Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson is an Associate Editor and twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post. In a 30-year career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall …Read More

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Immigration reform a sticky issue for Boehner, GOP

Of course it’s amnesty. The whole point of comprehensive immigration reform is to bring 11 million undocumented men, women and children out of the shadows, which means giving them some kind of legal status, which amounts to amnesty. Otherwise, why bother? So the Senate did …

Eugene Robinson: Food for thought on Paula Deen

Paula Deen needs to give the self-pity a rest. The damage to her carefully built image is self-inflicted — nobody threw a rock — and her desperate search for approval and vindication is just making things worse. Sorry to be so harsh, but come on. …

Eugene Robinson: Killing bin Laden vital

Years from now, I believe, we will look back and say the elimination of Osama bin Laden changed everything. To borrow Churchill’s assessment of the Nazi defeat at El Alamein: “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. …

  • Health care repeal unlikely

    If the incoming Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is serious about trying to repeal health care reform, there's only one appropriate Democratic response: "Make my day." Just to be clear, there's no earthly chance that a bill repealing the landmark health care overhaul …Read More

  • GOP leaders confront dilemma

    It's been not quite two months' time since Republicans won a sweeping midterm victory, and already they seem divided, embattled and -- not to mince words -- freaked out. For good reason, I might add. Sen. Lindsey Graham captured the mood with his mordant assessment …Read More

  • Barbour plays odd race game

    Does Haley Barbour really have a warped and offensive view of America’s racial history? Or is he just playing a dangerous game? Perhaps both. The Mississippi governor, considered a potential Republican candidate for president in 2012, keeps displaying what appears to be an astonishing level …