Eugene Robinson / Politics

A Win For The Cuban People

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's historic opening to Cuba is long overdue -- and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship's demise. Critics of the accord should explain why they believe a policy that has failed miserably for half a century...

The Price Of Being Hacked

WASHINGTON -- It seems there is something to offend everyone in the upcoming Hollywood comedy "The Interview." At this point, I'm guessing, most wounded of all may be the Sony Pictures executives who greenlighted the film.

Let me first note that ...

Answering Evil With Evil

WASHINGTON -- The "debate" over torture is almost as grotesque as torture itself. There can be no legitimate debate about the intentional infliction of pain upon captive and defenseless human beings. The torturers and their enablers may deny it, ...

Racism's Uncomfortable Truth

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's observation that racism is "deeply rooted" in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn't make it go away.

These truths, to quote a familiar ...

The Eric Garner Case's Sickening Outcome

WASHINGTON -- I can't breathe.

Those were Eric Garner's last words, and today they apply to me. The decision by a Staten Island grand jury to not indict the police officer who killed him takes my breath away.

In the depressing reality series ...

The Question We Can't Answer

WASHINGTON -- Michael Brown's death was part of a tragic and unacceptable pattern: Police officers in the United States shoot and kill civilians in shockingly high numbers. How many killings are there each year? No one can say for sure, because ...