Eugene Robinson / Politics

What Would Republicans Do?

WASHINGTON -- No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday -- and my hunch is they won't do as well as they hope -- the GOP won't be able to claim any kind of mandate. That's because they have refused to articulate any vision for ...

The Whole Story

WASHINGTON -- It was the fall of 1979. The Washington Post, which I considered the greatest newspaper in the world, was considering me for a job covering the District of Columbia's new mayor, an interesting character named Marion Barry. I knew ...

Into The Morass?

WASHINGTON -- "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."

Few would describe Obama's use of military force against the Islamic ...

Warren Makes The Case

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn't running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.

The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by -- to ...

On Ebola, Candor Needed

WASHINGTON -- Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts -- especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- agree to get their stories straight.

They should begin by giving a better ...

No Shock And No Awe

WASHINGTON -- It's not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.

U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the Syrian town of Kobane, ...