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Eugene Robinson / Politics

Defining The NSA's Role

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's anticipated reform of the National Security Agency's practices needs to go beyond ending the mass surveillance of innocent Americans' phone calls. He should force the agency to think less about the quantity of ...

The ACA: Here To Stay

WASHINGTON -- Now that the fight over Obamacare is history, perhaps everyone can finally focus on making the program work the way it was designed. Or, preferably, better.

The fight is history, you realize. Done. Finito. Yesterday's news.

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The Cruelest Cut Of All

WASHINGTON -- To 1.3 million jobless Americans: The Republican Party wishes you a Very Unhappy New Year!

It would be one thing if there were a logical reason to cut off unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work the longest. But no...

The GOP's Growing Divide

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party, which should have the wind at its back, enters 2014 in disarray bordering on open warfare.

President Obama and the Democrats have had, let's face it, a bumpy few months. The debut of the Affordable Care Act was...

Person Of The Year

WASHINGTON -- There are really just two possible choices for person of the year. I want to say Pope Francis, but I've got to go with Edward Snowden.

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and a whistleblowing fugitive from American ...