Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bill Clinton”

20 Years of Illegal Warfare

Many of the worst features of early 21st-century U.S. foreign policy were already on display in the Kosovo war.

Posted March 24th, 2019

Kavanaugh and the Rule of Law

The fact that he knowingly gave false statements under oath should disqualify him.

Posted September 30th, 2018

Trump and U.S. Support for Authoritarian Power-Grabs

When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.

Posted April 18th, 2017

Trump’s Illegal Attack

Trump’s action provides another precedent that later presidents can use for their own illegal wars in the future.

Posted April 7th, 2017

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Clinton Wants Voters to Forget Her Foreign Policy Record

Clinton has every incentive to ensure that voters aren’t reminded how lousy her foreign policy record is.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Why Presidential Dynasties Are Noxious

Dynastic ties make it much easier for bad and mediocre candidates to compete for and even win nominations.

Posted December 31st, 2014

How Long Will the Public Support the War on ISIS?

Public support for military intervention is so fleeting because almost all American wars fought in the last fifty years have been unnecessary ones.

Posted September 25th, 2014

Our Pointless Cuba Policy and The Meaningless Handshake

Uri Friedman reviews some of the reactions to the Obama-Castro handshake, and …

Posted December 10th, 2013

Chris Christie and “New Republicans”

Would the New Jersey governor make substantive changes to the GOP’s agenda?

Posted November 5th, 2013

Why Republicans Might Lose in 2016

Megan McArdle thinks that a Republican victory in 2016 is likely. The …

Posted July 12th, 2013

Policy Differences Trump Personal Ties

This New York Times article reviews Obama’s relationships with a number of …

Posted June 19th, 2013

The “Aspin Doctrine”

Doyle McManus responds to the Syria news a little too glibly: That’s …

Posted June 16th, 2013

Clinton’s Folly

It’s not the least bit surprising, but Bill Clinton wants the U.S. …

Posted June 13th, 2013

Boot: Obama Should Abuse Executive Power and Drag the U.S. and NATO Into Another War

Max Boot is annoyed that the U.S. isn’t meddling even more in …

Posted April 2nd, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013

2006 and 2014: Comparing Sixth-Year Elections

Kevin Drum looks ahead to the 2014 election and falls into the …

Posted December 11th, 2012