Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Gerson”

The Midterms and Republican Reform

If the GOP falls short of taking control of the Senate next month, the result will be explained away as a fluke.

Posted October 21st, 2014

The Red Herring of “Isolationism”

Most Americans aren’t wrong in believing that most problems overseas are not our government’s responsibility.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Reagan

Michael Gerson makes a silly claim: Over the past few years, Reagan’s …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Gerson and Hawkish Distortions of Reality

There is a lot wrong with Gerson’s column today, but this line …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Christian Persecution and Regime Change

Michael Gerson is unhappy that democracy promotion gets some of the blame …

Posted December 27th, 2013

A Desperate and Alarmist Argument for Passing the Syria Resolution

Michael Gerson’s argument for supporting the Syria resolution is characteristically terrible: Legislators …

Posted September 5th, 2013

Conservatives and National Service

Michael Gerson lauds the idea of national service: The conservative instinct — …

Posted June 24th, 2013

The U.S. Isn’t Very “Invested” in Syria’s Conflict, and That’s a Good Thing

Michael Gerson overstates his case on Syria, but inadvertently says something true …

Posted June 4th, 2013

Under Pressure

Perhaps Michael Gerson is trying to be funny: I’ll leave it to …

Posted April 25th, 2013

On Avoiding Future Military Interventions

Michael Gerson assumes that a hyperactive foreign policy is unavoidable for the …

Posted March 19th, 2013

Movement Conservative Reactions to Paul’s Filibuster

Jim Antle reviews the reactions on the right to Rand Paul’s filibuster …

Posted March 12th, 2013

The Outlines of Republican Foreign Policy Reform

As part of their review of what ails the Republican Party and …

Posted February 21st, 2013

Rubio and the Politics of Immigration (III)

Michael Gerson gives Rubio undeserved credit for political risk-taking on immigration: Rubio …

Posted January 30th, 2013

The Race to Assign Blame for Romney’s Loss Has Already Begun

Michael concludes his recent post with a prediction: Failure is an orphan, …

Posted September 25th, 2012

Why Are Republicans No Longer Competitive in New Mexico? The Failures of the Bush Era

Michael Gerson’s lament over Republican weakness in New Mexico misses something: Yet …

Posted September 25th, 2012

Lieberman Is a “Party of One” For a Reason

Michael Gerson has written the latest lament for Joe Lieberman, the “party …

Posted September 4th, 2012

Speaking of Self-Confident and Insular Elites…

Michael Gerson writes: It is the recurring temptation of self-confident, insular elites …

Posted August 14th, 2012