Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Washington Post Writers Group


Crisis shows overriding need for immigration reform now

July 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — 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."

  • Obama's secret drone war may come back to haunt us

    June 29, 2014

    In our growing reliance on armed drones as instruments of war, how slippery is the slope we're sliding on? Imagine that Vladimir Putin began using drones to kill Ukrainians who opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea. If Putin claimed the targets were "members of anti-Russian terrorist groups," what credibility would the United States have to condemn such strikes?

  • Iraq's 'ungrateful volcano' about to blow

    June 24, 2014

    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.

  • Catch World Cup fever — it's the globe's favorite sport

    June 22, 2014

    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.

  • No longer a faction, tea party calls shots for Republicans

    June 15, 2014

    The Republican Party's reliance on tea party support is like an addict's dependence on a dangerous drug: It may feel good at first, but eventually it eats you alive.



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