Eugene Robinson

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 daughter Malia. Politics aside, it was a touching...

12/21/2016 - 5:00pm

    Good lord. We are about to inaugurate as president a man whose election, according to the CIA, was aided by a Russian intelligence operation. Try as we might, we cannot pretend this didn't happen.

    We can't ignore outrageous interference by...

12/17/2016 - 5:00pm

    Fake news leads eventually to real tragedy. It almost got there Sunday when an idiot brought a loaded assault rifle into a Washington pizzeria, firing at least one shot, in an attempt to "self-investigate" a preposterous made-up conspiracy theory.

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12/12/2016 - 1:00pm

    Watch the video. Walter Scott, unarmed and slow of foot, tries to run away. Police officer Michael Slager calmly fires five rounds into Scott's back. Later, Slager approaches Scott's body, not to give first aid but apparently to plant evidence of a struggle that never took place.

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12/10/2016 - 1:00pm

    President-elect Donald Trump promised to punish U.S. companies that ship manufacturing jobs out of the country. Instead, judging from the way he has handled Carrier, he plans to reward them. Quite handsomely, in fact.

    As should be standard practice...

12/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    At long last, Fidel Castro is dead. Now the oppressive system he installed in Cuba can wither and die, too -- unless Donald Trump reverts to Cold War policies and gives Cuba's failing dictatorship new life.

    It is tempting to see Castro's...

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