Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

Cruz’s Latest Stunt

Rosie Gray reports on Ted Cruz’s latest stunt: Cruz said earlier this …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Cruz’s Peculiar Brand of Hawkishness

A.J. Delgado explains that the foreign policy disagreements between Cruz and Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Cruz and the Risible “Martyr-State” Myth

Ted Cruz recycles the “martyr-state” myth in a recent speech at the …

Posted February 28th, 2014

When Primary Challenges Don’t Make Sense

Rod Dreher marvels at movement conservative enthusiasm for primary challenges in 2014: …

Posted October 25th, 2013

Highlander Doesn’t Explain the Republican Party

Marin Cogan’s description of intra-party Republican feuding misses the mark: GOP strategist …

Posted October 25th, 2013

Cruz Redefines Chutzpah

Ted Cruz keeps deluding himself about next year’s election: The single-most damaging …

Posted October 21st, 2013

Small-Government Conservative Self-Sabotage (II)

Dan McCarthy once again spells out how the shutdown gambit–and the attitude …

Posted October 17th, 2013

Learning Lessons From Defeat

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

Posted October 17th, 2013

Cruz’s Preposterous Spin

Ted Cruz’s press conference today was as desperate an exercise in spin …

Posted October 16th, 2013

The “Pragmatic” Politics of Subtraction

David Frum wants the GOP to become a rump party: Right now, …

Posted October 15th, 2013

What’s Wrong with Movement Conservatism

Erick Erickson exemplifies the self-deluding movement conservative with this response to the …

Posted October 14th, 2013

Saving Republican Populism From Itself

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

Posted October 13th, 2013

Heritage Action Ignores Reality

The Wall Street Journal interviews Michael Needham, the president of Heritage Action …

Posted October 12th, 2013

Ted Cruz’s Debacle

Jonathan Bernstein considers what the pointless shutdown fight has done to Ted …

Posted October 11th, 2013

The GOP’s Ongoing Absurd Predicament

Byron York talks to an anonymous House Republican, who explains how House …

Posted October 7th, 2013

Cruz and the Defeat Caucus

The Texas senator favors zeal and combativeness over results.

Posted September 27th, 2013

Cruz and Rubio’s Fear of Diplomacy

Jacob Heilbrunn comments on hard-line opposition in the Senate to a negotiated …

Posted September 25th, 2013