Eugene Robinson / Politics

Losing The Moral High Ground

WASHINGTON -- The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.

As of this writing, nearly 750 Palestinians have been killed since the...

The Downside Of Giving Weapons

WASHINGTON -- The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian...

Peace May Never Be At Hand

WASHINGTON -- Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon -- perhaps not in our lifetimes.

How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into ...

Republicans Rant But Offer No Solutions

WASHINGTON -- Apparently there's a contest among Republicans to see who can be more shameless and irresponsible in criticizing President Obama's foreign policy. So far, Chris Christie is winning.

The New Jersey governor alleged Saturday that "the...

An Overriding Need For Reform Now

WASHINGTON -- There's no objective need for President Obama to visit the Texas-Mexico border and see the immigration crisis first-hand, but he shouldn't have claimed that "I'm not interested in photo ops."

The line about photo ops was so absurd ...

NSA's Misguided Mission

WASHINGTON -- Even those who believe the National Security Agency's vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end ...