Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ross Douthat”

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

The Low Stakes For the West in Russia’s “Near Abroad”

Ross Douthat draws attention to how little Western governments have at stake …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The House GOP’s Immigration Folly

Jim Antle reviews the serial incompetence of the House GOP leadership ahead …

Posted February 6th, 2014

2013 in Review: What I Got Wrong

Ross Douthat reviews his arguments from 2013 and identifies some of his …

Posted December 30th, 2013

Avoiding the Pawlenty Trap

Ross Douthat recently advised Christie against falling into the trap of embracing …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Can Christie Be Stopped?

Ross Douthat wonders who there is on the Republican side capable of …

Posted November 6th, 2013

Learning Lessons From Defeat

Ross Douthat tries to draw a useful lesson from the pointless standoff …

Posted October 17th, 2013

Saving Republican Populism From Itself

Ross Douthat wants to preserve the good aspects of Republican populism while …

Posted October 13th, 2013

Escaping from Fantasy Politics

Ross Douthat suggests an alternative to “fantasy politics”: Well, I suppose one …

Posted October 11th, 2013

Populism and Policy Innovation on the Right

Ross Douthat makes an obvious but important point about the shutdown: Sure, …

Posted October 9th, 2013

Reagan and Debt Ceiling “Blackmail”

Ross Douthat reviews a previous instance when Democrats linked other demands to …

Posted October 8th, 2013

Blame the Bush Era for Current Republican Dysfunction

A bad bargain.

Posted October 3rd, 2013

Syria and “Pax Americana”

Ross Douthat concludes a balanced post on Syria this way: But as …

Posted September 4th, 2013

The Hawkish Need to Take Sides

Ross Douthat discusses why some interventionists are so vehemently pro-military in Egypt. …

Posted August 21st, 2013