Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rand Paul”

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

Paul’s Unpersuasive Excuse for Signing the Iran Letter

It isn’t good enough to support diplomacy in theory while being maneuvered into doing things aimed at wrecking it in practice.

Posted March 20th, 2015

Paul’s Odd Support for Kurdish Independence

Paul doesn’t seem to have thought through any of the implications of what Kurdish independence would mean for the countries affected by it.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Obnoxious Iran Letter

Whether the sabotage “works” or not, the attempt itself is obnoxious.

Posted March 9th, 2015

Paul and the Right’s Ideological Enforcers

Ludicrous ideological policing seems to work only too well.

Posted March 5th, 2015

Paul’s Ill-Conceived Outreach to Hard-liners

Rand Paul’s attempts to placate hard-liners in his party are useless.

Posted February 24th, 2015

Why the Hard-liner Protest Candidacies Will Backfire

Paul is most likely to benefit from having more hard-liners in the race.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Is Peace Bad for Foreign Policy Restraint?

The fact that the U.S. is very secure ought to work to the advantage of candidates that favor restraint and peace.

Posted February 4th, 2015

Paul and Netanyahu’s Speech

Rand Paul makes another unforced error.

Posted January 21st, 2015

The Dumb Drive to Defund Palestine

Once again we are presented with a dumb “pro-Israel” proposal that will make conditions worse for all involved.

Posted January 7th, 2015

Paul’s Low-Risk Support for Changing Cuba Policy

Anyone Paul alienated with this move was already determined to be against him anyway.

Posted December 29th, 2014

Will and “Cuba Derangement Syndrome”

The argument over Cuba policy is potentially quite significant.

Posted December 29th, 2014

The Paul-Rubio Fight over Cuba

Rubio has made himself the leading defender of a bankrupt policy that also happens to be broadly unpopular.

Posted December 19th, 2014

The Authorization for the ISIS War

The war against ISIS from the start has been open-ended, ill-defined, and likely to continue expanding.

Posted December 11th, 2014

Cruz’s Problems Inside the GOP Go Beyond the “Establishment”

Large numbers of party actors deeply dislike Cruz for reasons that go beyond policy disagreements.

Posted December 11th, 2014

Declaring War on ISIS

If there is to be a vote on the war against ISIS, Congress should vote no.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014