Eugene Robinson

The stakes are just too dangerously high for those of us that make up our nation not to do so.
I have worked with clients, entertainers, and athletes in the public eye my entire career. Over the past decade, I have seen
American voters must not, however, fall into the trap of thinking that Hillary's occasional lies are even remotely on the level of Trump's, which are constant, day after day, hour after hour, on virtually everything.
Surely the most baffling finding in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll is that a plurality of Americans in the
2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgDespite underestimating Trump, Shrum/Christie/Green prognosticate again post-primaries: Will great persona + viral message be ticket for future presidents? Will reactionary GOP reconstitute after realigning loss? Will Trump put bully Christie in VP pulpit or go nuclear with Knight? Should no-drama Hillary choose a guy to help with guys or win with Warren?
Women in the arts have become increasingly outspoken about the blatant misogyny and gender bias they face in the entertainment industry.
For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.
Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.
Watch Robinson weigh in on the controversy at the 4:50 mark in the video above. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson
We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?
The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If the 113th replicates the behavior of the 112th, Congress' prestige will be driven so far underground that it will never again be resurrected.
It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.
A common Obama-Hollande front on ending the war and ending European austerity would be in the interest of the American 99%, the European 99%, and the Afghan 99%.
We're at a rare moment in which both the United States and Iran have unclenched their fists and appear ready for real talks. But we've seen how opportunities have been sabotaged in the past by political opportunism, ultimatums and intransigence from factions on each side.
Are there any political figures in the current political world who are immune to ignoring or disconnecting from their inner lives? Probably few, if any. Romney and Gingrich are just the most visible examples at the moment.
Obama's efforts are reminiscent of Ali's rope-a-dope strategy he employed in The Rumble In the Jungle in 1974 against George Foreman.
President Obama’s promised jobs plan needs to be unrealistic and unreasonable, at the very least. If he can crank it all