Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Ryan”

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

Ryan and the ‘Reassurance’ Racket

The key to keeping the “reassurance” racket going is maintaining the illusion that the U.S. has great need of its clients.

Posted April 15th, 2016

Ryan Rejects ‘Neocon’ Label, But Keeps Hardline Foreign Policy

Ryan is still a reliable hard-liner on most foreign policy issues.

Posted April 14th, 2016

The Ryan Fantasy

If Ryan is angling for the White House at all, it would have to be for a future election cycle.

Posted April 12th, 2016

Why Is Kasich Still in the Race?

Kasich’s continued presence in the race makes it more difficult for Trump in blue-state primaries than it would otherwise be.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Why Ryan Isn’t Attacking Trump

Anti-Trump Republicans want to scuttle the Republican ship to prevent Trump from taking it, and they wonder why Ryan doesn’t share their desire to sink it.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Ryan and the Anti-Trump Republicans

Ryan appears to be savvy enough not to try to dictate to Wisconsin voters what they should do ahead of their primary.

Posted March 21st, 2016

Speaker Ryan and the Absurd Debate Over a New AUMF

We are regularly reminded of how irrelevant Congress has become to the process of deciding how and whether the U.S. should go to war.

Posted January 7th, 2016

Previewing the Possible 2016 Republican Presidential Field

The 2016 Republican seems set up to be mostly filled with governors and ex-governors.

Posted November 10th, 2014

Ryan Is Obviously Not a Dove

Paul Ryan gave a speech today at the Center for a New …

Posted June 11th, 2014

The House GOP’s Immigration Folly (II)

Dave Weigel explains why Boehner’s recent comments don’t mean that the House …

Posted February 7th, 2014

The Fruitless Search for a Republican “White Knight” in 2012

It seems that the 2012 Republican fantasy candidate obsession was not limited …

Posted November 1st, 2013

Republicans Have No “Policy Advantage” in the Shutdown Fight

Seth Mandel faults Paul Ryan’s new op-ed for changing the subject from …

Posted October 9th, 2013

The “Unbearably Obnoxious” and Well-Liked Chris Christie

Jonathan Chait gets the politics of a possible Christie presidential bid backwards: …

Posted August 9th, 2013

Neoconservatism and 2016

Michael Tomasky comments on Liz Cheney’s political prospects, and he says something …

Posted July 18th, 2013

The Republicans’ Real Primary Problem

Richard Cohen misunderstands the Republican nomination process: Cohen’s Law goes like this: …

Posted March 26th, 2013

The Republican Leadership Deficit

Ryan Lizza profiled Rep. Eric Cantor, and described his assessment of GOP …

Posted February 26th, 2013