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Eugene Robinson / Politics

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...

A Helping Hand For Young Men Of Color

WASHINGTON -- "My Brother's Keeper" has a much nicer ring than "Stop and Frisk." It also promises to be a more effective, less self-defeating way to address the interlocking social and economic crises afflicting young men of color.

I'll go out on...

GOP Crocodile Tears Over Jobs

WASHINGTON -- At the risk of repeating myself, the federal minimum wage is far too low and needs to be raised. Republicans who claim to be worried about lost jobs can dry their crocodile tears, because a few simple measures would get all those ...

I'm Black, Don't Shoot Me

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes, when I'm in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don't shoot me.

Please don't shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I ...

Gridlock's Growing Victims

WASHINGTON -- In an election year, there are always winners and losers. Rarely, however, are there so many victims.

Legislative gridlock, which was already bad enough, has devolved into a cynical, poisoned status. With a few obvious votes, ...

The GOP's Health Crisis

WASHINGTON -- Oh dear. The Republican Party's worst nightmare is coming true. Obamacare is working.

The news that nearly 1.2 million people signed up last month for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges is highly inconvenient for ...