Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Brendan Dougherty”

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

The Limits of Rubiomania

The more that party leaders try to foist Rubio on a party that is sick of their leadership, the more he will be rejected.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

Rubio’s Many Empty “Moments”

Rubio is repeatedly held up as someone whose time has come and then he fails to live up to the hype.

Posted January 14th, 2016

Why Cruz Won’t Be the Republican Nominee

Cruz has a habit of of making enemies out of potential friends and denouncing anyone that doesn’t agree with him about everything as a treacherous sell-out.

Posted December 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen is being destroyed with U.S. help. Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports on …

Posted December 4th, 2015

How Clinton Evades Accountability for the Libyan War

Clinton is able to escape scrutiny because in Washington there is never any real accountability for foreign policy blunders and there is usually overwhelming indifference to the consequences of our destructive policies.

Posted December 1st, 2015

McCain’s Panicked Alarmism

McCain and Graham can make outlandish statements about how horrible the state of the world is, and yet they are rarely called out for their shameless fear-mongering.

Posted November 23rd, 2015