Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rod Dreher”

Trump’s Risible Greenland Fixation Strikes Again

The entire episode has been an embarrassment for the U.S., but it has been instructive in showing that Trump’s conduct of foreign policy is typified by a complete lack of respect for the rights and interests of others, whether they are allies or not.

Posted August 20th, 2019

When Deportation Is a Death Sentence

What was done to this man was a grave injustice, and his death is as horrible as it was unnecessary and preventable.

Posted August 8th, 2019

Trump’s Hateful Lies About Ilhan Omar

At this rally, Trump was whipping up hatred against her personally and by extension he was encouraging hatred against her community as well.

Posted July 17th, 2019

The Poisonous Fruit of the Iran Obsession

It is not up to the president to decide on a whim to start a foreign war, and he doesn’t deserve applause when he calls off an illegal attack that he isn’t allowed to order in the first place.

Posted June 22nd, 2019

Romney’s Hawkish Boilerplate

The senator is returning to the inane foreign policy platform that he ran and lost on in 2012.

Posted January 3rd, 2019

The Threat to Free Speech from ‘Pro-Israel’ Hawks

No American should have to toe an ideological line created to shield a foreign government from the consequences of its policies.

Posted December 18th, 2018

The Zombie Policy of NATO Expansion

In the absence of a real debate about any of this, the zombie policy of NATO expansion keeps stumbling onward.

Posted July 18th, 2018

Trump’s Foreign Policy of Drift and Neglect

The routine work of maintaining relationships with other governments is allowed to fall by the wayside.

Posted October 20th, 2017

Trump’s Weakness Revisited

Trump will get rolled in any negotiation he enters into because all that interests him is the appearance of successful deal-making.

Posted September 14th, 2017

Trump’s Reckless Venezuela Bluster

An armed U.S. intervention in Venezuela would be the worst possible response to the country’s serious crisis.

Posted August 14th, 2017

Sessions and the Self-Sabotaging Trump Administration

Other Trump appointees and supporters should take note of all this and get clear of this failing administration before he turns on them next.

Posted July 25th, 2017

Our Inept Iran Hawks

Hawks are notoriously bad at estimating the likely effects of their preferred policies.

Posted July 17th, 2017

Trump’s Firing of Comey

The administration already squandered what little credibility it had months ago.

Posted May 10th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017

The Consequences of Last Night’s Attack

It is inevitable that Syria hawks will now be greatly encouraged to press for a larger intervention, and Trump has demonstrated that he will cave in to demands for “action” very quickly.

Posted April 7th, 2017

Cruz’s ‘Non-Endorsement’

Cruz has burned many more bridges in the party with the show he put on.

Posted July 21st, 2016

Trump and the Failure of the GOP

Trump is millions of Republican voters’ judgment against a party that failed them.

Posted July 20th, 2016