Eugene Robinson / Politics

An Accord The Planet Needed

WASHINGTON -- The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't.

This week's stunning announcement of a ...

In Need Of A Rebuilding Plan

WASHINGTON -- All right, all right, I didn't see the wave coming. All those margin-of-error polls seemed to suggest that Democrats would likely hold their own -- probably not keep the Senate but make a respectable showing overall. Wrong.

All the ...

Our Do-Nothing Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crisis in our political system is less about party than about horizon. To understand why, consider the issue of climate change.

There is clear evidence -- presented yet again in a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

What Would Republicans Do?

WASHINGTON -- No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday -- and my hunch is they won't do as well as they hope -- the GOP won't be able to claim any kind of mandate. That's because they have refused to articulate any vision for ...

The Whole Story

WASHINGTON -- It was the fall of 1979. The Washington Post, which I considered the greatest newspaper in the world, was considering me for a job covering the District of Columbia's new mayor, an interesting character named Marion Barry. I knew ...

Into The Morass?

WASHINGTON -- "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."

Few would describe Obama's use of military force against the Islamic ...