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  • A grieving fatherís plea Mar 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Colunist Eugene Robinson: Congress might not be moved by what Neil Heslin had to say about assault rifles. But I believe the nation has more compassion and better sense.

     
  • A power to act on warming Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: The test of President Obamaís seriousness about addressing climate change is not his pending decision on the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline. Itís whether he effectively consigns coal-fired power plants ó one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions ó to the ashcan of history.

     
  • No winners in this game Feb 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: The standoff over the package of budget cuts known as "the sequester" is the dumbest, most self-defeating fight between President Obama and Republicans in Congress since ... let's see, since the last dumb, self-defeating fight less than two months ago.

     
  • Winning the argument on government Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: President Obama is gradually winning the argument about what government can and should do. His State of the Union address was an announcement of that fact — and a warning to conservatives that to remain relevant, they will have to move beyond the premise that government is always the problem and never the solution.

     
  • Wrong on drone hits Feb 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: When the government wants to violate a citizenís right to privacy with wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance, a judge from a special panel has to give approval. Surely there should be at least as much judicial review when the government wants to violate a citizenís right not to be blown to smithereens.

     
  • A solvable problem Feb 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: President Obama and a group of influential senators of both parties will try to work together to bring 11 million people out of the shadows. Our government is tackling a big problem and may actually solve it. Imagine that.

     
  • Questions that need asking Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: The correct U.S. response is not to go looking for wars to fight; we've been there, done that. But neither should we blithely ignore developments that may turn into threats.

     
  • Our vital move from race to legacy Jan 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Reaction to the inaugural address took remarkably little notice of the fact that President Obama is an African-American. That seems to be old news. Not for me, though.

     
  • Our dysfunction quagmire Jan 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are suffering an internal split that President Obama is successfully exploiting to neuter the Republican House. It is not true, however, that the Republican split is philosophical and fundamental. And that a hopelessly divided GOP is therefore headed for decline, perhaps irrelevance.

     
  • No impossible dream Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Don't listen to those who say President Obama's bold plan to reduce gun violence — including an assault weapons ban — has no chance in Congress. I seem to recall that health care reform was deemed impossible, too. Until it happened.

     
  • Hot enough for you? Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: All right, now can we talk about climate change? After a year when the lower 48 states suffered the warmest temperatures, and the second-craziest weather, since record-keeping began?

     
  • An urgent resolution on guns for 2013 Jan 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Politicians, beginning with the president, must show the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. They must do it for the children of Newtown. They must do it for all the 11,000 men, women and children who otherwise will not live to see New Year's Day of 2014.

     
  • Still here? Happy New Bakítun Dec 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: What is it that humans find so compelling about impending oblivion? We go out of our way to look for the most obscure and cryptic clues that The End is nigh.

     
  • Wonderland on a cliff Dec 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Are you as sick of the "fiscal cliff" as I am? Actually, that's a trick question. You couldn't possibly be.

     
  • Country suffers from lack of ideological competition Dec 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Here's the sad thing: Republicans get this stuff so wrong that Democrats aren't even forced to go to the trouble of getting it right.

     
  • As an architect, Niemeyer soared Dec 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Just this once, I wish I could write with pictures instead of words. That would make it easier to explain why the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died Wednesday at 104, was one of my heroes.

     
  • A legacy we dare not leave Dec 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: You might not have noticed that another round of U.N. climate talks is under way. Here in Washington, we're too busy to pay attention to such trifles. Meanwhile, evidence mounts that the legacy we pass along to future generations will be a parboiled planet.

     
  • Cracks in the anti-tax wall Nov 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: This is a big, complicated country that faces big, complicated challenges. There are no simple, one-sentence solutions. It is ridiculous to think we could ever tame the national debt through budget cuts alone, without a penny of new revenue.

     
  • The GOPís listening problem Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Step out of the echo chamber, Republicans. There's a big country out there, and it's trying to tell you something. For the sake of party and nation, try listening.

     
  • A new America speaks Nov 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Eugene Robinson: On Tuesday, the America of today asserted itself. Four years ago, the presidential election was about Barack Obama and history. This time, it was about us — who we are as a nation — and a multihued, multicultural future.

     
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