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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August 23, 2022

Will Biden face a primary challenge? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

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August 16, 2022

My dinner with Salman Rushdie

The fatwa reaches its bloody conclusion, but Rushdie lives on, courageously and fully.

August 15, 2022

Why is the FBI holding its cards so close? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

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August 9, 2022

The Dems are no longer in disarray, but the GOP is goofing off

It's so unusual to see the Democratic Party acting like a well-oiled machine that it's almost hard to recognize good news when it arrives.

August 8, 2022

Alex Jones is shocked that lies have consequences

The judge's question of whether the Infowars host knew the definition of “perjury” could spell bad news for a wider circle of grifters.

August 4, 2022

Are Republicans blowing smoke? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

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

August 2, 2022

Farewell to two members of Black America’s greatest generation

They changed the nation's cultural landscape.

August 1, 2022

Joe Manchin’s climate deal isn’t enough, but it’s still a miracle

A breakthrough this big, in a government this divided, is worth cheering for, even as a first step.

July 28, 2022

Will Republicans care if Trump is indicted? Eugene Robinson answered your questions.

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

July 26, 2022