Eugene Robinson / Politics

NSA's Misguided Mission

WASHINGTON -- Even those who believe the National Security Agency's vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end ...

The Spirit Of Revenge

WASHINGTON -- As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party?

George Washington distrusted ...

Hillary Is Not Finished

WASHINGTON -- In politics, as in many endeavors, it helps to be underestimated. In this sense, Hillary Clinton is doing great.

Clinton's book tour, which bears some resemblance to a presidential campaign, is being portrayed as some kind of ...

The Drone Dilemma

WASHINGTON -- In our growing reliance on armed drones as instruments of war, how slippery is the slope we're sliding on? Imagine that Vladimir Putin began using drones to kill Ukrainians who opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea. If Putin claimed ...

Calamity On An 'Ungrateful Volcano'

WASHINGTON -- Iraq is shattered and 300 U.S. military advisers can't put the pieces back together. So now what? An old saying about the Middle East comes to mind: Things can always get worse.

The aim of U.S. policy at this point should be ...

The Joy Of The World Cup

WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger was wrong to dismiss Chile as "a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica." On Wednesday, the South American nation was a scalpel that excised the soul of Spain.

As a lifelong soccer fan, Kissinger doubtless ...