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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Prayer shaming

The Democratic Party is in crisis, although few of its members seem to recognize it. If a Democrat did not occupy the White House, political...
Ted Cruz

Don’t tell the other ten candidates vying for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, but GOP voters appear to be settling on their final four candidates...
ISIS

To the extent that its goal is to export terror beyond the fluid borders of its nascent caliphate, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...
Rahm Emanuel

Cook County, Illinois, an archetypical Democratic monolith, is at the epicenter of what may evolve into a political earthquake. For decades, Democratic politicians have taken...
Gitmo

The Democratic Party’s progressive wing has never been especially comfortable with Hillary Clinton’s instincts in a variety of policy areas, but none more so than...
climate change

Two weeks after radical Islamic terrorists with organizational links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria executed a coordinated attack on a variety of...
Planned Parenthood

Contrary to what you might have read in mainstream media outlets, we still know remarkably little about what might have motivated the alleged shooter who...

Fueled by a recent spate of unnerving headlines and discomfiting polling data, the nation has been collectively sounding alarms over the next generation of Americans...
Donald Trump

Republican stakeholders are getting nervous. The insurgent campaign waged by Donald Trump for their party’s presidential nomination appears unassailable. No matter what conspiracy theory he...
2020

The 2016 presidential race has been anything but predictable. At least, that’s the preferred narrative among political prognosticators today. Their predictive powers were dealt a...
Russia

“We’re not going to make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia,” Barack Obama said in early October as Russian heavy...
ISIS

The word “scandal” is bandied about quite a bit when it comes to the conduct of Barack Obama’s White House, and this administration has done...