Eugene Robinson / Politics

The Question We Can't Answer

WASHINGTON -- Michael Brown's death was part of a tragic and unacceptable pattern: Police officers in the United States shoot and kill civilians in shockingly high numbers. How many killings are there each year? No one can say for sure, because ...

Contempt For A Community

WASHINGTON -- The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization.

No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. I've written before, and likely will have...

On Replacement, Caution Urged

WASHINGTON -- It's a surprise to see President Obama actually fire someone. But I have to worry that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's forced departure may signal further expansion of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

Obama hardly ever ...

On Cosby, Hard To Keep The Faith

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were donating our time to ...

Boehner's Stall On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn't fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.

I repeat: That's the only reason. The ...

An Accord The Planet Needed

WASHINGTON -- The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't.

This week's stunning announcement of a ...