Eugene Robinson / Politics

Get The Authorization

WASHINGTON -- President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war against the Islamic State. If he does not, Congress should return on its own to conduct this vital debate.

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Bookends Of A Presidency

WASHINGTON -- President Obama began his presidency with a call for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." He will end it as a reluctant but unapologetic warrior, using U.S. military force to smash Islamic ...

Summit With A Purpose

WASHINGTON -- We are taking a huge gamble with the world's future. Individual nations -- and citizens -- must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on ...

Obama May Have To Send Troops

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" -- even if the president resists ...

Hillary Clinton Needs To Tell Us Her Vision

WASHINGTON -- Judging by her weekend appearance in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?

"It is true, I am thinking about it," she said Sunday at the final Harkin ...

What If This Doesn't Work?

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good.

That's the bottom line from Obama's sober address to the nation. The ...