Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes a regular column for The Washington Post.

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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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 "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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