Eugene Robinson / Politics

The Consequential Obama

WASHINGTON -- Is it safe to say that Barack Obama's presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagan's -- a presidency that "changed the trajectory of America" and "put us on a fundamentally different path"?

That was ...

Time For Some Happy Talk

WASHINGTON -- Democrats, if you want to win in the fall, take some advice from Pharrell Williams: "Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth."

The Mountie-hat-wearing pop singer's infectious "Happy" should be the Democratic Party's theme...

No Humane Way To Die

WASHINGTON -- No one who supports the death penalty should have the slightest problem with the way Clayton Lockett died.

Lockett, a convicted murderer, spent 43 minutes in apparent agony Tuesday night as the state of Oklahoma tried to execute him...

The Racists Among Us

WASHINGTON -- Let's not pretend that deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy and basketball team owner Donald Sterling are the last two racists in America. They have company.

I hear regularly from proud racists who send me -- anonymously -- some of the ...

The Court Stacks The Deck

WASHINGTON -- Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that.

This week's big ruling -- upholding a ...