Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Chuck Hagel”

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Military Spending Cuts and How They Are Being Distorted

Noah Millman explains why the possible reductions in the number of military …

Posted February 25th, 2014

The Misleading “Credibility” Obsession

Rajan Menon notes how often the debate over attacking Syria becomes an …

Posted September 5th, 2013

Possibly the Most Pointless Primary Challenge Ever

So it’s official. Liz Cheney has announced her intention to seek the …

Posted July 16th, 2013

Obama Isn’t “Unbound”

Peter Beinart interprets the Rice and Power choices as further proof that …

Posted June 5th, 2013

Fortunately, Warning About Global “Nihilistic Chaos” Isn’t Alarmist

John Podhoretz wants conservatives to take Obama seriously, which he thinks means …

Posted March 28th, 2013

The GOP’s “McCain Phase”

It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as …

Posted March 14th, 2013

The GOP Needs to Abandon Hard-line Foreign Policy

Timothy Noah makes a fair point and follows it with a much …

Posted March 10th, 2013

Conservative Media’s Propaganda Problem

I second what Dan McCarthy says here: That spirit of fair play …

Posted March 9th, 2013

The Folly of Rejecting Caution and Restraint

After reading Ron Paul’s remarks on the Hagel fight (via Jordan Bloom), …

Posted March 5th, 2013

The Republican Foreign Policy Tent Continues to Shrink, and Republicans Don’t Even Notice It

Ramesh Ponnuru reviews different episodes of Republican and conservative infighting in the …

Posted March 5th, 2013

Why Paul Hasn’t Received the Hagel Treatment (So Far)

In another part of his post on Republican foreign policy reform, Ross …

Posted March 1st, 2013

Movement Conservatism’s Misinformation Problem

James Joyner follows up on Conor Friedersdorf’s criticism of the incredibly poor …

Posted February 28th, 2013

Douthat and Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Republican foreign policy reform: Now none …

Posted February 27th, 2013

The Diminishing Returns of Republican “Pro-Israel” Politics

Republican hard-liners have not surprisingly come to the exact wrong conclusion about …

Posted February 27th, 2013

Paul Finally Gets the Hagel Vote Right

This morning, Sen. Paul voted against cloture for the second time. This …

Posted February 26th, 2013

Hard-liners Are Paving the Way for Their Increased Irrelevance

Dan McCarthy observes that “pro-Israel” hard-liners have succeeded in making themselves increasingly …

Posted February 26th, 2013