Eugene Robinson / Politics

Is Hillary Hiding Something?

WASHINGTON -- The Hillary Clinton email controversy is a reminder of one inescapable fact: She comes with baggage. Not the kind that fits in the overhead bin, either. I'm talking steamer trunks.

How could anyone serve four years as secretary of ...

Nuggets Of Realism Amid Bibi's Bluster

WASHINGTON -- The worst moment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, at least for me, came when he used Elie Wiesel, a great moral hero, as a Hollywood-style prop. Presidents giving State of the Union addresses have ...

Boehner's Sorry Spectacle

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack. So far, I'm afraid, it's the latter.

Boehner's performance last week was a series of comic pratfalls, ...

Make The Deal With Iran

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is clearly right -- and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong -- about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated....

Jeb's Bushian Speech

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush's highly anticipated speech on foreign policy reminded me of the joke in which two senior citizens are complaining about a restaurant. "Terrible food at that place," says one. "Yes," says the other, "and such small portions!...

Boehner's Classroom Run Amok

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives seems to be trying mightily to make itself irrelevant, with Speaker John Boehner leading the effort. I can't help but think of the old proverb: "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."

The caravan, in ...