Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

The Cost of Enabling Reckless Clients

Enabling reckless clients implicates our government in their wrongdoing, and it puts the U.S. in the absurd position of covering for behavior that has already damaged America’s reputation and harmed our interests.

Posted October 14th, 2018

Romney’s Fantasy Version of American History

The more disturbing possibility is that Romney actually believes that his fantasy version of American history is true.

Posted March 30th, 2018

The Dreadful Return of Romney

Utah would be be better represented by a local politician, and it would also be better-served by someone who hasn’t made a political career out of being an opportunistic fraud.

Posted February 15th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

Posted June 9th, 2017

Trump, New START, and U.S.-Russian Relations

If Trump is now echoing the shoddy arguments against New START, that’s bad news for improving relations with Russia.

Posted February 9th, 2017

The Return of ‘Omni-Directional Belligerence’

Trump has not only picked a fight with China on more than one issue and made a point of antagonizing Iran, but has also snubbed neighbors and allies.

Posted February 2nd, 2017

The Case Against Mitt Romney for State

The idea that Romney “showed some prescience” in 2011-12 about Russia (or anything else) is silly revisionism.

Posted November 30th, 2016

The Hunt for Trump’s Secretary of State Continues

Escalation in Syria is the last thing the U.S. needs to be doing, and it becomes more likely if Petraeus is part of the administration.

Posted November 29th, 2016

The Dreadful Choice: Romney or Giuliani for Secretary of State?

Whichever one wins this contest, our foreign policy and our interests will be the losers.

Posted November 25th, 2016

Romney at State Would Be Disastrous

Unless Romney completely reinvented himself once again, his foreign policy views would be just as bad as Bolton’s or Giuliani’s.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Trump’s Mexican Sojourn

Trump’s visit has gained him nothing, and it has probably done considerable harm to his host.

Posted August 31st, 2016

Israel, Palestine, and the GOP Platform

The plank predictably affirms the wrongheaded, destructive view that there should be “no daylight” between America and Israel.

Posted July 12th, 2016

The Risible Anti-Trump Protest Effort

Critics are simply acknowledging how pointless the anti-Trump Republican protest effort has become.

Posted June 1st, 2016

Anti-Trump Republicans Can’t Find a Candidate

The idea doesn’t make any sense, and it almost certainly spells the end of the political career of any Republican who agrees to do it.

Posted May 16th, 2016

The Strange Idea of a Romney Protest Candidacy

Even Romney doesn’t deserve to be drafted into such a fruitless effort.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Romney Paved the Way for Trump

Romney showed Trump the way to win the nomination.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Where Will the GOP Go After Trump?

After a Trump loss, the “back to Bushism” impulse will be even stronger than it was four years ago.

Posted March 31st, 2016