Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
If Trump’s Not a White Supremacist, He Does a Good Impression
President Trump’s race-baiting attack on African American athletes is nothing new. During the civil rights movement, blacks in the South who dared to stand up for justice were often punished by being fired from their jobs. Trump is demanding that National Football League team owners act like the...
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California Rep. Jackie Speier tweeted last week that Trump “is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger.” Views
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
It’s Time to Talk About Trump’s Mental Health
How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents. We don’t know how to even begin inquiring into a president’s mental health, so we rationalize...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
The Worst Is Yet To Come
The Court of Mad King Donald is not a presidency. It is an affliction, one that saps the life out of our democratic institutions, and it must be fiercely resisted if the nation as we know it is to survive. I wish that were hyperbole. The problem is not just that President Trump is selfish, insecure...
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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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