Eugene Robinson / Politics

Calamity On An 'Ungrateful Volcano'

WASHINGTON -- Iraq is shattered and 300 U.S. military advisers can't put the pieces back together. So now what? An old saying about the Middle East comes to mind: Things can always get worse.

The aim of U.S. policy at this point should be ...

The Joy Of The World Cup

WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger was wrong to dismiss Chile as "a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica." On Wednesday, the South American nation was a scalpel that excised the soul of Spain.

As a lifelong soccer fan, Kissinger doubtless ...

The Lesson Of Iraq

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national...

Overdosing On Tea

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's reliance on tea party support is like an addict's dependence on a dangerous drug: It may feel good at first, but eventually it eats you alive.

No House majority leader had ever been ousted in a primary before ...

Hillary's Pre-Campaign Campaign

WASHINGTON -- The curse of inevitability isn't likely to ruin Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, assuming she has them. Not this time.

Playing the role of president-in-waiting is the most precarious high-wire act in American politics. ...

Six Points Concerning Bergdahl

WASHINGTON -- Bringing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home was the right thing to do, and President Obama did it in a mostly reasonable way.

The high-volume "debate" about Bergdahl's homecoming sounds like the ravings heard around the water coolers of ...