Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rand Paul”

Rand Paul Caves on Pompeo

Voting to confirm Pompeo is an effective endorsement of the very illegal and unauthorized warfare that Paul normally condemns.

Posted April 23rd, 2018

The Senate Should Still Reject Pompeo

It would be a serious mistake for the Senate to confirm a nominee with no relevant experience and no understanding of diplomacy to be our top diplomat.

Posted April 17th, 2018

Pompeo’s Extremist View of Presidential Power

Pompeo’s assertion of essentially limitless presidential power to start wars against other states shows a remarkable contempt for the Constitution and the oath of office he would take as Secretary of State.

Posted April 12th, 2018

The Senate Must Refuse to Confirm Haspel

Torture was and is a heinous crime, and any person involved in committing such a crime should have no place in our government, much less running a government agency.

Posted March 19th, 2018

The U.S. Must Stop Enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

It is imperative that Congress vote to end U.S. support for this war.

Posted February 28th, 2018

Corker Announces His Retirement

Corker distinguished himself in a bad way by being remarkably supportive of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Posted September 26th, 2017

Opposed to Endless War? You Might Be an ‘Isolationist’

Invoking “isolationism” in the context of a debate about war authorizations is even worse than the usual error of applying the label to people that reject it.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment

The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Rand Paul’s Lonely AUMF Battle

Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.

Posted September 12th, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Senate Vote on the Saudi Arms Sale

Now there can be a real debate over U.S. support for the atrocious and unnecessary Saudi-led war.

Posted June 15th, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Senate Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

If the Senate can vote down this sale or at least come close to doing so, that could prompt a real debate about U.S. involvement in the war.

Posted June 8th, 2017

Congress Must Oppose the Saudi Arms Deal

It falls to Congress to try to rein in U.S. support for the atrocious war on Yemen.

Posted May 24th, 2017

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Is a Mistake

It is foolish to extend a new security guarantee to a country that can’t possibly make us or the alliance more secure.

Posted March 28th, 2017

Adding Montenegro to NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.

Posted March 21st, 2017

McCain’s Obnoxious Montenegro Outburst

There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.

Posted March 15th, 2017

27 Senators Voted Against the Saudi Arms Sale

There is a significant bloc in the Senate that questions the wisdom of U.S. policy in Yemen and views the U.S.-Saudi relationship skeptically.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Paul and Murphy’s Laudable Opposition to the War on Yemen

The U.S. is facilitating the devastation of a country whose people have done nothing to us.

Posted September 20th, 2016