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Eugene Robinson

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Robinson: If she plans to run, Hillary Clinton must share her vision

By Eugene Robinson September 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Judging by her weekend appearance in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?

Robinson: Unrest shines light on invisible African-Americans

By Eugene Robinson August 22, 2014 6 a.m.

The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by the flash and flicker of Molotov cocktails, we feign surprise.

Robinson: Cheney, Bush made Iraq mess that Obama has to fix

By Eugene Robinson August 15, 2014 6 a.m.

As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it's useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Robinson: Ukraine disaster vindicates Obama's choices on Syria

By Eugene Robinson July 25, 2014 6 a.m.

The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Barack Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying attention.

Robinson: U.S. leads next industrial revolution with coal rules

By Eugene Robinson June 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Even for people who don't believe in it, climate change just got real. It's about time.

Robinson: Obama needs to clean house in wake of VA scandal

By Eugene Robinson May 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Finally, an authentic scandal: incompetence and deception at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Given what we know so far, more heads need to roll — and a criminal investigation should be launched.

Robinson: Dems should be more happy about accomplishments

By Eugene Robinson May 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Democrats, if you want to win in the fall, take some advice from Pharrell Williams: "Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth."

Robinson: Dems have a strong message, must work on delivery

By Eugene Robinson March 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Here is what Democrats should learn from their party's loss in a special House election in Florida last week: Wishy-washy won't work. Republicans are obviously going to make opposition to the Affordable Care Act the main theme of their campaigns this fall. Democrats will be better off if they push back hard — really hard — rather than seek some nonexistent middle ground.

Robinson: Saber-rattling is meaningless, empty gesture to Russia

By Eugene Robinson March 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Let's be real. It's one thing to say that Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula "cannot be allowed to stand," as many foreign policy sages have proclaimed. It's quite another to do something about it.

Robinson: GOP out of step when it comes to immigration reform

By Eugene Robinson February 14, 2014 6 a.m.

The Republican Party was supposed to be getting its act together for the midterm election. Instead, judging from the disarray on immigration reform, things may be getting even messier.

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