Eugene Robinson / Politics

Give Kerry A Break

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza earlier this week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the ...

Absent On Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's paralysis on immigration is so complete -- and so utterly irresponsible -- that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own.

Just say the word immigration and most GOP members of Congress either change...

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...