Eugene Robinson / Politics

Paying For The 2003 Invasion

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it's useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Their decision to launch a foolish and unwarranted ...

What 'War On Whites'?

WASHINGTON -- If there really were a "war on whites," as a Republican congressman from Alabama ludicrously claims, it wouldn't be going very well for the anti-white side.

In 2012, the last year for which comprehensive Census Bureau data are ...

Time To Tame The Monster

WASHINGTON -- The CIA now admits that it spied on a Senate investigation into the agency's shameful program of secret detention and torture. Do we need any more proof that the spooks are out of control?

An internal "accountability board" will ...

Give Kerry A Break

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza earlier this week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the ...

Absent On Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's paralysis on immigration is so complete -- and so utterly irresponsible -- that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own.

Just say the word immigration and most GOP members of Congress either change...

Losing The Moral High Ground

WASHINGTON -- The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.

As of this writing, nearly 750 Palestinians have been killed since the...