Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Gerson”

‘American Exceptionalism’ and Our Warped Foreign Policy ‘Idealists’

The dangers of a warped understanding of internationalism and “American exceptionalism.”

Posted February 21st, 2017

Gerson’s Revisionism on the Gang of Eight Bill

Rubio rejected the thing that supposedly makes him broadly appealing, and abandoned the effort as soon as it became politically dangerous for him.

Posted February 5th, 2016

Trump, Cruz, and the (Partial) Repudiation of Bushism

We are seeing at least a partial repudiation of one of the most disastrous periods of Republican governance.

Posted January 19th, 2016

Trump and the “Humane Values” of the GOP

Bush loyalists have no business complaining about anyone else “defacing” the GOP when they did so much of that already.

Posted January 8th, 2016

The Hawkish Uses and Abuses of the Green Movement in Iran

Gerson is recycling a set of talking points about the Green movement that was discredited years ago.

Posted August 7th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and “Iranian Imperialism”

Like every other objection that Iran hawks make, Gerson’s complaint about “funding Iranian imperialism” ignores the consequences of rejecting the deal.

Posted August 3rd, 2015

Diplomacy with Iran and Hawkish Whataboutism

Iran hawks set absurdly high expectations for what negotiations should be able to do and what they should include.

Posted April 6th, 2015

Why the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Should Be Defeated

The bill is clearly written to make it impossible for the U.S. to live up to its end of an agreement with Iran.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Of Course the Senate GOP Is Rooting for Iran Negotiations to Fail

Cotton has explicitly said that he wants Congress to derail the negotiations.

Posted March 13th, 2015

The Dreadful Prospect of Another Clinton-Bush Election

A Clinton-Bush race would guarantee an endorsement of the status quo no matter which side prevailed.

Posted December 30th, 2014

The Midterms and Republican Reform

If the GOP falls short of taking control of the Senate next month, the result will be explained away as a fluke.

Posted October 21st, 2014

The Red Herring of “Isolationism”

Most Americans aren’t wrong in believing that most problems overseas are not our government’s responsibility.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Reagan

Michael Gerson makes a silly claim: Over the past few years, Reagan’s …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Gerson and Hawkish Distortions of Reality

There is a lot wrong with Gerson’s column today, but this line …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Christian Persecution and Regime Change

Michael Gerson is unhappy that democracy promotion gets some of the blame …

Posted December 27th, 2013

A Desperate and Alarmist Argument for Passing the Syria Resolution

Michael Gerson’s argument for supporting the Syria resolution is characteristically terrible: Legislators …

Posted September 5th, 2013

Conservatives and National Service

Michael Gerson lauds the idea of national service: The conservative instinct — …

Posted June 24th, 2013