Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

Cruz Joins the Surrender Caucus

Cruz somehow managed to make himself even less likable than Santorum.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

The GOP Begins to Make Peace with a Trump Nomination

Leading Republicans would rather lose the election with Trump, because they can more easily disavow him when it is over.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

The Weird Cruz-Fiorina Gambit

Naming a running mate at this point in the race is a desperate move for Cruz.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Trump Dominates Tuesday’s Voting

Cruz’s exceptionally poor showing everywhere tonight underscored how much of a factional candidate he remains.

Posted April 26th, 2016

The Limits of the Cruz-Kasich Pact

Anti-Trump Republicans have done and continue to do a terrible job of coordinating their efforts.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Trump Wins New York By a Mile

One can only imagine how much larger Trump’s margin of victory would have been if Kasich were no longer in the race.

Posted April 19th, 2016

Will the Neoconservatives Abandon the GOP?

The GOP still isn’t going to be a “party of ideas” until it starts adapting its policy agenda to address contemporary problems.

Posted April 19th, 2016

The GOP Doesn’t Need a ‘Candidate on Horseback’

Imposing some random general as Republican nominee makes no sense.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich calls …

Posted April 8th, 2016

Why Is Kasich Still in the Race?

Kasich’s continued presence in the race makes it more difficult for Trump in blue-state primaries than it would otherwise be.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Cruz’s Reckless Unilateralism on Foreign Policy

When it comes to honoring important agreements that the U.S. made with allied governments, Cruz couldn’t care less about their views or interests.

Posted March 24th, 2016

The Candidates Pander at AIPAC

Cruz and Trump put on the typical pandering display one expects from candidates at AIPAC.

Posted March 22nd, 2016

Trump and Walid Phares

The selection of Phares gives us another reason to question Trump’s judgment.

Posted March 21st, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sen. Murphy tells the Saudis to stop bombing civilians in Yemen. PRI …

Posted March 18th, 2016

Cruz’s Preposterous Foreign Policy Team

Cruz has proven once again that he has terrible foreign policy judgment.

Posted March 17th, 2016

The 2016 Republican Race So Far

The three remaining candidates have all to one degree or another flouted some aspect of party and/or movement orthodoxy.

Posted March 16th, 2016