Eugene Robinson / Politics

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 ...

Obama's Ambivalent War Logic

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how.

Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at ...

Patronizing At The Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON -- There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also -- let's face it -- glib, facile and patronizing.

I must immediately ...

A Juvenile GOP

WASHINGTON -- Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them.

At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire ...

Golden Opportunity For GOP Deal-Making

WASHINGTON -- To understand why the centerpiece initiative of President Obama's budget makes so much sense, imagine that U.S. corporations decided to bring home -- in cash -- the estimated $2 trillion in profits they are stashing overseas to avoid...

The Boehner-Bibi Backfire

WASHINGTON -- The political ramifications are clear: House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a colossal mistake by conspiring behind President Obama's back, and the move has ricocheted on both of them.

The ...