Eugene Robinson / Politics

No Shock And No Awe

WASHINGTON -- It's not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.

U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the Syrian town of Kobane, ...

We Are All Liberians Now

WASHINGTON -- Ebola is a nightmare disease that travel restrictions cannot keep out. The correct response should be urgent concern -- not panic -- and an all-out crusade to extinguish the West Africa outbreak of the deadly virus at its source.

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Secure The People's House

WASHINGTON -- Put a taller fence around the White House complex and lock the doors.

Then get rid of the dry rot in the Secret Service bureaucracy, restore staffing to reasonable levels, adopt the latest technology and develop new protocols to ...

Get The Authorization

WASHINGTON -- President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war against the Islamic State. If he does not, Congress should return on its own to conduct this vital debate.

Do your jobs, ...

Bookends Of A Presidency

WASHINGTON -- President Obama began his presidency with a call for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." He will end it as a reluctant but unapologetic warrior, using U.S. military force to smash Islamic ...

Summit With A Purpose

WASHINGTON -- We are taking a huge gamble with the world's future. Individual nations -- and citizens -- must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on ...