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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

rand paul

It seems like ages have passed since the nation was supposedly on a path toward embracing the libertarian program and elevating libertarian politicians to a...
Trump

For political pundits, the carnival they watched last night was an enlightening affair. Trump aside, they say, the Republican Party’s presidential aspirants performed admirably. The...
2016 democratic debates

Hillary Clinton was the recipient of an extraordinary gift this week. No, not the State Department determining that her attorney, David Kendell, can possess likely...
Bobby Jindal

Despite the bizarre efforts of Fox’s moderators to turn the second-tier debate into a slugfest between the candidates on stage and those who would not...
Planned Parenthood

The thick, black, ill-omened plumes of smoke belching out of the Planned Parenthood videos have for over a month been virtually impossible to ignore. For...
gun control

President Barack Obama may have delivered the most cynical, divisive speech of his political career on Wednesday. That’s quite a feat for a man who...
Beau Biden story

There is an unmistakable scent in the air. It is that of a wounded animal, and Washington is full of seasoned predators that both recognize...
Democratic democracy

“The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy,” said the father of American left-wing progressivism and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Al Smith....
Jeb Bush on ISIS

You might be surprised to learn that the Islamic State has reportedly lost almost 10 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and...
Hiroshima bombing

On Thursday, the American political press will surrender to breathless giddiness ahead of that evening’s Republican presidential debate. The fervor of the moment will contrast...
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...