Eugene Robinson / Politics

An Early Look At The GOP Field

WASHINGTON -- With Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming the first A-lister to throw his hat in the ring for president -- in his case, I'm picturing a Napoleonic bicorn rather than a fedora -- it's time to handicap the race for the Republican nomination...

A GOP Adrift

WASHINGTON -- It's been just a few weeks since Republicans took full control of Congress, but already it is safe to say they have no earthly idea of what they want to accomplish.

What we're seeing is not just a bit of sputtering before the GOP ...

The Long Shadow Of Racism

WASHINGTON -- See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and well in this country. After the fraternity bus sing-along at the University of Oklahoma, do you hear me now?

Frankly, the happy-go-lucky bigotry of the Sigma Alpha ...

Is Hillary Hiding Something?

WASHINGTON -- The Hillary Clinton email controversy is a reminder of one inescapable fact: She comes with baggage. Not the kind that fits in the overhead bin, either. I'm talking steamer trunks.

How could anyone serve four years as secretary of ...

Nuggets Of Realism Amid Bibi's Bluster

WASHINGTON -- The worst moment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, at least for me, came when he used Elie Wiesel, a great moral hero, as a Hollywood-style prop. Presidents giving State of the Union addresses have ...

Boehner's Sorry Spectacle

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack. So far, I'm afraid, it's the latter.

Boehner's performance last week was a series of comic pratfalls, ...