Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

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

What Rubio Revival?

Pundits keep trying to conjure up the ever-elusive Rubio revival, and of course the revival never comes.

Posted January 28th, 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

A Rubio Bid Is Bad for Rubio and Bush

It doesn’t make much sense for Rubio to launch a bid, but he’s doing it anyway.

Posted January 23rd, 2015

Rubio and the “Martyr-State” Myth

Rubio uncritically repeats one of the most ridiculous myths about Iran.

Posted January 21st, 2015

No Room for Rubio

There is no rationale for his candidacy now that Bush is preparing to run.

Posted January 16th, 2015

Rubio and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

Rubio is among the first to support blocking trade and engagement with other countries.

Posted January 1st, 2015

Will and “Cuba Derangement Syndrome”

The argument over Cuba policy is potentially quite significant.

Posted December 29th, 2014

The Nonsensical Case Against Normalization

Even if nothing changes in the Cuban political system, both Cubans and Americans would still be better off by resuming diplomatic ties and increasing trade.

Posted December 22nd, 2014

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 Paul-Rubio Fight over Cuba

Rubio has made himself the leading defender of a bankrupt policy that also happens to be broadly unpopular.

Posted December 19th, 2014

Obama Hasn’t Given Rubio a “Gift” on Cuba

Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.

Posted December 18th, 2014

Rubio Truly Hates Diplomacy

The U.S. should seek to maintain normal relations with as many states as possible.

Posted December 18th, 2014

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

Nothing conveys a message of staleness and intellectual bankruptcy like yet another Bush dynasty revival.

Posted December 16th, 2014

Cruz’s Problems Inside the GOP Go Beyond the “Establishment”

Large numbers of party actors deeply dislike Cruz for reasons that go beyond policy disagreements.

Posted December 11th, 2014

The Greatly Overrated Rubio

The case for Rubio makes no sense under closer scrutiny.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

Don’t Believe the Rubio Hype

Rubio hasn’t charted his own course “away from both the most hawkish and most dovish wings of his own party.”

Posted November 12th, 2014