Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

His consistently dangerous hawkishness showed us why we should be glad that Kasich’s campaign languished in obscurity for all these months.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

We have every reason to expect that she will be much more aggressive than Obama.

Posted May 4th, 2016

The Strange Idea of a Romney Protest Candidacy

Even Romney doesn’t deserve to be drafted into such a fruitless effort.

Posted May 4th, 2016

The Futility of an Anti-Trump Protest Campaign

Anti-Trump Republicans should understand that their protest candidacy will amount to very little, and they will allow Trump and his supporters to blame them for his defeat.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

Cruz Joins the Surrender Caucus

Cruz somehow managed to make himself even less likable than Santorum.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

Indiana Results

Tonight’s result confirmed that die-hard anti-Trump Republicans are a minority of the GOP.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

The GOP Begins to Make Peace with a Trump Nomination

Leading Republicans would rather lose the election with Trump, because they can more easily disavow him when it is over.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

Will’s Plan for Saving the GOP By Destroying It

If some conservatives are determined to inflict the most crushing defeat possible on Trump, that effectively means doing the same to the rest of the party.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

The Real Danger in 2016

The real danger this year is that Clinton will mistake a landslide victory for a “mandate” to do whatever she wants.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

Indiana: The Anti-Trump Republicans’ Last Stand

Die-hard anti-Trump Republicans are proving once again to be a distinct minority in their own party.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Inside Saudi Arabia’s push to silence criticism of its brutal war on …

Posted April 29th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Romney Paved the Way for Trump

Romney showed Trump the way to win the nomination.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Like previous Trump statements on foreign policy, this speech was all over the map.

Posted April 28th, 2016

The Weird Cruz-Fiorina Gambit

Naming a running mate at this point in the race is a desperate move for Cruz.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

What Is the Point of Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech?

The speech isn’t going to satisfy most people that work on foreign policy, but then it was never going to and it isn’t meant to.

Posted April 27th, 2016