Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John McCain”

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law

Mark Adomanis comments on the charges filed by Georgian prosecutors against the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

McCain’s Horrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Michael Hirsh ponders whether McCain might be right about a foreign policy …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Noonan’s Sentimental Jingoism

John McCain made a widely-ridiculed suggestion to send U.S. forces into Nigeria …

Posted May 15th, 2014

Some Guy Called John McCain

Ishaan Tharoor makes a similar observation about McCain’s Nigeria remarks: The Nigerian …

Posted May 14th, 2014

Surprising No One, McCain Wants U.S. Military Action in Nigeria

Because he hasn’t already done enough to become a parody of himself, …

Posted May 13th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Crises

Josh Rogin reports on Bob Corker’s unhappiness with administration policy on Ukraine: …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

Cruz’s Peculiar Brand of Hawkishness

A.J. Delgado explains that the foreign policy disagreements between Cruz and Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

The Hard-liners’ Moment

Paul Pillar responds to McCain’s claim that Putin views things entirely in …

Posted March 17th, 2014

Thank Goodness McCain Isn’t President

John McCain never tires of supporting useless and dangerous hard-line policies: He …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

The RNC Primary Schedule Change and 2016

The RNC has voted to change its primary schedule and move the …

Posted January 24th, 2014

Rand Paul and the Distinction Between Vital and Peripheral Interests

Peter Beinart is on the right track here, but his recollection of …

Posted January 16th, 2014

McCain’s Consistently Poor Judgment

John McCain has a habit of being embarrassed by the background of …

Posted December 16th, 2013

Rubio’s Ongoing Implosion

Pete Spiliakos says that conservatives should be glad that Rubio’s ongoing implosion …

Posted December 13th, 2013

McCain’s Predictable Loathing for Diplomacy

John McCain must have a very different definition of “wrecking ball” than …

Posted November 14th, 2013

Can Christie Be Stopped?

Ross Douthat wonders who there is on the Republican side capable of …

Posted November 6th, 2013

U.S. Clients and “Credibility”

John McCain and Lindsey Graham unwittingly undermine their own argument: What’s worse, …

Posted October 28th, 2013