Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Ryan”

House Will Vote on Antiwar Yemen Resolution Today

The House majority has an opportunity to prevent war supporters from sabotaging another resolution, but they will have to call out their cynical maneuver for what it is.

Posted April 4th, 2019

Paul Ryan’s Failure Is Now Complete

Ryan has betrayed the institution he is supposed to lead and he has violated the oath of office that he swore when he took office.

Posted April 12th, 2018

Ryan’s Shameless Pandering to the Gulf States

Because of his position, Ryan’s words give encouragement to reckless clients to continue the destructive and dangerous policies that have already caused immense suffering in several countries.

Posted January 26th, 2018

Is the GOP Capable of Governing?

If the GOP doesn’t learn how to be a governing party very soon, voters will relieve them of that burden.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Paul Ryan, Team Player

Ryan’s willingness to go along with party leadership remains unchanged.

Posted August 10th, 2016

The House GOP’s Stale Foreign Policy Agenda

The House GOP document is consistent with the party’s complete failure to come to grips with its major foreign policy failures over at least the last fifteen years.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Report: Ryan to Endorse Trump

It’s not a surprising choice for Ryan, but it will be amusing to see his fans in conservative media treat it as one.

Posted May 25th, 2016

Paul Ryan, Team Player

For good or ill, Ryan is the consummate team player.

Posted May 16th, 2016

Ryan’s Trump Predicament

Ryan can’t be seen as a leading opponent without risking even more hostility from the bulk of Republicans nationwide.

Posted May 11th, 2016

Ryan the Generic Hawk

Ryan doesn’t give much thought to these issues and falls back on generic statements that don’t commit him to much.

Posted April 18th, 2016

Ryan and the ‘Reassurance’ Racket

The key to keeping the “reassurance” racket going is maintaining the illusion that the U.S. has great need of its clients.

Posted April 15th, 2016

Ryan Rejects ‘Neocon’ Label, But Keeps Hardline Foreign Policy

Ryan is still a reliable hard-liner on most foreign policy issues.

Posted April 14th, 2016

The Ryan Fantasy

If Ryan is angling for the White House at all, it would have to be for a future election cycle.

Posted April 12th, 2016

Why Is Kasich Still in the Race?

Kasich’s continued presence in the race makes it more difficult for Trump in blue-state primaries than it would otherwise be.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Why Ryan Isn’t Attacking Trump

Anti-Trump Republicans want to scuttle the Republican ship to prevent Trump from taking it, and they wonder why Ryan doesn’t share their desire to sink it.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Ryan and the Anti-Trump Republicans

Ryan appears to be savvy enough not to try to dictate to Wisconsin voters what they should do ahead of their primary.

Posted March 21st, 2016

Speaker Ryan and the Absurd Debate Over a New AUMF

We are regularly reminded of how irrelevant Congress has become to the process of deciding how and whether the U.S. should go to war.

Posted January 7th, 2016