Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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Friday, April 21, 2017
The GOP’s Latest Health-care Plan Is Comically Bad
House Republicans are apparently ready for yet another attempt to snatch health insurance away from constituents who need it. Someone should remind Speaker Paul Ryan of a saying often attributed to his legendary predecessor Sam Rayburn : “There’s no education in the second kick of the mule.” Having...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Mr. President, The Disgrace Is All Yours
President Trump called himself “instinctual” this week, but the word he must have been groping for was “untruthful.” He lies incessantly, shamelessly, perhaps even pathologically, and his lying corrodes and dishonors our democracy. Of course we’ve had presidents who lied — to name a few, Lyndon...
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Friday, December 18, 2015
The Great Fracturing of the Republican Party
It is no longer possible to think of “the Republican Party” as a coherent political force. It is nothing of the sort — and the Donald Trump insurgency should be seen as a symptom, not the cause, of the party’s disintegration. I realize this may seem an odd assessment of a party that controls both...
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Friday, October 02, 2015
Rock-Star Appeal of Bernie Sanders Should Make Clinton Very Worried
First came the big crowds, now comes the big money. At this point, anyone who doesn’t take Bernie Sanders seriously must not be paying attention. Sanders’ campaign announced that it raised an eye-bugging $26 million in the third quarter—essentially matching the $28 million raised during those three...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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 07, 2013
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
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
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 02, 2013
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
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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