Eugene Robinson

10/30/2014 - 2:25pm

    "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...

09/18/2014 - 3:59pm

    President Obama's strategy against the Islamic State may be hard to pin down -- maddeningly so, some complain -- but it is likely to work far better than anything his bellicose critics advocate.


09/11/2014 - 2:50pm

    Destroying, degrading or containing the Islamic State -- whichever goal President Obama chooses -- will be the easy part. Finding ways for fundamentalist Islam to express itself peacefully is a bigger, tougher and more important project.

09/04/2014 - 1:35pm

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- as foreign events hog the spotlight -- why haven't Republicans sealed the deal on the coming election?

    When summer began, the conventional wisdom was that the...

09/04/2014 - 1:20pm

    I'd like to know whether the United States is at war with the Islamic State. I'd like to know why -- or why not. I'd like to know whether the goal of U.S. policy is to contain the jihadist militia or destroy it.

09/04/2014 - 1:06pm

    To be young, male and black in America means not being allowed to make mistakes. Forgetting this, as we've seen so many times, can be fatal.

    The case of Michael Brown, who was laid to rest...

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