By Eugene Robinson March 27, 2015 6 a.m.
With Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming the first A-lister to throw his hat in the ring for president — in his case, I'm picturing a Napoleonic bicorn rather than a fedora — it's time to handicap the race for the Republican nomination. I see it as Jeb Bush vs. the field, and I'm not ready to put my money on Bush.
By Eugene Robinson March 20, 2015 6 a.m.
It's been just a few weeks since Republicans took full control of Congress, but already it is safe to say they have no earthly idea of what they want to accomplish.
By Eugene Robinson February 13, 2015 6 a.m.
There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let's face it — glib, facile and patronizing.
By Eugene Robinson February 6, 2015 6 a.m.
To understand why the centerpiece initiative of President Obama's budget makes so much sense, imagine that U.S. corporations decided to bring home — in cash — the estimated $2 trillion in profits they are stashing overseas to avoid paying taxes.
By Eugene Robinson January 23, 2015 6 a.m.
We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Barack Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.
By Eugene Robinson January 16, 2015 6 a.m.
Run, Mitt, run! You too, Jeb, and please bring along the whole roadshow of perennial Republican also-rans. Across the aisle: Go for it, Hillary! What all of you see so clearly is that the nation desperately wants to be led forward into the past, or back to the future, or something.
By Eugene Robinson January 9, 2015 6 a.m.
With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: Improving the nation's sagging infrastructure, reforming an unwieldy tax code, and finding ways to boost middle-class opportunity.
By Eugene Robinson January 2, 2015 6 a.m.
Here's some advice for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise that also applies to the Republican Party in general: If you don't want to be associated with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, then stay away from them.
By Eugene Robinson December 26, 2014 6 a.m.
It is absurd to have to say this, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, activist Al Sharpton, and President Obama are in no way responsible for the cold-blooded assassination of two police officers Saturday in Brooklyn. Nor do the tens of thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against police brutality in recent weeks bear any measure of blame.
By Eugene Robinson December 19, 2014 6 a.m.
President Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship's demise. Critics of the accord should explain why they believe a policy that has failed miserably for half a century could ever work.