Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Where Too Many Democrats Refuse, Elizabeth Warren Makes a Powerful Case
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to. The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by — to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered — malaise. Her weekend swing...
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Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:24am
Democrats Can Win On Raising Minimum Wage
Now that President Obama has outlined the crisis in economic mobility , he should begin by pressing his demand that Congress raise the minimum wage — and not by a little but by a lot.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 8:27am
What NSA Reforms? Obama's Real Message to Americans: 'Get Over It'
President Obama’s message about the government’s massive electronic surveillance programs came through loud and clear: Get over it.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:52pm
In NSA Leaks, Edward Snowden Performed a Service
Edward Snowden’s renegade decision to reveal the jaw-dropping scope of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is being vindicated — even as Snowden himself is being vilified.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:54pm
The Standardized Test Racket
It is time to acknowledge that the fashionable theory of school reform — requiring that pay and job security for teachers, principals and administrators depend on their students’ standardized test scores — is at best a well-intentioned mistake, and at worst nothing but a racket.
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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:06am
The Candidates Chill on Climate Change
Not a word has been said in the presidential debates about what may be the most urgent and consequential issue in the world: climate change.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 9:05am
The Romney Doctrine Sounds Eerily Similar to Obama's
Mitt Romney claims to disagree with President Obama on many aspects of foreign policy. We’re still waiting to hear what those differences might be.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 3:15pm
A Tragedy We Will Not Try to Avert
Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner? I doubt it. We’ll just add Aurora to the growing list — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson — and wait for the inevitable.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 7:53am
End the Afghan Mission Now
It was clear before Sunday’s horrific massacre of civilians that it’s past time for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to end. Now the only question should be how quickly we can get our troops onto transport planes to fly them home.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:12pm
Gun Crazy
We may not be sure that the bloodbath in Tucson had anything to do with politics, but we know it had everything to do with our nation's insane refusal to impose reasonable controls on guns. Specifically, the rampage had everything to do with a 9mm semiautomatic Glock pistol - a sleek, efficient killing machine that our lax gun laws allowed an unstable young man to purchase, carry anywhere and ultimately use to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head. The weapon also was used to shoot 19 bystanders, killing six of them, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.
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