Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ross Douthat”

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

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