Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Washington Post Writers Group


America needs straight talk on Ebola to prevent panic

October 19, 2014

Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts — especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — agree to get their stories straight.

  • Texas death shows that with Ebola, we're all Liberians now

    October 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Ebola is a nightmare disease that travel restrictions cannot keep out. The correct response should be urgent concern — not panic — and an all-out crusade to extinguish the West Africa outbreak of the deadly virus at its source.

  • Secure the White House, but don't push its owners away

    October 5, 2014

    Put a taller fence around the White House complex and lock the doors.

  • Peace and war: Bookends of Obama's evolving presidency

    September 28, 2014

    President Obama began his presidency with a call for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." He will end it as a reluctant but unapologetic warrior, using U.S. military force to smash Islamic extremists and the "network of death" they have planted at the heart of the Middle East.

  • Obama may resist ground war but escalation may be logical

    September 21, 2014

    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" — even if the president resists it — is baked in from the start.

  • Potential for tragic gap between intentions, outcome

    September 14, 2014

    President Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good.

  • Destroying ISIS won't solve problem with political Islam

    September 7, 2014

    Destroying, degrading or containing the Islamic State — whichever goal President Obama chooses — will be the easy part. Finding ways for fundamentalist Islam to express itself peacefully is a bigger, tougher and more important project.

  • Did I miss it and somehow we have gone to war again?

    August 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON — I'd like to know whether the United States is at war with the Islamic State. I'd like to know why — or why not. I'd like to know whether the goal of U.S. policy is to contain the jihadist militia or destroy it.

  • Spousal secrets get spilled quickly when jail in the offing

    August 24, 2014

    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?

  • We should get angry over any senseless murders, race aside

    August 15, 2014

    The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.

  • GOP fever dream conjures up imaginary 'war on whites'

    August 10, 2014

    If there really were a "war on whites," as a Republican congressman from Alabama ludicrously claims, it wouldn't be going very well for the anti-white side.

  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    August 3, 2014

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last Palestinian civilian.

  • Absent on immigration reform

    July 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's paralysis on immigration is so complete -- and so utterly irresponsible -- that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own.



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