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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.
Cruz’s “analysis” of 2016 is exactly the same as Romney’s view of the 2012 election.
Iran has so far complied with the agreement it made last year.
The more time that it takes to reach a deal, the more likely it is that opponents can spoil the negotiations by pushing for new punitive measures.
Dumping Hagel is a way of appearing to shake up the administration following the midterms without doing anything that would change the way that the administration operates.
Removing Hagel sets up another confirmation battle in the new year with a hostile Republican Senate majority.
Rejecting a significant agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue because it may expire decades from now is mindless.
All parties will be worse off if the saboteurs succeed.
Politicians and officials are penalized for accuracy and rewarded for exaggeration and alarmism.
Conservatives should recoil from the mentality of hard-liners on Iran.
Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …
Neither Ukraine nor the U.S. would benefit from it.
A formal alliance with Iraq would add nothing to U.S. security, but would ensure that the U.S. will be entangled in Iraqi affairs for decades to come.
His entry into the race should be very good and healthy for the Democratic Party and the country.
The country was already badly misled once by crediting a younger Bush with following in the foreign policy tradition of his father.
Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.
Power thinks Americans need to be warned away from counting the costs of failed policies.
One lesson that the Libyan war should teach us is that the U.S. and its allies are far too quick to want to take sides in foreign disputes and conflicts.
The U.S. ought to conserve its strength, husband its resources, and exercise restraint.
Congress has been allowed and even encouraged in its abdication by an administration that pretends that it doesn’t need a new AUMF.
Most Americans are usually only too ready to support military action when the president claims it to be necessary.← Older posts
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