Eugene Robinson / Politics

On Replacement, Caution Urged

WASHINGTON -- It's a surprise to see President Obama actually fire someone. But I have to worry that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's forced departure may signal further expansion of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

Obama hardly ever ...

On Cosby, Hard To Keep The Faith

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were donating our time to ...

Boehner's Stall On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn't fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.

I repeat: That's the only reason. The ...

An Accord The Planet Needed

WASHINGTON -- The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't.

This week's stunning announcement of a ...

In Need Of A Rebuilding Plan

WASHINGTON -- All right, all right, I didn't see the wave coming. All those margin-of-error polls seemed to suggest that Democrats would likely hold their own -- probably not keep the Senate but make a respectable showing overall. Wrong.

All the ...

Our Do-Nothing Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crisis in our political system is less about party than about horizon. To understand why, consider the issue of climate change.

There is clear evidence -- presented yet again in a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...