Eugene Robinson

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focusing on politics and culture
Eugene Robinson writes a column on politics and culture and hosts an online chat with readers. In a three-decade career at The Washington Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s Style section. He started writing a column for the Op-Ed page in 2005. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “his eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.” Robinson is the author of “
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January 23, 2024

House Republicans are practicing political nihilism

The GOP is more interested in nursing grievances and stoking anger than actually solving problems. And that’s exactly what Donald Trump has trained them to do.

January 18, 2024

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have lost their way

The GOP claims they care about America’s children, but they keep missing this one point.

January 11, 2024

Can you explain progressives who refuse to support Biden? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

Eugene’s live chat with readers starts at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript below.

January 9, 2024

Biden must elevate these Democratic leaders if he wants to win

It never hurts to invite voters to imagine a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

January 8, 2024

Claudine Gay gave far-right activists exactly what they needed

The Harvard saga proves that with Claudine Gay, two things can be true at the same time.

January 4, 2024

In this unfinished winter, the hope for new life ahead

The artist’s death prevented her from completing the final quilt in her ‘Seasons’ series, but she left the vivid painting she planned to work from.

December 21, 2023

Three columnists talk about why Deion Sanders isn’t just a football story

“The two Whitest positions on the football field are head coach and quarterback,” said Theodore R. Johnson during a podcast conversation.

September 13, 2023

Will a GOP impeachment inquiry backfire? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

Eugene’s live chat with readers was at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

September 12, 2023

Elon Musk shouldn’t be calling the shots on how Ukraine fights

No private citizen should be making unilateral decisions about our national security.

September 11, 2023