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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 GOP’s Veil of Unity

Having presumably sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has entered the “three-card Monte” phase of his campaign, in which he shuffles his positions so quickly that the gullible patsy loses track.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Trump Refutes Trump

How do you nail a blob of mercury to the wall? That’s a problem the Democratic nominee will have to solve in running against Donald Trump, most of whose positions on major issues are, shall we say, elusive.

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump’s Triumph Forces GOP Party Leaders to Make a Decision

So far, most Republican luminaries are choosing collaboration over resistance — although many have declined comment and seem to still be pondering what to do with the party’s presumptive nominee for president.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE


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Trump Fills a Vacuum Left by the GOP

The Donald Trump rampage—still hard to believe, after nearly a year—is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party’s slide into complete incoherence.

Posted on May 3, 2016 READ MORE


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The Cruz-Kasich Tag Team Is No Match for Donald Trump

Don’t call it strategy, call it strategery: Ted Cruz and John Kasich are going to cooperate to attempt to deny Trump the Republican nomination.

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Harriet Tubman Fits the $20 Bill Better Than Andrew Jackson

Since the ancient Greeks began stamping coins with images of their gods, nations have used currency to define a pantheon of heroes.

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The ‘Never Trump’ Movement Is Gaining Momentum, but the GOP’s Disrupter Is Far From Finished

Reports of the Republican front-runner’s demise are premature, and they may be the product of wishful thinking.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE


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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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