Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

Killing the Nuclear Deal with Lies and Sanctions

Trump’s dishonest and ridiculous tweet portends some very dangerous and destructive actions from the administration in the coming weeks.

Posted July 10th, 2019

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Finished Yet

Revoking the waivers certainly makes no sense for U.S. interests, as any credible arms control expert would tell you.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Trump’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is a bad decision on the merits.

Posted November 20th, 2017

Cruz’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Ignore Cruz. North Korea hasn’t been a state sponsor of terrorism for decades.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

Trump Caves to GOP Hard-liners Yet Again

It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.

Posted March 14th, 2017

Cruz and Graham’s Tantrum Against the U.N.

Cruz and Graham’s bill to defund the U.N. will reduce U.S. influence in the world in a vain bid to show “strength.”

Posted January 12th, 2017

Cruz’s Boundless Opportunism

Cruz’s self-seeking maneuvers have mostly done his political career great harm.

Posted September 23rd, 2016

Cruz’s ‘Non-Endorsement’

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

Posted July 21st, 2016

Americans Don’t Want a More Aggressive Foreign Policy

Americans have no appetite for the more aggressive foreign policy we are all but certain to get from a Clinton administration.

Posted May 26th, 2016

Cruz Joins the Surrender Caucus

Cruz somehow managed to make himself even less likable than Santorum.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

The GOP Begins to Make Peace with a Trump Nomination

Leading Republicans would rather lose the election with Trump, because they can more easily disavow him when it is over.

Posted May 2nd, 2016

The Weird Cruz-Fiorina Gambit

Naming a running mate at this point in the race is a desperate move for Cruz.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Trump Dominates Tuesday’s Voting

Cruz’s exceptionally poor showing everywhere tonight underscored how much of a factional candidate he remains.

Posted April 26th, 2016

The Limits of the Cruz-Kasich Pact

Anti-Trump Republicans have done and continue to do a terrible job of coordinating their efforts.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Trump Wins New York By a Mile

One can only imagine how much larger Trump’s margin of victory would have been if Kasich were no longer in the race.

Posted April 19th, 2016

Will the Neoconservatives Abandon the GOP?

The GOP still isn’t going to be a “party of ideas” until it starts adapting its policy agenda to address contemporary problems.

Posted April 19th, 2016