Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John McCain”

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Has Rubio Been Underestimated?

Apart from the debacle over the Senate immigration bill, he hasn’t done anything in the Senate except to call for more foreign wars.

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Comedy Value of a Lindsey Graham Presidential Bid

Graham’s support would come at the expense of the other hawkish “centrists” in the field.

Posted January 19th, 2015

The Dreariness of Huckabee 2016

A more defensive and scripted campaign may make Huckabee’s second run a much drearier affair than anyone imagines possible.

Posted January 6th, 2015

Huckabee “Exploring” a 2016 Bid

Huckabee is in for a bruising and unrewarding presidential campaign.

Posted January 5th, 2015

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Posted December 18th, 2014

McCain and Orban

McCain’s blunderbuss approach to diplomacy is an embarrassment for the U.S.

Posted December 5th, 2014

Jeb Bush’s Victory Plan

Bushes can certainly win the Republican nomination, but they have to do it by getting primary voters to forget that they are Bushes.

Posted December 2nd, 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

Santorum’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record and Hopeless Campaign

Very few recent members of the Senate have been wrong more often on so many foreign policy issues in such a short period of time as Santorum.

Posted November 17th, 2014

The Hawks’ Solution to Everything: Throw More Weapons at the Problem

The hawks’ solution of throwing weapons at every problem that arises overseas has very little popular support.

Posted November 10th, 2014

McCain’s Sound and Fury

The good news is that few, if any, of McCain’s preferred policies are likely to be adopted.

Posted November 6th, 2014

McCain Reminds Us That He Hates Diplomacy

McCain plainly expresses his lack of interest in any deal with Iran.

Posted November 6th, 2014

The GOP’s Long-Term Foreign Policy Problem

The policies that hawks promote are expensive, unnecessary, and make Americans less secure.

Posted November 4th, 2014

Domestic Politics and Diplomacy with Iran

A change in Senate control could end up derailing negotiations with Iran.

Posted October 16th, 2014

The Folly of Fighting Both Sides in Syria (III)

McCain and Graham want another war for regime change.

Posted October 8th, 2014

Lindsey Graham: The Embodiment of Everything Wrong with the GOP

He is the walking reminder of why most Americans shouldn’t trust Republicans to conduct foreign policy.

Posted October 3rd, 2014