Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Brendan Dougherty”

Where Is the Opposition to Our Illegal and Unnecessary Wars?

Obama’s legacy: normalizing perpetual war while pretending to end wars.

Posted January 9th, 2017

The Interventionists’ Double Standards

If we held our government accountable for its destructive policies instead of berating them for “inaction,” we would end up with a wiser, juster foreign policy.

Posted December 19th, 2016

Trump and the War on Yemen

Trump appears to buy into Saudi propaganda about the war on Yemen.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s senseless pursuit of war in Yemen. The Financial Times calls …

Posted October 14th, 2016

A Clinton Win Means an Expanded War in Syria

Clinton has told us explicitly many times that she means to increase U.S. involvement in Syria.

Posted October 13th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the Saudis cover up their Yemen abuses with U.S. help. Samuel …

Posted August 5th, 2016

Our Ridiculous Foreign Policy Debates

We don’t debate the administration’s actual record, but instead allow both sides to fight over an invented one while overlooking the real costs and consequences of U.S. actions.

Posted June 30th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How fear won in Britain. Freddy Gray reflects on the fear-mongering from …

Posted June 24th, 2016

The Indefensible U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Backing the Saudi-led war is morally abhorrent and one of the worst foreign policy decisions of this century.

Posted June 23rd, 2016

Trump Isn’t a Candidate of Restraint

Trump isn’t bound by anything resembling a coherent foreign policy vision.

Posted May 31st, 2016

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Ryan the Generic Hawk

Ryan doesn’t give much thought to these issues and falls back on generic statements that don’t commit him to much.

Posted April 18th, 2016

How the GOP Ended Up with Too Many 2016 Candidates

Movement conservatives have an odd habit of trying to promote new political talent too quickly.

Posted April 14th, 2016

Where Will the GOP Go After Trump?

After a Trump loss, the “back to Bushism” impulse will be even stronger than it was four years ago.

Posted March 31st, 2016

Republicans Can’t Stand Frauds, Except When They Can

Trump presumably will betray his voters on at least some core issues. Rubio already has.

Posted March 1st, 2016

Rubio Is the “Establishment” Favorite, and That’s His Problem

Most Republican voters don’t seem interested in falling in line behind the party-approved candidate, and this year that’s Rubio.

Posted February 21st, 2016

Trump’s New Hampshire Win

Trump isn’t constrained by the limits of party or movement orthodoxy.

Posted February 10th, 2016