Eugene Robinson

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.

    Perhaps the president will eliminate any...

07/18/2014 - 1:06pm

    Apparently there's a contest among Republicans to see who can be more shameless and irresponsible in criticizing President Obama's foreign policy. So far, Chris Christie is winning.

    The New Jersey governor alleged Saturday that "the unrest you see in the...

07/14/2014 - 2:34am

    There's no objective need for President Obama to visit the Texas-Mexico border and see the immigration crisis first-hand, but he shouldn't have claimed that "I'm not interested in photo ops."

     The line about photo ops was so absurd that it...

07/10/2014 - 1:52am

    Even those who believe the National Security Agency's vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end up knowing nothing.


07/03/2014 - 4:30pm

    In politics, as in many endeavors, it helps to be underestimated. In this sense, Hillary Clinton is doing great.

    Clinton's book tour, which bears some resemblance to a presidential campaign, is being portrayed as some kind of disaster. Her attempt to portray her...

06/26/2014 - 4:44pm

    Iraq is shattered and 300 U.S. military advisers can't put the pieces back together. So now what? An old saying about the Middle East comes to mind: Things can always get worse.

    The aim of U.S. policy at this point should be minimizing the calamity, not chasing...

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