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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Hillary clinton

After consulting internal polling and focus groups, Hillary Clinton has committed to being more spontaneous and authentic. If the likely Democratic presidential nominee wanted to...
liberalism’s failures

Sure, their approach to governance may be of dubious efficacy, but their hearts are in the right place. Judging the left by their intentions and...
Hillary

For the moment and for understandable reasons, all eyes are on the GOP. The Republican Party’s fractious primary and its boisterous frontrunner are both compelling...
refugee crisis

There seemed no end to the teeming tide of Irish that washed ashore in New York City when the famine compelled a mass exodus out...
china

No one would deny that Donald Trump has harnessed an acute sense of apprehension among voters. "Nothing works. Our country doesn't work. Everybody wins except...
Kim Davis contempt

“Give the people what they want” has traditionally been the creed of the carnival-barking entertainer. While it occasionally becomes the ethos of the cloying and...
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,...