Eugene Robinson

08/21/2014 - 6:23pm

    How far would you go to stay out of jail? Would you publicly humiliate your wife of 38 years, portraying her as some kind of shrieking harridan? Would you put the innermost secrets of your marriage on display, inviting voyeurs to rummage at will?

    For Robert McDonnell, the former Virginia governor...

06/23/2014 - 3:33pm

    Henry Kissinger was wrong to dismiss Chile as "a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica." On Wednesday, the South American nation was a scalpel that excised the soul of Spain.

    As a lifelong soccer fan, Kissinger doubtless understands what I mean: A...

06/19/2014 - 1:11am

    President Obama's instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests.

    First, credit where...

06/12/2014 - 3:14am

    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. Clinton found that out in...

06/09/2014 - 1:01am

    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 Crazytown. Here, in...

06/05/2014 - 3:30am

    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 -- is ambitious enough to...

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