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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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After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE


The Fall of the Confederacy?

A native South Carolinian says finishing off the Confederate state of mind will require more than just getting rid of an offensive flag.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 READ MORE


Dylann Roof: The Roots of Racism Thrive

The young man accused of so coldly killing nine innocent worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church did not exist in a vacuum. He inhaled deeply of the race hatred that constantly bubbles up like foul gas from a sewer.

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 READ MORE



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The Charleston Shooting: Holding Obama and the Presidential Candidates Accountable

Maybe it was white rage that provoked a young man to kill nine innocent worshippers as they prayed. Maybe it was mental illness or some other twisted motivation. The one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun.

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE


You Can Call Him Jeb!

Substituting an exclamation point for his inconvenient last name, Jeb Bush has officially entered the presidential race. Why isn’t everyone else quaking in fear?

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 READ MORE


Who Controls Iraq: President Obama or Islamic State?

Don’t feel bad if you’re confused about what the United States is trying to accomplish in Iraq. President Obama doesn’t seem to know, either—or else he won’t say.

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 READ MORE


The Central Fact About the Clintons the GOP Seems to Have Forgotten

After months of trying to weaken Hillary Clinton by pounding her with everything they’ve got, the amount of progress Republicans have made is pretty close to zero.

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 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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