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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

President Donald Trump has ordered his Department of Justice to investigate the claim advanced by his political allies that Barack Obama's FBI introduced a "spy"...
democratic party

To paraphrase New York Times columnist Ross Douthat (with apologies), the less Republicans do in office, the more popular they generally become. That is, when the...
meritocracy

A running theme in Jonah Goldberg’s fantastic new book, Suicide of the West, is the extent to which those who were bequeathed the blessings associated...
gaza

COMMENTARY’s Sohrab Ahmari has done invaluable work shaming the Western press for patronizing the Palestinian people and robbing them of their agency. We are told...
donald trump

Democrats in the Trump era are successfully avoiding the traps into which the GOP fell in the first years of the Obama administration. At least,...
collegee

Peruse the front page of the Chronicle of Higher Education, a publication geared toward “people in academe,” and you will be confronted primarily with issues affecting...
Devin nunes

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes recently found himself in an uncomfortable position: on the wrong side of Donald Trump. “We have to move quickly to...
iran

In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession...
Don Blankenship

What is Trumpism? Is it a set of policies, an attitudinal predisposition, or a mix of both? Can Trump’s domestic policy preferences, many of which...
Kevin Williamson

It should be clear by now that the Atlantic's unexpected hiring and even more abrupt firing of COMMENTARY contributor Kevin Williamson has broader implications for the...
Donald Trump

If you listen close, you can already hear the gears turning in the heads of Donald Trump’s self-appointed excuse-makers. Their torment was exaggerated this week...
Better Deal

When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled his party’s new pitch in the summer of 2017, he made certain to assure voters that “is not...