Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.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

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

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

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

Why the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Endures

The charge of “retreat” is useful precisely because it is misleading and false.

Posted December 4th, 2014

Declaring War on ISIS

If there is to be a vote on the war against ISIS, Congress should vote no.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Replacing Hagel. Nikolas Gvosdev identifies some of the many problems that Obama …

Posted November 28th, 2014

Why 2016 Won’t Be Like 1980

Cruz’s “analysis” of 2016 is exactly the same as Romney’s view of the 2012 election.

Posted November 26th, 2014

Scapegoating Hagel

Dumping Hagel is a way of appearing to shake up the administration following the midterms without doing anything that would change the way that the administration operates.

Posted November 25th, 2014

The Illegal War Against ISIS and Congress’ Abdication

Congress has been allowed and even encouraged in its abdication by an administration that pretends that it doesn’t need a new AUMF.

Posted November 18th, 2014

2016 and the Third-Term “Curse”

Voters’ fatigue with the Democrats could be a serious problem for their nominee in 2016.

Posted November 18th, 2014

The War Against ISIS and the “Constitutionally Fastidious” Obama

The AUMF debate is supposed to distract us from the president’s claim that he already has the authority to wage the war.

Posted November 13th, 2014

The Weird AUMF Debate

Obama is prepared to let Congress have its ritual with the understanding that he will ignore its decision unless it approves his war.

Posted November 12th, 2014

Derailing Clinton

The Democrats and the country would be much better off with someone other than Clinton as the party’s nominee.

Posted November 10th, 2014

Did Hillary Clinton Win the Midterms?

Midterm repudiations of a party aren’t normally followed by the election of the same party’s nominee.

Posted November 10th, 2014

Obama’s Secret Letter and America’s Whiny Clients

The U.S. shouldn’t have to keep reassuring its perpetually whiny clients about everything it is doing in the region.

Posted November 7th, 2014