Eugene Robinson

08/21/2014 - 6:23pm

    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?

    For Robert McDonnell, the former Virginia governor...

08/21/2014 - 6:13pm

    The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by the flash and flicker of Molotov cocktails, we feign surprise.

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08/19/2014 - 12:50am

    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.

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08/14/2014 - 6:33pm

    As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it's useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

    Their decision to launch a foolish and unwarranted invasion in 2003, toppling Saddam...

08/10/2014 - 7:37pm

    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.

    In 2012, the last year for which comprehensive Census Bureau data are available, white households...

08/10/2014 - 7:08pm

    The CIA now admits that it spied on a Senate investigation into the agency's shameful program of secret detention and torture. Do we need any more proof that the spooks are out of control?

    An internal "accountability board" will look into the incident,...

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