Eugene Robinson / Politics

Hillary Stands Alone

WASHINGTON -- And now for a look at the Democratic presidential field for 2016 -- hey, hold on, where'd everybody go?

All right, at the moment there's little suspense. Make that no suspense. If Hillary Clinton wants the nomination -- and there's ...

What Is The GOP Thinking?

WASHINGTON -- There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over ... abortion and rape.

I'm not kidding. In a week when ...

GOP Stays Stubborn About Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress -- some of them cynical, others clueless -- in facing the most daunting ...

MLK's Call For Economic Justice

WASHINGTON -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s economic message was fiery and radical. To our society's great shame, it has also proved timeless.

As we celebrate King's great achievement and sacrifice, it is wrong to round off the sharp edges of...

Returning To The Familiar

WASHINGTON -- Run, Mitt, run! You too, Jeb, and please bring along the whole roadshow of perennial Republican also-rans. Across the aisle: Go for it, Hillary! What all of you see so clearly is that the nation desperately wants to be led forward ...

Journalists Must Stand Firm

WASHINGTON -- Je suis Charlie Hebdo. If "freedom of expression" is to be more than an empty slogan, Wednesday's terrorist attack in Paris cannot be allowed to have the chilling effect its murderous perpetrators intended.

Cartoons crudely ...