Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015

Cruz’s Pattern of Destructive Self-Promotion

Cruz excels in hijacking causes to raise his own profile.

Posted September 16th, 2015

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

Cruz’s Risible Cuba Demagoguery

Cruz’s pretense that he “stands” with the people of Cuba by opposing normalization is risible.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Cruz’s Foreign Policy Opportunism

Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Cruz’s Nuclear Deal Demagoguery

War with Iran would be likely to happen following the conclusion of a deal only if a future administration chose to start one.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Ted Cruz, Factional Candidate

If the goal is to win the nomination, appealing to one faction to the exclusion of everyone else isn’t going to succeed.

Posted April 6th, 2015

Cruz Is Going Nowhere Fast

What’s the point of a Cruz candidacy?

Posted March 26th, 2015

No, Cruz Doesn’t Really Have a “Shot” at the Nomination

Cruz is the least likely to be able to appeal to primary voters that don’t already agree with him.

Posted March 25th, 2015

Cruz’s Unimaginative Announcement Speech

If the goal was to persuade skeptical conservatives that he could be a plausible nominee, it didn’t work very well.

Posted March 23rd, 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

Cruz’s Demagoguery on Ukraine

There is no treaty that commits the U.S. to defend Ukraine or to aid in their defense.

Posted February 9th, 2015

Searching for a “Tea Party” Foreign Policy

“Tea Party” hawks claim to be opposed to “nation-building,” but that doesn’t make them any less supportive of unnecessary military interventions.

Posted January 15th, 2015

Cruz’s Problems Inside the GOP Go Beyond the “Establishment”

Large numbers of party actors deeply dislike Cruz for reasons that go beyond policy disagreements.

Posted December 11th, 2014

Why 2016 Won’t Be Like 1980

Cruz’s “analysis” of 2016 is exactly the same as Romney’s view of the 2012 election.

Posted November 26th, 2014

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

Cruz’s Demagoguery on Israel and Iran

No one should ever take anything Cruz says on foreign policy (or on anything else) seriously.

Posted October 30th, 2014