Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s Cuba opportunity. Philip Peters made the case for a change in …

Posted December 19th, 2014

The Paul-Rubio Fight over Cuba

Rubio has made himself the leading defender of a bankrupt policy that also happens to be broadly unpopular.

Posted December 19th, 2014

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Posted December 18th, 2014

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Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.

Posted December 18th, 2014

The Politics of Normalization with Cuba

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

Posted December 18th, 2014

Rubio Truly Hates Diplomacy

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

Posted December 18th, 2014

Jeb Bush Defends Our Bankrupt Cuba Policy to the End

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

Posted December 17th, 2014

Cuba and “Credibility”

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

Posted December 17th, 2014

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

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

Posted December 17th, 2014

Changing U.S. Cuba Policy Is Long Overdue

Normalization is twenty years overdue.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Obama To Sign New Russia Sanctions Bill

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

Posted December 17th, 2014

Bush Is Weaker Than He Appears

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

Posted December 16th, 2014

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

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

Posted December 16th, 2014

Warren’s Missing Foreign Policy Revisited

Warren’s foreign policy is mostly unknown.

Posted December 16th, 2014

Why Warren Shouldn’t Run

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

Posted December 16th, 2014

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.

Posted December 15th, 2014

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.

Posted December 15th, 2014