Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Washington Post Writers Group

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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.

  • Nobody really wants to make peace in Middle East conflict

    July 20, 2014

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes.

  • 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.

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