By Eugene Robinson March 21, 2014 6 a.m.
Here is what Democrats should learn from their party's loss in a special House election in Florida last week: Wishy-washy won't work. Republicans are obviously going to make opposition to the Affordable Care Act the main theme of their campaigns this fall. Democrats will be better off if they push back hard — really hard — rather than seek some nonexistent middle ground.
By Eugene Robinson March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Let's be real. It's one thing to say that Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula "cannot be allowed to stand," as many foreign policy sages have proclaimed. It's quite another to do something about it.
By Eugene Robinson February 14, 2014 6 a.m.
The Republican Party was supposed to be getting its act together for the midterm election. Instead, judging from the disarray on immigration reform, things may be getting even messier.
By Eugene Robinson January 31, 2014 6 a.m.
Another insane cold wave -- not the infamous "polar vortex," but its evil twin — is bringing subzero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared.
By Eugene Robinson January 10, 2014 6 a.m.
President Obama's anticipated reform of the National Security Agency's practices needs to go beyond ending the mass surveillance of innocent Americans' phone calls. He should force the agency to think less about the quantity of information it gathers and more about the quality.
By Eugene Robinson January 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — To 1.3 million jobless Americans: The Republican Party wishes you a Very Unhappy New Year!
By Eugene Robinson December 27, 2013 6 a.m.
There are really just two possible choices for person of the year. I want to say Pope Francis, but I've got to go with Edward Snowden.
By Eugene Robinson December 20, 2013 6 a.m.
It seems our elected officials have no intention of reining in the National Security Agency's mad-scientist quest to know everything about our communications and movements. If we want our privacy back, we're going to have to fight for it.
By Eugene Robinson December 13, 2013 6 a.m.
His smile was like sunshine, but Nelson Mandela was made of steel. It was his strength of character, repeatedly tested throughout his long and impossibly full life, that made him one of the towering political figures of our time.
By Eugene Robinson December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries may be militarily effective, but they are killing innocent civilians in a way that is obscene and immoral. I'm afraid that ignoring this ugly fact makes Americans complicit in murder.