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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 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.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE


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Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes

Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump’s Hot-Air Balloon Is Ripping

No one, at this point, should cling to the illusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for any specific policy on any given issue.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump Makes a 360-Degree ‘Pivot’ to Prove He’s No Flip-Flopper

The Republican presidential nominee is not going to change. No matter how many times he reshuffles his campaign, he is who he is. It’s delusional to pretend otherwise.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Will Donald Trump’s Shake-Up Destroy the GOP?

Many Republican elected officials have failed to reject their presidential nominee on principle. Now that Steve Bannon is on the Trump team, perhaps more leaders will do so for self-preservation.

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Ignorance Is Not a Virtue, and Knowledge Is Not a Vice

The idea lives on: “Regular” or “everyday” Americans have been failed by out-of-touch elites and the mainstream media, who basically have screwed up the country.

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Brace Yourself for an Even Uglier Campaign

It may be hard to imagine, but I fear this election campaign is going to get worse—maybe a lot worse—before it gets better.

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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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