Author Archives: Daniel Larison

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.

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Obama Hasn’t Given Rubio a “Gift” on Cuba

Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.

The Politics of Normalization with Cuba

Normalization is broadly popular in the country and especially in Florida.

Rubio Truly Hates Diplomacy

The U.S. should seek to maintain normal relations with as many states as possible.

Jeb Bush Defends Our Bankrupt Cuba Policy to the End

Bush will support failed, hard-line policies to the bitter end.

Cuba and “Credibility”

Restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba isn’t going to have negative “repercussions” around the world.

Report: U.S. and Cuba to Seek Normal Relations

Finally, the U.S. is ending more than fifty years of fruitless hostility.

Changing U.S. Cuba Policy Is Long Overdue

Normalization is twenty years overdue.

Obama To Sign New Russia Sanctions Bill

The most striking thing about the administration’s decision is how completely spineless it is.

Bush Is Weaker Than He Appears

The “electability” argument on which the case for Jeb Bush depends falls apart on closer inspection.

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

Nothing conveys a message of staleness and intellectual bankruptcy like yet another Bush dynasty revival.

Warren’s Missing Foreign Policy Revisited

Warren’s foreign policy is mostly unknown.

Why Warren Shouldn’t Run

It would probably be a better use of Warren’s time to concentrate on her role in the Senate.

A Very Belated Congressional Debate on the ISIS War

In the end, a debate on the war that has no chance of stopping the war will be an empty ritual.

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy (II)

Like many relative moderates, Bush overcompensates for his “centrism” on domestic policy by endorsing failed and confrontational policies abroad.

Why the U.S. Should Extricate Itself from Syria

The U.S. should not have entangled itself in the Syrian conflict to begin with.

“Abandoning” Rebels That the U.S. Should Never Have Supported

The U.S. has plunged into a conflict in Syria before it considered any of the consequences of intervention.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In search of libertarian realism. Reason hosts a symposium on libertarianism and …

Congress Votes to Arm Ukraine

If Obama doesn’t want to contribute to make things worse in Ukraine, he should veto the bill.

What About Pence?

There is no reason for anyone in the GOP to choose him over the alternatives.

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