Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ross Douthat”

Ted Cruz’s Latest Stunt: A Presidential Campaign

Cruz’s campaign makes it more likely that a relative moderate will come away with the win.

Posted March 23rd, 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

Have Republicans Fixed Their Senate Election Problem?

The party’s tendency to underperform in Senate races hasn’t been entirely corrected.

Posted November 4th, 2014

The ISIS War and America’s Role in the World

It seems very unlikely that the current intervention can possibly succeed on its own terms.

Posted September 25th, 2014

Syrian and American Illusions

The vote to arm Syrian rebels creates the illusion of broad support for a policy that no one believes will achieve anything.

Posted September 22nd, 2014

Obama’s Foreseeable Escalation

Escalation was almost certain to happen, so why weren’t more people skeptical about the “limited” intervention in Iraq?

Posted September 11th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Redrawing Borders and “Real” Countries

Ross Douthat thinks it is time to “let go” of the post-WWI …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Cantor and Reform Conservatism

One of the least persuasive interpretations of Cantor’s loss is that it …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Clinton and the Ramshackle Democrats

Ross Douthat gets a bit carried away in his column on Hillary …

Posted June 9th, 2014

A Foreign Policy That Pleases No One (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy: But at the …

Posted May 20th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy

Ross Douthat declares Obama’s foreign policy to be a failure: But the …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Why Are Republican Senate Candidates Struggling?

Ross Douthat suggests an explanation for why Republican Senate candidates appear to …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy and public opinion. …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Russia and Realism

Ross Douthat calls for abandoning illusions about Russia: It may not be …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Rubio and the “Somewhat Conservative” Voters

Ross Douthat comments on Henry Olsen’s article in the new issue of …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Syria and Ukraine

Ross Douthat offers a quasi-defense of the importance of U.S. Syria policy …

Posted March 5th, 2014