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Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson

EUGENE ROBINSON uses his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected,...

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Donald Trump’s Debate Performance Won’t Give His Dedicated Supporters Any Second Thoughts

No matter what the Republican nominee says or does, his base believes his central argument—that “politicians like Secretary Clinton” have failed, and it’s time to try something new.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE


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America Has Two Types of Gun Laws—One for Blacks and One for Whites

Our gun laws should be changed. Until then, however, they must be enforced equally. Does the National Rifle Association disagree?

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE


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A Vote for Trump Is a Vote to Undo Vital Progress on Climate Change

The scientific evidence for global warming has never been clearer, yet the Republican presidential nominee boasts that he can’t wait to tear down President Obama’s positive environmental actions.

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To Stop Donald Trump, Democrats Need to Focus on the Fundamentals—and Get to Work

Hillary Clinton’s big lead in national polls following the party conventions has shrunk, and the recent trend line is not in her favor.

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Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Could Offer Key Answers to Russia Questions

Why won’t the Republican presidential nominee let voters see his taxes? His excuse—that he is under audit—is bogus and raises suspicions about his relationship with the world’s largest nation.

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Donald Trump Lacks Sense or Sensibility

The Republican nominee may be the most dangerously ignorant major-party presidential candidate in history.

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The Shameful Spectacle of Denying People Their Vote

The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.

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Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson

EUGENE ROBINSON uses his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected, and revelatory, new ways. To do this job of demolition and reassembly, Robinson relies on a large and varied tool kit: energy, curiosity, elegant writing, and the wide-ranging experience of a life that took him from childhood in the segregated South—on what they called the “colored” side of the tracks—to the heights of American journalism.

In a career at The Washington Post spanning from the early 80’s, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s award-winning Style section. He has written books about race in Brazil and music in Cuba, covered a heavyweight championship fight, witnessed riots in Philadelphia and a murder trial in the deepest Amazon, sat with presidents and dictators and the Queen of England, thrusted and parried with hair-proud politicians from sea to shining sea, handicapped all three editions of “American Idol,” acquired fluent Spanish and passable Portuguese, and even reached an uneasy truce with the noxious hip-hop lyrics that fester in his teenage son’s innocent-looking iPod.

Eugene Robinson won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Judges complimented Robinson’s “eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.

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