Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

The Rise and Fall of Rubio

Rubio now seems set on pursuing a nomination he can’t get at the expense of giving up the Senate seat he won in the race against Crist.

Posted February 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Iraq War

Interventionists can never admit that a foreign war was wrong in principle.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Rubio’s Self-Serving Libya Rhetoric

Hawkish supporters of the intervention in Libya own the consequences of the war as it was actually fought.

Posted February 20th, 2015

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

There’s Still No Room for Rubio

There is no groundswell in Rubio’s home state in favor of a presidential campaign.

Posted February 3rd, 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

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