Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Gove in, Johnson out. The Telegraph reports on the state of the …

Posted July 1st, 2016

Trump’s VP Choices

Gingrich’s MEK boosterism should be disqualifying all by itself.

Posted July 1st, 2016

The Tory Leadership Race

The race to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader took a strange and unexpected turn.

Posted June 30th, 2016

Our Ridiculous Foreign Policy Debates

We don’t debate the administration’s actual record, but instead allow both sides to fight over an invented one while overlooking the real costs and consequences of U.S. actions.

Posted June 30th, 2016

The Florida Senate Race and Rubio’s Obvious Presidential Ambitions

Rubio will be lucky to keep the job that he claimed not to want anymore.

Posted June 29th, 2016

Has Obama Done ‘Too Little’ Abroad?

The assessment that Obama has done “too little” abroad is at odds with Obama’s record of frequent activism.

Posted June 29th, 2016

The EU Should Learn from Its Defeat, But Probably Won’t

It is rare for a political class to respond to popular repudiation with introspection.

Posted June 29th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Myopic EU Leadership

Eurocrats created the conditions that made “Brexit” possible, and ultimately they have no one to blame but themselves.

Posted June 28th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and a Lesson in Coalition Politics

Different factions are going to end up on the same side of a debate for all sorts of reasons.

Posted June 27th, 2016

The Post’s ‘Antidote’ for a Democratic Election

It is telling that the Post thinks that there needs to be an “antidote” to a democratic decision by the citizens of a close ally.

Posted June 27th, 2016

The Leave Win Doesn’t Presage a Trump Victory

It would be a mistake to see the success of the Leave campaign as a sign that Trump is capable of pulling off something similar.

Posted June 27th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and Elite Failure

The same democratic deficit that motivated many people in the U.K. to vote Leave is the very thing that critics of the referendum result want to increase.

Posted June 27th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How fear won in Britain. Freddy Gray reflects on the fear-mongering from …

Posted June 24th, 2016

Cameron’s Failure

In both the Scottish and EU referendums, Cameron miscalculated about as badly as one can.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Why Did Britain Vote to Leave?

Voters came back to bite the political class at the most critical moment.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Leave Narrowly Leads in EU Referendum

Leave has a decent chance of an outright win.

Posted June 23rd, 2016