Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John McCain”

U.S. Backing for the Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

No U.S. interests are being served here.

Posted April 17th, 2015

Rubio’s Candidacy Still Makes No Sense

A Rubio candidacy stopped making sense once his immigration gambit blew up in his face.

Posted April 13th, 2015

The Hawkish Campaign Against Paul Begins

The focused attacks on Paul show there was no point in trying to placate hard-liners.

Posted April 7th, 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

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