Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ross Douthat”

Why Did Trump Become the Nominee?

If Trump has been able to draw supporters from both sides of the GOP, it isn’t just because they aren’t very principled or driven by resentments against other candidates.

Posted May 12th, 2016

Romney Paved the Way for Trump

Romney showed Trump the way to win the nomination.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Why Ryan Isn’t Attacking Trump

Anti-Trump Republicans want to scuttle the Republican ship to prevent Trump from taking it, and they wonder why Ryan doesn’t share their desire to sink it.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Ryan and the Anti-Trump Republicans

Ryan appears to be savvy enough not to try to dictate to Wisconsin voters what they should do ahead of their primary.

Posted March 21st, 2016

Overriding Republican Voters Would Be a Serious Mistake

Anti-Trump Republicans are working desperately to make sure that they take the blame for losing in the fall.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Many Weaknesses of the Rubio Campaign

Rubio’s campaign has never been in control of its own destiny.

Posted February 25th, 2016

Trump’s Support Keeps Growing

Trump’s support has been consistently underestimated or dismissed, and yet it has continued to increase.

Posted February 11th, 2016

Rejecting the Elite Consensus

The leaders of the major parties now face a reckoning for their neglect of and poorly-hidden contempt for their voters.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Maybe Rubio’s Just a Bad Presidential Candidate

The simplest explanation is that Rubio isn’t winning because he hasn’t put in the time or effort into campaigning.

Posted January 28th, 2016

Who Is Going to Defeat Trump?

If Cruz isn’t going to be the one to beat Trump (and he isn’t), it’s hard to see who would be.

Posted January 7th, 2016

No, Rubio Isn’t the Front-Runner

Rubio continues to be judged not by what his campaign is doing or failing to do, but according to an entirely different standard.

Posted October 26th, 2015

Will the Dissolution of the U.K. Be Prevented?

There may not be a “stronger case” for the union.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Foreign Policy Priorities and the Hawkish Desire to Be “Focused Everywhere”

To imagine that the U.S. could be “focused everywhere” is to admit that one has no clue how to conduct foreign policy.

Posted April 27th, 2015

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