Eugene Robinson

12/18/2014 - 4:25am

    The "debate" over torture is almost as grotesque as torture itself. There can be no legitimate debate about the intentional infliction of pain upon captive and defenseless human beings. The torturers and their enablers may deny it, but they know -- and knew from the beginning -- that what they...

12/18/2014 - 3:28am

    President Obama's observation that racism is "deeply rooted" in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn't make it go away.

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12/11/2014 - 4:13pm

    I can't breathe.

    Those were Eric Garner's last words, and today they apply to me. The decision by a Staten Island grand jury to not indict the police officer who killed him takes my...

12/11/2014 - 3:46pm

    Michael Brown's death was part of a tragic and unacceptable pattern: Police officers in the United States shoot and kill civilians in shockingly high numbers. How many killings are there each year? No one can say for sure, because police departments don...

12/04/2014 - 3:37pm

    The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization.

     No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown...

12/04/2014 - 2:56pm

    It's a surprise to see President Obama actually fire someone. But I have to worry that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's forced departure may signal further expansion of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

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