Eugene Robinson

01/20/2017 - 12:45pm

    Two big and passionate crowds have descended on Washington -- one thrilled by Donald Trump's inauguration, the other appalled.  Never in my lifetime has a new president been anticipated with such raw enthusiasm on one side and such fear and loathing on the other.

    Admit it, you have no idea...

01/20/2017 - 12:00pm

    Rep. John Lewis is the son of sharecroppers. As a child, he wanted to be a preacher; he practiced by delivering fiery sermons to the family's chickens. But history had other plans for him: lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a seat in Congress...

01/15/2017 - 2:00pm

    Hold on to one image from President Obama's farewell address: The president using his handkerchief to wipe a tear from his eye as he thanked Michelle Obama for her grace and forbearance.

    The first lady was holding back tears, too, as was her...

01/14/2017 - 1:00pm

    Seriously? Is President-elect Donald Trump so thin-skinned that even criticism from Meryl Streep triggers a nasty, over-the-top response? What kind of crybaby have Americans elected as their leader?

    "One of the most over-rated actresses in...

01/10/2017 - 7:00pm

    Coming from a presidential candidate, Donald Trump's misty-eyed admiration of Russia and its autocratic leader was weird. Coming from a president-elect, it's nothing short of alarming.

    I repeat the questions I asked back in September: What...

01/03/2017 - 2:00pm

    Humility is a virtue but fake humility is a sin, or ought to be. So let me begin the new year with full-throated praise of some people and institutions that supposedly got their comeuppance in November: the mainstream media, so-called "coastal elites," share-the-wealth liberals, pointy-headed...

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