Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

Rubio Isn’t an “Upper Tier” Candidate

Rubio wants to fill a role in the 2016 field that is already being filled without him.

Posted February 16th, 2015

Why the Hard-liner Protest Candidacies Will Backfire

Paul is most likely to benefit from having more hard-liners in the race.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham’s argument for arming Ukraine at the Munich security conference was appallingly bad.

Posted February 7th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

In order to acquire a reputation for “expertise” in the party, all that a politician needs to do is to engage in a lot of unfounded bluster and fear-mongering.

Posted January 29th, 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

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Posted December 18th, 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

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

Graham vs. Rubio

Rubio is being built up as the Great Hawkish Hope.

Posted October 7th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most dangerous world ever? Christopher Preble debunks alarmist claims about how …

Posted September 26th, 2014

U.S. Clients and “Credibility”

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

Posted October 28th, 2013

“Fierce” Internationalism Is Dragging the GOP Down

This bit from Norm Ornstein’s analysis of the internal politics of the …

Posted July 11th, 2013

The “Do Something” Caucus

The Los Angeles Times reports that members of Congress are attention-seeking opportunists: …

Posted May 13th, 2013

The Continuing Folly of Lindsey Graham

Matt Duss comments on the folly of Graham’s efforts to endorse an …

Posted March 7th, 2013

The Folly of Graham and Menendez

Paul Pillar explains why the new Israel/Iran resolution sponsored by Sens. Lindsey …

Posted March 1st, 2013