Eugene Robinson / Politics

A Juvenile GOP

WASHINGTON -- Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them.

At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire ...

Golden Opportunity For GOP Deal-Making

WASHINGTON -- To understand why the centerpiece initiative of President Obama's budget makes so much sense, imagine that U.S. corporations decided to bring home -- in cash -- the estimated $2 trillion in profits they are stashing overseas to avoid...

The Boehner-Bibi Backfire

WASHINGTON -- The political ramifications are clear: House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a colossal mistake by conspiring behind President Obama's back, and the move has ricocheted on both of them.

The ...

Hillary Stands Alone

WASHINGTON -- And now for a look at the Democratic presidential field for 2016 -- hey, hold on, where'd everybody go?

All right, at the moment there's little suspense. Make that no suspense. If Hillary Clinton wants the nomination -- and there's ...

What Is The GOP Thinking?

WASHINGTON -- There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over ... abortion and rape.

I'm not kidding. In a week when ...

GOP Stays Stubborn About Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress -- some of them cynical, others clueless -- in facing the most daunting ...