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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Joe Biden 2016

You could spot Joe Biden’s presidential trial balloon from space. After spending several months feigning disinterest in another ill-fated White House bid, the Vice President...
Hillary Clinton scandal

Among the more charming preoccupations of the modern left is its newfound interest in a mock social science that involves divining forms of “privilege” allegedly...
Planned Parenthood's harvest

The release of yet another video exposing Planned Parenthood’s macabre culture of callous disregard for the bodies of aborted fetuses and the marketplace for their...
RINO Republican

Republicans are on edge. The “base” is restless. Incandescent outrage over the way that the GOP’s elected representatives have dismissed and ignored their core voters...
planned parenthood videos

Since the moment that the videos featuring Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the discarded aborted infant body parts began trickling out, each one more morbid...
Obama middle east policy

"Secretary of State Colin Powell told this president the Pottery Barn rule," said then-Senator John Kerry in the final months of the 2004 presidential campaign....
Carly Fiorina 2016

Political reporters are less vexed by the reasoning behind Donald Trump’s decision to mount a narcissistic campaign of self-aggrandizement disguised as a presidential bid than...
Iran nuclear weapons

In the weeks that have elapsed since international negotiators revealed the terms of a nuclear accord with Iran, public opinion surveys have offered commentators and...
Republican Party infighting

For the moment, try to put yourself in the position of a swing voter who will determine the course of the 2016 presidential election and...
Mike huckabee

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has shown his hand. Perhaps no Republican presidential candidate has made it more apparent that their strategic approach to winning over...
Hillary Clinton trust

The national political press is fixated on the chaotic and contentious Republican presidential primary, and not without good reason. But in devoting so much focus...
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson

More than a month after the coldblooded murder of African-American churchgoers in South Carolina by an overt racist prompted an intense and grief-stricken national discussion...