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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

secret service scandal

“This is scary. 1984 scary,” National Journal columnist Ron Fournier remarked on Thursday. “We've got an agency called ‘Secret Service’ targeting political enemies. Think about that.” Indeed....
Donald Trump

Donald Trump fancies himself a dealmaker. He campaigns as the shrewdest of negotiators and appears fond of projecting the impression that there isn’t conflict on...
ObamaCare

Hillary Clinton and Republicans agree on at least one thing: Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law is deeply flawed and in dire need of...
Russia

The West’s experts on modern Russia — its national interest and its conduct of foreign policy — have had a rough 18 months. U.S. intelligence estimates...
jeb bush

For those Democrats who subscribe to an academically Marxist worldview, the 2016 Republican primary race had only one possible outcome: Jeb Bush as the nominee....
syrian civil war

You could be forgiven for thinking that this administration is intentionally conducting its campaign against Islamic State militants as incompetently as it can. In a...
Carly Fiorina

It has been impossible to miss the shift in tone among liberals when criticizing Carly Fiorina. The timbre of their opposition to the surging Republican...
Donald Trump

To hear Donald Trump make the case for his candidacy is to be privy to a lot of rather shallow polling analysis. For a campaign...
Clinton email scandal

The hits just keep coming. Amid a news-heavy Friday dominated by the revelation that House Speaker John Boehner will not only resign his leadership post...
Republican Party

House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation couldn’t come at a worse time for the Republican Party. The thankless role of shepherd to the feline congregation that...
hillary clinton

For the first time in his almost seven years as President of the United States, Barack Obama will not be seen at the annual Clinton...
marco rubio

Marco Rubio is having a moment. Not since the Florida Senator formally announced his intention to run for the presidency have so many voters and...