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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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The American Experiment Will Be Put to the Test With Donald Trump’s Presidency

Republicans will control the White House, both chambers of Congress, most governorships and most state legislatures. The Democrats need new blood and new ideas.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE


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How Much Damage Did James Comey Do?

The FBI director’s actions likely will not be enough to elect Donald Trump as president. But it may have hurt Democrats’ chances of taking control of the Senate.

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Hillary Clinton Ready to Flip the Script for Women

Not enough has been made of two obvious facts: Hillary Clinton, if she wins the presidency, would be the first woman elected to the White House. And it will have been the votes of women who put her there.

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Welcome to the Banana Republic of America?

Donald Trump pledged to put Hillary Clinton in jail if he wins the election. Presidents of the United States have not behaved this way before.

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Vice Presidential Debate Left Us Wanting Less

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence established themselves as national political figures and avoided harming their respective candidates’ chances. But the benefit for voters was harder to discern.

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Low Voter Turnout Will Benefit Donald Trump the Most on Election Day

If you care who wins the election next month, get off the couch, go down to your polling place and vote.

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Insulting Alicia Machado Won’t Help Donald Trump Attract Female Voters

Womanhood has become a prominent issue in the presidential race. This is bad for the Republican nominee, a hall-of-shame sexist—and good for Hillary Clinton, an actual woman.

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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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