breast-beating threat display from Democrats and members of the press alike to which voters were privy yesterday...
Sidney Blumenthal

There is a wave of deep concern for the Republicans’ political position overtaking the press. As the Benghazi Select Committee’s interview of former Secretary of...
donald trump

The self-fulfilling conceit of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is that he is winning because he is winning. Much of Trump’s extemporaneous stump speeches focus on...
Hillary Clinton

As National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has noted, the regular refrain from Hillary Clinton’s defenders that no smoking gun implicating her in criminal activity has yet...