Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Trump's Unhinged CPAC Speech Should Concern Us All
The president of the United States gave a rambling and incoherent two-hour speech in which he raved like a lunatic and told crazy, self-serving lies from start to finish. If that no longer qualifies as alarming, we’re in serious trouble. I realize the speed-of-light news cycle has moved on. I...
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President Trump during his State of the Union address on Feb. 5. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 15, 2019
We Have a National Emergency, All Right. Its Name Is Donald Trump.
We have a national emergency, all right. Its name is Donald Trump, and it is a force of mindless, pointless disruption. The president’s decision to officially declare an emergency —to pretend to build an unbuildable border wall—is not only an act of constitutional vandalism. It is also an act of...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 7 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 08, 2019
A ‘Green New Deal’ Sounds Like Pie in the Sky. But We Need It.
Let’s consider some real news, for a change: Last year was officially proclaimed the fourth-warmest on record; scientists predict that melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland could not only raise sea levels but also further destabilize weather patterns ; and progressive members of Congress are...
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The anti-Trump majority of Democrats, independents and sensible Republicans must let Schultz know, in no uncertain terms, that this is no time for such foolishness.(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
This Is No Time for Howard Schultz’s Foolishness
Just what we need, another ego-crazed billionaire with zero experience in government who thinks he is destined to be president. What could go wrong? Howard Schultz, the man who put a Starbucks on every corner, said in a “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday that he is mulling a run for the White...
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President Trump stops to talk to reporters at the White House on Jan. 10 in Washington. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Views
Friday, January 11, 2019
Trump Is Terrified of the Far-Right Echo Chamber
The government isn’t shut down because of President Trump’s unbelievable cluelessness as a dealmaker. It’s shut down because of his many fears. I don’t mean his pretend fears. Surely Trump doesn’t really believe his own racist nonsense about the U.S.-Mexico border being a sieve for homicidal...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at the National Press Club in Washington in August. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Views
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Who Isn’t Running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination?
It has begun. The field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is starting to form, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) announcing Monday that she has launched a campaign “exploratory committee” — the same step that former housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro...
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President Trump greets the audience before speaking at a campaign rally in Cleveland on Monday. (Tony Dejak/AP) Views
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Trump Stokes Resentment Toward Minorities. Republicans Just Smile
President Trump and the Republican Party have run the most racist national political campaign since the 1968 presidential bid of segregationist George Wallace . We shall soon see how much the country has changed in 50 years — and in what direction. I grew up in the South under Jim Crow, so I’ve...
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Ellie Fleischer, 15, writes a note on the ground at a memorial near the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday in Pittsburgh. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) Views
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Don’t Tell Me That ‘Both Sides’ Need to Do Better
“Both sides” are not responsible for the horrific political terrorism we have seen this past week. Only the right is to blame — starting with President Trump and his complicit enablers in the Republican Party. They have been playing with fire. It was inevitable that people would get burned. Am I...
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The New York Times building on Sept. 6, 2018. (ANGELA WEISS/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 07, 2018
We’re in a Constitutional Crisis. Only Voters Can Save Us Now.
Journalist Bob Woodward’s new book and an op-ed by an anonymous administration official portray President Trump as dangerously capricious and amoral, exhibiting textbook symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and behaving in ways that suggest, to some, early signs of age-related dementia...
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"Trump calls the news media “the Enemy of the People,” a phrase that blood-soaked totalitarian regimes have used to justify assassinations and purges." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Trump’s Rally Rhetoric Is Going to Get Somebody Killed
Everything you need to know about today’s Republican Party is summed up by a photograph from President Trump’s political rally in Ohio on Saturday. Two men in the crowd look defiantly at the camera, proudly displaying the slogan on their matching T-shirts : “I’d Rather Be a Russian Than a Democrat...
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