Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Not being defined by genocide. Meline Toumani argues against letting remembrance of …

Posted April 24th, 2015

Debunking Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

If Rubio’s foreign policy reputation is a sham, what possible reason would anyone have to support him for president?

Posted April 23rd, 2015

Bumper Sticker Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election

There is not much reason to think that an election defined by foreign policy issues benefits the GOP.

Posted April 23rd, 2015

The Republican Nomination and the Politics of Immigration

Immigration is a bigger weakness for both Rubio and Bush than their boosters would like to admit.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Why We Should Believe Candidates’ Foreign Policy Pledges

If Republican presidential candidates say they intend to scrap a nuclear deal as soon as they have the chance, we should not doubt that they mean to do this.

Posted April 16th, 2015

Cuba and Rubio’s Terrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Rubio’s views on Cuba policy are driven primarily by ideology.

Posted April 15th, 2015

A New and Unusually Stupid Hawkish Litmus Test

The new demand is irrelevant because it has nothing to do with the nuclear issue.

Posted April 14th, 2015

Rubio Pledges to Undo Normalization with Cuba

It’s silly to assert that support for a failed Cuba policy has something to do with a commitment to the freedom of Cubans.

Posted April 14th, 2015

Rubio’s Predictable Announcement Speech

Rubio’s desire for a “new American century” is just as ideological and dangerous as the phrase suggests.

Posted April 14th, 2015

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

Rubio Isn’t a “Transformational” Candidate

Rubio can’t expand the Republican coalition.

Posted April 1st, 2015

Rubio’s Puzzling Presidential Bid

Two-thirds of Floridian Republicans want him to run for re-election.

Posted March 30th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

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

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015