Eugene Robinson / Politics

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 ...

Right Step On Coal Plants

WASHINGTON -- Even for people who don't believe in it, climate change just got real. It's about time.

The Obama administration's proposed new rule for existing power plants -- reducing heat-trapping carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030 --...

Sending Drones Not Divisions

WASHINGTON -- In the post-Cold War era, it was possible to hold grand illusions and chase utopian dreams. As President Obama understands, and his foreign policy critics fail to grasp, that time is past.

We live now in a post-post-Cold War world. ...

The Times When Race Matters

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., remarked last week that some of the opposition to President Obama's Affordable Care Act is "maybe he's of the wrong color," he was just saying out loud what many people believe. And no, he wasn't ...