Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Jonathan Bernstein”

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 Politics of the Nuclear Deal

Opposing the deal isn’t smart positioning for the eventual Republican nominee.

Posted April 2nd, 2015

Cruz Is Going Nowhere Fast

What’s the point of a Cruz candidacy?

Posted March 26th, 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

The Perils of Hawkish Campaigning

The public doesn’t support aggressive measures across the board.

Posted March 6th, 2015

Is Peace Bad for Foreign Policy Restraint?

The fact that the U.S. is very secure ought to work to the advantage of candidates that favor restraint and peace.

Posted February 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …

Posted January 16th, 2015

Romney’s Misguided Reagan Nostalgia

Unlike Romney, Reagan actually stood for something.

Posted January 15th, 2015

Rubio’s Losing Bet on Cuba Policy

It doesn’t do Rubio any good to become the best-known spokesman of pro-embargo dead-enders

Posted December 22nd, 2014

The Politics of Normalization with Cuba

Normalization is broadly popular in the country and especially in Florida.

Posted December 18th, 2014

The Enthusiasm Gap and Senate Control

The 2014 election is shaping up to be an election mostly about nothing.

Posted October 21st, 2014

The Virtue of a Prolonged Nomination Battle

In an open nomination contest for the party that has been out of power for eight years, a prolonged nomination battle can be energizing and valuable.

Posted October 8th, 2014

Graham vs. Rubio

Rubio is being built up as the Great Hawkish Hope.

Posted October 7th, 2014

The RNC Primary Schedule Change and 2016

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

Posted January 24th, 2014

How Opportunists Give Ambition a Bad Name

Paul Waldman wonders why opportunists and technocrats are often seen as inferior …

Posted January 21st, 2014

Sen. Tom Coburn Retires

Last week, Sen. Tom Coburn announced that he is retiring from the …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Ted Cruz’s Debacle

Jonathan Bernstein considers what the pointless shutdown fight has done to Ted …

Posted October 11th, 2013