Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rick Perry”

Rubio Isn’t an “Upper Tier” Candidate

Rubio wants to fill a role in the 2016 field that is already being filled without him.

Posted February 16th, 2015

Clinton and Foreign Policy Experience

Obama’s would-be Republican successors are preparing to attack his former Secretary of State with an argument that Obama used against her.

Posted February 11th, 2015

The Hawkish Marriage of Ignorance and Excessive Ambition

Republican hawks have little or no understanding of these issues, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a far more aggressive, ambitious foreign policy.

Posted January 20th, 2015

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

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy

Perry’s latest foreign policy remarks are tone-deaf and foolish.

Posted October 28th, 2014

“Instinctive Militarism” and Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Edward Luce offers an optimistic asssessment of the chances for Republican foreign …

Posted August 4th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Conservatives and Activist Foreign Policy

Reading Perry’s uninspired op-ed, I was reminded of a finding in Pew’s …

Posted July 14th, 2014

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy Arguments

Rick Perry wades into the intra-Republican foreign policy debate with the most …

Posted July 14th, 2014

The Republicans’ 2016 “Bench” Is Weaker Than It Appears

The Economist considers Rick Perry’s political future. I’m not very interested in …

Posted July 11th, 2013

Putting the Fantasy Candidate Myth Out of Its Misery

James Ceaser repeats a familiar argument: Moderates never imposed Mitt Romney on …

Posted December 10th, 2012

Romney Has Been Dreadful, But Was He Inevitable As Nominee? Yes

Ross Douthat reviews Romney’s success in becoming the nominee: He was inevitable, …

Posted November 5th, 2012

Looking Ahead to the Presidential Debates

Pete Spiliakos makes a characteristically smart observation on Romney’s debate record: Romney …

Posted September 23rd, 2012