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Eugene Robinson

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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.

Robinson: There's only one logical explanation for global warming

By Eugene Robinson January 31, 2014 6 a.m.

Another insane cold wave -- not the infamous "polar vortex," but its evil twin — is bringing subzero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared.

Robinson: Defining the NSA, debunking the agency's apologists

By Eugene Robinson January 10, 2014 6 a.m.

President Obama's anticipated reform of the National Security Agency's practices needs to go beyond ending the mass surveillance of innocent Americans' phone calls. He should force the agency to think less about the quantity of information it gathers and more about the quality.

Robinson: GOP is on wrong side both economically and morally

By Eugene Robinson January 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.

WASHINGTON — To 1.3 million jobless Americans: The Republican Party wishes you a Very Unhappy New Year!

Robinson: In close two-man race, Snowden is person of the year

By Eugene Robinson December 27, 2013 6 a.m.

There are really just two possible choices for person of the year. I want to say Pope Francis, but I've got to go with Edward Snowden.

Robinson: American people must demand freedom from NSA

By Eugene Robinson December 20, 2013 6 a.m.

It seems our elected officials have no intention of reining in the National Security Agency's mad-scientist quest to know everything about our communications and movements. If we want our privacy back, we're going to have to fight for it.

Robinson: Mandela served as conscience of nation — and world

By Eugene Robinson December 13, 2013 6 a.m.

His smile was like sunshine, but Nelson Mandela was made of steel. It was his strength of character, repeatedly tested throughout his long and impossibly full life, that made him one of the towering political figures of our time.

Robinson: Obama's drone war counts as a great moral failure

By Eugene Robinson December 6, 2013 6 a.m.

U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries may be militarily effective, but they are killing innocent civilians in a way that is obscene and immoral. I'm afraid that ignoring this ugly fact makes Americans complicit in murder.

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