Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marc Thiessen”

The Bad Arguments for Trump’s Terrible Nominee for State

If a nominee is considered to be so toxic that a majority of the relevant committee can’t bring themselves to vote for him, doesn’t that suggest that the fault for the unprecedented repudiation rests with the nominee or with the president who nominated him?

Posted April 19th, 2018

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Returns

The danger is that the president listens to some version of these garbage arguments and concludes that he needs to “do more” by launching larger attacks.

Posted April 16th, 2018

North Korea and the Illegal Attack on Syria

Attacking the Syrian government might very well “send a message” of sorts to North Korea, but even if it did the effect would be to encourage Kim to accelerate the development of their nuclear weapons program.

Posted April 12th, 2018

Imposing a Missile ‘No-Fly Zone’ in North Korea Is Deranged

Attacking North Korea over missile or nuclear weapons tests would be an unlawful act of aggression.

Posted November 10th, 2017

The Taiwan Blunder vs. the Opening to Cuba

The policy Trump is putting at risk has been successful in advancing U.S. interests and preventing conflict.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Iran Hawks’ All-or-Nothing Mentality

Because Corker-Cardin doesn’t give Iran hawks everything they want, most of them seem eager to accept nothing.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Foreign Policy and Reagan Nostalgia

Jim Antle lists some of the ways that Reagan nostalgia warps conservative …

Posted February 3rd, 2014

Walker’s Pathetic Evasion on Torture

McKay Coppins tries to get Scott Walker to take a position on …

Posted November 21st, 2013

Walker and National Security

Matt Purple joins in the speculation about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as …

Posted August 21st, 2013

The “Isolationist” Bogeyman

Justin Logan ably covers familiar ground in his explanation of why there …

Posted August 12th, 2013

“Squishy Hawks” vs. Limited Government

It’s no surprise that Marc Thiessen misidentifies the GOP’s problem on foreign …

Posted August 12th, 2013

If Republicans “Stand and Fight,” They’ll Suffer a Major Defeat

As a general rule, no one should take advice from Marc Thiessen, …

Posted December 10th, 2012