Daniel Larison

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Walker Is Well-Positioned for 2016 Despite His Blunders

Walker is still one of the more plausible nominees in the ever-growing field of candidates.

Posted July 13th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How to assess an Iran deal. Graham Allison offers five lessons from …

Posted July 10th, 2015

Three More Hawks Join the 2016 Race

The new candidates don’t really add anything to debate except to echo what the other candidates are already saying.

Posted May 5th, 2015

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

Rand Paul’s Burned Bridges

Paul has burned bridges with many of the antiwar libertarians and conservatives that were once most likely to be on his side.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

The Gutless Wonder Rides Again

Walker’s latest statement suggests that he has very little respect for voters or their intelligence.

Posted March 19th, 2015

Paul and the Right’s Ideological Enforcers

Ludicrous ideological policing seems to work only too well.

Posted March 5th, 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

No One Will Have to Answer for the Libyan War

The strong bias in favor of action in response to foreign crises doesn’t allow most members of either party to fault U.S. policy for being too meddlesome.

Posted January 26th, 2015

Bush’s Long Shadow

The GOP still hasn’t faced up to what went wrong during his presidency.

Posted January 15th, 2015

The Dreariness of Huckabee 2016

A more defensive and scripted campaign may make Huckabee’s second run a much drearier affair than anyone imagines possible.

Posted January 6th, 2015

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

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy (II)

Like many relative moderates, Bush overcompensates for his “centrism” on domestic policy by endorsing failed and confrontational policies abroad.

Posted December 15th, 2014

Derailing Clinton

The Democrats and the country would be much better off with someone other than Clinton as the party’s nominee.

Posted November 10th, 2014

The GOP’s Long-Term Foreign Policy Problem

The policies that hawks promote are expensive, unnecessary, and make Americans less secure.

Posted November 4th, 2014