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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Obama's scandal free administration

It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that...
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s relationship with the political press is similar to that of a shark’s with its cadre of pilot fish: symbiotic. In the same way...
Bob Menendez corruption charges

On Monday night, the Department of Justice brought the hammer down on Senator Bob Menendez. Reportedly in response to the senator’s frequent dismissals of the indictment...
Donald Trump is not conservative

As is often the case at this stage of the presidential election cycle, energized and enthusiastic partisans find themselves falling for their preferred candidate. He...
Russian appeasement

When charged with describing a policy of cowed deference to an aggressor, a near pathological aversion among political commentators to the word “appeasement” has hamstrung...
populism in America.

It is often the case that only the most logical and deliberative can convince themselves of things that simply are not so. Those who have...
Donald Trump immigration plan

There is no question that Donald Trump is driving the agenda for a substantial number of the Republican Party’s presidential aspirants. The 2016 field’s reaction...
2016 presidential race

Many of those blinkered political commenters who allowed themselves to be swept up in the diaphanous hysteria that resulted in Barack Obama’s presidency convinced themselves...
language

Those who endured Hillary Clinton’s snap press conference on Tuesday afternoon bore witness to a display of contempt for public opinion and good governance matched...
obamacare

There is no question that the GOP’s prospective standard-bearers have been thrown off course, off message, and off brand by the unforeseen entry of Donald...
Liberal environmentalism

As environmental disasters go, the Animas River wastewater spill is unique. The residents of lower Colorado are in the midst of a nightmare, much of...
hope and change

For years, many self-professed conservatives mocked and derided Barack Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns as substanceless self-affirmations that exposed the vapidity of many in the...