Eugene Robinson

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focusing on politics and culture
Eugene Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture and hosts a weekly 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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November 29, 2022

Nancy Pelosi was the most consequential speaker of our time

Whatever Pelosi's successors think of her policies, they'd do well to develop the same political skills she learned from her father.

November 17, 2022

Why are we giving so much attention to Trump? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

Eugene's Q&A with readers was at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

November 15, 2022

Rich nations, climate disaster is coming for you

Paying poor nations to mitigate loss and damage from climate change isn't charity. It's a matter of self-preservation.

November 14, 2022

Trump won’t fade away. The GOP will have to get rid of him.

Rupert Murdoch's empire is dismissing him. His candidates lost. But Trump thrives on attention, not victory or accolades.

November 10, 2022

Elon Musk wanted to go to Mars. Now he’s distracted by blue check marks.

The idea that one of the smartest innovators of his generation has been sidelined by a destructive, $44 billion hobby is just depressing.

November 7, 2022

Biden fears for democracy. It might not matter in the midterms.

The president's laser focus on the threat to the U.S. political system isn't much of a midterm closing argument. That's not the point.

November 3, 2022

What can we expect if Republicans take over? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

Eugene's Q&A with readers was at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

November 1, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson asks the right question about affirmative action

We can end affirmative action when we've eradicated the effects of slavery and anti-Black terror.

October 31, 2022

The midterms aren’t just a toss-up — they’re a mystery

Trump and Biden are campaigning in unexpected places. Voters are pulled between competing imperatives. Politics just might be a lot stranger than we think.

October 27, 2022