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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

hillary clinton

Hillary Clinton likely compromised national security in service to what she said in her defense was the level of “convenience” to which she had become accustomed....
Syrian civil war

His was one of twelve bodies collected on a Turkish beach on Wednesday. It has become a tragically common site to see the corpses of...
Jeb Bush

It’s easy to understand Jeb Bush’s thought process. Subjected to withering, constant assault from the Republican presidential race’s discourteous frontrunner, Bush’s campaign seems to think...
Planned Parenthood selling body parts

Among the more convincing theories explaining why an ostensibly conservative electorate has latched onto the candidacy of an erstwhile liberal is that it is a...
border security

In the Summer of Trump, curtailing illegal immigration has become a much more important issue for Republican voters and candidates alike than it was only...
identity politics

Mount McKinley is gone. Not in the physical sense, of course. America’s highest peak is as immutable as any other majestic prominence. It will, however,...
New Orleans education reform

For a city as infatuated with its old-world charm as New Orleans, institutional change arrives slowly – if ever. Often, it takes a catalyst, sometimes...
Democratic Party’s decimation

If there was one clear takeaway from Hillary Clinton’s address to the party officials assembled in Minneapolis for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, it...
Hillary Clinton

"Now, extreme views about women,” the Democratic Party’s prohibitive presidential frontrunner said in a recent speech to supporters, “we expect that from some of the terrorist...
Donald Trump

The less sense he makes, the better Donald Trump performs in the polls. It has gotten to the point where there may be a measurable...
Vester Lee Flanagan

Disturbed and struggling with an overwhelming sense of paranoia, a gunman obsessed with the sense that he was a victim of racial discrimination took two...
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...