Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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 "Any other president who displayed such cavalier disregard for previous policy positions and total ignorance of basic facts would have provoked an uproar." (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 02, 2018
Never Have We Seen Such Chaos and Corruption
The ceaseless barrage of news — both real and fake — from the Trump administration can be numbing, so it’s important to step back every once in a while and look at the big picture: Never have we seen such utter chaos and blatant corruption. None of what’s happening is normal, and none of it should...
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 "My guess is that both his narcissism and his authoritarianism are at play in his need to honor himself with a parade." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 09, 2018
What’s Trump’s Parade Really About? His Bottomless Insecurity
Well, of course the president who claimed bone spurs to dodge the Vietnam War wants the biggest, bestest military parade ever, with lots of tanks and rockets and flags — zillions of flags — and fighter jets screaming overhead. Why is anyone surprised? We should have seen it coming. And be careful,...
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"Regarding foreign policy, how can other nations take seriously anything Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says when he is subject to being countermanded on Twitter at any moment?"(Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, January 19, 2018
The Man-Child in the White House Reels Wildly Out Of Control
The rude, petulant man-child in the Oval Office is reeling ever more wildly out of control, and those who cynically or slavishly pretend otherwise are doing a grave disservice to the nation — and to themselves. How do you like him now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? President Trump...
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President Trump at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Views
Friday, January 05, 2018
Trump Was Right To Hope He’d Lose
The White House is being used to stage some kind of dark, dystopian comedy in which all the humor is of the gallows variety. Somebody tell me how we survive three more years of this oppressive, exhausting show. The revelations about the Trump administration from journalist Michael Wolff are, if...
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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Trump’s First Year Was Even Worse Than Feared—But Voters Can Change Things Up at the Ballot Box in 2018
Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018. Many of us began 2017...
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Ivanka Trump applauds during an event in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) Views
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Welcome to The Trump Family Swamp
The presidency was never meant to be a profit center for a nepotistic, money-grubbing family. But that was before the Trumps moved in. This scandal is lying in plain sight, overlooked because of the constant stream of missteps, outrages and distractions that come and go at an exhausting pace. While...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Clown Goes Abroad
We are running a terribly unwise experiment: What happens when you replace U.S. presidential leadership with the slapstick antics of a clown? On Saturday, President Trump issued the following statement: “Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat...
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The guns most often used in these mass shootings are variations on rifles designed for soldiers to carry into combat. They are not optimized for killing rabbits or deer, but for killing people. They have no business in civilian hands. Views
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
The Blood Of Innocents Is On Our Hands
“Thoughts and prayers” are fine. Locking arms “through the tears and the sadness,” as President Trump prescribed , is all well and good. But none of this does a damn thing to stop, or even slow, the carnage. On Sunday, in Sutherland Springs, Tex., a disturbed and angry man with a military-style...
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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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