Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Donald Jr.’s Meeting Is a Legal Game-Changer
From now on, ignore the conventional wisdom about how the Russia scandal is not “resonating” with President Trump’s still-loyal base. The question at this point is what strikes a chord with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — and what kind of legal jeopardy Trump’s closest associates, including...
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Friday, July 07, 2017
Trump's Dangerous Thirst for a Clash of Civilizations
“A little learning is a dangerous thing,” wrote the poet Alexander Pope. Three centuries later, Pope’s aphorism perfectly — and dangerously — describes President Trump’s understanding of history as a zero-sum clash of civilizations in which “the West” can triumph by imposing its will. The speech...
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Friday, June 30, 2017
There Trump Goes Again
If you want to look at the bright side of things, at least we’ve learned that the nation can survive for half a year without a sane, functioning presidency. We’ve had nothing of the sort since Inauguration Day. The man who works in the Oval Office is a walking, talking, tweeting advertisement for...
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Trump Is Out of Control
The statements President Trump issued on Twitter in recent days lead to a chilling conclusion: The man is out of control. I know that is a radical thing to say about the elected leader of the United States, the most powerful individual in the world. And I know his unorthodox use of social media is...
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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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