Author Archive

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

cyber-pearl harbor

The scale of a massive cyber-attack on America’s governmental infrastructure that was revealed last week is still coming to light. As is the case with...
Obamatrade

It shouldn’t need to be said, but our modern age is full of wonders: No, Representative Paul Ryan’s approach to governance as a member of...
Jeb Bush

If you got the impression from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign rollout that he appeared to believe his party’s nomination was quite simply...
Voting restrictions

The founding generation was keenly aware of the fact that the public they had empowered to shape the destiny of their new republic might be...
Would NATO go to war with Russia?

It’s a question they have been asking in the Kremlin for generations, although apprehensions are perhaps more pronounced today than they were even during much...
Democratic filibusters

Does that headline sound like reckless hyperbole? It should because it is. This was, nevertheless, a narrative that Democrats, including the party’s highest elected officials,...
ISIS in Libya

While ISIS conducts wildly successful, multipronged assaults on targets in Syria and Iraq, it might be easy to forget that the fight against the Islamic...
New York Times Marco Rubio

What is the New York Times doing? In the space of a week, the paper has published no fewer than two exposés on the Florida...

It was the gaffe so good, he made it twice. Apparently, the president does not see his shamelessly lackadaisical approach to conducting the war against...
Social conservative

It is increasingly difficult to define social conservatism, but the Washington Post took a stab at it last week when they noted that those who...

For partisan Democrats, the Hillary Clinton campaign is an unstoppable juggernaut and has the potential to upend virtually every foundational assumption about American politics. But...
ASsad

In a wild tactical shift, Bashar al-Assad’s air force is reportedly conducting raids in support of ISIS. As the Islamic State’s forces advance on the...