Eugene Robinson / Politics

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 ...

Bombs, Boots And Bluster Won't Work

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's strategy against the Islamic State may be hard to pin down -- maddeningly so, some complain -- but it is likely to work far better than anything his bellicose critics advocate.

Perhaps the president will eliminate ...

Our Challenge With Islam

WASHINGTON -- Destroying, degrading or containing the Islamic State -- whichever goal President Obama chooses -- will be the easy part. Finding ways for fundamentalist Islam to express itself peacefully is a bigger, tougher and more important ...

The Wave Has Failed To Materialize

WASHINGTON -- Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- as foreign events hog the spotlight -- why haven't Republicans sealed the deal on the coming election?

When summer began, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP sorta kinda probably maybe would take...