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About Daniel Larison
Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and is a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter.
Is Trump a realist? Leon Hadar considers the evidence and concludes that …
Clinton may be able to give a more fleshed-out debate answer, but we also know that she is more likely to get the U.S. involved in unnecessary wars than her rival.
Rubio rejected the thing that supposedly makes him broadly appealing, and abandoned the effort as soon as it became politically dangerous for him.
We shouldn’t discount the effect of personal animus and bitterness when thinking about what these candidates may do.
Santorum couldn’t come up with anything because there aren’t any accomplishments to be named.
Santorum is confident that Rubio is just as ideological and dangerous on foreign policy as he is.
Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.
It matters more now for the causes Paul cares about that he be re-elected to the Senate.
Trump isn’t a realist.
Cruz did very well in a caucus state that was very well-suited to a candidate with his background and profile.
The time for consolidating the “establishment” vote was weeks or months ago, not weeks or months from now.
It is a serious mistake to “blindly back” the Saudis in their war.
The more that party leaders try to foist Rubio on a party that is sick of their leadership, the more he will be rejected.
Cruz’s victory sets up the Trump-Cruz race that Republican elites don’t want.
There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.
The leaders of the major parties now face a reckoning for their neglect of and poorly-hidden contempt for their voters.
The rules for awarding delegates are rigged to favor Trump and Cruz.
Normal relations with one of our closest neighbors should exist as a matter of course.
We know that Rubio has a ready supply of boosters eager to turn a mediocre showing into proof that his “moment” has finally arrived.
Trump probably has enough of an edge to hold off Cruz.← Older posts
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