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Eugene Robinson / Politics

Into The Twilight Zone

WASHINGTON -- Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from "Lost."

Those "theories" were actually ...

A Midterm Imperative

WASHINGTON -- Here is what Democrats should learn from their party's loss in a special House election in Florida last week: Wishy-washy won't work.

Republicans are obviously going to make opposition to the Affordable Care Act the main theme of ...

The CIA Is Out Of Line

WASHINGTON -- We now have even more proof that our burgeoning intelligence agencies, which were given unprecedented latitude to wage war against terrorists, are dangerously out of control.

Not that further evidence was needed: Months of stunning ...

Ukraine's Test From Within

WASHINGTON -- When the new Ukrainian prime minister visits the White House this week, President Obama should offer continued support -- but also ask pointedly why several far-right ultra-nationalists have such prominent roles in Ukraine's new ...

The American Story Of Slavery

WASHINGTON -- Hollywood has finally taken an unflinching look at slavery. It's past time for the rest of the country to do the same.

I wanted to wait a few days before writing about the best picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave" to see if it still...

Putin's Cynical Choice

WASHINGTON -- Let's be real. It's one thing to say that Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula "cannot be allowed to stand," as many foreign policy sages have proclaimed. It's quite another to do something about it.

Is it just me, or does the...