Stories By Eugene Robinson

  • We are witnessing a war crime on a massive scale, and one man is wholly responsible: Putin. He alone decided to attack a sovereign nation and he alone can decide when this obscene slaughter ends.
  • Illusionist in the White House “I would like you to do us a favor though,” Trump said to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the call. Those 10 words cut through all the fog Trump is trying to generate. Say them as often as you can, and say them loud.
  • Efforts by President Donald Trump and his defenders to explain away his clear-as-day abuse of power are providing a bit of comic relief.
  • Pelosi should move to impeach ASAP U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should call for a vote on the impeachment of Donald Trump. It is clearly laid out in the Trump-Zelenskiy conversation that the Trump administration released Wednesday. Despite claiming it was a “perfect” phone...
  • Trump has to be sent packing. I shudder to think of what four more years of this chaos and decay would do to the nation.
  • Congress is shirking its constitutional duty by not impeaching Trump Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said last week that his panel is examining the various malfeasances of the president.
  • Eugene Robinson: Dorian is part of a bigger crisis "It is impossible to prepare for an apocalypse," Dr. Duane Sands, the health minister of the Bahamas, told reporters Sunday. Somehow, though, we all had better try. Those who have witnessed the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand...
  • Eugene Robinson: Trump's Obama envy never ceases Is it my imagination, or is President Trump's chronic and debilitating case of Obama envy getting worse? One of the things that genuinely seems to matter to Trump is comparing himself — favorably, of course — to his predecessor, no matter how...
  • Trump’s Obama Envy Trump is so fixated on trying to erase Obama’s accomplishments that he repeatedly acts against his own interests.
  • Eugene Robinson: Trump in real panic about losing Uh-oh. President Trump is in such a state of panic about his dimming reelection prospects that he's getting his lies mixed up and occasionally blurting out the truth. "It's tough for Apple to pay tariffs if it's competing with a very good...
  • Trump’s climate denial could hasten the demise of his own empire Of all the wrongheaded policies Trump and his Republican Party insist on pursuing, their stubborn denial of climate change is the most baffling.
  • Eugene Robinson: Cruelty is president's objective The erratic Trump administration has had just one consistent policy principle, one guiding North Star: punitive and often sadistic treatment of nonwhite immigrants. President Donald Trump's claim that he supports legal immigration, as opposed...
  • Trump grotesquely made his visits to Dayton and El Paso all about him What kind of man visits two grieving communities, shattered by horrific mass shootings, and somehow makes it all about him?
  • Eugene Robinson: Want gun reform? Flip the Senate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party may not have pulled the triggers, but they still bear some responsibility for the weekend's atrocities. The only way to keep military-style weapons of war out of the clutches of...
  • Eugene Robinson: Trump's desperation is on display President Trump's decision to put away his racist dog whistle and bring out his racist bullhorn has just one plausible explanation: desperation. Disregard, as usual, what Trump claims about his political standing and his prospects for winning a...
  • The 2020 election is a fight for the soul of our nation Make America Great Again has completed its sinister transformation into Make America White Again, and no sensible person should want such a fight.
  • Eugene Robinson: 2020 election a battle for nation's soul Bring it on. If President Trump and the Republican Party want the 2020 election to be a referendum on unabashed white supremacy, then that's their choice. Voters who embrace the views of David Duke and other proud racists will have Trump to...
  • Eugene Robinson: GOP silence on racism is deafening Donald Trump's presidency is melting down into a noxious stew of racism, failure and farce. With breathtaking cynicism, the Republican Party pretends not to notice. Trump had to know there would be outrage and uproar over his Sunday tweet...
  • Congress has the power, and the duty, to check a president run amok Pelosi has to ask herself what’s best for the country — and, since this is the real world, what’s best for her party.
  • USWNT deserves champion-level pay The women’s team made this incredible run while all 28 members of the squad were simultaneously pursuing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, alleging they are paid less than the men’s national team and given less support —...