Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Rubio’s Puzzling Presidential Bid

Two-thirds of Floridian Republicans want him to run for re-election.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

Posted March 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Posted March 27th, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

The U.S. Should Stop Enabling Reckless Clients

In practice, the U.S. has shown “forbearance” by indulging Israeli governments in their worst policies.

Posted March 27th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Boehner and the “Anti-War President”

When Boehner calls Obama an “anti-war president,” he is obviously lying.

Posted March 26th, 2015

The Warren Mirage

The Democrats need to have some challengers to run against Clinton, but the focus on Warren is misplaced.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Obama’s Venezuela Blunder

U.S. meddling in another country’s affairs backfires again.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Cruz Is Going Nowhere Fast

What’s the point of a Cruz candidacy?

Posted March 26th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Crowded 2016 Field

The more conservative candidates there are in the race, the better Bush’s chances are.

Posted March 26th, 2015

No, Cruz Doesn’t Really Have a “Shot” at the Nomination

Cruz is the least likely to be able to appeal to primary voters that don’t already agree with him.

Posted March 25th, 2015

Israeli Spying and Our Embarrassing Congress

Sen. Kaine can’t bring himself to call spying by its proper name.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Continuing Baker Panic

The latest in a long line of attempts to banish realists from Republican foreign policy debate.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Why Do Some Americans Loathe Diplomacy So Much?

There are some Americans for whom diplomacy is inherently suspect and undesirable.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Bad Client Behavior and U.S.-Israel Relations

The scars left by this latest episode of Israeli espionage could be significant.

Posted March 24th, 2015